April 5th News- Easter & Stories of the Cross Part 3

March 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series:Stories of the Cross

This week we will conclude our three-part series called Stories of the Cross where we have been  looking at three stories from the Old Testament that foreshadow and point us to what Jesus did when he was crucified and raised from the dead.

Two weeks ago, we saw in Genesis 3 that God seeks after lost people and there is a price to cover our sin and shame.

Last week, we talked about Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and were reminded of the story of Abraham traveling up Mount Moriah to sacrifice his son, Isaac in Genesis 22.

So we have seen that God pursues lost people, he covers their sin, and he provides a sacrifice for sin.

Sunday, we will celebrate Easter by looking at how the Passover story in Exodus 12 reveals the greater work that Jesus did in his death, burial, and resurrection.

Please prayer for our service this Sunday– and the opportunity to invite your friends and family to join us in this beautiful celebration of what God has done for us through Jesus. Also, we are having a time to eat and be together after the service at the Browning’s house (2004 Wood Hollow Cove in Baycliffe– off Mill Dam Rd, past First Colonial High School and Cape Henry Collegiate). If you can, bring something to share and come and join us!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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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, April 19th at 2:00pm

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

 

Stories of the Cross- Part 2: The Final Sacrifice

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Stories of the Cross

Message: The Final Sacrifice

In this series,  we look at stories from the Old Testament that point us to the reality of what Jesus Christ came to do through the cross and resurrection. In this message we compare Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with the story of Abraham going to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22.

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March 29, 2015|Part 2: The Final Sacrifice| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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Stories of the Cross- Part 1: Hide and Seek

March 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Stories of the Cross

Message: Hide and Seek

In this series,  We look at stories from the Old Testament that point us to the reality of what Jesus Christ came to do through the cross and resurrection.

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March 22, 2015|Part 1: Hide and Seek| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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March 22nd News- Stories of the Cross Part 1

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series:Stories of the Cross

This week we will begin a three-part series called Stories of the Cross where we will look at three stories from the Old Testament that foreshadow and point us to what Jesus did when he was crucified and raised from the dead.

Sunday, we will look at Genesis 3 in a message entitled, Hide & Seek: Pursuing the Lost. Read Genesis chapter 3 and discover the origin of sin, the problem of sin, and the way to overcome sin.

The purpose of this series is to prepare our hearts and minds for our Easter celebration celebration in two weeks on April 5th.

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.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, March 29th at 2:00pm

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

 

BE-Attitudes: Persecuted Part 2

March 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: The Persecuted 2

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

This is a look at persecution from the story of John the Baptist.

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March 15, 2015|Part 9: The Persecuted 2| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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March 15th News- Blessed are the Persecuted Part 2

March 12, 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 eighth Beatitude is found Matthew 5:10-12

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Last week in part 1 of “Blessed are the Persecuted”, we talked about how God works in powerful ways as his followers experience persecution. We also saw that a key to enduring persecution is by keeping our minds and hearts focused on heaven.

This week, in part 2, we will look at a Biblical character as he endures persecution– and honestly struggles with it. Yet, in his story, I believe that God provides some principles that can help us all as we face persecution of various kinds.

To prepare read the story of John the Baptist (Luke 1; John 1:19-34; John 3:22-36; Matthew 11:1-11; Matthew 14:3-12).

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.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, March 15th at 2:00pm

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

 

BE-Attitudes: Persecuted

March 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: The Persecuted

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

This is a look at what Jesus means, why Christians are persecuted, and how we can be blessed in the midst of persecution.

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March 8, 2015|Part 8: The Persecuted| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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March 8th News- Blessed are the Persecuted Part 1

March 6, 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 eighth Beatitude is found Matthew 5:10-12

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

In this last Beatitude, Jesus presents a challenging reality for all of those who follow him. He tells us that persecution will come– and that we are to rejoice in the midst of this persecution. These are incredible words. How is this possible? Why does it happen? How are we to live in this reality?

We will spend the next two weeks pondering those questions. I believe this Beatitude is especially relevant for two reasons:

1) Events taking place in the world right now

2) The approach of Easter

To prepare, read Matthew 5:10-12, John 15:18-20, John 3:16-21, and Hebrews 12:1-3.

 

Also…REMEMBER TO MOVE YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ON SATURDAY NIGHT!

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.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, March 15th at 2:00pm

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

 

BE-Attitudes: Peacemakers

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: The Peacemakers

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

This is actually the third part of “Peacemaker”… Unfortunately, the other messages did not record properly.

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March 1, 2015|Part 7: The Peacemakers| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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