Sunday 08.30.15 (even prophets get depressed, 1 Kings 19)

This Sunday we’ll talk about the darkness of depression and how even Elijah, the great man of God, suffered from it. Yet Jesus gives a greater hope!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Adult Bible Study in church library

Sermon Notes
Even Prophets Get Depressed ~1 Kings 19

  • Depression is a period or prolonged state of sadness and/or disinterest that can affect relationships, actions, and attitudes
    • Everyone has periods of sadness, some people suffer clinical depression
    • There are multiple potential causes: spiritual, physical, circumstantial, chemical, or a combination of these
  • Elijah faced depression at the threat of his life, though he had seen God do many great things
  • We battle depression and dark times by:
    • Treating the things that need to be treated (19:5-8)
    • Realizing you cannot depend on the spiritual highs of the past to carry you (19:1-4, 9)
    • Remembering that God doesn’t always work the way we expect but he is always at work (19:9-18)
    • Setting our hope on Jesus, the better Prophet

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Sunday 08.23.15

This Sunday we will have Keith Vawter from the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home speaking during our worship gathering. You can read more about Dr. Vawter by clicking here and more about the MBCH by clicking here. Evening activities will be dismissed for a community Christian bluegrass concert at 630pm at Adrian Christian Church.

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@630pm Bluegrass Concert at ACC

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Sunday 08.16.15

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Mike reflects on the last five years of church life at FBC Adrian and gives a charge for the future.

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@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Adult Bible Study in church library

Hope to see you there!

Sunday 08.09.15

This Sunday we’ll take a look at God’s promises to King David in 2 Samuel 7 and see how Jesus fulfilled these promises as the Son King. Hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Bible Study: “Praying with Paul” by D.A. Carson in church library

Sermon Notes
The Son King ~ 2 Samuel 7

  • David desired to build a house to serve as the permanent resting place for the Ark (7:1-3)
  • God’s response (7:4-17)
    • He never demanded this
    • He is the one who chose and established David and will continue to do so
    • He will give David a Son King to build his house
  • David’s Prayer (7:18-29)
    • Gratitude for God’s grace
    • Praise for God’s greatness and work
    • Plea for God to confirm his promises for his glory
  • Solomon was the first fulfillment, but a greater Son was needed
  • Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment
    • Jesus is David’s offspring who rules forever (Luke 1:32-33)
    • Jesus was disciplined for our sins (Isaiah 53:4-6)
    • Jesus is the Temple who builds the temple of God (Revelation 21:22, Ephesians 2:19-22)
  • Our response
    • We should have gratitude for God’s grace
    • We should praise God’s greatness and work
    • We should plead to see God’s promises fulfilled for his glory

Sunday 08.02.15

This Sunday we’ll take a look at what 1 Timothy 6 says when it comes to what we do with our wealth and finding true treasure. Then at 6pm we encourage you to check out The Life of Jesus performed by the Jesus Ballet Troupe from South Korea at our sister church: First Baptist Archie.

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm The Life of Jesus at FBC Archie

Sermon Notes
True Treasure ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-19

  • Desire the greatest gain: Jesus and righteousness (6:6-16)
    • Seek for godliness and contentment
    • Remember: wealth is temporary, Jesus is eternal
    • Flee discontentment and a love of money; pursue Jesus and his righteousness
  • Enjoy what you have but live for eternal treasure (6:17-19)
    • Let your hope be God, not money
    • Enjoy what you have…
    • …and be rich in doing good and sharing

School Supply Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 4 from 6pm-7:30pm, we will be hosting our annual School Supply Giveaway in our gym (red and white metal building). There will be free basic supplies, refreshments, and new this year: a drawing to win a free backpack. We have a backpack to give away to one younger boy, one younger girl, one older boy, and one older girl. You can enter the drawing at the event and we will notify you if you’re the winner.

Remember, supplies are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

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Sunday 07.26.15 (reflections on the return of Jesus and VBS starts)

This Sunday, we’ll take a look at what Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 about the return of Jesus and the hope we have because of it. Vacation Bible School also kicks off at 6pm. For more VBS info, click here. Hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm VBS2015 Begins!

Sermon Notes
The Return of Jesus ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Why reflect on Jesus’ return?

  • It gives us hope against life’s greatest darkness–death (4:13)
  • It helps us to encourage and build up one another in faithfully following Jesus (4:18, 5:5-11)
  • It helps us faithfully reflect the hope and righteousness of Jesus in everything we do (5:5)

What do we learn about the return of Jesus?

  • It is the death of death (4:14-17)
  • It is loud, visible, and global (4:16)
  • It will mark the moment that we are forevermore in the presence of Jesus (4:17)
  • Its suddenness will surprise the world but it should not surprise followers of Jesus (5:1-4)
  • It brings about eternal salvation for God’s people and eternal wrath for those who have rejected God and chosen sin (5:9, 2 Thess 1:7-10)