Welcome to Geary Baptist Church
Welcome to the Geary Baptist Church website. We are very glad to have you visit our site. On it you will find updated information about our activities and events, information about our history and beliefs, and links that take you on a spiritual journey. That is really what Geary baptist is all about – taking people on a spiritual journey.
It is our desire that alll people know that God loves them and has a desire to see each one walking in an intimate relationship with Him.
"Food for Thought" from Pastor Robert Weaver
Bulletin for November 26, 2017
Hypocrite is a word that often gets thrown around in our day. The running definition seems to be: “a person who says one thing and does something else.” Sometimes we hear: “a hypocrite says all the right things but never really comes through with the right actions.” Regardless of the in-style definition of the word, we are best to go right to Jesus’ definition. Jesus used the words of the prophet Isaiah to define a hypocrite: “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught be men.” (Isaiah 29:13 is quoted by Jesus in Mark 7:6) Jesus is looking for “heart service” not “lip service”. What is more, Jesus follows this quote with a striking image. He accused them of letting go of the commands of God and holding on to the traditions of men.
The last thing we want is to be accused by our Lord of holding more closely to our traditions than the word of God. We need to be people who hold dear the commands of God and hold loosely to our own traditions. And what was it Jesus told us was the command of God? That we love God with our entire being and that we love our neighbor as ourselves. This covers all of God’s law and commands for us. When we love God and love others we will not hold to any “traditions of men” that offend the commands of God. As Jesus has shown us, we will show in our actions our changed hearts rather than just speak a hollow message. Let’s stay close to our Lord by following His will for us. Let’s run away as fast as we can from anything that people have made up that does not cause us to love God and love others.
When Oswald and Gertrude Chambers were missionaries in Egypt they had meager accommodations. They lived in a modified tent as they ministered as part of the YMCA. This limitation did not prevent them from doing their best, with the help of a small crew, to host 500 to 700 soldiers every Sunday for tea. Chambers said of the gatherings that they came “to eat … not to hear me preach, there is a meeting later in the evening if they want to stay.” That attitude led to an opening for Chambers to present Christ. One soldier said to him one Sunday afternoon, “I can’t stand religious people” to which Chambers responded “neither can I.” That heartfelt response opened the door for him to share about what Jesus had done in his life. Jesus wants us to let go of the traditions of men and hold on to the commands of God.
~ Pastor Robert Weaver
Recently, Pastor Harold Sparks encouraged all of us to "Use Your Gifts". What an appropriate word of encouragement for this time of year. As ministries get underway for this new season, there is a need for extra hands and helpers. If you can help out in any of the ministry areas at GBC, please be sure to speak to the coordinators or contact the office and we'll point you in the right direction. There are many blessings that come with service.
Dates: January 16-17-2015
Theme: "The Transformed Life" Romans 12:1-2
Registration Fee: The cost is $20.00. This includes lunch.
We are pleased to share that we (Geary Baptist Church) have sponsored 16 kids to go to Greenhill Lake Camp this year. Praise the Lord! There is $550 still available to assist in getting even more kids to camp, so be sure to spread the news and let’s get those applications in!