Sunday 11.22.15 (the joy of turning from sin)

This Sunday join us as we take a look at Psalm 32 and see the great joy we experience by turning from sin and turning to God in Jesus. Also, Sunday night @7pm we will be hosting the annual Adrian Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving service. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Children’s Christmas program practice
@7pm Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service

Note: With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there will be no Awana or prayer meeting and Bible study on the church campus this Wednesday. Have a happy holiday!

Sermon Notes
The Joy of Turning From Sin ~ Psalm 32

  • Find joy in remembering God’s forgiveness (32:1-2)
  • Find joy in confessing your sins (32:3-7)
  • Find joy in learning righteousness (32:8-11)

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Sunday 10.25.15 (our sure hope in the patient God)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at 2 Peter 3 and the sure hope that we have in a graciously patient God.

Then Sunday evening during Adult Bible Study, Julie Bridges is starting practice for this year’s Children’s Christmas Program. The date and time of the program itself is still pending (look for it on a Sunday evening in early December) but practice will run each Sunday night leading up to it from 6pm to 7pm in the auditorium. Parents and grandparents are invited to join us for Bible Study in the church library.

Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Children’s Christmas Program practice in auditorium
@6pm Life on Mission evangelism training in the church library

Sermon Notes
A Sure Hope in the Patient God ~ 2 Peter 3

  • Our hope; God’s patience (3:1-13)
    • We have the hope of complete salvation and perfect renewal on the “Day of the Lord” (3:10-13)
    • Some will mock the coming of Jesus (3:1-7)
    • Despite this mockery, God works with great patience (3:8-9)
  • This encourages us to live…
    • Eager for holiness (3:14)
    • Thankful for patience (3:15)
    • Watchful of false teaching (3:16-17)
    • Committed to spiritual growth (3:18)

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Sunday 10.18.15 (a godly witness)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at 1 Peter 2:11-17 and how to have a godly witness in a fallen world. Also, all men are invited to our prayer breakfast at Wimfield’s at 815am. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@815 Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Wimfield’s
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Life on Mission evangelism study week 3 in the church library

Sermon Notes
A Godly Witness in a Fallen World ~ 1 Peter 2:11-17

  • Remember: You are citizens of a heavenly Kingdom presently dwelling in a foreign land (2:11)
    • Our aim is to live peaceably with others (Rom 12:18)
    • …seeking the best for our community and praying on its behalf (Jer 29:4-7)
    • …And sharing with them the love and greatness of Christ (1 Pt 2:9-10)
  • To live godly lives in a darkening culture…
    • Flee from personal sin (2:11)
    • Submit to governing authority (2:13-17)
    • Care more about your actions than your reputation (2:12, 15-16)
    • Love and honor others (2:17)

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Sunday 10.11.15 (Facing Trials with Faith)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at James 1:1-18 and what it means to face our trials with faith. Sunday evening, we’ll be in part 2 of our evangelism study Life on Mission. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Life on Mission evangelism training in the church library

Sermon Notes
Facing Trials with Faith ~ James 1:1-18

We all face times of trial and difficulty in life, we must face these with faith that God is doing something better through them. To face trials with faith:

  • Take joy in what your trials are producing in your life: Christ-likeness (1:1-4)
  • Seek God for wisdom to face trials when the situations seem to overwhelm (1:5-8)
  • Learn to be content in Christ, no matter your circumstance (1:9-11)
  • Look forward to the eternal prize as a source of strength and joy today (1:12)
  • Trust that God is orchestrating the best for your life and flee temptations that say otherwise (1:13-18)

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Sunday 10.04.15 (the greatness of corporate worship)

As we gather for worship this Sunday morning, we’ll take a look at Hebrews 12 and what is going on spiritually as we worship God together. Sunday evening we’ll begin a 5-week evangelism and missions study called Life on Mission. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Life on Mission study in church library
@7pm Business Meeting

Sermon Notes
The Greatness of Corporate Worship ~ Hebrews 12:18-24

  • žWhen we gather to worship, spiritually we come to Zion
    • As we worship, we join a joyful celebration (12:22)
    • As we worship, we gather in spirit with all the saints past and present (12:23)
    • As we worship, we commune with God (12:23-24)
  • žThis should encourage us…
    • To run the race of life with boldness in spiritual strength (12:1-2, 12-13)
    • To seek peace with everyone we encounter (12:14)
    • To pursue holiness in all things (12:14-17)
    • To urge one another to walk faithfully in the grace of God (12:15)

Sunday 09.27.15 (the Christian’s Sabbath)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Hebrews 3:1-4:13 and see how for the Christian Jesus is our Sabbath rest. We also will have a fellowship dinner and afternoon services at Adrian Manor Nursing Home following our morning worship gathering. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Fall Fellowship Meal
@230pm Adrian Manor Service
@6pm Adult Bible Study in church library

Sermon Notes
The Christian’s Sabbath ~Hebrews 3:1-4:13

  • žJesus is our great Sabbath Rest
  • žOur aim: To enter this rest (4:11)
    • Our rest comes from receiving, not earning the promises of God (4:9-10)
    • Be faithful to trust Jesus, holding fast to joy and salvation through him (3:6)
    • Keep watch on and encourage one another in Christ (3:12-13)
    • Let God’s word shape your lives (4:12-13)

Sunday 09.20.15 (faith in faithless times)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at 2 Kings 21-23 and the life of King Josiah and how his example encourages us to walk according to God’s word and be faithful even if the world around us seems faithless. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@7pm Tent Meeting at Frontier Village

Sermon Notes
Faith in Faithless Times ~2 Kings 21-23

To have faith in faithless times:

  • Don’t neglect God’s word (22:1-10)
  • Repent and trust God when confronted by his word (22:11-20)
  • Seek to be always reforming–always conforming our lives to God’s word (23:1-27)
  • Trust the greater King, Jesus, who is God’s Word (23:26-27, John 1)