Bible Reading - 4/18/2021
Judges 11-12
Luke 14:25-35

Welcome

Special Online Service Content

Our Sunday morning services are now being held at our church building, but will also be streamed live here as video. Additionally, an audio-only recording will be available after the service on the sermons page.

April 18, 2021 — current/upcoming Sunday

April 11, 2021 — previous Sunday

It is our hope that those among our church family at higher risk will continue to worship with us remotely, until it becomes safe to resume normal interactions again.



Service Times



Highlights

  • Future Tribulation: Luke 21:1-38
    As bad as things seem today, Jesus warned of a time that is coming that will be much worse. It will be a time of deception & great fear. God's restraint will be removed and there will be unbridled sin. This is a specific future event. Jesus will return & believers must be ready!

    Our ABF/Sunday School classes are meeting at 9:30 am. Children's church is also meeting again during the sermon time. Please use your best judgment on whether or not you or your family should attend.  We will continue to live-stream the worship service at blairridge.org as well.
  • Truth Trackers-Wednesdays @ 6:30 P.M.
    Kids ages 4-5th grade are invited to join us for Truth Trackers! Truth Trackers meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M! Kids will be learning Biblical truths, as well as memorizing Scripture & there will be game time. We'd love to have you join us!
    Donations are still needed for the Truth Trackers store. Any questions, please contact Ashley Day.
  • Think Like Christ Bible & Youth Conference- April 16-17
    Think Like Christ Ministries Bible Conference
    The Think Like Christ Friday Night Bible Conference will be Friday, April 16th from 6:00-9:00 P.M. It is open for everyone. However, seating is limited so register early. Childcare will be provided and there is no cost for this event.
    This year's Bible Conference speakers are Carl Kerby with Reasons for Hope and Nathan Oppman with The Family Leader.
    Register here if you plan to attend.

    Think Like Christ Youth Conference
    Seeking TRUTH Youth Conference - April 17th at 10AM-6PM
    For Junior High and High School aged. Parents and Youth Pastors/Leaders are also welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided and cost FREE.
    We have a fantastic lineup of speakers for this year's youth conference.
    Carl Kerby - Reasons for Hope
    Nathan Oppman - The Family Leader
    Thomas and Lysandra Osterkamp - Good News
    Joel Willoughby - Brains and Bibles
    Register here if you plan to attend.
  • Church Cleaning
    Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to help keep our church building clean & looking nice! It is much appreciated!
    Below is the cleaning rotation. Remember, please clean the church at least twice during your month.

    April: Day
    May: Palermo
    June: Sebast
    July: McCool
    August: Weigert, J.
  • Scripture Memorization Challenge
    For November & December 2020 and all of 2021 we will be memorizing one Psalm per month.
    Our memorization project for April is Psalm 14 (ESV). I hope you will join us in committing God's Word to memory.

    Bible Memorization Apps
    There are a couple Bible memorization apps that can help you memorize Scripture. They will block out words for you, blur words, you can type in words and so forth to help you memorize! It is a great tool and easy to use on your phone. The two best apps are:
    Verse Locker
    Remember Me.
    These can be found in the app store on your phone. Let Ashley Day know if you need help with these apps!
  • April Scripture Memorization
    Psalm 14:1-7 (ESV)
    1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
    2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
    3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
    4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord?
    5 There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.
    6 You would shame the plans of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
    7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
  • BRBC Prayer List
    Each week we put together a prayer list that is typed up and put in
    the bulletin. We hope this will be helpful in knowing how to pray specifically for the needs of those in our church.
    If you would like to be added to the prayer list please let Ashley Day(ashleylday11@gmail.com) or Renee Palermo (reneenpalermo@gmail.com) know!
    Please include how we can specifically pray for you.

    BRBC Prayer List
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chron. 7:14

    Prayer Requests:
    • Amy Weigert: Pray for peace & comfort as Amy's dad passed away unexpectedly on March 7th. Pray for her as she prepares to have an estate sale later this month.

    • Donna Smith: Pray for Donna as she recovers from knee replacement surgery. She is having more pain with her second knee. Pray for quick recovery so she can serve at camp soon!

    • Rodger Burnett: Pray for God's guidance & strength as he has recently been diagnosed with a physical heart failure condition. Praise that he is enjoying his assisted living home in Amana! He is excited to have visitors to be able to have visitors again!

    • Andie Black: Pray for Andie as she mourns the loss of her husband, Al. Also pray for her as she has been dealing with some health problems.

    • William Loeffers: Healing of his eyesight and kidneys as he undergoes dialysis.

    • Pray for continual spiritual growth in our church.

    • Pray for opportunities for each of us to share the Gospel with those we come in contact with.

    • Pray that God would continue to bring people to our church who need the Gospel.

    • Pray for our Deacons: Nate Day, Gary McCool, Joseph Palermo, & Randy Witte

    • Pray for our Pastor and family.

    • Pray for the President & other elected officials that they would have wisdom & listen to godly counsel.
  • Missionary of the Month: Steven & Charlene Giegerich
    Steve & Charlene Giegerich serve with Campus Bible Fellowship in Indiana at Indiana University-South Bend. They hold Bible studies both on & off campus as well as being a host family for Chinese students. They also hold an annual free furniture giveaway for international students.

    Prayer Requests
    • Pray for spiritual growth of the scholars & students that they are ministering to

    • Pray for the necessary funds to make upgrades to computer & printer and for repairs to copier, garage, & floor heater. Also funds are needed to pour concrete in front of the new storage shed for much needed parking space.

    • Pray for the Bible studies over Zoom, that there wouldn't be connection issues & that the scholars would respond in faith to the Word.

    • Pray for their daughter, Karis, as she finishes college that she would know what God's will is for her in the fall. Pray also for their daughter, Deborah, as she is due with a baby this spring.
  • Book Corner: Addictive Habits: Changing for Good by David R. Dunham
    Addictions begin with a choice. but soon that choice overpowers and traps you. You both love and hate your habit, as it begins to define you. Modern approaches to addiction treat it as either a choice we make or a disease we cannot control. But God's Word makes clear that addiction is an inseparable blend of both, teaching us we are sinners both by birth and by choice. Is there any good news? Yes, God has a solution for sin and addiction!
    David Dunham, a pastor and counselor with years of ministering to addiction provides day-by-day reminders of truth that motivate you to fight, then helps you to apply that truth to your life. Learn more about your responsibility for addiction, your relationship with the God who can steer you out of it, and techniques for first restructuring your life and then remaining faithful long-term. These daily devotionals will show you that change is possible because God is in the business of transforming helpless, ensnared sinners.

  • Hymn of the Month: Jesus Paid It All
    The words to the song Jesus Paid It All were written by Elvina Hall (1822-1889) in 1865. Elvina was a member of the Monument Street Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The Choir Director of the same church was John Thomas Grape (1835-1915). Unaware of Elvina's composition, Grape composed a tune he called All To Christ I Owe.

    The pastor of Monument Street Methodist Church, Rev. George W. Schreck heard the music written by Grape and immediately thought of the verse written by another of his parishioners, Elvina Hall. At the pastor's suggestion, Hall's lyrics and Grape's music were combined, and then sent to Professor Theodore Perkins, publisher of the periodical Sabbath Carols. The hymn quickly became a favorite and has been published in and sung from hymnals across America ever since.

    https://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian...the.../jesus-paid-it-all.html