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.
One of the first words children learn to say is “Mine,” until that thing is broken and the newness is gone. Now, I don’t intend to equate Jesus Christ with a selfish toddler, but in Luke 4:31-41, we learn that truly, everything does belong to Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Lord of all creation. He truly can look at everything and say, “Mine.” There is not one square inch of creation about which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine!” And do you want to know what is so amazing about Christ’s ownership of all things? Not only does it all belong to Him, but unlike a toddler, Jesus Christ even claims ownership of broken things. In fact, He revels in claiming ownership of broken things and fixing them, to bring glory to His name through them.”
Join us at Gretna Baptist Church this Sunday as we examine Luke 4:31-41 and celebrate Christ’s love for Broken things. ... See MoreSee Less
We will have a number of members away this Sunday night for the business meeting and have concerns for a quorum. Let me encourage you to make the effort to be available Sunday night for the meeting. One Item on the agenda is time sensitive and we would not want to risk the inability to take action if a quorum is not present. In order to avoid this problem we will have a special business meeting following the morning worship service on May 22, 2016. The Purpose of the Special Business Meeting is to take up the appropriation of funds for the parking lot project. Nothing concerning the proposal has changed, this special business meeting is simply guaranteeing we will be on the Layman Brothers work schedule for July. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call.
The 4th Chapter of Luke’s Gospel tells us what happened the very first time Jesus preached. As we noticed last week, Jesus began to read from the 58th Chapter of Isaiah: (Luke 4:18-19). In Verse 21, “He began to explain to them, “Today, this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing’’ (Luke 4:21). It was really happening; Jesus says today is the day that the Son of Nazareth, and the entire town would be granted a special place of honor and prestige in Jesus’ new order. Verse 22 says, “So all bore witness to Him, they marveled at the gracious words out of his mouth.” This fame and adulation was short lived as just a few short verses later Jesus is the focus of an angry crowd seeking His demise.
Are we willing to sacrifice favor with the world to be obedient to the father? Join us this Sunday as we consider what it means to be a “Hometown Hero/ Zero.” ... See MoreSee Less