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

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

 

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

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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September 3rd News: Follow Me– Greater Things

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

________________________________

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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August 27th News: Jesus on the Cross– The Wrath of God

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus on the Cross- The Wrath of God

 

This Sunday, we will finish our series about the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life.

In his last 3 hours on the cross, a cosmic transaction was made on our behalf. Jesus became sin and was punished in our place. We hear those words a lot in church, but what do they really mean? How did it happen? Why did it happen?

To prepare, read Mark 15:33-41, Matthew 27:45-56, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-30, and Psalm 22.

Thanks to Mike and Tasha Hasty for opening their home to us last Sunday after church and for all the great food everyone brought!!

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

 

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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