Are We Encouraging One Another? – Co-op City Baptist Church

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“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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Are We Encouraging One Another?

Sermon for Sunday November 4, 2018

Scripture: Romans 15:14-21

Text: Romans 15:14

Theme: Are We Encouraging One Another?

We are living in a time where there is a lot of negativity in our society. We see it in the political realm as well as in the socio-economic portions of society. Colin Powell has it right when he states, We have come to live in a society based on insults, on lies and on things that aren’t true. It creates an environment where deranged people feel empowered.

The challenge we have in the church is not to let what occurs on the outside effect our worship of God and how we see and value one another.

We must heed to the words of the Apostle Paul and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ. We must not allow the negativity of this society to come into the church. We must encourage each other in all that we do for the Lord.

I pray that you will come worship with us and receive the blessing that the Lord has waiting for you.

May God Bless you richly.