First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Seven Things God Cannot Do - By Ken Lawler

We were all taught in our earliest Sunday school class that God can do anything; there is nothing He cannot do.  So where does this article come from and where is it going?  If you google "things God cannot do" you get 104 million hits.  Here's the first 9:  MomentsWith The Book lists 3 things; Sermon Central, 5; Let Us Reason Ministries, 8; Christianity Today, 10; The Church of God International, 12; Third Millennium Ministries, 15; andBeliefnet, 20.  Got says, "The only thing that God cannot do is act contrary to His own character and nature."  Apologetics Press says the idea is, "a conceptual absurdity."

I know it's actually not conceivable that an omnipotent God is limited in any way, but because of His nature, there are things He cannot do.  How many things is anyone's guess, but the following is a list of seven things, as best as I remember them, from a sermon my Dad preached. 
  1. He cannot refuse a repentant sinner.  John 6:37; Acts 2:38-39
  2. He cannot remember forgiven sins.  Ps. 103:11-12; Isa. 43:25
  3. He cannot accept anyone other than through Jesus Christ.  John 14:6; Acts 4:12
  4. He cannot forgive the blaspheming of The Holy Spirit.  Matt. 12:31-32;                I John 5:16
  5. He cannot leave sin unpunished.  Eze. 18:20a; Matt. 12:36; John 16:7-11;              II Peter 2:9
  6. He cannot tell a lie or be tempted with evil.  Titus 1:2; James 1:13
  7. He cannot allow four things to be "shaken," Heb. 12:27.  The Greek word saleuo(sal-yoo'-o) means to waver or be agitated or toppled or destroyed.  These four things are (according to my Dad):
  • The Throne of God.  Ps. 45:6, 93:1-2, 103:19; Heb. 1:8
  • The Word of God.  Isa. 40:8
  • The Church of Jesus Christ.  Matt. 16:18
  • The True Child of God.  John 3:16, 8:51, 10:28, 11:25-26

Friends & Family - by Wanda Hess

This month I have written a tribute to a very dear friend who now has Alzheimer’s Disease and is a resident at the Springfield Masonic Home.  She doesn’t remember the fun times we had and even my name or recognize my face.  She gave me a gift many years ago of a book called “Leaves Of Gold: An Anthology Of Prayers, Memorable Phrases, Inspirational Verse And Prose.”  Many times I have used this book and would like to share some of those with you.

It is not what the world gives men , honor, praise or gold;
It is what I do give the world,
So others do unfold.
If my work through life I can
Another soul unfold,
Then  I have done what cannot be
Made good, by praise or gold.
One time thought in tiny word
May give a great one birth,
And, if that thought was caused by me,
I lived a life of worth - Richard F. Wolfe

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued. is beyond our grasp, but which,if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you-Hawthorne

Who will help you in at the hour of sickness;
Who will lend you a dollar without deducting the interest;
Who will help you up hill when you are sliding down;
Who will defend you in the hour when others speak evil of you;
Who will believe in your innocence until you admit your guilt;
Who will say behind your back what he says to your face;
Who will shake hands with you wherever he meets you, even though you wear patches; and
Who will do all these things without expecting any return - Dorothy C. Retsloff

Beautiful and rich is an old friendship,
Grateful to the touch as ancient ivory,
Smooth as aged wine, or sheen of tapestry
Where light has lingered, intimate and long.
Full of tears and warm is an old friendship
That asks no longer deeds of gallantry.
Or any deed at all-save that the friend shall be
Alive and breathing somewhere,  like a song - Eunice Tietjens
To my friend, “ Thanks for the Memory”      By Wanda Hess

Kitchen Korner - CORNBREAD PERFECTION - by Dolly Lawler

All cornbread is "good."  Can it be that one might be better than another?  When it comes steaming hot from the oven with a good crust on it, I would be hard pressed to claim one over another.  (You're thinking, "I hear a 'BUT' coming.")  Well, sort of.  I've made this recipe several times and it has an edge on my other cornbread recipes.  Why don't you try it and see what you think.  Better yet, see what Grandpa thinks about it.

(Makes 8-10 servings.)


1 cup plain yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
½ cup butter (1 stick)

(This is not a sweet cornbread.  If your family only likes sweet cornbread, add ¼ cup
sugar to the above recipe.)


1.  Preheat oven to 425°.
2.  Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
3.  In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and eggs.
4.  Stir egg mixture into cornmeal mixture just until combined.
5.  Heat a 10 inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it just begins to smoke.
     (If you don't have a cast-iron skillet, shame on you.)
6.  Add butter to hot skillet; stir until butter is melted.
7.  Stir melted butter into cornbread batter; then pour batter into hot skillet.
8.  Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and cornbread pulls away from
     sides of skillet.
9.  Invert cornbread pone onto wire rack; serve warm.

By Dolly Lawler

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