RX for the Soul Jeremiah 17:14

RX for the Soul

“Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” Jeremiah 17:14

Womens Day Saturday September 24th at 9am-3pm

Cambridge Baptist Church

$10 reg, fee payable at the door

Guest Speaker: Pat Westlake

Special Music: Roxeen Roberts

Guest Physician: Dr Crystal Todd

Please join us for a day of a Spirit filled atmosphere on faith and health. Lunch will be provided

To register email Phyllis at  phyllisdykens69@gmail.com or call the church at 902-538-8610

please register by September 18


Abide in Me                                                                     John 15:9-17

 

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love……….

 

“Abide” is not a word that we use in normal conversation. I doubt I have ever used the word in either written or oral communication. In that, it is a “special” word. If I hear it, I will automatically think of these images from the gospel of John and the hymn, “Abide With Me”.

 

The word could be translated as “wait in” or “stay in” or “remain in” or even “continue in”, but the NRSV uses “abide.” I like it. Abide is a special word. If we slow down reading it, we can think think about its meaning.

 

We are always quick to turn the Christian faith into something that we HAVE TO DO, or some way that we HAVE TO BE (whether or not we ever get around to actually so doing or being). This is so ingrained in us that we come away from today’s reading thinking that all Jesus is really saying is commanding us to love one another.

If we only go there, we miss the heart of the matter.

 

Jesus tells us that he loves us. That he has chosen us. That we can consider ourselves his friends. He wants us to know joy, not just to give us a job. And he assures us that we will bear fruit that will last. Not because of our innate fruit-bearing capacities but solely as we channel his love into the world around us.

 

Let this text sink into our souls today and let it come back to us again and again and again throughout our day. Live in that connection and celebrate the fruit that emerges. Abide in it. (There, I used the word.)

In Christ Service

Pastor Darryl


Announcements and Up Coming Events

 

July 25-July 29 Monday-Friday 9:30am-noon

DVBS is arriving at Cambridge Baptist for youth that are potty trained to teens.

 

Sun. July 31 at 6:30pm Pastor Darryl and Phyllis would like to invite you to come for a Blessing and Kitchen Party for Amelia, Kristara, and Josiah. Join us as we Bless this little family’s new home in prayer and dedication to God. We are asking if you can, to bring a pantry item to help them out on their new journey.

(can of corn, kdinner, sugar, cereal, crackers, etc…..)

 

Pastor Darryl will be on vacation Aug.2-Aug, 22

 

Oasis in Moncton Aug.25-Aug.28

 

Sat. Aug. 27 8am-1pm Church Yard Sale and Bake Sale. A signup sheet will be posted in the foyer starting Aug. 7. Drop off any time after July 31.

 

Pastor Darryl on vacation Aug.29-Sept.5

 

Sat. Sept. 24 9am -3pm Women’s Day here at Cambridge Baptist Church. Topic “The Great Physician” $10 registration fee. Watch for further details, mark your calendars and tell your sistas’