Growing Deeper in the Relationships that Matter Most
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.
It is not weak to love. It is not simpering or wishy-washy. It is not spineless or lame. Loving like Christ calls us takes work! It is contrary to our nature, so in the book of 1st Corinthians, Paul admonishes us as soldiers. We are to:
Stand Ready: Be on Guard
Stand Firm: Be of Faith
Stand Strong: Be Courageous.
Pastor and author, Dave Harvey says that, "Marriage is embedded in the culture as a gospel testimony that is always making statements. The only question is whether it's a good statement or a bad one." Our marriage is to be a reflection of Christ and the church, for our good and His glory.
"Therefore will a man leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This mystery is profound, and I am staying that it refers to Christ and the church." Ephesians 5:31-21
The Gretna Guide & News had a very nice article about our Scout Sunday service on the front page today. We had many families visiting with us on Sunday and it was our honor to share the gospel with them and praise God for what He is doing through scouting in Gretna!
In Romans 13, Paul reminds us that we are commanded to love, going so far as to say that all the other commandments are summed up in this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." He then calls us to action, reminding us that "the hour has come!" The time is now!
To hear more from Pastor Bryan Clark's message this morning, click the link below.