Welcome to the Berea church of Christ. We hope you will be blessed by your visit with us. We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and that it is our sure guide in all aspects of life. It is our goal to worship as directed by God’s Word and to teach and obey the will of God as revealed in the Bible.
Let us speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. Let us call Bible things by Bible names and do Bible things in Bible ways. Let’s live the ancient faith.
We have classes available for all ages, from cradle roll through adults. Read more for more information on classes currently available.
Services are held at:
Sunday School: 10:00am
Sunday AM Worship: 11:00am
Sunday PM Worship: 6:00pm
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 PM
Any additional services or events will be announced on our bulletin board and on our website.
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DAILY DEVOTIONAL 📖
"Chocolate Rain" -
A television commercial a few months ago appeared to be at an oil field. Rigs were set up and men with hard hats were busy working when they struck a gusher. In this case, though, the gusher was soft serve ice cream. Men began filling their hard hats with the frozen confection, and then another gusher was struck - sprinkles!
Fantasies like that just don't happen, as much as we wish they did. But residents of Olten, Switzerland recently witnessed something similar. The nearby Lindt & Spruengli candy factory experienced a malfunction of their ventilation system and cocoa powder rained down on the community.
Officials with the candy company apologized to the community, pointing out that there were no dangers posed by the powder, a result of the grinding of roasted cocoa nibs. They also offered to cover the cost of cleaning vehicles or other property that now has a chocolate coating.
Nothing can be found in the Bible about chocolate rain, but you can read in Exodus 16 about something better. The scene was the wilderness, and the people were Israelites who had just come out of Egyptian slavery: "And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground. ... And Moses said to them, 'This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat'" (Exodus 16:14,15).
God provided the "manna" for His people six days each week; on the sixth day they gathered enough for two days, and thus were able to observe the Sabbath. This gift of bread from heaven continued for the entire 40-year period that Israel wandered through the wilderness. It became routine for Israel, I'm sure, but what an amazing gift!
Many hundreds of years later God spoke to His people through the prophet Ezekiel. He spoke of better times to come when "My servant David" (a reference to the Messiah) would shepherd and feed them. In that context He made this promise: "I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing" (Ezekiel 34:26).
God's servant "David" has come; Jesus is the Son of David (Matthew 21:9), and Christians are spiritual Israel (1 Peter 2:9). As prophesied, God "rains down" blessings upon His people: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 1:3).
In Christ we are so blessed! We are blessed with life "more abundantly" (John 10:10). Our part is to make sure that we are "in Christ" (Galatians 3:26,27).
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:🤔 “It's almost bed time, so I'll just check my e-mail, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and watch a season of my favorite show on Netflix real quick.”~unknown