Authority

by Herman Crawford
Our small group this month is looking at authority—and our homework assignment was to answer two questions: “who do you have authority over” and “who has authority over you.” The genesis of this is 1 Peter 2, where Peter tells us we are to “submit to every human authority.”
 
As I was thinking about the question “who has authority over me,” I thought about God and His authority. Talk about ultimate authority. In Genesis 1, there are about nine times in the NIV translation that reads “And God said” and things happen. He said “Let there be light” and it was so. He said “let there be” again and the heavens and waters separated. He spoke again and there was earth; again and there was night and day. This continued until finally God looked at His creation, said it was good, and rested.
 
Then look at “authority” in the New Testament. Matthew 7 tells us that Jesus was “teaching them as one having authority.” The New Testament speaks of Jesus having “authority” over unclean spirits, to forgive sins and in Matthew 28, He says “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” With this kind of power, how did Jesus end up nailed to the cross? He told Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane when He was arrested to put his sword away and in verse 53—“Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” This, my friends, is authority!
 
Then He was crucified, He died, and was buried. Is this where His authority ended? Peter says not even. Acts 2:24, Peter says “God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.” Authority over death! We celebrate that authority at Easter. We celebrate a risen Christ who has all authority in heaven, on the earth and in the grave. All authority over all things—ALL things!
But does He have authority over your life?
Father, thank You that with Your authority to create with just Your voice, You also give us authority. That authority allows us to go against what You have deemed to be good and in our best interests. May Your Spirit watch over us and lead us in Your way, under Your authority. Amen.

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Annual Report

Annual Report – 2017-2018

As we look forward to the year ahead for CABC, it is good to look back and see what God has done in our family. Download this past year’s Annual Report to see a glimpse of what happened.
 
 
CABC Annual Meeting is June 24th, 6:30pm

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2018 Graduates

On Sunday, May 20th, we recognized the graduates from our CABC family.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018.

University Graduates:

Jordan Hisey — Penn State York — May 4, 2018
Earned Degree in Social Work
Plans are: Financial Advisor with Prudential

Amy Myers — Millersville University — May 11, 2018
Plans are: Nurse Practitioner

Jonathan Schumacher — West Chester University — May 13, 2018
Plans are: Pursuing Master’s Degree in Communication at West Chester

Damian Walters — Lancaster Bible College — May 11, 2018
Plans are: Doing the will of God; then starting a men’s ministry for those who are broken and down and out—offering housing and job training in the trades

 

High School Graduates:

Zach Hisey — Spring Grove High School — June 1, 2018
Plans are: Penn State University — Pursuing Degree in Chemical Engineering

Tyler Lepley — Dover High School — June 2, 2018
Plans are: Majoring in Landscaping, Lawn, Groundskeeper Management

Jonah Miller — Dallastown Area High School — June 8, 2018
Plans are: Slippery Rock University — Majoring in Marketing and playing football

Tori Weaver — Spring Grove High School — June 1, 2018
Plans are: Bethany Global University — Missionary School — Studying Intercultural Ministry and Bible Studies. For sixteen months, I will be on a mission trip as part of the curriculum

Miriam Kay Worley — Home School — March 20, 2018
Plans are: Continue working at Jim & Nena’s in Spring Grove (I love it). I’m also interested in missions and would like to continue that journey, as well.

CABC Preschool Graduates:

Savannah Nicole Bair

Zephaniah Gregory Barshinger

Egypt Elijah Boykin

David Michael Carbaugh

Mark Robert Enslen

Sage Olivia Freed

Jose Alejandro Gonzalez

Bentley Orion Hill

Westin James Laughman

Kane Michael Markle

Liam Jonas Martin

Ky-Mani Lee Melbourne

Autumn Grace Pallone

Liam Xavier Pichardo

Nylah Phoebe Robertson

Eliana Elizabeth Sanders

Addison Olivia Seibert

Judson Turner Trojak


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