February 1st News- Blessed are the Merciful

January 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series:BE-Atitudes

This week we will continue our series on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:1-12.

As we listen to Jesus’ words here, we discover that he is describing a new way for us to live right-side-up in an up-side-down world.

The fifth Beatitude is found Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful,  for they will be shown mercy. 

In this Beatitude, Jesus moves us from an internal process of a person relating to God to an toward expression towards others. As we understand who God is, who we are, and what he has done on our behalf, we are free to care for and express love to those around us.

That’s what we’ll be talking about this Sunday. To prepare, you can also read, Ephesians 2:1-10, Matthew 18:21-35, Micah 6:6-8 and Titus 3:3-8.

I also want to remind you that we have combined our Sunday service with Faith Community Church for the next few months as their pastor, Troy Smith, is on a sabbatical.  If you remember, we did this at the end of the summer for a month as well. The big change for us is that our service time will be moved back from 9:15am to 10:00am.

NEW SERVICE TIME:  10am

Finally, we will be having a pot-luck brunch after the service this Sunday. If you can, bring something to share and hang out with everyone. Think of it as a pre-Super Bowl tailgate tailgate!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Our Bible Study will resume this Wednesday, January14th in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:15pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, February 15th at 2:00pm– Doug Haupt will be preaching

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

 

BE-Attitudes: Righteousness

January 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: The Meek

In this series on the Beatitudes, Jesus describes the character and lifestyle of his followers. This week we discover what it means to “hinger and thirst for righteousness.”

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January 25th News- Blessed are the those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series:BE-Atitudes

This week we will continue our series on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:1-12.

As we listen to Jesus’ words here, we discover that he is describing a new way for us to live right-side-up in an up-side-down world.

The third Beatitude is found Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they will be filled. 

What does it mean to “hunger and thirst for righteousness”? What is righteousness?!? Once again Jesus causes us to think and wonder about what he is saying. But that’s a good thing! We will look at scripture to discover what he is telling his followers…

That’s what we’ll be talking about this Sunday. To prepare, you can also read, Philippians 3:4-11, John 6:26-40, and Isaiah 55:1-7.

I also want to remind you that we have combined our Sunday service with Faith Community Church for the next few months as their pastor, Troy Smith, is on a sabbatical.  If you remember, we did this at the end of the summer for a month as well. The big change for us is that our service time will be moved back from 9:15am to 10:00am.

NEW SERVICE TIME:  10am

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Our Bible Study will resume this Wednesday, January14th in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:15pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, January 25th at 2:00pm– Ed Lewis will be preaching

Sunday, February 15th at 2:00pm– Doug Haupt will be preaching

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

 

BE-Attitudes: The Meek

January 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: The Meek

In this series on the Beatitudes, Jesus describes the character and lifestyle of his followers. This week we discover what it means to be “The Meek.”

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BE-Attitudes: Those Who Mourn

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Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: Those Who Mourn

In this series on the Beatitudes, Jesus describes the character and lifestyle of his followers. This week we discover what it means to be “Those who mourn.”

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January 18th News- Blessed are the Meek

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series:BE-Atitudes

This week we will continue our series on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:1-12.

As we listen to Jesus’ words here, we discover that he is describing a new way for us to live right-side-up in an up-side-down world.

The third Beatitude is found Matthew 5:5:

     Blessed are the meek,  for they will inherit the earth. 

This, too sounds a bit up-side-down. But the key is understanding what jesus means when he uses the word we translate as “meek”. It’s not what you think– and understanding meekness properly can change your life and the lives of those around you!

That’s what we’ll be talking about this Sunday. To prepare, you can also read, Psalm 37:1-11 and see that Jesus is actually quoting a verse from this passage..

I also want to remind you that starting THIS SUNDAY, we will be combining our Sunday service with Faith Community Church for the next few months. If you remember, we did this at the end of the summer for a month as well. The big change for us is that our service time will be moved back from 9:15am to 10:00am.

NEW SERVICE TIME:  10am

Finally, I will preaching at the Hilltop Gospel Church at Russell House this Sunday and I want to invite you to be a part of it. Come and meet the fine folks of Russell House and encourage them with your love and good cheer!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Our Bible Study will resume this Wednesday, January14th in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:15pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, January 18th at 2:00pm.

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

 

January 11th News- The BE-Atitudes Part 2 & A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

January 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series:BE-Atitudes

This week we will continue our series on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:1-12.

As we listen to Jesus’ words here, we discover that he is describing a new way for us to live right-side-up in an up-side-down world.

The second Beatitude is found Matthew 5:4:

    Blessed are those who mourn,  for they will be comforted.

What does that mean?  How do we do that? Why is it true?

That’s what we’ll be talking about this Sunday. To prepare, you can also read, Romans 7:14-25.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

I also want to announce that starting January 18th (a week from this Sunday), we will be combining our Sunday service with Faith Community Church for the next few months. If you remember, we did this at the end of the summer for a month as well. The big change for us is that our service time will be moved back from 9:15am to 10:00am.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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New Service Time

 On Sunday, January 18th, we will partner with Faith Community Church while their pastor is on a sabbatical (a time of rest and prayer). That means we can begin our service at 10:00am!

Grace2F Bible Study

Our Bible Study will resume this Wednesday, January14th in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:15pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, January 18th at 2:00pm.

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

 

BE-Attitudes: Poor in Spirit

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Series: BE-Attitudes

 

Message: Poor in Spirit

In this series on the Beatitudes, Jesus describes the character and lifestyle of his followers. This week we discover what it means to be “Poor in Spirit.”

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January 4th News- The BE-Atitudes

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Series:BE-Atitudes

This Sunday we will begin a new series at Grace family Fellowship. It is called BE-Atitudes and it is based on Matthew 5:1-12. In that passage, Jesus reveals the kind of character it takes to follow him and enter the kingdom of God.

Each week we will look at one of the eight BE-Atitudes and see what Jesus is us to be. I am excited to explore these together and encourage you to read this passage. This week our focus is on matthew 5:3:

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit,   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

You should also read Mark 10:17-27 to prepare.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Our Bible Study will begin a “Christmas Break”. We will not meet until 2015!

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, January 18th at 2:00pm.

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