Harlan Baptist Church
V.B.S. Kickoff – June 12 5:30 – 7:00pm
V.B.S. – June 13-17 5:30 – 8:30pm
“The world will not only notice but also experience a change itself when God’s people begin to act like Jesus, when God’s church lives like the body of Christ.”
Ed Stetzer & Thom Rainer in Transformational Church
“God grows us as we place ourselves in a position of obedience to receive that growth.”
Ed Stetzer from the Foreword of Rediscovering Discipleship by Robby Gallaty.
“Intentionally equipping believers with the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, through accountable relationships in order to replicate or to reproduce faithful followers of Christ.” @Rgallaty
Robby Gallaty is the Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
(Ephesians 2:4-10 ESV)
“The Son’s will is to please his Father, not just to save us; and the Father’s will is to have all men honor the Son, not just to forgives us. To grasp the divine relationships in the drama of redemption is to humble our pride and heighten our sense of speechless privilege. To be saved and renewed, to be recipients of new life, to be forgiven, all because we are caught up in the perfection of love among the Persons of the Godhead, is unutterably solemn, ecstatically wonderful.”
— D. A. Carson
“Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just; a God who is all love, but not holy; a God who has a heaven for everybody, but a hell for none. Such a God is an idol of your own.”
— J.C. Ryle