Welcome to Gretna Baptist Church We are a fellowship of believers committed to building strong relationships within the church and community - creating an atmosphere for people to discover, grow, and model their faith in Christ.
John was a man born to a mission. His life's destiny was clear: " he will also go before Him ... to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." (Luke 1:17)
But now, John seems to be discouraged. We find him in our text walking by sight and not by faith. It is scary how quickly discouragement can lead to doubt. Despite a family connection, and all that he had seen and heard, he sends others to find out if Jesus is “the One.”
Every time God wanted something, He seemed to send clear signals - A burning bush for Moses. A still small voice for Elijah. Even an angel for John's father, Zechariah.Where was John's clear signal? Why was God not sending him an angel?
Perhaps, in this moment, God was sending a message for all His children, for generations to come - Jesus is enough! You don't need an angel or a storm or any other sign to define His presence. You don't need an intermediary or translator to speak to Him. Jesus is God. Each of us, as individuals, has the ability to contact Jesus, to connect to Him, and to feel his healing power and grace.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Luke 7:18-35 and celebrate the amazing truth: "Jesus is enough." ... See MoreSee Less
GBC Children's Ministry: Please let Erin Shaffer know by 12:00 noon on Thursday if you are going to attend the Group's Children's Ministry Local Training in Omaha. September 10 from 8:30a to 12:30p. (This does conflict with the NARBC Mens Retreat, keep in mind.) She'll get you registered online. Thanks Team! ... See MoreSee Less
Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.” This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.
Join us as we study Luke 7:11-17 and reflect upon how Christ's presence brought comfort to the widow of Nain and how God still longs to visit His people and turn our trials into triumphs, bringing glory to His name. ... See MoreSee Less