Upcoming Events (Men’s Breakfast and Evangelism Training)

Coming soon…

2/9/19 – Men’s Breakfast at the pastor’s; 8:30am — men, join us for biscuits, gravy, bacon, and fellowship; fathers and grandfathers, feel free to bring sons and grandsons!

2/10/19 – Evangelism Training week 1 of 3; Noon, with lunch — after our morning worship gatherings during the last three Sundays of February, we’ll meet in the gym for lunch and then Life On Mission – 3 Circles evangelism training.

You can check out the event pages on our facebook page.

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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

Who’s Your One? (2019 Evangelism Challenge)

Jesus found Philip and said to him, “Follow me…” Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth.” – John 1:43, 45 (ESV)

JD Greear, current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has issued an evangelism challenge in which he asks, “Who’s your one?” Greear explains:

Greear

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The “next year” he mentions is 2019, as he issued this challenge at the end of 2018. We’re a month into this new year, but we still have plenty of time to pray, share the gospel, and see the impact the gospel can have on the life of even one person.

While some will go and proclaim the gospel to hundreds if not thousands at the same time, all of us can be like Philip in John’s gospel—we have met Jesus, and we know someone else who needs Jesus, so we go and share with that one.

I want to challenge you to pray these things over the next month and then see where God leads:

Lord, place one person in my life who needs to know Jesus. Give me open eyes to see the opportunities to share as they arise, and give me boldness to tell them about Jesus and invite them to church.

God’s will is that people come to faith in Jesus. Prayers like this are prayers that he delights in answering. So, who will be your one?

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

Follow Me

This post is part of a devotional series based on our 2019 Bible Reading Calendar.

“Follow me.” They are two simple words but mean a lot.

These two words were among the favorite of Jesus when he called people to be his disciples, such as in Matthew 9:9,

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the toll booth, and he said to him, “Follow me,” and he got up and followed him. (Christian Standard Bible)

These words are simple, but they’re also life-changing for those who heed them. To follow Jesus isn’t simply to like some things about his teachings. It’s not to think that Jesus was a nice guy or a prophetic voice of his time. It’s not to simply believe true things about Jesus.

To follow Jesus is a commitment to a brand new life.

When we encounter Jesus for the first time and he says “follow” he does so as one walking in the opposite direction of us. Jesus isn’t interested in adding something new to our days. Rather, he calls us to radical new commitments and new ways of thinking. When Jesus elsewhere speaks about the last being first and first being last, he’s saying that he came to turn the world on its head, and our lives as well.

Jesus calls us to self-sacrifice. “Take up your cross and follow me.” Jesus calls us to an unselfish love. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus calls us to new priorities. “What you do to the least of these, you do to me.”

Will we answer that call? Will we turn and follow, or will we choose to keep sitting at our toll booth when Jesus walks on by?

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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

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