A man had a heart attack and was told that his arteries were almost totally blocked and he would need open-heart bypass surgery. As he was being wheeled toward the operating room, he asked his surgeon, “Can you fix my heart?”
The surgeon replied, “I sure can!” As he was awaking in the recovery room following the twelve hour surgery, the man asked the doctor, “How much blood supply do I now have?”
“All you will ever need,” was the simple answer.
Upon his discharge, the man's wife inquired
of the doctor, “What about my husband's future quality of life?”
The doctor paused and said, “I fixed his heart; his quality of life is up to him.”
All of us were spiritually dead in our transgressions. (Ephesians 2:1) But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. (2:4-5) In other words, He fixed our hearts. What we could never do for ourselves, God did for us when He sent His Son to take our place on the cross. All we have to do is to open our hearts to receive His wonderful gift.
But from there, the quality with which we live our Christian lives depends greatly on our commitment to serve the Lord and obey His commandments. Ephesians 4:22-24 goes on to say, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
May we be so grateful for the new life we have been given that we live it with quality and integrity. Lord, help us daily to crucify the flesh and to live by the Spirit.
With love, Pastor Scott
Here at SRBC we collect a Fellowship Offering on the 3rd Sunday of every month. This offering is used for emergency needs and financial assistance for those in need. This has been a great ministry of our church through the years, and we just want to remind you that we are continuing to collect this offering. There is a basket marked Fellowship Fund on the communion table, or you may send in your offering specified as Fellowship Fund. We still focus on the offering on the 3rd Sunday, but you may give at any time.
- Women’s Breakfast September 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am.
- September 19, 2023 ~ Team Meetings ~ 6:00 pm
- YAC Meeting, September 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible study will start again on September 12, 2023 at 9:30 am. Please join us as we study God’s Word and share a time of prayer and fellowship. We hope to see you there!
Have a 7th-12th grade student ready to grow deeper in his or her faith? Then, join us for an Impact Youth Group parents meeting Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 6 pm.
We hope to meet you there.
Join us for an all-church picnic on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023, at Shellabarger Park, immediately following the 10:30 am service. We will gather at 12:30 pm and begin eating shortly after.
The Church will provide the fried Chicken and the drinks (water & a variety of sodas). Come join us and bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert to share, an appetite, your family, and friends!
Please bring your own cutlery, chairs, blankets, etc. for yourself or your household/group. There will be fun games, activities, and lots of conversation.
All are welcome, we look forward to spending this time with you!
Invite friends, we’d love to meet them and share the joy and love of God, with everyone. Come check us out and you'll find a space that you're welcome and appreciated.
As much as we all hate to see summer coming to an end, it does mean another cool year of Awana is about to begin!
Awana will begin a new club year, Wednesday, September 6th at 6:05 pm. We look forward to beginning this upcoming 20th club year of learning, growing, and fun. Clubbers crawl under your beds (don’t get stuck, yikes), look in your closets, gather up your Awana gear, bring some new friends, and let’s get ready to Rock this new Club Year!
Registration is required for all clubbers and leaders, it’s simple, log on to www.spinningroadbaptist.org, and register as soon as possible.
Please pray for leaders, clubbers, and missionaries that our AWANA ministry can continue to lead the children of our community to Jesus Christ and train them to honor and serve Him.
Thank-you for your continued support in this ministry! Help us teach, reach, and lead them because kids matter to God.
For more information feel free to reach out to us at (937)252-5311 or email us at email@example.com.
Cool with Christ
The family of Stephen and Dayo Ige is in search for a rental house/apartment within Riverside. Anyone with useful information will be appreciated and could contact us at (937) 900-8948.
Join us for a time of crafting with others of the church. Bring you craft, whatever that may be, scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, card making or any other project you may have going. We will be meeting at 7 pm on the 4th Friday of the month.
This month we will me September 22nd and 23rd.
For more info contact Michelle Prince @ 937-689-1017.
Phillip and Rebecca Wei are serving Washington D C in ministry with two different parts of Cru.
The first is Epic, a ministry focused on reaching Asian-American Americans many of whom grew up in church but drifted away as they attended college. Their hope is use their expertise from working with international students to reach this unique group of people.
The second is Design, a ministry for South-Asian Americans. Design is very new, and only has around 14 staff across the U S. Rebecca will be able to use her experience in South Asia to help develop a movement at the University of Maryland. Philip will also be researching working with refugees. All of these groups are under reached and Philip and Rebecca are excited to see how God will use us.