July 7th News

July 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July– and reflected on the incredible freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

This Sunday we will finish up a “mini-series” on the gates of Jerusalem. We have spent some time looking at the gates that were repaired while Nehemiah was restoring the walls of Jerusalem. Sunday we will look at the final gate: Inspection Gate.

The last 3 gates (Horse, East, Inspection) all can lead us to consider to the return of Jesus and end times events.


Inspection (Miphkad) Gate

Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10

I encourage you to read these passages and think about what they might mean in the life of a follower of Jesus.

Make sure you check out Grace2F Happenings below because there are several ministry opportunities coming up!

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,





Grace2F Wednesday Night Bible Study

We’ll be starting this study called  Maturing in Christ: “Called to Disciple” on Wednesday, May 29th. We’ll meet at the same place we meet on Sunday mornings– Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall– from 7:00pm to 8:30. The study is six-weeks long so you can come try it out. If you can’t make all six weeks, that’s okay, because the studies can stand alone as well.

Here is a brief description and the weekly topics:

Now that I’m a follower of Jesus, what do I do next? I need to think through my priorities… my relationships… my goals in life. And I need a group of people to help stay the course.

•May 29th–  Under new Management
•June 5th–   Eternal Values
•June 12th–   Kingdom Priorities
•June 19th–   Quiet Time
•June 26–   Servanthood
•July 3rd–   NO GROUP
•July 10th–   Called to be a Witness
I hope that you can be a part of this experience. If you’ve never been to a Bible study/Small group, don’t be worried– just jump in and give it a try!


As many of you know, I preach monthly on Sunday afternoons at the Hilltop Gospel Church that meets in the Russell House apartments across First Colonial Road from our church.
I want to invite any one interested in joining me to minister to the residents with a smile, hug, and conversation. Yes, you would have to listen to me twice in one day, but the message is usually shorter and the service is great.
I will be there this Sunday, July 7th. Consider stepping out of your comfort zone and minister to there wonderful folks!
The service begins promptly at 2:00pm and lasts just under an hour. I would love to have you join me and experience the joy of loving on these folks (and being loved in return!)





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