Sunday 02.18.18 (the long, patient plan of God)

This Sunday we’ll begin our journey through the book of Exodus and see how in Exodus God began to fulfill promises he made over 400 years earlier to Abraham. This reminds us that God works his plan in his time and that is best. We will also be having Sunday School teacher training in the afternoon and our video study on fighting for joy in the evening. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@2pm Sunday School Teacher Training in the gym
@6pm Evening Study in the youth room

Sermon Notes
The Long, Patient Plan of God ~ Exodus 1:1-14, 2:11-25

The sermon in one sentence: God faithfully works his plan for the good of his people, but does so in his time and we must learn to be patient and to trust.

  • God fulfills all of his promises (Exodus 1:1-7)
    • Therefore, trust God to keep his word to us
  • God rights the wrongs that are done against his people (1:8-14, 2:11-25)
    • Therefore, cry out to him with your hurts and rest in his grace
  • God acts in his time, which is the best time
    • Therefore, be proactively patient–pursuing Jesus and righteousness, but understanding that the best is not always immediate

Songs for Worship
From the Rising of the Sun
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Standing on the Promises
Give Us Clean Hands
In His Time

Exodus

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Sunday 01.28.18 (the gospel and parenting)

This Sunday we’ll be in week 3 of our The Gospel and Home series, taking a look at Ephesians 6:4 and “The Gospel and Parenting.” Then on Sunday night, we’ll continue our video series by John Piper on fighting for joy. We hope to see you there!

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

Sermon Notes
The Gospel and Parenting ~ Ephesians 6:4

The sermon in one sentence: The home should provide the foundation for discipleship as we expose our children to the love and grace of God as much as we can.

  • Don’t provoke your children to anger
    • Children are to obey; parents should strive to make obedience easy (6:1, 4; Matthew 11:28-29)
    • Help them feel loved and cherished
  • Bring your children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord
    • Be present
    • Be Gospel-instructive
    • Be encouraging
    • Be guiding

Songs for Worship
Love Lifted Me
Worthy of Worship
Would You Bless Our Homes and Families
Lord, Here Am I
Jesus Is Lord of All

Sunday 12.31.17

This morning, we’ll look forward to 2018 with a special prayer service. Join us as we spend time in song and prayer, and hear a 2018 Challenge from Pastor Mike. With the holiday weekend, there will be no evening activities. And with the bitter cold temperatures and wind chills, we want everyone to be safe. If you need to stay in, then we look forward to seeing you back next week!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@230pm Nursing Home Service at Adrian Manor

Songs for Worship
I Stand Amazed
Psalm 89:1
Glorious Is Thy Name
There Is a Redeemer
It Is Well
We’ve a Story to Tell
In Christ Alone

Sunday 12.17.17 (a life of faith, love, and hope)

This week, we’ll finish up our Faith. Love. Hope. series through 1 Thessalonians by taking a look at 5:12-28 where we will see Paul’s summary of a life of faith, love, and hope. Then tonight we’ll continue our video study by David Platt on Scripture and Authority in an Age of Skepticism. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 ~ Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 ~ Worship Gathering
@6pm ~ Video Study in youth room

Sermon Notes
A Life of Faith, Love, and Hope ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

  • Love and show care toward your spiritual leaders (5:12-13)
  • Love God and others with a vibrant faith (5:14-24)
  • Fellowship with your spiritual family (5:25-27)
  • You do this all because of grace (5:28)

1 thessalonians

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Songs for Worship
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Give Thanks to God
Emmanuel
Grace Alone
Speak, O Lord
Rejoice, the Lord is King

Sunday 12.10.17 (expectant hope)

This morning, we’ll take a look at 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and consider how we are to live with expectant hope in light of the return of Jesus. Morning service will be followed by our Widows/Widowers Christmas Dinner, hosted by the Deacons; and then this evening at 6pm we will have our Children’s Christmas Program. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Widows/Widowers Christmas Dinner
@6pm Children’s Christmas Program, followed by cookies and treats

Sermon Notes
Expectant Hope ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

  • Long for your hope to manifest when the dawn of eternity arrives (5:1-4)
  • Live boldly in hopeful faith (5:5-8)
  • Encourage one another with your hope (5:9-11)

Recent sermons in this series are available to listen to on our Sermon Page.

1 thessalonians

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Songs for Worship
Joy Has Dawned (listen to a version of this song on YouTube)
Angels We Have Heard on High
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It

Sunday 12.03.17 (good grief)

This Sunday we’ll conclude 1 Thessalonians 4 with verses 13-18 and consider how we can face death and grief with hope because of the resurrection of Jesus. Then on Sunday night we’ll continue our video study on Scripture and Authority in the Age of Skepticism while the children have dress rehearsal for their upcoming Christmas program. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Dress Rehearsal for Children’s Christmas Program in auditorium
@6pm Scripture video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Good Grief ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

  • žWe all will face death, but as Christians we can face death with hope (4:13)
  • žWe build hope in the face of death by remembering the resurrection of Jesus (4:14)
  • žWe build hope in the face of death by looking forward to our resurrection through Jesus (4:14-17)
  • žIn the face of death, these truths allow us to grieve with great hope and to encourage one another (4:13, 18)

Songs for Worship
From the Rising of the Sun
Because He Lives
The Solid Rock
Joy to the World
I Can Only Imagine

Sunday 11.26.17 (love others)

This Sunday, we’ll take a look at 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 on the topic of loving others. We hope to see you there! As we wrap up the holiday weekend, there will be no study on Sunday night.

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering

Sermon Notes
Love Others ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

  • Love is to be the centerpiece of the Christian life (4:9-10)
  • Loving others, we should grow to love others even more (4:10-12)
    • Spend time finding more ways to love others (4:10)
    • Seek to be a positive influence, not a negative nuisance (4:11)
    • Work hard, as able, to support yourself and not drain others (4:11-12)

1 thessalonians

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