Heartland Baptist Church

Church, what is the point?

Come to Sunday School and Find out!

Growing up going to church it almost seemed like living two lives, and the “church” part of living didn’t seem to have much to do with the “life” part of living. The Bible tells us that Christ died for the church in Ephesians 5:25 and that makes it sound so much more relevant than how it seemed to me and apparently how it is for many people today. God had a very good reason for establishing the church and had plans for how it would bless and help us through the “life” part of living, but somewhere, somehow, we have missed it. Either we have messed up “church” or we don’t know how to apply or incorporate it in life. My suspicion is that both are true; church today has been so mingled with the traditions of the world that it does resemble, nor does it have the power and potential that the church that Jesus started had and, we have been so distracted by the “life” side of living that we no longer know how the “church” applies.

Over the next couple of months during Sunday School at 10 a.m. I plan to address what church is supposed to be and how it is supposed to affect life.

Spring Forward

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward before going to bed Saturday night March 9 or you may miss Sunday School, or worse…You might end up walking in on the Closing prayer of the 11 a.m. service thinking that we are about to start. Wouldn’t that be embarrassing?

Winter Weather March 3, 2019 and a prayer request

4:50 update:
We will have service this evening.

12:30 update:
So, apparently not everyone checks this site…
So many showed up at the end of 10 a.m. service that we went ahead and had church at 11 too.  Check the roads and this page.  If weather permits I’ll preach at 6 p.m. the last one another message.

9:40 update:
We are going to have one service at 10 a.m.  IF anyone shows up.  11 a.m. and 6 p.m. service canceled.

8:20 UPDATE:
Road conditions are good currently. Even side roads are in very good conditions. There does seem to be a band of heavy snow headed our direction so please use caution especially on bridges and overpasses as time passes conditions may worsen.

With Snow falling this morning we will continue with our scheduled services. PLEASE use caution if you head out. I will be taking a test drive to check road conditions again between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and will update this page if conditions cause me to change coarse.

Sermons from last week have been posted to our sermons page for those who do not wish to brave the cold and snow.

Later this week Rachel will be headed to Alabama and Louisiana for meetings. Please pray for her and Kayla as they travel and meet with churches.

Couples Night/Youth Activity

New Date: Friday March 1

Pictures taken at the couples dinner. Feel free to use/print images as you see fit.

This coming Friday evening at 6:30 we will host a couples night out and a youth activity.

Couples will be enjoying a Western Theme with Fried Chicken and all the fixins in the fellowship hall. A guest speaker will give a short inspirational message about unity and oneness in marriage. All couples welcome! A call to the church office to R.S.V.P. would be helpful so that we have enough food. There will be an opportunity to have your picture taken with your spouse, door prizes, laughs, and games.

R.S.V.P. (573) 547-8960

Youth Activity:
While the couples are meeting there will be games and fun activities for young people below. We have been working to remodel and prepare space for youth ministry. It is still a work in progress, but we would like to start the fun on Friday February 15 by inviting youth (up to pre-teens) from our community to come join us. There will be pizza served (an R.S.V.P. would also be helpful).

If you would like to join us let us know so we can order enough pizza! (573) 547-8960

Winter Weather 2-10-19

Heartland Baptist Church will have morning services this morning. The road conditions are good on main roads. Secondary roads are good with the exception of a few spots. County roads are fair with the exception of areas where trees are shading the road from the south side. The most treacherous locations seem to be between the house and the car. Please use caution if you are coming to the services this morning.

One Another (ing)

Life and living is made up of relationships. The difference between looking at your life and saying, “I have a good life,” or “I have a rotten life,” is the difference of relationships. If you have good relations with people you will perceive your life as good, and if your relationship with people is rotten you will have the perception of a rotten life.

The Bible says, Proverbs 18:24a A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly… so… generally speaking, how you treat others will to a large extent determine whether you have a “good” or a “rotten” life.

Sure, just because you treat people the right way does not guarantee that they will treat you right, but, treating people rotten is almost a guarantee that they will not treat you good.

Over the next few months I will be sharing what the Bible says about how we should be “one-to-another” on Sunday evenings. Last Sunday’s sermon on Loving one another is currently available to listen to on our sermons page.

Online Donations

After several requests and a few years we are finally set up to accept on-line donations. The Donations page is set up to accept donations in $1 increments that will go directly into the bank account of Heartland Baptist Church.

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