Below is our archive of public news and announcements:
Love One Another IV
1John 4:11-12 – Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
The fear of punishment can sometimes keep us from doing bad things. However, fear seems to be inadequate to motivate us to do good things. In order to pursue good works with a whole heart we need a higher motive.
The greatest motive is love. Love is at the very heart of God’s own character and is the fuel that powers His own actions. Before the world was ever created, the Father loved the Son. After creation and man’s fall into sin, it was God’s love that motivated Him to send His Son to redeem us from ruin. It is this motivation that takes hold of us and changes us into the kind of people who are willing to love others even to the point of self-sacrifice.
Consider Paul’s words in 1Corinthians thirteen about love. At whatever point you feel that you are lacking, reflect on how God has dealt with you in that way. The more you reflect on that, the better you will be able to show it to others.
1 Cor 13:4-7 Love is:
does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
It does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Weekend Family Workshop
Friday, Saturday & Sunday February 7-9, 2014
Friday 7:00 p.m.
Worship in Song
Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Unless the Lord Builds the House
followed at 10:30 by:
Classes for all ages with 8 adult class options:
Jr. & Sr. High – Being a Godly Child and Sibling
College aged - Preparing Yourself for Marriage
Young couples class - Communication in Marriage
Parents of little ones - Caught not Taught
Parents of teens - This is my Beloved Son
Empty nesters - Reestablishing Your Family Identity
Widowed - Ministering to the Church Family
Singles - Staying Connected
Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Classes for all ages with 5 Adult Classes:
Divorced and single parents - Single but not Alone
Married Men w/ children at home - Being A Spiritual Leader
Married Women w/ children at home - Cultivating Gratitude
Grandparents - A Legacy of Faith
Alternative Class – Applying The Golden Rule at Home
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Household of God—The Local Church as a Family
Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
Group Discussion Sessions on the Family
A Prayer For Your Children
Save the date!
Saturday evening: Tell Me the Stories
Ryder James Stinson, brother of Hunter and Colton Stinson, was born Wednesday, October 2 weighing 8 pounds 5 ½ ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Ryder is the son of Eric and Megan Stinson.
Special Event To Welcome College Students
We welcome everyone to attend a special weekend of worship August 24th and 25th.
We are kicking off the new School year with Zack Lee of New Albany Indiana. Zack will be focusing his lessons toward those who are college aged, but the material will be of value to anyone who attends.
Our Theme will be: Myth Busters - exposing the fallacies of several commonly held beliefs.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday 7:00 PM half hour of singing followed by Lesson on the myth: "It Doesn't Matter What You Believe."
Sunday 9:00 AM "All Roads Lead To Heaven."
Sunday 10:00 AM "God Just Want's Me To Be Happy."
Sunday 5:00 PM "You Only Live Once."
Come and be encouraged as Zack explains from God's Word how these commonly held myths will only dissapoint those who believe them.
Welcome To VBS
VBS at Lost River is a time of learning, fellowship and joy in Christ. We have classes for all ages including adult classes in the auditorium.
Come and grow!
Monday - Wednesday July 8,9,10
9:30 - 11:00
End of School
May marks the end of the Spring term for WKU students. We congratulate our college students here at Lost River on another year's study. We are also excited about the return of some of our own students from Florida College.
Others from out of town may be planning to attend WKU, or another institute of higher learning here in Bowling Green, this Summer or Fall. If so, please let us know how we can help you get settled in. We have lots of folks here who are knowledgeable about WKU, Bowling Green, housing, employment, etc. Most of all, we are interested in helping young people strengthen their connection to Jesus Christ. If we can assist you or someone you know in any of these ways, please don't hesitate to contact us. Or, if you know anyone we can help in this regard, please send us information on how we may contact them.
Grace and Peace,
Jesus Is Lord
Christians frequently fail to understand the most fundamental aspect of evangelism. We are heralds of the King, not campaign managers. Jesus has been established by God as Lord of lords and King of kings. He is not running for office and we don't get to vote. What we do get to do is announce to the world that Jesus is risen from the dead and has all authority in heaven and on earth. Based on this fact we invite all people everywhere to turn to Him in faith, repentance and baptism.
Worship In Song With John Kilgore
Mark your calendars and plan to attend a great weekend of worship in Song with John Kilgore from Houston Texas. John will be here at Lostriver the weekend of March 22,23 and 24th.
There will be congregational singing at 7:00pm Saturday 23rd and Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm. Everyone is welcome.
In addition to these opportunities for any and all, John will be working with our song leaders throughout the weekend, helping them maximize their abilities.
To see announcement flyer click here.
Off To A Good Start
2013 is off to a good start here at Lost River. Marc Cochran, John Burch, Durell Dobbins and Scott Garry spoke to us Sunday morning about the work here at Lost River and the things we are looking to accomplish in the future. Take the time to listen to their encouraging words when you can.
Also, we had a strong response to the Sunday PM (1/6/13) sermon on the "Sanctity of Life." Many have asked how they can be more involved in stemming the tide of America's abortion culture. I have posted a brief piece on how our members can do so on an individual basis in our "Members News" section of the website. So, login to that and find out how to not only be anti-abortion, but Pro-Life!
God bless and Happy New Year
As we begin the year 2013, the thoughtful person would want to know, "2,013 years since what?" The answer is that two thousand and thirteen years ago God came into the world in Bethlehem of Judea. His life death and resurrection set the stage for His universal reign over all the earth. The initials AD stand for Anno Domini which is latin for "Year of our Lord." So, this is now the 2,013th year of the reign of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
This is good news and explains why the new year brings a sense of enthusiasm and hope. How else can the Christian think of living in a world under the rule of the One who forgives our past failures and provides us with a future free of the burdens that drag us down.
Let us begin the new year with celebration. Not the fruitless celebration of drunken excess, but the joyous celebration of the redeemed.
Christians rightly criticize many of the excesses we see in the world today. Those who subscribe to the philosophy summed up in the expression, "Let us eat, drink and make merry for tomorrow we die," don't understand what true celebration is all about. However, there is a problem with Christians who think it wrong to feast and celebrate at all. The Bible is full of positive commands to eat, and drink and be merry, but the reason for doing so is not that "tomorrow we die." Instead, Christians celebrate because we are grateful to God for His goodness. We want to enjoy His gifts and express our thankfulness to Him as we gather with friends and family. So, consider seven ways to have a good thanksgiving and holiday season:
Gospel Meeting With Chuck Durham
Mark your calendars for Oct 21-25 and plan to attend our gospel meeting with Chuck Durham.
Chuck comes to us from the Twin Cities church in Bryan College Station Texas. He is blessed with a wonderful heart and keen insight into how God's word is to be understood and lived in our time.
We asked Chuck to introduce himself to those who do not know him. That video can be seen by clicking here.
Below is a schedule with a summary of each lesson:
Sun. AM – “Safe in the Storm” - Do we believe we are truly “safe” in Jesus? Faith and fear are mutual exclusives in the Bible. Life’s storms are “steps up” for disciples.
Sun. PM – “Solve Our Problems, But Save Our Pigs” - Why is it so difficult to submit to Jesus’ authority? Why is it so essential? We’ll look at a story recorded in Luke 8:26-39 to see how people mishandled the Lordship of Jesus. We can’t pick Jesus as Lord “cafeteria” style – we must accept all He is and demands of us, or we accept none of Him!
Weeknight Lessons (7:00pm each evening)
Monday PM – “Why is Sin Such a Big Deal?” – Is mankind’s greatest problem climate change? Economic downturns? Who wins the next election? The Bible says “sin” is our gravest problem. Let’s study the Bible to see why this is the case and how to overcome it.
Tuesday PM – “Four Word Pictures of the Cross” – Propitiation? Redemption? Justification? Reconciliation? We don’t use these words much, if at all. Are they just big, theological terms for students in seminaries? No, they are vital words speaking of the Cross ‘central message. They are the solution to man’s grave problem with sin.
Wednesday PM – “Heaven is not Wishful Thinking: Jesus is Alive Forevermore!” – Why should Jesus be venerated above the Dali Lama, Buddha, Moses, Abraham or Mohammed? How can we be so sure that placing our absolute trust in a Galilean peasant who lived in the first century of the common era is not a bunch of baloney and utterly meaningless ?
Thursday PM – “Rich Man & Lazarus: Two Destinies. Two Choices” – Our life is a brief, probationary period in which the ultimate outcome of eternity for us is decided. Too many choose foolishly and their lives are undone in judgment. Let us learn from this tragic and inspiring story of two men and their choices and destinies that can help us choose wisely and receive God’s blessing in the end.
Weekday Morning Lessons(11:45am):
Monday AM - “You Can Learn to Forgive Yourself” – Why don’t we feel forgiven even though God tells us we are forgiven in His Son (1 John 1:9)? Beware the dangers of perfectionism; overmuch sorrow over past sins and regrets over missed opportunities.. All of these can paralyze our spiritual growth. We’ll examine the Bible and learn how to overcome them.
Tuesday AM – “Getting Plugged Into the Power of God” (Eph. 3:20) – Learning to access God’s power to overcome three problem areas in our lives: Pain and Tragedies in life; Temptation to sin; and Submission to God’s will.
Wednesday AM – “Salt and Light Living” – Annie Dillard wrote: “What a pity that so hard on the heels of Christ come the Christians.” Why do we fail to help the lost in this world see Jesus in us? How can we learn to be “Christ-like” so that others see Him living in us?
Thursday AM – “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” – We all fail in our spiritual walk with Jesus , just like Peter did. We often fail miserably! Sin’s consequences lead us to discouragement and depression. How do we overcome? By remembering the Friend we have in Jesus!