Church Building Fund

$20 of $100,000 raised

Comebackability.

“The doctors said I probably wouldn’t live very long….”  

Our founding pastor, the late Rev. Julius Sasportas, would often share the story of his fragile start in life. But he defied the odds and lived for over 90 years.

Rev. Sasportas’ experience is a metaphor for the Co-op City Baptist Church.

We’ve had to scrape, sacrifice and fight for everything. Although we’ve been knocked down many times, by God’s grace, we have never been KNOCKED OUT.

Any day now, cranes will arrive on the site, and the “digging” will begin!

Our new church edifice will include a state-of-the-art facility to house a comprehensive youth education and recreational program.

But, we can do more things faster for our kids if we’re not in debt. Working in the red is why many large community-based projects shut down. And we will not fail these kids! We need to earn $100,000 in a year.

Kindly donate, and share this link through social media so others can join this effort.

It’s easy to say you want our kids to excel in math, reading, technology and science, but will you actively support such an outcome?

Even if you don’t know us, please do this **(seriously)** …

Pray over your credit card. Then make your donation as a love offering to God. He will bless you for being a blessing to children.  Thank you!

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Prayer, Praise and Trust in the Lord (Prayer)

Prayer, Praise and Trust in the Lord (Prayer)

Sermon for Sunday September 23, 20018

Scripture: Habakkuk 3:1-2

Text Habakkuk 3:2

Theme: Prayer, Praise and Trust in the Lord (Prayer)

1. Pray to the Lord (vv. 1-2).
2. Praise the Lord for His coming and for His mighty works (vv. 3-15).
3. Trust in the Lord, He who is the God of salvation (vv. 16-19).

The final chapter of Habakkuk assures us that God will indeed work all things out for the good of those who truly love Him. The example of the prophet teaches us that we must seek answers to the questions that trouble and burden us directly from the Lord. We must seek Him in prayer and in His written Word. Regardless of the answers we receive, whether we fully understand them or not, we must respond to the Lord with thanksgiving and praise. And we must trust Him to complete His work at its appointed time. In prayer and in songs of praise, we need to acknowledge the work of the Lord, even as we stand in fear and awe of Him. The Lord and His works are truly awesome, majestic, and holy beyond measure. God is worthy of our praise and worthy of our trust.

I will be preaching this message in three parts as outlined above. On Sept. 23rd, the emphasis will be on Prayer. On Oct. 14th, the emphasis will be on Praise and on Oct. 21st, the emphasis will be Trust.

We pray that you will come to join us in worship. May God Bless you and your family richly.