Unlike the apostle Paul, James was no urbane man of letters. He was a simple, homespun preacher, perturbed at people who were not living love. His letter covers a wide range of topics, applying the Christian faith to specific problems, and commanding readers to live out their beliefs. Be humble! James orders. Submit to God! Stop sinning! James is as forthright as an Old Testament prophet; it is hard to miss his point.
Modern readers of James face the same dilemma as the first recipients of this unsettling letter. His words are easy enough to understand, but hard to do. James forces us to look past the knowing of faith and to take a long look at the doing of faith. He asks the tough question, "What kind of love be seen in our lives?"
As Luther himself said, "You are saved by faith alone, but if faith is alone, it is not faith."
Join us as Pastor Joel Quile leads us through the book of James in a new Bara Series: Love Does.
Bara Student Ministry
BSM: Cowboys Watching Party
This Sunday AFTERNOON, BSM we'll be gathering to watch the Dallas Cowboys kickoff their 2014 NFL season. We'll be gathering at the Maddox's (2541 Morgan Lane, TC), at 3:30pm. Whether you're a football fan or not, come hang out and enjoy some good fellowship, snacks, and hopefully a great game. Stay as long as you like! Go Cowboys!
What a great family worship time last Sunday! Such a great experience to be able to share with our children how we worship every Sunday! In Be Kids the children will learn about Pentecost and discover they can build Gods kingdom with the help of the Holy Spirits power. In Wee Kids we will continue to learn how we can grow in what you know about Jesus through a letter Paul wrote to Timothy in the books of Acts and 2 Timothy. Also, we are getting ready to prepare for Growing Givers! Be on the lookout for meeting updates soon!! If you have any questions contact email@example.com
Bara Turns 5
Mark your calendar’s for next Sunday, September 14th as Bara Church turns 5 years old! Details are being worked out for Bara’s 5th Birthday. You will want to bring a guest and join in on this celebration!
Groups at Bara
If you are interested in Groups, please indicate that on your communication card and put it in the Offering Basket. The person to contact for groups is Dennis O’Brien: Dennis@barachurch.com.
Bara Church would like to invite you to experience WELCOME. WELCOME is a monthly luncheon designed for guests who have been attending Bara Church gatherings to get to know the church family on a deeper level. In WELCOME, we will explain what we believe, how we operate, and the history of our church. If you want to join the body of believers here at Bara Church, WELCOME is your first step. If you have questions or simply want to get to know a few families better, WELCOME is for you. The lunch is free, childcare is free, and committing to participate is easy – The next WELCOME will be Sunday September 21st, at the home of Tommy & Jennifer Maddox. Their address is 2541 Morgan Lane in Trophy Club. To sign up click here. For directions click here. If you have any questions please email Jennifer at Jennifer@barachurch.com.
Men of Bara please join us each Wednesday morning at 6:00 am for a Bible study led by Pastor Joel at Vinny’s. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions click here.
Arise and Build
If you love accomplishing a lot at one time (think: one stop shopping) then you need to come check out our Arise and Build Prayer Nights every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the BARA offices. In less than an hour, you can praise The Lord for all He is doing in and through Arise and Build while you answer His call to pray audaciously for what is to come and if that wasn't enough: you will get to build new relationships with your BARA family!! One of the sweet byproducts of our Prayer Nights for those of us that have been participating is that we have experienced the joy of getting to know each other better in ways that can only happen by praying and spending time together. Give it a try and see how God can use a time of prayer devoted to building a building to actually build His church! For more information and directions to the Bara Church office click here.
Automate the Important
Would you be willing to set up an online giving profile on our website and automate the important? Not only will you not have to bring a checkbook to church, you will help us grow our ministries during all seasons of the year. If you miss a Sunday gathering or you like to do your finances with a debit or credit card. You might be interested to know that you can go to our website and make an offering online. Any offering you give will be entered into the barabase, which you can look at any time to see the up to date amount given by you or a family member. At the end of the year we will send you a year end giving statement for tax purposes. So jump in today and Automate the Important! To give right now, simply click here.
Daily Bible Reading Plan
One of our Core Commitments is humility, which is a result of bowing before God. One of the ways we submit to God and let Him lead us is to read the Bible daily. To get this week’s reading click here.
Love14God is the prayer, passion and promise of Bara Church in 2014. We encourage you to connect with Love14God on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and see the power of love! Click here for more information.