The Witness

January 2020

Welcome to the NMBC E-Newsletter.
 

The Beginning

It’s the start of the New Year and everyone is talking about fresh starts and new beginnings. There seems to be something that draws our attention to strive to do things differently in our lives. There is a hope that we can cut some of the senseless stuff out of our lives and replace it with those things that give it real meaning.

The same is true with how we approach answering our community with the real questions they have concerning this thing we call evangelism. For decades the church has carried out evangelism with an Acts 2 mentality of reaching people with the gospel. The church has missed the point that we are no longer living in an Acts Chapter 2 world. Our world reflects more of what is going on in Acts Chapter 17. We are using our “evangelism techniques” with the understanding that everyone is familiar with the basic tenants in Scripture. They are not.

The key difference in what we learned in our study of Acts is that we have to go all the way back to the beginning – to creation and our Creator. It starts there. 

The reason that many of us just stop sharing the gospel is because we are afraid we can’t answer the questions that will be thrown our way by an Acts 17 world:

•    How do you know God exists? 
•    How do you explain creation in light of the Fall of Man?
•    Was there really a global flood?
•    How many races are there and how do we respond to racism today?

Now you see what I mean. The world doesn’t want “senseless stuff” in our church-talk evangelism. They want real meaning. They want real answers. It starts with the foundation laid out for us in Genesis, Chapters 1-11.

Join me for morning worship starting January 12th, as we start a new series in Genesis called, The Beginning!
 


Pastor Fred

Christmas Party

BROADCAST STUDENT MINISTRY

Our Broadcast Student Ministry had our Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 11. We had a great turnout and an awesome time building “community” with one another. A big thanks goes out to all the parents for the tremendous spread of food we had. 

My family extends our gratitude for your generous Pastor Appreciation gift. It is hard to believe I just celebrated my 7th year of ministry here. Where has the time gone? It truly has been a blessing serving at North Main. We also want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We have two of the greatest gifts in the world. First and foremost our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and second you, our church family. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside of you for the cause of Christ. We love you!


That All May Know!
Pastor Roger                             “Be Seen! Be Heard!” {Acts 4:20}

AWANA

Children's Ministry

A new year has arrived. A time for reflection and anticipation for new challenges and experiences. Parents and grandparents, looking back to what we have just celebrated in the birth of Christ, we can have hope for the new year that is now upon us.  As the psalmist writes” Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.” I am excited about what God will do through our AWANA, VBS, and many other events and ministries in 2020. Opportunities to serve with us in the Children’s ministries are endless. Please join us in prayer for leaders to come alongside so that we can complete the work commanded by Christ in the Great Commission for this next generation.    

-Brett Tooley, Minister of Children and Families

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north main
baptist church

Phone: 434-836-4892

2818 N. Main St.

Danville, VA 24540

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