say "yes", "I can", "I will"
The message to us, as Christians, in Ephesians 2:1-10 is that salvation is by grace through faith apart from good works, but it should inevitably result in a life of good works.
“Good Works" encompass every aspect of our thinking and conduct before God. It consists of being who God wants us to be and doing what God wants us to do. We should be and do what is pleasing to God and what is fruitful, serving His purposes.
Christ is the root,
good works is the fruit.
We are not Christians because we do good works. We do good works because we are Christians, believing and abiding in Christ. As we abide in Christ, our nature should change, - and it should become more natural for us to serve and please God than ourselves.
When the grace that saves us, changes us ...
it will result in good works and service
that will change our world!
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.
Do you want to see change
in your church
in your life
in your world
in your home
if so, be the change
Be the one who will step up, bow down, and serve.
Reaching UP. Reaching IN. Reaching OUT.
is the natural overflow of salvation
and is how we SERVE as Christians
We are God’s workmanship, made for His purposes; to know Him, love Him, be in a good and right relationship with Him, and to do His will of obeying, honoring, and glorifying Him in service, - so that others might know Him. Service, by the simplest definition, is to do the will of another. God makes it very clear in His word, that if we love Him, we will do His will (keep His commandments). When we reach up to God through worship, prayer, and Bible study, - we are doing His will (serving the purpose He created us for). When we reach in to the Church family through discipleship and fellowship, - we are doing God’s will (serving one another that we might be strengthened in our faith and grow in grace and knowledge). When we reach out to others through showing and sharing God’s love, - we are doing His will (serving those who don’t know God, so that they can know God).
Service isn’t difficult work, it’s simply a definitive heart response.
“Yes”, I love you, God, and want to do Your will.
“I can” do Your will through Your grace and power, God.
“I will” do Your will, God, and not my own.
“Yes, I can, and I will .. serve.”
Service isn’t difficult work, it’s simply a direct sacrificial act.
In kingdom work, there are three main acts of service to be done.
Pray. Give. Go.
here are some ways to change your world by simply serving
(By shining .. By showing and sharing the love of God)
The following prayers can be lifted up for yourself, other individuals, churches and ministries, your community and country, the world.
Time, energy, enthusiasm, gifts, talents, abilities, and resources can be given in the following ways.
Make a difference in people’s lives when going to any of the following places.
Do you have a gift or passion for ministry that you’re not currently using?
Do you want to give toward kingdom work, but not sure how?
Come, help us with a ministry; teaching, music, media, missions, prayer, hospitality, transportation, maintenance …
Support a ministry or missionary financially; opportunities listed here.
Donate items to a ministry or mission as listed here.
Do you love people?
Do you want to touch lives with the love of the Lord?
Join us as we visit with the residents at White Oaks Nursing Home.
Help distribute Blessing Bags of food and other necessities to those in need.
Assist with transporting children or seniors to church and back home.
Let us know if there’s someone we could directly minister to, - and we'll go with you.
ways to serve @ bccc
And, here are some
Do you believe in the power of prayer?
Do you have a prayer warrior's heart?
Pray for us; our members, our ministries, our mission; that we would connect with our community, grow in quality and quantity, and serve faithfully, joyfully, and fervently.
Join us on Wednesday nights for prayer time.
Help us pray for the requests listed here.