September 29th News

September 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we are finishing a series called, What Is the Gospel?

Last week we began to look at the whole story of God– starting in Genesis 1 with the Creation. In that message, we heard some bad news… Because of our rebellion against God– because we sin by wanting to make ourselves god– we are separated from him.

But remember, the word “gospel” means Good News. To appreciate good news, we must first understand the bad news. Well, this week we will hear the good news of what God has done so that we could be reunited with him forever! It is, indeed, an incredible story.

I hope that you will be able to make it to church this week to hear His-story and gain a deeper understanding of how much you are loved by your God!

Looking forward to Sunday!!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

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Russell House Ministry

September 29th– 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          Sunday, September 29th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis

Cel—757-401-5564

e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com

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G2F Brunch
WHEN: Sunday Sept 22, right after church
WHERE: Jim and Dale Browning’s house
WHAT: Bring something to share and come hang out after the service.

 

 

 

 

 

What Is the Gospel? Part 4-The Narrative Gospel

September 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In this series we take a closer look at the Gospel.

In Part 4, we will see the whole story of the Gospel from Creation, to Fall, to Redemption, to Restoration. It is “His-Story”– God’s story and how we are a part of it. This week we get the first half of the story– Creation and Fall– and we see that all of us are separated from God when we enter the world. That is bad news… But there is hope. Next week we will see where that hope comes from and how it can change your life for eternity.

I learned the Narrative Gospel from one of my most important mentors and friends. His name is Dr. David Nicholas and he was my pastor and boss for 12 years. David is now at home with Jesus– but his influence will live on through all of the people he pastored, mentored, loved, and taught.

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September 22, 2013 | What Is the Gospel? 4| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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September 22nd News

September 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the last 3 weeks, we’ve been in a series called What is the Gospel? and we’ve seen that the gospel has many different aspects.

This week, we will look at the story of the gospel– the whole story. You will see that the Bible is really all about the gospel– from start to finish.

Also, remember that the Brownings are hosting a potluck brunch after the service.

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

___________________

Russell House Ministry

September 29th– 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          Sunday, September 29th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis

Cel—757-401-5564

e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com

_______________________________
G2F Brunch
WHEN: Sunday Sept 22, right after church
WHERE: Jim and Dale Browning’s house
WHAT: Bring something to share and come hang out after the service.

 

 

 

 

 

What Is the Gospel? Part 3-The Kingdom Aspect

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In this series we take a closer look at the Gospel.

In Part 3, we see that the gospel is a reversal of values that is necessary for life in the Kingdom of God.

These messages were inspire by Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in new York City.

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September 15, 2013 | What Is the Gospel? 3| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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September 15th News

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This Sunday we will continue our three-part series called What Is the Gospel?

Two weeks ago, we talked about the Historical Aspect of the Gospel. The reality is that the gospel is news about what has already been done, not advice about how to live.

The gospel nutshell we discovered (with the help of Pastor Tim Keller) was:

Jesus Christ lived the life you should have lived and died the death you should have died as your substitute—in your place—so that God can receive you not for your record and your sake but for Jesus’ record and his sake.

Last Sunday, we talked about the Sonship (or Identity) Aspect of the Gospel. This one, too, is a unique aspect of Christianity– and must be understood so that a believer can walk in freedom and joy as God desires. This aspect focuses on the fact that the gospel is a  status you receive now, not just a reward you receive later.

In other words, the gospel changes your identity entirely.

Gospel in a nutshell:

You are more wicked and flawed than you ever dared believe, but you more loved and accepted than you ever dared hope—at the same time.

Finally, this week, we will talk about the Kingdom aspect of the gospel– and see that the gospel represents an almost total reversal of the world’s values. In other words, the gospel shows us (and enables us) to live “right-side up” in an “up-side down” world.

To prepare, read Philippians 2:1-11.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

___________________

Russell House Ministry

September 15th and 29th– 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          Sunday, September 29th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis

Cel—757-401-5564

e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com

_______________________________
G2F Brunch
WHEN: Sunday Sept 22, right after church
WHERE: Jim and Dale Browning’s house
WHAT: Bring something to share and come hang out after the service.

 

 

 

 

 

What Is the Gospel? Part 2-The Sonship Aspect

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In this series we take a closer look at the Gospel.

In Part 2, we see that the gospel is a status we receive now that changes our identity.

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September 8, 2013 | What Is the Gospel 2| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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September 8th News

September 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will continue our three-part series called What Is the Gospel?

Last week, we talked about the Historical Aspect of the Gospel. The reality is that the gospel is news about what has already been done, not advice about how to live. Although Jesus does offer good advice that can help us live fuller more beautiful lives, “Gospel” means “good news”– and news is something that is already done.

This is extremely important and is an element that makes Christianity very different from other religions in the world.

The gospel nutshell we discovered (with the help of Pastor Tim Keller) was:

Jesus Christ lived the life you should have lived and died the death you should have died as your substitute—in your place—so that God can receive you not for your record and your sake but for Jesus’ record and his sake.

This Sunday, we will talk about the Sonship (or Identity) Aspect of the Gospel. This one, too, is a unique aspect of Christianity– and must be understood so that a believer can walk in freedom and joy as God desires.

To prepare for the message, read Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:9-13, and Romans 8:14-17. As you read, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What are these passages saying?
  2. What do they have in common?
  3. What do they mean for me?

Come see the incredible wonder of the gospel!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

___________________

Russell House Ministry

September 15th and 29th– 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          Sunday, September 29th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis

Cel—757-401-5564

e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

What Is the Gospel? Part 1-The Historical Aspect

September 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In this series we take a closer look at the Gospel.

Part 1 reveals the Historical Aspect of the Gospel and we see that it is news about something that has already been done.

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September 1, 2013 | What Is the Gospel 1| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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