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As a Church of Compassion,

we seek to express God’s amazing love to a world in need!

 

We are delighted to introduce you to the life and ministries of Comite Baptist Church – Church of Compassion – in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Comite is an exciting community of believers committed to being a “Church of Compassion.”  We seek to be actively involved in our community and our world.

 

Our site is designed to help you become acquainted with who we are and what we are doing.  We hope you will take time to explore the opportunities for growth and ministry that are available to you at Comite.  Please browse through each page and discover how you can locate our church and find out about the ministries and opportunities for you to grow in your personal relationship with God and with other people.

 

Our hope is that you will become personally familiar with our church family.  If you are looking for a friendly church where the music is Christ-honoring and the Word of God is faithfully proclaimed, then you need look no further!  Comite Baptist Church is made up of people just like you – people from all backgrounds, all walks of life.  We are glad you visited our website and we welcome you to join us for worship this Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m.  To find a complete list of the times of our services, see the Main Menu box (left side) and click Worship Times.

 

•    LOVE PEOPLE

•    PREACH THE GOSPEL

•    BUILD COMMUNITY

 

You are welcome to join us this Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. 


Last Updated on Thursday, October 25 2018 14:21
 
NO COSMIC "ACCIDENT" PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, November 04 2018 00:00

Much of mankind is in a no-holds-barred death-match with God (have you noticed?).

The infamous “they” have initiated this challenge by seeking to create an environment, or culture, or space, where God becomes completely irrelevant – in other words – dismissed as Creator, Guide, and Savior!  In this carnal-lunacy, many are fervently seeking to create man in their image.  Or better put, they are seeking to make man’s origin understandable, explainable – therefore robbing this incredible “God-moment” of all its Divinity.

By doing this they strive to quantify existence itself and more fully understand the deeper perplexing aspects of humankind.  They seek to remove any and all mystery – by making creation a cosmic accident.  We become the god who knows by killing God and therefore are free to create a society that allows us to be in absolute control!

No God, no morality!

This humanistic concept obliterates all boundaries.  We become free agents, so-to-speak, doing only what is best for ourselves and that which we care for!  If indeed man evolved, then he certainly devolves into nothing unique.  Just a cosmic hiccup that will one day cease to be.

But . . . if we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” . . . then every aspect of this creation – from the baby in the womb to the elderly drawing near the end – is unique!  Every breath, every life, every God-created person, is to be cherished by God’s redeemed moral agents.

I believe we are created by Christ, redeemed through Christ in order to serve Christ in bringing Christ to those who are Christless!

Interesting that the best idea man can come up with is primordial-ooze?

God’s idea . . . is you!

– Dale

 
BLESSING OTHERS PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 21 2018 00:00

First, I would like to say thank you, Comite, for the wonderful out-pouring of generosity exhibited in your giving!  The items we collected will be a tremendous blessing for those who have lost almost everything.

All the supplies and the love offering collected were delivered this past Monday to a church who has been working hard in the community from the very moment the winds died down – West Pittman Baptist Church (Westville, FL).

They were overwhelmed by your willingness to give!  As your pastor, I was so very proud and blessed to be a part of this God-moment!

“Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.”  Proverbs 22:9  NLT

“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”  Acts of the Apostles 20:35  NLT

So, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, may I impose upon you just a bit further?  We can do more! 

This morning, consider how God can use you and the blessings He has given you to help these in need!  Pray!  Give of your time, your goods, and your offering.  Perhaps God has laid it upon your heart to go and help – let us know.  We will be returning soon, and hopefully staying for several days, so if you can help, what a gift of love that will be!

Blessing those who have blessed us so much . . . what a wonderful way to serve our Lord!

– Dale

Last Updated on Monday, October 22 2018 12:01
 
CHANGED? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 28 2018 00:00

Author Michale Horton wrote a book some years back that describes a Christless Christianity.  In this description he explores a religion in America that has become more therapeutic and salubrious rather than convicting or soul-changing.  Curative for the flesh perhaps (and that’s not a small thing) – but dangerous for the soul if that goal becomes the end game.

In our consumer-crazed society the church has found success in jettisoning the cross while embracing any “feel-good” system that will manufacture excitement, fill pews, and sellout arenas.  After all, Christianity is big business in our culture – with huge purchasing power.

Ok.  Point?

According to a recent Barna poll, 78% of evangelicals questioned agreed with the statement, that Jesus was the first, most majestic being, created by God!  If that’s not horrifying – then I’ve done a poor job!

We seem to be . . . perhaps, using an incorrect system of measurement for growth.  A Christless Christianity is an oxymoron!

I do sincerely hope you feel good today – and that we as a church helped with that feeling.  But more, I pray, through God the Holy Spirit, that you are forever changed today – whatever that takes!!!

“And He said to all, ‘If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.’”  Luke 9:23 ESV

Be like God The Son, Jesus!

– Dale

Last Updated on Thursday, October 25 2018 14:04
 
ON THAT DAY PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 14 2018 00:00

“‘On the day when I act, you will tread upon the wicked as if they were dust under your feet,’ says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”   Malachi 4:3

The promise within this teaching is just this:  wickedness will not endure.  Those who oppose holiness and righteousness – who oppose God Himself – will discover that the end will be sudden and abrupt.

There is a symmetry contained here within this teaching.  The believer of this prophecy is promised that they will tread upon the wicked as dust and in a sense this means that all wickedness – unrighteous acts – will be tread underfoot as well.  There will come a day that when one breathes, they breathe holiness!

May I suggest that the proper definition of holiness is . . . “You!”  More precisely, you filled with God’s Divine presence.  You become Holy, you “be holy” when your heart is suddenly and violently occupied by the Spirit of God.  In this moment you become God’s excavator – treading down wickedness in your path as if it were dust beneath you feet.

“On that day . . .” you become God’s cry to the world – and if you’ve noticed, the world desperately needs to hear your voice.

– Dale

 
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Sunday Morning Bible Study

at 9:30 a.m. We offer classes for all ages.  There is something for everyone!

 

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10:45 a.m.

All are welcome!

 

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Come join us Wednesday evenings as we open the Word of God and discover the treasure inside.   We will worship, pray and study from 6:00-7:00 p.m. each Wednesday in the Comite cafeteria.  Bring a friend!   (There are youth and children’s activities also.)

 

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