October 1st News: Follow Me– Announcing Radical Ministry

September 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Announcing Radical Ministry

This Sunday, we will continue to look at the life that Jesus modeled for us. As we see how he lived, we see how we can live as well.

After Jesus is tempted by Satan in the desert, he begins teaching and preaching throughout Galilee. In time he returns to his home town– Nazareth.

In a very dramatic way, Jesus announces the focus of his ministry– he announces what he is going to do. And it is incredibly radical. It is also important for us to understand today– especially with everything that is going on around us.

To prepare, read Luke 4:14-30. As you read, notice how the people react.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a break.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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Follow Me: The Temptation of Jesus

September 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: The Temptation of Jesus

When Jesus goes into the desert to be tempted by Satan, he models how to defeat the Liar’s lies.

September 24,  2017| Part 3: The Temptation of Jesus| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

September 17th News: Follow Me– The Temptation of Jesus

September 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: The Temptation of Jesus

This Sunday, we will continue to look at the life that Jesus modeled for us. As we see how he lived, we see how we can live as well.

Two weeks ago we looked at the Baptism of Jesus as he heard God say,

“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

God is pleased with Jesus before any recorded miracles, or healings, or preaching. Why? Because Jesus is God’s son. He’s pleased with us too. Why? Because we are his!

But there is opposition to this truth. Satan does not want us to know the truth about God and what he thinks about us. He wants us to doubt God (and he does a pretty good job at this). God knows about Satan’s strategy, however, and he works things out so that we can not only stand firm against Satan’s lies, but actually grow in faith when we encounter them.

That’s what we will see this week when Jesus is tempted by Satan in the desert.

 

To prepare, read Luke 4:1-14.

I also want thank Dallas for preaching last Sunday– and everyone who made the service possible in my absence. We had a wonderful time at my niece’s wedding in Philadelphia.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a summer break. Stay tuned for monthly potluck get togethers!

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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Follow Me: Greater Things

September 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: The Baptism of Jesus

Jesus goes to John the Baptist to be baptized before he gathers his disciples and begins teaching about the kingdom of God. This story shows us several important things to consider as we follow Jesus.

September 10,  2017| Part 2: The Baptism of Jesus| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

September 10th News: REMINDER-SERVICE AT 9:00AM

September 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

 

In my post this week, I forgot to mention that our service time is 9:00AM this Sunday due to the School of Rock’s Open House later that day.

Please remember to come at 9:00 for the service!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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September 10th News: Follow Me– The Baptism of Jesus

September 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: The Baptism of Jesus

This Sunday, we will look at the beginning of Jesus’ formal earthly ministry– his baptism.

As you read the accounts, ask yourself these questions:

  • Why did Jesus have to get baptized?
  • What happened and what does it mean?
  • Why did God say what he said?
  • What does it mean to me?

Also, reflect upon the verse that we focused on last Sunday (John 14:12):

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

To prepare, read Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, and Luke 3:21-38.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a summer break. Stay tuned for monthly potluck get togethers!

_______________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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Follow Me: Greater Things

September 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Greater Things

In John 14:12, Jesus says:

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 

This is a pretty amazing statement by Jesus. What does he mean? Do we actually experience this? If not, how come?

As we begin this series, we are challenged to be open to the fact that Jesus calls us to much more than most of us experience.

September 3,  2017| Part 1: Greater Things| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

September 3rd News: Follow Me– Greater Things

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Greater Things

 

This Sunday, we will an new series called Follow Me. Over the next several weeks we will look at Jesus and how he lived his life. If we are, indeed, called to follow Jesus (and we are), we need to see what he did and how he did it.

In John 14:12 Jesus tells his disciples this:

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

That is pretty incredible. And yet, how often do we feel like we are experiencing these “greater things”? If you’re like me, you’d like to discover what Jesus means with these words– and if it is really possible.

To prepare, read John 14:1-14 and come ready to have you view of your life and ministry expanded!

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a summer break. Stay tuned for monthly potluck get togethers!

_______________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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