Covington Baptist Association
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
PROCLAIMING JESUS AND SERVING CHURCHES SINCE 1856!
My vision for the Deacon Ministry within the CBA and within Babbie Baptist Church is that our Deacons be effective in leadership, in various ministries throughout the Church, by being the Holy man (REAL MEN) that God has called each one of us to be. This all begins on a very personal level in our relationship with Christ, by loving Him and placing Him first in our life as LORD. As Luke 14: 25-33 says
Luke 14:25-33 (NASB)
25 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
26 "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
27 "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
28 "For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
32 "Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
33 "So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
If we will LOVE Jesus above all else, we will be better equipped to LOVE our families and eventually all of Mankind the way God intended. Only when we put Him first.....are we capable of that kind of LOVE.