Sunday 4.21.19 (Easter / Resurrection Sunday)

We’re excited to celebrate this morning the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior-King. In worship, we’ll be taking a look at 1 Corinthians 15:12-22 and see how the resurrection is at the core of Christianity. The Apostle Paul wrote that if the resurrection didn’t happen and is just a myth, then Christianity is meaningless; but since it did happen, it changes everything for our lives and world.

We hope you can join us. We’ll have breakfast in our gym at 9:45, followed by our worship gathering in our auditorium at 10:45.

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Sunday 4.14.19 (old wineskins)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke with a look at 5:33-6:11 where Jesus tells a parable about old and new wineskins in relation to traditions about fasting and the Sabbath. We’ll see how traditions can be valuable, but our love for Jesus must be greater. 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
Old Wineskins ~ Luke 5:33-6:11

The sermon in one sentence: Traditions can be valuable, but our love for Jesus and for others must be greater.

  • The value of traditions
    • Traditions can be good when they help us love and honor God and point others to Jesus
    • Traditions can be bad when we elevate personal preferences to the level of the Gospel or God’s Law
  • Love Jesus more than your traditions (5:33-39)
    • Fasting was important and appropriate, but while Jesus was with them, his disciples had a different focus
    • Like old wine in old wineskins, Jesus fulfills God’s ancient purposes and is better than our traditions; we must evaluate everything in light of him
  • Love others more than your traditions (6:1-11)
    • The Sabbath was important, but Jesus’ interpretation is greater than that of the Scribes and Pharisees
    • The Sabbath was meant for rest and refreshing, not to hinder and burden
    • Doing good to others helps fulfill the purposes of the Sabbath

Songs for Worship
Glorious Is Thy Name
My Chains Are Gone
Speak, O Lord
Hark, The Voice of Jesus Calling

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Sunday 4.07.19 (the healer)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our journey through Luke’s gospel by taking a look at 5:12-32 and seeing how Jesus is the great Healer who heals us physically and spiritually. Then on Sunday night, we’ll join at First Baptist Rich Hill for the Voices of Zambia concert. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Business Meeting and Spring Fellowship
@6pm Voices of Zambia at FBC Rich Hill

Sermon Notes
The Healer ~ Luke 5:12-32

The sermon in one sentence: Everyone is in need of healing; Jesus is the Great Physician who makes us whole.

  • Everyone is in need of healing
    • We are holistically (physically and spiritually) marred by sin (Genesis 3)
    • We need healing in both
  • Through Jesus, God will heal you physically (5:12-16)
    • Jesus came to reverse the effects of the fall
    • For followers of Jesus, healing is guaranteed, but it’s a matter of timing
      • God heals some temporarily; God heals all eternally
    • Temporary healing is a blessing, but there are things that matter more: Communion with God and forgiveness of sin
  • Through Jesus, God will heal you spiritually (5:17-32)
    • Jesus came to the sin-sick to be the Great Physician
    • As followers of Jesus, we are to bring the hope of healing to others

Songs for Worship
Nothing but the Blood
I Lay My Sins on Jesus
There Is a Balm in Gilead
What a Day That Will Be

Luke

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Sunday 3.24.19 (the authority of Jesus)

This morning, we’ll continue our journey through Luke’s gospel with a look at Luke 4:31-44. We’ll see how Jesus has authority over everything we face and how his greatest gift to us is his word and its impact in our lives. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Judges video study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
The Authority of Jesus ~ Luke 4:31-44

The sermon in one sentence: Jesus has power and authority over everything that ails us, but his greatest gift to us is the gospel he preached, which eternally heals us.

  • Jesus has authority over every ailment you will face (4:31-41)
    • Over demons and unclean spirits (4:33-37, 41)
    • Over various illnesses and diseases (4:38-40)
    • These representing all ailments
    • His authority is shown through his words (4:31-32)
  • Jesus’ greatest work in your life is the gift of the gospel (4:42-44)
    • Jesus healed during his 3-year ministry; but he came primarily to preach
    • Momentary healing of something is good; eternal healing from sin is unending joy
    • The gospel gives the solution to everything that ails us, because it leads us to the One who died on the cross and rose from the dead to bring an end to our sin

Songs for Worship
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Like a River Glorious
Cornerstone
All I Have Is Christ
Victory in Jesus

Sunday 3.10.19 (who’s your one?)

This Sunday, we’ll take a look at John 1:29-51 and see how, after encountering Jesus, Andrew and Philip went and found Peter and Nathanael and led them to Jesus. We’re taking a break from the Gospel of Luke to kick-off our 2019 Evangelism Challenge–Who’s Your One?, as issued by JD Greear (current president of the Southern Baptist Convention).

You can find out more information by visiting whosyourone.com.

We hope to see you there! And don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed, as we spring forward.

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

Sermon Notes
Who’s Your One? ~ John 1:29-51

The sermon in one sentence: Every follower of Jesus has at least one person in their life with whom they can share the love and grace of God in Jesus.

  • Hearing the gospel and trusting in Jesus will forever change your life (1:29-44)
  • Following Jesus, you should seek to lead others to follow Jesus (1:40-51)
  • The Who’s Your One? Challenge:
    • Think of at least one person in your life who is not a follower of Jesus
    • Commit to pray for your “one” for at least 30 days
    • Pray and look for opportunities to share the gospel with your one

Songs for Worship
10,000 Reasons
How Great Is Our God
Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Let Others See Jesus in You
Shout to the Lord

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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