Sunday 04.03.16 (the will of God)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Romans 8:26-39 and the idea of God’s will for our lives. Then that evening we have the first of two post-Easter Revive! sessions with Rick Thompson from Cornerstone Baptist in Nevada, MO, teaching on the topic of Missions and Evangelism. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Revive! Night 4: Missions and Evangelism

Sermon Notes
The Will of God ~ Romans 8:26-39

  • God’s will is for your greatest good–your eternal glorification and Christ-likeness (8:28-30)
  • You learn to walk daily in God’s will by:
    • Spending time each day in prayer (8:26-27)
    • Trusting God to use every circumstance for your good (8:28)
    • Reminding yourself of the promise: in Christ God is for you (8:31-39)

A brief thought on Missions and Evangelism:

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Sunday 03.20.16 (no turning back)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Isaiah 31 and how we are to trust God and not man with our present and our future, and not turn back to the fleeting comforts we found when enslaved to sin. Then that evening we will be joining with FBC Rich Hill for an Awana pizza party followed by night three of Revive! with Tony Jones of FBCRH speaking on praise and worship. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@5pm Awana Pizza Party in gym
@6pm Revive! Night 3–Praise and Worship

Sermon Notes
No Turning Back ~ Isaiah 31

  • Don’t trust the strength of even the strongest of men or nations (31:1-3)
  • Don’t desire to return to the “comforts” of your past (31:1)
  • Seek God in all that you do (31:1)
  • Place your trust in the protection that God provides (31:4-5, 8-9)
  • Repent of the idols that seek to turn you away (31:6-7)

Sunday 03.13.16 (living in hope)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at the song of praise Isaiah penned in his 25th chapter and see what it says about living in the hope of eternal salvation. Then that evening at 6pm we will have our second night of Revive! with Malachi O’Brien teaching on prayer. Hope to see you there!

And don’t forget to spring forward this Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Daylight-Saving-Spring-Forward

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Revive! Night Two on Prayer with Malachi O’Brien

Sermon Notes
Living in Hope ~ Isaiah 25

  • žThe ultimate question: Is the Lord your God? (25:1)
  • žWith the Lord as your God, praise him as he fulfills his longstanding plan to save (25:1)
  • ž…trust him to be your shelter as he judges the wicked (25:2-5, 10-12)
  • ž…invite others to celebrate the great feast that he will provide (25:6)
  • ž…long for the day of no more death or pain (25:7-8)
  • ž…rejoice for the fullness of salvation is coming (25:9)

Sunday 03.06.16 (why do we sing?)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Isaiah 12 and answer the question, “Why do we sing?” Then Sunday evening at 6pm we kickoff our first night in our Revive! series with JP Williams from FBC Archie bringing a message on God’s Word. You can click here for more information. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@230 Nursing Home service at Adrian Manor
@6pm Revive! night 1 with JP Williams

Sermon Notes
Why Do We Sing? ~ Isaiah 12

  • We sing because Jesus is King, now and forever (12:1)
  • We sing because God is our Salvation and he has turned away his wrath (12:1-2)
  • We sing because God is our strength and the end of all our fear (12:2)
  • We sing because drinking deep from the well of salvation produces greater joy (12:3)
  • We sing because God is glorious and the world needs to know his deeds (12:4-5)
  • We sing because God is great in our midst (12:6)

Revive! 2016 (coming in March and April)

A dictionary definition of the words revive and revival would include a “return to life or strength” or “to renew, to take up again.” In the modern history of the church, we often use the term to speak of a supernatural, God-empowered spiritual awakening in people—a coming to follow Jesus of those who previously did not follow, and a growing in one’s faith and character of those who do follow.

In this sense, to revive would be to return to the pinnacle of spiritual health and devotion to Jesus.

Now, on the one hand, we cannot program a move of God. God is God and therefore he does as he pleases when he pleases. Setting aside a few days, a week, or a series of weeks and calling them a “revival” does not guarantee masses of people coming to Jesus or experiencing spiritual growth. On the other hand, we can take steps to prepare ourselves for great moves of God while also strengthening our everyday faith in Jesus.

Paul wrote about this in Ephesians, first praying that the Christians of that church would together be spiritually strengthened and come to a fuller understanding of Christ and his love (3:14-21); and second encouraging them to live “filled with the Spirit” through corporate singing, thankful prayer, and humble service (5:18-21).

This is what Revive! 2016 is about. On five Sunday evenings spread across the course of the six weeks in March and April, we will be joining together to sing in worship to our God and Savior, and to hear from guest speakers who will encourage us to grow in our faith.

Revive! is for the faithful follower of Jesus who desires to be challenged to grow even further; it is for the new, young, and growing follower of Jesus who wants to learn more about what it means to be faithful to Jesus in all things; and it is for those who are not yet followers of Jesus, but desire to learn more about who Jesus is and why he is worth following.

For more information, you can take a look at our Revive! 2016 page or contact the church office.

The schedule for Revive! is as follows (all services begin at 6pm on Sunday evenings):

Date – Speaker – Topic
March 6 – JP Williams – God’s Word
March 13 – Malachi O’Brien – Prayer
March 20 – Tony Jones – Praise/Worship
March 27 – Easter, no evening activities at FBC Adrian
April 3 – Rick Thompson – Missions/Evangelism
April 10 – Steve Donnelly – Fellowship

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