November 18th News

November 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This week, we will look at, perhaps, the most difficult chapter in the Bible. In Judges 19, we see that the nation of Israel has devolved into a corrupt, dark, sinful place.

As you read the difficult words in Judges 19, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to you and teach you. God has something for us in this story– we just need to wrestle with it to discover what that might be.

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

We meet every other Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s for fellowship and bible study. Their address is 1317 Conrad Lane.

November: 13 &  27

December: 11

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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The Gospel According to Judges-Judges 18

November 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Danites and Corrupt Religion

In this message, we see that Micah’s sin from Judges 17 spread to the tribe of Dan.

Judges 18 is the story of what happens when a whole group of people begins to do “whatever is right in their own eyes.”

November 11, 2018| Part 17: The Danites and Corrupt Religion| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

November 11th News

November 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This week, we see that Micah’s corrupt religion from Judges 17 has some far reaching effects. In Judges 18, we see how one of the twelve tribes of Israel interact with Micah in The Danites and Corrupt Religion.

To prepare, read Judges 18.

Also, remember to bring in your Bay Bottles for CareNet (if you took one) and Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child (if you took one).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

We meet every other Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s for fellowship and bible study. Their address is 1317 Conrad Lane.

November: 13 &  27

December: 11

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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The Gospel According to Judges-Judges 17

November 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: Micah and Corrupt Religion

In this message, we enter the last portion of the Book of Judges. We will see that the last 5 chapters actually take place soon after the death of Joshua (the beginning of the time period of the judges) and show that the people of God had strayed mightily.

In Judges 17, we see how some Israelites corrupted their religion to meet thier own needs.

November 4, 2018| Part 16: Micah and Corrupt Religion| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

November 4th News

November 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Last Sunday we finished our study of Samson, the last judge in the Book of Judges.

This week, we continue in Judges and see that the people of Israel have strayed a great deal from God’s ways in the message Micah and Corrupt Religion.

To prepare, read Judges 17 and ask yourself what you think God wants us to learn from this passage. It is in the Bible for a reason and is, therefore, important.

Also remember that we will be having a potluck lunch after the service at the Hasty’s home (2636 Wimbleton Point Dr.), Please join us and bring something to share.

Finally, remember to bring in your Bay Bottles for CareNet (if you took one) and Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child (if you took one).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

We meet every other Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s for fellowship and bible study. Their address is 1317 Conrad Lane.

November: 13 &  27

December: 11

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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Samson-The Redemption of Samson

October 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Samson

Message: The Redemption of Samson

In this message, we conclude or study of Samson. Despite his flaws, God uses Samson in a mighty way.

October 28, 2018| Part 9: The Redemption of Samson| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

October 28th News

October 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday, we will conclude our study of Samson in the Book of Judges. To prepare, read Judges 16:23-31.

Also, remember to bring in your Bay Bottles for CareNet (if you took one) and Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child (if you took one).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

We meet every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s for fellowship and bible study. Their address is 1317 Conrad Lane.

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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October 21st News

October 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday, our old friend Dallas Stamper will be joining us. Dallas is the Executive Director of PIN Ministries, but he is also a pastor who loves to preach the Word of God (and does it quite well!).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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GFF Bible Study

We meet every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s for fellowship and bible study. Their address is 1317 Conrad Lane.

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

Samson-The Fall of Samson

October 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Samson

Message: The Fall of Samson

In Judges 16, Samson meets Delilah and is captured by the Philistines.

October 7, 2018| Part 8: The Fall of Samson| Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

God’s Relentless Pursuit

October 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This past Sunday during our musical worship time, we sang a song called Reckless Love. To lead into this time, Dale read a devotional from First 15 Devotional.

I wanted to share it with all of you…

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God’s Relentless Pursuit – April 2 (First 15 Devotional)

 

So often we view God as an enforcer of religious rules. We see the commands of Scripture as a list of to-dos rather than a path leading to abundant life. But those perceptions aren’t the truth of Scripture. Those beliefs are founded on misguided notions of God’s character. God is after the heart. More than he wants us to do right, he wants us to see him rightly. He wants going to church, reading the Bible, worshipping, serving the poor, and living righteously to come from a heart filled with a true revelation of his loving-kindness.

The foundation for our faith is not meant to be built on our works or our understanding, but rather on God’s relentless pursuit of us. We have relationship with our Creator not because we sought him out, but because he is always pursuing us. (“We love because he first loved us 1John 4:19”) Any elements of Christian spirituality at work in our lives are the result of his constant grace drawing us deeper and deeper into the abundant life Jesus died to give us. Faith built on anything else but God’s pursuit is faith built on our own strength—an unsure and consistently failing foundation. Ephesians 1:16-18 says:

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.

There is nothing we could do to keep God from pursuing us. There is no sin too great, no distance we could run, that would discourage God from loving us. From the moment you were born God has been pursuing your heart. His greatest longing is for relationship with us. Don’t let a wrong understanding of who God is cause your relationship with him to be works-based. Don’t let your sin and failures get in the way of running to the open arms of your heavenly Father. God is after your heart right now. He’s sweetly knocking on the door of your heart that you might simply let him in.

Let’s worship.