Welcome to Community Bible Church
We are a growing and thriving biblical community where the gospel of Jesus Christ transforms lives and families. Simply put, we are a non-denominational community of faith declaring and delighting in the gospel of grace. We seek to intentionally mature believers in their faith, lovingly convince unbelievers of the truth claims of Jesus Christ, and redemptively minister to a hurting world. Central to all we do is the clear and relevant teaching of the Bible, which we see as foundational to vital spirituality and Christ-centered living in this world. We also value passionate worship of God’s greatness, and purposeful discipleship of all ages. It would be our joy to minister to any need you have and help you grow in your relationship with God- no matter your background.
New to CBC?
If you are visiting Sunriver or looking for a church home, we invite you to join us for dynamic worship and engaging expository preaching from God's Word. We welcome your interest to learn who we are, what we believe and where you can find your place to worship, belong and serve. Perhaps church and Jesus are new to you. This is the place to investigate His life, teaching and ministry. We're here for you as you explore and grow in the knowledge of truth and grace. Take a look around and get acquainted with us. We offer a wide range of ministries for all ages and would love to have you as a part of our church family!
Weekly Word ~ Charles Spurgeon (Morning and Evening)
"I will love them freely."
This sentence is a body of divinity in miniature. He who understands its meaning is a theologian, and he who can dive into its fulness is a true master in Israel. The sense hinges upon the word "freely." This is the glorious, the suitable, the divine way by which love streams from heaven to earth, a spontaneous love flowing forth to those who neither deserved it, purchased it, nor sought after it. It is, indeed, the only way in which God can love such as we are.
The text is a death-blow to all sorts of fitness: "I will love them freely." Now, if there were any fitness necessary in us, then He would not love us freely, at least, this would be a mitigation and a drawback to the freeness of it. But it stands, "I will love you freely." We complain, "Lord, my heart is so hard." "I will love you freely." "But I do not feel my need of Christ as I could wish." "I will not love you because you feel your need; I will love you freely." "But I do not feel that softening of spirit which I could desire." Remember, the softening of spirit is not a condition, for there are no conditions; the covenant of grace has no conditionality whatever; so that we without any fitness may venture upon the promise of God which was made to us in Christ Jesus, when He said, "He who believes on Him is not condemned."
It is blessed to know that the grace of God is free to us at all times, without preparation, without fitness, without money, and without price! "I will love them freely."