Our Mission: 
We exist to magnify God and spread a passion for His glory by making disciples and shepherding them to value Jesus Christ above everything else.
Glorifying God in Your Disagreeing
by Pastor Patrick Carmichael
We live in a world where everyone has an opinion about everything. Many opinions are ignorantly formed while some are biblically founded. Some opinions are held very tightly, some more loosely. But inevitably, we will bump into others who disagree with our opinions. What are we to do when we disagree with other believers who have formed their own opinions and convictions based on certain biblical principles, and yet their views don't match our views? Is one of us necessarily wrong? Can we both be right? How do we view this disagreeing and what are we to do?
 
Praise God that the Scriptures speak so clearly to this issue. Romans 14 tells us that there are two people who are doing two totally different things, and yet God accepts both of them equally (one person thinks it is totally fine to eat anything at all, including meat that may have been offered to idols or meat that used to be unclean in the Jewish religious system, etc., while the other thinks it is not right to eat those things and therefore only eats vegetables, and verse 2 says God accepts both of them, both actions are OK!). Obviously we are not talking about issues of sin. We are talking about issues of conscience, convictions, and opinions (otherwise known as those sticky "gray area" issues).
 
To that end, a couple of authors over at 9 Marks have greatly helped us in thinking biblically on how to disagree with other believers, writing one of the best treatments on this issue that I've come across. This is such a difficult issue, one that we probably wrestle with daily, and unfortunately, and to our shame as believers who are to be characterized by love and unity, we have all witnessed unbiblical thinking on this topic destroy relationships. Therefore, let us be led through Romans 14 and let our thinking conform to the Bible in how we are to interact with others who might hold to differing views and convictions on matters of conscience, preference, and opinion.
 


Summer Nights 
Join us for our Summer Nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Patrick and Hannah's. We are meeting together on Thursday nights during the summer for fellowship and to talk about the sermon from the previous Sunday. (Flyers are at the Welcome Table with more information.)

Only 3 more...the first 3 Thursdays of August!

Marriage Matters!
GOD designed marriage with a glorious purpose in mind and He wants YOU to experience this in YOUR marriage!  Whether you're newlyweds or you've been married for a looooong time, please join us as we focus on the instruction and HOPE God gives for our marriages today. 


This summer group will meet: 
Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  at Patrick and Hannah's.

Questions? Talk to Patrick, 818.458.5181 or pscarmichael@gmail.com.

Property Search Team Meeting
This meeting is for  anyone interested in helping research and do "foot work" towards a future location for Christ Bible Church. 

Monday, August 28, 
7:00 p.m. 
@ Carrie Carmichael's in North Hills. 

Questions? Contact Carrie Carmichael at ccarmichael@tbbfchurch.org or 818.891.9550 .

CBC Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, September 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. 
@ Patrick and Hannah's

Please join us for this time of  celebration and  reflection on all God's done in our church this past year as well as  looking forward to the year ahead!  Our time together will be  informative and encouraging ! Everyone's welcome! PLEASE COME!  (Note: no childcare provided). 

Mark Your Calendars!


Aug. 6            All Church Picnic

Aug. 28         Property Search Team Meeting

Sept. 7           All Church Annual Business Meeting

Oct. 1             All Church Picnic


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North Hills, CA 91343
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