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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 invited to join us this Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m.  Come celebrate your faith with us!


Last Updated on Wednesday, September 05 2018 14:46
 
FORGIVENESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor   
Sunday, September 16 2018 00:00

“Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?  As many as seven times?’  Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.’”  Matthew 18:21-22 ESV

Have you forgotten about forgiveness?  It seems as though much of our world has!  Too many are holding on to past hurts like they are a badge of honor (isn’t that counter productive not to mention self-destructive?). 
And when did forgiveness become a group thing?  Maybe I’m off kilter, but we sin as individuals, we repent as individuals and we seek forgiveness as individuals.  You cannot lump a group together – no matter how homogeneous they may appear on the outside –  and demand some form of group-speak act of attrition!  I don't believe our faith operates that way!

So, here’s the thing . . . if you’ve wronged someone, then it’s your responsibility to seek forgiveness.  If you’ve been wronged by an individual and forgiveness is sought, then it’s your responsibility to forgive!

Forgiveness is an up-close, intensely personal, spiritual act that demands forethought and passion!  And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg!

I welcome your comments if you have more to add.

– Dale

 
COMPASSION PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor   
Sunday, September 02 2018 00:00

Compassion is an instigator.

It moves upon people in unexpected ways, leaving in its wake results that only exist outside the norm.

The world’s formula includes within it a driving desire to control and dominate.  To consume all the surrounding energy for self gratification. 

But compassion, invariably confuses that process.  It advances a completely selfless agenda – actually putting it’s recipients in the foreground. 

This is a perfect description of the world’s Savior, Jesus, and His divine love for humanity.  Selflessly He gave and gives all, so that His creation might experience Him in a way that enriches the spirit and enhances every aspect of their existence.  Through this inspired compassion a person sees more clearly the need within them and the need within a love-starved world for deep relationship.

This act of Holy aggression upon a person’s soul recreates, leaving the receiver forever changed!  Stepping into the day –  perception has been altered . . . suddenly the very chariots of God’s love are plain.

Drink the bitter cup of God’s compassion, “you” will be better for it!

– Dale

 
LET THERE BE! PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, September 09 2018 00:00

In Genesis one, the Divine – described as the “Spirit of God”–  hovers or broods over the deep.

Interesting, that this action is here described for us just before the first words of creation are spoken?  Could this brooding be an act of contemplation?  If so, just imagine the depths plummeted?

This of course is “human-speak” which feebly attempts to describe the indescribable!  How can the actions of a limitless Creator – that are beyond our scope of understanding – be appropriately translated?

But in a moment of time God speaks, the brooding becomes voiced and He does what only He can do - He creates!

“Let there be light!”

Let there . . . “Be!”

Suddenly creation emerges from this Holy, unimaginable, Spirit – and we become!  Day one leads to today, and we are here because God chose to speak!

– Dale

 
BE THE LIGHT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor   
Sunday, August 26 2018 00:00

God did not give you His light that you may hold it up in the middle of the day.

When you are given light it is in order to accomplish something, to do something difficult and novel.

When we understand that we are never alone but enfolded within God Himself – then we don't see the divinely inspired tasks as impossible or unrealistic.

We are challenged by God the Holy Spirit to take our light into the dark places and transform them – that they may also shine!

What’s preventing you?  Sadly for most, it’s the issues of convenience, comfort, contentment, and  complacency.

Here in the land of plenty it’s too peaceful to fight.  So sin is no longer crouching at the door – it’s sitting in our living rooms – at our invitation!

We must begin to be what we are . . . or come to grips with the fact that we are not.

Comite, may we lay aside our hesitancy and plunge into the dark places that are growing – even as we rest in false peace.

Be the light!

– 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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6:00-7:00 p.m.

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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