September 28th News- A New Series!

September 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Heart of the 10 Commandments

This week we will begin a new series called, The Heart of the 10 Commandments. 

I believe that most of us are familiar with the 10 commandments. But I also believe that most of us don’t really understand them. On one hand, they are pretty straight forward. Do/don’t do these 10 things and everything will be great. On the other hand, these 10 things are hard to do/don’t do! In fact, if we are honest, we would have to admit that we fail at them on a daily basis (sometimes moment by moment!).

So what’s the deal? Why did God give them to us? What do they mean?

We will spend the next 11 weeks asking those questions together– because God has a lot to say on the subject. This week we will be introduced to what they are, why they are important, the biggest challenge they present, and the solution to that challenge. Then we will spend the next 10 weeks looking at each commandment individually.

To prepare, read Exodus 19 and 20 (the 10 commandments are in Exodus 20, but Exodus 19 helps set the stage a bit).

I encourage you to read the scripture and begin thinking about your own views on the 10 commandments. My prayer is that we will go below the surface of initial impressions and responses and discover the beauty and grace that exists at the heart of the 10 commandments.

As a reminder— this week is the last Sunday that  GFF and FCC will be meeting together. The service begins at 10 am.

In October, both churches will move back to their own times and service (Grace Family Fellowship- 9:15; Faith Community Church– 11am)

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, October 19th at 2:00pm.

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

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PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

November 16th

 

 

Philippians 18-JOY in Joy

September 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians

Paul closes his letter with two incredibly important words: saints and grace.

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September 21st News- Joy in Joy

September 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians: Finding Joy in a Broken World.

This week we will conclude our series on the Book of Philippians. To prepare, read Philippians 4:21-23.

This may not seem like a whole lot when you read it, but understand that Paul was very precise with the words he used in his letters to those he loved. You will see two words in this passage that we have talked about a lot during this series.

Can you guess what they are?

Come Sunday to find out– because they are very important in how you see God, yourself, others, circumstances, your future… Well, basically everything. That may have a great deal of influence on the amount of joy you experience in life.

As a reminder— For the month of September, we will be meeting with GFF and FCC together. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for us to worship, pray, and study God’s word together.

Remember, the service will start at 10:00am as we meet with FCC.

In October, both churches will move back to their own times and service. I hope that you have enjoyed worshipping together as much as I have.

Finally, our next series is called, The Heart of the 10 Commandments. I believe that this is an excellent series to invite friends to because everyone is familiar with these commandments and, I believe, most of us don’t really understand and appreciate them. This series is a great way to lead us into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, September 21st at 2:00pm.

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

________________________________

PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

November 16th

 

 

Philippians 16-JOY in Contentment

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Series: Philippians

In Philippians 4:10-13 Paul tells us the secret of contentment.

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September 14th News- Joy in Giving

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Series: Philippians: Finding Joy in a Broken World.

Are you generous?

Most of us would answer this question, “Yes.” We certainly would qualify it by stating that we could be more generous than we are– but we’re still pretty generous.

In Philippians 4:14-20, Paul talks about giving. See what he has to say… More importantly, come and hear what God is saying to you.

As a reminder— For the month of September, we will be meeting with GFF and FCC together. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for us to worship, pray, and study God’s word together.

Remember, the service will start at 10:00am as we meet with FCC.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, September 21st at 2:00pm.

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

________________________________

PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

November 16th

 

 

September 7th News- Joy in Contentment

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Series: Philippians: Finding Joy in a Broken World.

Are you content?

This can be a tricky question to answer, can’t it? Usually we are content is some area of life and discontent in another. But I believe that contentment is an elusive quarry– forever slipping beyond our grasp on a day to day basis.

In Philippians 4:10-13, Paul talks about the secret to contentment.

Aren’t you curious about the answer? Read the passage and come ready to learn how we can find contentment regardless of our circumstances.

As a reminder— For the month of August, we will be meeting with GFF and FCC together. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for us to worship, pray, and study God’s word together.

Remember, the service will start at 10:00am as we meet with FCC.

Also, there will be a potluck brunch after the service. Bring something to share, or just come and eat and visit!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, September 21st at 2:00pm.

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

________________________________

PIN Ministry

We have our dates to serve in the PIN Ministry for 2014. Put them in your calendar and join us!

November 16th