CBCGL EM Update 01/22/2021

by | Jan 22, 2021 | CrossPoint Community Ministry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 


            You and were not made to worship. Prepositions matter. 

            God made humanity in his image. Because we are made to be like God, we were made worshipping. We can’t help but worship. Being human is to be a worshipper. This is because worship is the continuous outpouring of all that I am and have to a chosen or choosing God. We tend to think of worship as if it were simply the singing that we do during our weekly meetings and worship service. But worship isn’t merely singspiration. Worship happens when we pour ourselves out to someone or something. We do this because we are made in the image of God.  

            God, within the Trinity, is always giving of himself to the other persons in the Trinity. You see it and know it when the Father sends the Son and the Spirit. The Son exalts the Father and sends the Spirit. The Spirit exalts the Father and the Son. Each person in the Godhead –Father, Son and Spirit – are unified in their goodness and giving nature. They give of themselves for our benefit. 

            So too, we worship because we can’t help it. We give ourselves to our Netflix shows; we devote time to our favorite sports team(s); we celebrate and rejoice when our political party takes control of the federal government. We are always worshipping. 

            The only one who is worthy of our devotion and constant worship is the Lord, our God, our Maker. And because others don’t worship him, we tell them about Him so that they too may have life and joy. 

            As you prepare for worship this weekend consider the following: to whom or to what have you given yourself this week? Why do you worship? And why must we worship the Lord? 


This Week (Jan. 22-28, 2021):  

1.     Tonight, (Jan. 22, 2021) there is Friday Night Bible Study at 7:30 pm. We are studying Psalm 99. Join us to see why we must be committed to worship. 

Meeting ID: 685 376 249   
Password: 840840   
Join by phone:  +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)   

2.     EM Sunday School – For Jan. 24  
     Topic: CBCGL EM Sunday Class “52 Major Stories of the Bible” (9:45 am – 11:00 am): 
Dial-in from your phone:  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 
Meeting ID: 491 248 585 

3.     YAs Sunday School (via Microsoft Teams) https://bit.ly/2AiOyLX 

4.     This Sunday, I will be sharing God’s word with you. Pray for me! 


5.     Please join the first CBCGL 2021 baptism service at 1:30 pm today.  You can join online via Youtube or facebook.  

Administration / Events: 

6.     PLEASE SIGN UP! The Office is updating the church directory for 2021. Your information will be protected and stored in our secure Microsoft Office system for church member access only. Each member and regular attendee is requested to complete this form. To do so, please follow the link below: (It takes less than 5 minutes. Do it now.) 


7.     CBCGL’s COVID-19 waiver form can be found at http://bit.ly/cbcgl-covid19-waiver 
You are required to complete this form if you plan to participate in any in-person church activities. 

8.     Please invite your friends and neighbors to join our Alpha Course on Tuesday Night 8:00 to 9:00 pm (EST) (Asia Wednesday Morning 9:00 am – 10:00 am).   

Contact: Marina Lam 

Join Zoom Meeting  
Passcode: 233191  
Meeting ID: 820 8069 5483  
Passcode: 233191  

Dial by phone: 
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

9.     All other announcement items can be found here. 

For Prayer: 

  1. Prayer is an essential part of the Christian life! Please join our Wednesday night prayer meeting (7:45 – 9:15 pm) even if you can’t participate the whole time. 
    Meeting ID: 758 587 937 
    Password: 030086 
    Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) 

                Young Adults Prayer Meeting: Wednesday night @ 7:45 – 9:30 pm –  
    Meeting ID: 868 9398 2884 
    Password: 197791 


  2. Here is our list of prayer and service requests. The service request tab is for brothers and sisters to ask for assistance or announce any give-away items. It is a new attempt from EM to reach out and take care of those in need among us. You may also enter yours via the provided link: 


    In Christ, your servant, SDG,  
    Nathan Willems