Some music for your enjoyment:

"Turn Your Radio On"
"I Woke Up This Mornin'"
"In The Garden"
"Sweet Hour Of Prayer"
"There's Power In The Blood"

Grandparents Day 10 September 2017 Witnesses:

Marlys Drebenstedt; Beverly Hermann; Lucy Carr; Jeff Popenhagen; Jim Hermann; Ron Willey.

"Grandparents Day Message by Pastor George Smith 10 September 2017"


"Pastor Carr Message 9 July 2017"


"Pastor Carr Message 16 July 2017"


Let us tell you of our Savior - Jesus Christ.

Who He Is . . .

Jesus Christ is God, incarnate in human flesh. The life of Messiah Jesus is not a message of man becoming God, but God who entered the race to redeem man. The human race can take no credit whatsoever for His generation. Jesus did not come out of the human race, He came into it! God became a man to rescue our fallen race!!! Mankind is sinful, separated from God, helpless, and if left to himself, hopelessly lost. However, God, in His mercy, did not forsake man in his helpless state. Jesus, who came to earth 2,000 years ago, completed the work of reconciliation. Jesus Christ, who is completely God and completely man, made the perfect choice for the race. "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (1 Ti. 3:16)

Each Christmas we celebrate Christ's incarnation and birth by Mary, a virgin Jewish woman who trusted in God and obediently followed Him. (See - Luke 1:26-38, Philippians 2:6-8.)

As a man, Jesus walked the dusty streets of Galilee and Judea, preaching, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:17) John the Baptist clearly identified Christ's person and purpose when he said of Jesus, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29)

Jesus is the expected Savior or Messiah, prophecied by Isaiah seven centuries before His birth in Bethlehem. (See - Isaiah 53) Many Israelites believed that the Messiah would come only or primarily as a political King and Conqueror who would deliver the Jewish people from their oppressors. They failed to realize that the real deliverance mankind needs is deliverance from the bondage of sin. Therefore, when Jesus came to earth as the lowly child of peasants, and did not seek to set up an earthly political kingdom, or deliver the Jews from their physical oppressors, many of the Jewish people (but not all, praise the Lord!) rejected Him as Messiah. "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:11-12)

What He Did . . .

While Jesus was on earth He performed many miracles, or signs, including healing the sick, feading the hungry, and even raising the dead. These were all sings of His divine identity and heavenly mission. His ultimate purpose, however, in coming to earth was to lay His life down as the perfect and only sacrifice for mankind. "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. ...God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." (Romans 5:6, 8-9)

On the day which we commemorate as "Palm Sunday" Jesus the Messiah made His Triumphal Redemptive Entrance into Jerusalem. On that day Jesus' 'Messiahship' was openly proclaimed. Worshipers declared, "HOSANNA, blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD! HOSANNA in the Highest!" This was "perfect praise!" HOSANNA means, "Our God Saves." Jesus, Jehovah God incarnate, came to offer and provide salvation for all mankind. Though the religious leaders were outraged and clamored for Jesus to silence the crowds, Jesus announced that if the people would be silent, the very rocks around them would declare Him; for this was the prophesied day when Messiah would be set forth to all the world, but most specifically to the Israelites! "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." (Matthew 21:9)

Though convicted by His holy preaching, the religious leaders refused to believe that Jesus was God's Messiah or Christ. His acceptance of worship as Messiah (particularly from the children) enraged them. So by subtlety and deception, they plotted and carried out the illegal arrest and trial of Jesus for blasphemy. Their diabolical scheme completed, they then delivered Him to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, seeking that Jesus be crucified. (Crucifixion was a violent and brutal means of capital punishment practiced by the Romans on their conquered subjects to instill a dread of Rome's power. The condemned person was nailed to a cross through the wrists and ankles. He was then left to slowly suffocate by the buildup of fluids in his lungs.) However, we must understand that Jesus' life was not taken from Him by others. Rather, He willingly laid it down that He might be our sacrifice for sin. The song writer so beautifully declared, "He could have called ten thousand angels, to destroy the world and set Him free. He could have called ten thousand angels, but He died alone for you and me!" (See - John 10:17-18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 26:47-27:66)

With His crucifixion, the religious leaders thought they would disprove His claim to be Christ. The opposite was the true result. On the cross, Jesus finished the work of redemption, for His was the perfect sacrifice! The holy prophet, Isaiah, declared of this most holy event, seven centuries before its occurrence: "He (God the Father) shall see of the travail of his (God the Son's) soul, and shall be satisfied: by his (God's) knowledge shall my righteous servant (Jesus) justify many; for he (Jesus) shall bear their iniquities." (Isaiah 53:11)

Three days later, ("Easter Sunday" or "Resurrection Sunday") He rose from the dead as mankind's eternal victor over death and hell. In His propitious death and glorious resurrection, Messiah brought to the race of man deliverance, everlasting deliverance, from the curse of sin and iniquity, Hallelujah! "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." (Hebrews 9:22)

Jesus is the risen Savior, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven as the believers advocate. (See - 1 John 2:1, Luke 24, and John 20 & 21)


So what does all this mean for you and me? It means we have a SAVIOR! It means we do not have to go through this life hopeless, lonely, afraid, and in the bondage of sin. It means we have an eternal home in heaven provided by Jesus Christ. It means we have a God who loves us and gave His only begotten Son for our salvation. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

Think about it! The very God who created us also died for our sins. He didn't have to do this for us. But because of His great love, He willingly laid His life down for you and me. God loves us so much that He was willing to go to hell for us rather than stay in heaven without us. Jesus' work of redemption is the only thing that is able to bridge the gap between a holy, almighty God and sinful man.

An Illustrated View of What Jesus Christ Did for Us

Dear one, do you sense your need before God for Christ's redemption? Are you ready to call upon Jesus Christ in simple faith for forgiveness? We cannot save ourselves by attempting to do good works, or by any other method. Jesus is the only Savior. He alone offers salvation. If you are ready to receive salvation, the following steps can help you come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, all "that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37)


How Jesus Can Be Your Savior . . .

First: Acknowledge and repent of the sins you have committed. Salvation and everlasting life are the free gifts of God through Jesus Christ, but you need to seek and receive His gifts by faith. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)

Second: Believe on Jesus Christ, recognizing that His finished work is your only hope, and receive His salvation by calling upon His name. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)

Third: Confess your sins to God and plead the works of Jesus Christ for your life. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

Forth: Proclaim to others that you have accepted Christ's work of redemption for your life, and have become a Christian. "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)

If you have taken these simple, life changing steps, the angels of heaven are rejoicing over you! (See - Luke 15:10) Begin reading the Bible faithfully and contact a local Christian church that preaches the word of God. This will help you become grounded in the faith. can help. Congratulations, dear Christian, "if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

Church Info
12023 Waller Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-5711

Location Map
Contact Pastor Carr
johnecarr@att.net

Service Times

Morning Worship:
Sunday, 9:30am
Church Fellowship:
Sunday, 10:40am
Sunday School:
Sunday, 11:00am
Evening Worship:
Sunday, 6:00pm
Prayer/Bible Study:
Wednesday, 7:00pm
(Children's services vary. Please call ahead for service/activity times.)

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Church Info
12023 Waller Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-5711

Location Map
Contact Pastor Carr
johnecarr@att.net

Service Times

Morning Worship:
Sunday, 9:30am
Church Fellowship:
Sunday, 10:40am
Sunday School:
Sunday, 11:00am
Evening Worship:
Sunday, 6:00pm
Prayer/Bible Study:
Wednesday, 7:00pm
(Children's services vary. Please call ahead for service/activity times.)

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Church Info
12023 Waller Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-5711

Location Map
Contact Pastor Carr
johnecarr@att.net

Service Times

Morning Worship:
Sunday, 9:30am
Church Fellowship:
Sunday, 10:40am
Sunday School:
Sunday, 11:00am
Evening Worship:
Sunday, 6:00pm
Prayer/Bible Study:
Wednesday, 7:00pm
(Children's services vary. Please call ahead for service/activity times.)

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