• Gilmer Campus
  • Spring Hill Campus

Gilmer Campus

At New Beginnings Church you will discover a warm group of real people dedicated to following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Worship Info

8:00 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 11 a.m.

Address

1977 State Hwy 155 N, Gilmer, TX US 75644

Spring Hill Campus

Campus Info           Messages           Events

At New Beginnings Church you will discover a warm group of real people dedicated to following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Worship Info

9:30 a.m. | 11 a.m.

Address

2137 E. George Richey Rd,, Longview, TX US 75604

Gilmer Campus

At New Beginnings Church you will discover a warm group of real people dedicated to following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Worship Info

8:00 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 11 a.m.

Address

1977 State Hwy 155 N, Gilmer, TX US 75644

Spring Hill Campus

At New Beginnings Church you will discover a warm group of real people dedicated to following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Campus Info           Messages           Events

Worship Info

9:30 a.m. | 11 a.m.

Address

2137 E. George Richey Rd,, Longview, TX US 75604

The Pastor's Blog

Humanity-Creator /Created

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At some point, we all tend to wonder why we exist and what our purpose is. Who are we? What are we here for? What’s the meaning of life? Is there any meaning at all? Countless people have been trying to answer those questions for millennia. Every idea, philosophy, religion, and spiritual system is attempting to figure it all out. However, the Bible starts with the answer to these questions.

Genesis 1:1 “In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth.”

There is one, all-powerful, Creator-God. He personally created all that exists by simply speaking it into existence. The whole of the Biblical story is about Him and who He is. The Bible isn’t primarily about us, it’s about God and His revelation of Himself to us. Through His personal revelation, we can rightly understand who we are and how we ought to live.

God is the Creator of All things

His creation is good, but separate from Him. Yet, He is intimately involved with His creation and sustains it. Further, as Creator, God gets to define the parameters of creation. The massive problem with Humanity is that we are perpetually trying to define ourselves independent of the Creator’s original design. But humanity can never function with our intended purpose when we deviate from the Creator’s design.

As the Creator, God is:

·    Self-Existent – He is not created, He has always existed (Ps. 90:2).
·    Infinite – He is limitless, completely without any sort of boundary.
·    Sovereign – He is all powerful and is in control of all things everywhere.
·    Personal – When He creates, He speaks it into existence with great care.
·    Good – God provides everything that needed for survival and blesses humanity.

Why are these attributes so important? Because the Self-existent, infinite, sovereign God—who is personal and good—is our creator! So, not only does He know what’s best as the eternal, limitlessness, all-powerful, creator, but He is personally involved with His creation. He is good and gracious towards us.

All Things Were Created for His Glory

God, in all of His splendor, greatness, and majesty, through His own will, chose to display His glory by creating everything. The Universe and humanity exist for God’s glory (Psalm 19:1-2; Isaiah 42:8, 43:7; Rev. 4:11).

We were made for glory! This is why we exhaust our lives making much of something: all of us will have something that we exalt and give worth to and order our lives around. We were created with a desire to pursue something beyond ourselves.

In the Truth of God as Creator, We Find Our Deepest Satisfaction

The human heart was made to be satisfied in God and make much of Him. And that is why we are never satisfied with the anything else we pursue as substitutes (Ps. 16:11)!

Reflection Questions:

·    Is your life being defined fully by the creator?
·    What are you looking towards in order to satisfy your desire for glory? What is your life making much of?

Posted by Todd Kaunitz with

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

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Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.

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