Revive! Night 4 @6pm

We invite you to join us tonight for the last in our 2017 Revive! series. Dinner in the gym at 5pm and service in the auditorium at 6pm. Tonight, Rick Thompson, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist – Nevada (MO), will be here to share on the topic of building community as followers of Jesus. We hope to see you there!

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Revive! Night 3, tonight @6pm

Revive! is back for 2017. Every Sunday night in the month of March we will have a meal at 5pm in the gym and a worship gathering with a guest speaker at 6pm. These special services are designed to help you learn more about Jesus and what it means to be his follower. We invite you to join us and bring a friend.

Tonight we have Cody McCully, on staff at The Church of Pleasant Ridge (Harrisonville, MO), coming to share about what it means to pursue missions. For a full list of speakers for the month, please click here.

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Revive! Night 2, Tonight @6pm

Revive! is back for 2017. Every Sunday night in the month of March we will have a meal at 5pm in the gym and a worship gathering with a guest speaker at 6pm. These special services are designed to help you learn more about Jesus and what it means to be his follower. We invite you to join us and bring a friend.

Tonight we have Curtis Townley, Director of Missions of the Osage River Baptist Association**, coming to share about what it means to live the truth. For a full list of speakers for the month, please click here.

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**[Change in speaker: Unfortunately, our friend Tony J is ill this weekend, join me in praying for a speedy recovery]

Sunday 03.12.17 (our witness, the Spirit’s help)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at John 15:18-16:15 and see how the Holy Spirit helps us in our witness to the world. Then on Sunday evening, we have week two of our Revive! series, featuring Tony Jones from FBC Rich Hill speaking on the topic of living the truth. We hope to see you there! And don’t forget to spring forward, setting your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

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Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@5pm Dinner before Revive!
@6pm Revive! Night 2: “Live Truth”

Sermon Notes
Our Witness, The Spirit’s Help ~ John 15:18-16:15

  • The Spirit helps our witness in the midst of persecution, so be bold witnesses in the face of opposition (15:18-16:4)
  • The Spirit helps our witness by bringing conviction to the world, so speak the truth in love (16:5-11)
  • The Spirit helps our witness by reminding us of the glories of Jesus, so keep learning and sharing God’s word (16:12-15)

Revive! Night 1, Tonight @6pm

Revive! is back for 2017. Every Sunday night in the month of March we will have a meal at 5pm in the gym and a worship gathering with a guest speaker at 6pm. These special services are designed to help you learn more about Jesus and what it means to be his follower. We invite you to join us and bring a friend.

Tonight we have JP Williams from the First Baptist Church of Archie, MO, coming to share about what it means to honor Jesus. For a full list of speakers for the month, please click here.

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Sunday 03.05.17 (abide)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at John 15:1-17 and what it means to “abide in Jesus.” Then on Sunday night, we kickoff our month-long Revive! series with a meal at 5pm and special worship gathering at 6pm each Sunday night. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@5pm Meal before Revive!
@6pm Revive! Night 1: “Honor Jesus” featuring guest speaker JP Williams from FBC Archie, MO. Click here for more information.

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Sermon Notes
Abide ~ John 15:1-17

  • “Abide” in Jesus! (15:4)
  • The benefits of abiding
    • We have true life (15:1-6)
    • God makes us clean (15:1-3)
    • We bear much fruit (15:1-8)
    • God answers our prayers (15:7, 16)
    • We have great joy (15:11)
  • How do we abide?
    • Believe in Jesus (15:2-5)
    • Be often in God’s word (15:7)
    • Be constant in prayer (15:7)
    • Be obedient in love (15:9-17)

Good Reads 02.15.17 (on: prayer, revival, love, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy!

On prayer and revival: Prayer for Revival and Faithful Plodding by Mike Leake

I wonder if this is why we pray so much for revival. Because times of revival aren’t the times of slow plodding. That’s when the wheel is spinning at full speed and you’re just trying to keep up with its produce. What ministry leader wouldn’t want that?

But in my mind our view of revival is a bit like an empty water wheel that just starts spinning by an unseen hand. I wonder if sometimes my prayer for revival is little more than, “Lord, make my job a lot easier”. Am I praying that God would cause the wheel to spin apart from seasons of faithful plodding? Is my prayer for revival just laziness cloaked in spiritual jargon? (click here to read more)

On prayer and parenting: 10 Prayers for Great Parenting by Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, Help me not to overwhelm my children with unrealistic expectations. Remind me discipline is for their good – and to always administer it in love – not in anger or purely emotion. Keep me from dumping my adult problems on them, while helping me be transparent enough for them to learn from my mistakes. Help me to remember my children’s current age – and respond to them accordingly. (click here to read more)

On love and marriage: The 5 Weightiest Words of Love by Trevin Wax

The cost of the average wedding in America now exceeds $30,000, with prices soaring 16 percent between 2011 and 2015. With all the glitz and glamour surrounding a couple’s special day, it’s easy to focus on the decorations and dresses, while overlooking the most valuable moment of the day—the costliest words spoken between a husband and wife.

“Till death do us part.” (click here to read more)

On discipleship: Seven Costs of Disciple-Making by David Mathis

In disciple-making, we need to remember our aim is to please Jesus, and this will cost us favor with certain persons, especially when we have to say no to our involvement in their program or event or even to discipling them personally, because we’re protecting the space to invest in others. (click here to read more)