Sunday 2.3.19

Join us this Sunday as Jeremy Bridges shares from God’s word, filling in for pastor Mike. We hope to see you there! There will be no evening Bible study on the 3rd.

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
**Evening Study Cancelled This Week

Songs for Worship
Better Is One Day
Speak, O Lord
A Selection of Favorite Hymns

Sunday 01.27.19 (practicing repentance)

This Sunday we’ll continue our journey through the gospel of Luke and take a look at John’s ministry and message in 3:1-20. From it we’ll learn what it means to live a life where we practice true repentance. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Judges video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Practicing Repentance ~ Luke 3:1-20

The sermon in one sentence: The gospel calls us to repent, to commit to a change of life as followers of Jesus.

  • The background of John, the son of Zechariah (3:1-6)
  • The gospel’s call to repent and practice repentance (3:7-20)
    • John preached the gospel or “good news” to the crowds as he pointed to Jesus (3:15-18)
    • The gospel warns us that certain things will not save us from our sin and God’s wrath (3:7-9)
    • The gospel calls us to the one thing that will save us from our sin and God’s wrath: Faith in Jesus and repentance of sin (3:10-20)
    • We repent when we first turn to Jesus in faith, and we continue to repent as we follow Jesus each day (3:10-14)

Songs for Worship
Change My Heart, O God
In Christ Alone
Have Faith in God
I Surrender All
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Sunday 01.20.19 (God is…)

With the possibility of more winter weather and extreme cold, we’ll be taking a break from our series through Luke this week. Instead, we’ll consider Psalm 16 and the things David praises God for being. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@2pm Adrian Manor Worship
@5pm Bible Study at Pastor Mike’s followed by Chiefs watch party

Sermon Notes
God Is… ~ Psalm 16

The sermon in one sentence: God is everything you need for salvation, joy, and security.

  • God is your refuge (16:1)
  • God is your greatest good (16:2-4)
  • God is your hope for a happy eternity (16:5-6)
  • God is your comfort and security (16:7-8)
  • God is your salvation and joy (16:9-11)

Songs for Worship
Here I Am to Worship
Be Thou My Vision
Blessed Assurance
Days of Elijah
One Day
Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go

Sunday 01.13.19 (what child is this?)

Winter weather has set in, but we are still planning on church services Sunday morning, but only get out if you’re comfortable driving and walking in the cold and snow. We’re continuing our journey through the Gospel of Luke with 2:22-52, where we’ll see that even from childhood, Jesus proved to be the Savior-King of the world. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
**Evening services cancelled

Sermon Notes
What Child Is This? ~ Luke 2:22-52

The sermon in one sentence: From childhood, Jesus proved to be the Messiah, calling us to follow, learn from, and find hope in him.

  • žJesus is the Firstborn, the head of creation; therefore, follow and worship him (2:22-24)
  • žJesus is salvation for all peoples; therefore, trust in him and share his love (2:25-39)
  • žJesus is the Great Teacher; therefore, learn from him in order to be more like him (2:40-47)
  • žJesus is the obedient Son; therefore, find hope in his righteousness (2:48-52)

Songs for Worship
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
The Solid Rock
More About Jesus
Grace Alone
For He Alone Is Worthy

Luke

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Sunday 01.06.19 (joy for the world)

This morning, we’ll continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke by taking a look at 2:1-21 and see how the birth of Jesus meant the dawning of eternal joy for the world. Then this evening, we’ll continue our video study over the book of Judges. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Winter Fellowship and Business Meeting in the Gym
@6pm Judges Video Study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Joy for the World ~ Luke 2:1-21

The sermon in one sentence: Pursue and share joy because God sent Jesus for your joy and the joy of the world.

  • The birth of Jesus seemed insignificant on the surface (2:1-8)
  • Yet, it was the most significant event in human history, the dawning of eternal joy for the world (2:8-21)
  • Therefore, pursue joy in Jesus and share the joy of Jesus

Songs for Worship
This Is the Day
How Great Our Joy
What Child Is This?
Heaven Came Down
Ring the Bells of Heaven

Luke

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Sunday 12.23.18 (the simple faith of Christmas)

This Sunday we’ll continue our journey through Luke and take a look at the simple, uncluttered faith that Mary and Elizabeth expressed in response to Gabriel’s announcement that Mary would become miraculously pregnant with Jesus. Then on Monday night, we will celebrate Christmas with our annual Christmas Eve service at 6pm. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
Monday 12/24 @6pm Christmas Eve Service followed by cookies, snacks, and hot chocolate

Sermon Notes
The Simple Faith of Christmas ~ Luke 1:26-52

The sermon in one sentence: Trust in and praise God with a simple faith like Mary and Elizabeth

  • Strive for a simple, uncluttered faith (1:26-45)
    • “Simple” faith is not immature or basic
    • Rather, it takes God at his word, asks sincere questions for clarity, sees God as the God of infinite possibilities, and takes joy in the promises of God
  • With a simple faith, trust in Jesus as the Great, One-and-Only King (1:31-35)
  • With a simple faith, praise God for who he is and what he has done (1:46-56)

Songs for Worship
Angels We Have Heard on high
Carols Sing
Trusting Jesus
In Christ Alone

Luke

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Sunday 12.16.18 (God is at work)

This Sunday we start a new series, journeying through the Gospel of Luke. We’ll take a look at the promised birth of John the Baptist and see how God works for our joy even in the face of difficulty and doubt. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll have our Living Nativity followed by snacks. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Living Nativity (auditorium) followed by snacks (gym)

Sermon Notes
God Is At Work ~ Luke 1:1-25

The sermon in one sentence: Trust that God is at work in your difficult circumstances for your greatest joy.

  • Luke’s Introduction: Have Certainty (1:1-4)
  • Trust that God is at work in your difficult circumstances (1:5-13)
  • Trust that God is at work for you joy (1:14-17)
  • Trust that God is at work even when you doubt (1:18-25)

Songs for Worship
Joy to the World
Bless His Holy Name
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
He Leadeth Me
The Solid Rock

Luke

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