Sunday 06.26.16 (in Christ)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Ephesians 1:1-14 and see what it means to have an identity that is based in Christ (a favorite term of Paul’s in our passage). Then Sunday night we’ll dive into  chapter 2 of our I Will study: “I Will Worship with Others.” We hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Widow/Widower Lunch hosted by the deacons in fellowship hall
@6pm I Will study in church’s library
@7pm Business Meeting

Sermon Notes
In Christ ~ Ephesians 1:1-14

  • žWe are to joyfully worship God for who he has made us in Christ (1:3)
  • žSix realities about our identity in Christ that give us reason to joyfully praise God:
    • He has made us holy and blameless (1:4)
    • He adopted us into his family (1:5-6)
    • He redeemed us from our debt of sin (1:7-8)
    • He revealed to us his plan to save people from all the nations in Christ (1:8-10)
    • He has provided us an inheritance (1:11-12)
    • He has sealed us with his Holy Spirit (1:13-14)

Sunday 06.05.16 (the good news of Jesus)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Mark 1:1-20, remembering who Jesus is as our Savior-King and what that means for our lives. Then on Sunday night we’ll kick off our study of I Will by Thom Rainer. See below for the planned schedule for the study. Hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm I Will study in church library (see below for schedule)

Sermon Notes
The Good News of Jesus ~ Mark 1:1-20

  • žThe gospel of Jesus Christ (1:1)
  • Jesus baptizes us with the Holy Spirit, therefore you are to live daily in the power of the Spirit (1:2-8)
  • žJesus is God’s beloved son, therefore rest in him for your “well-pleased” identity (1:9-11)
  • žJesus is victorious over temptation, therefore trust in him for help against temptation (1:12-13, cf. Matthew 4)
  • žJesus fulfills God’s plan and proclaims the gospel, therefore repent and believe (1:14-15)
  • žJesus calls us to a greater life, therefore follow wherever he leads (1:16-20)

I Will Study Schedule

i will pic

06.05………….. Introduction: A Tale of a Joyous Church Member
06.12………….. Chapter 1: I Will Move from “I Am” to “I Will”
06.19………….. Break for Father’s Day
06.26………….. Chapter 2: I Will Worship with Others
07.03………….. Break for 4th of July Holiday Weekend
07.10………….. Chapter 3: I Will Grow Together with Others
07.17………….. Chapter 4: I Will Serve
07.24………….. Break for VBS Kickoff Night
07.31………….. Chapter 5: I Will Go
08.07………….. Chapter 6: I Will Give Generously
08.14………….. Chapter 7: I Will Not be a Church Dropout
08.21………….. Chapter 8: I Will Avoid the Traps of ‘Churchianity’
08.28………….. Chapter 9: I Will Make a Difference

Sunday 05.29.16 (to the ends of the earth)

This Sunday we’ll be taking a look at Psalm 67 and see how God has blessed us in order to make his glory and joy known to the ends of the earth. We hope to see you there! If you’re traveling this holiday weekend, we pray that you travel safe. Starting on Sunday nights in June, we’ll be doing a study through Thom Rainer’s book I Will. For a copy of the book, please see Pastor Mike.

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
**No Evening Services, enjoy the holiday weekend!**

Sermon Notes
To the Ends of the Earth ~ Psalm 67

  • A prayer for God’s blessing (67:1)
    • This prayer echoes Numbers 6:23-27, asking for God to supply his people with joy, protection, grace, and peace
    • To be blessed is to be made happy by God through the fullness of Jesus
    • The ultimate purpose of blessing is that God might bring joy to us by displaying his glory through us which will bring joy to others
  • Blessed by God we are to take God’s blessing to others:
    • We are to make the way of God known… (67:2)
    • …to multiply praise to God throughout the world (67:3-7)
    • …to multiply joy in God throughout the world (67:4)

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!

@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:

revive rick

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!

@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.


@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!

@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)