June 2nd News

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week we looked at vision and how important it was in accomplishing the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah was very clear in the vision God gave him;

Nehemiah 2:17-18

17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” 18 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me.

And the people respond to the vision with conviction and determination…

Nehemiah 2:18b-19

They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.

But now that the decision is made, it requires people to see the vision carried out.

Read Nehemiah 3 this week to meet the folks who actually make the vision a reality. I will warn you, however, this is not easy reading. It is a list of names and places and sections of Jerusalem. It can be tedious to read through– and it is very tempting to scan of even skip.

But when we look more closely, we will see some amazing truths and principles in this part of God’s Word. It is so compelling, in fact, that I believe we will need 2 weeks to cover chapter 3.

My prayer is that you will be amazed– as I have been– at the depth and richness of God Word even when it appears very basic (you’ll understand what I mean when you read Nehemiah 3!)

Make sure you check out Grace2F Happenings below because there are several opportunities for FELLOWSHIP 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!

PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          Sunday, June 30th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis


e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com



 On June 16th (Father’s Day), Grace2F will partner with Hilltop Community Church and Regenesis Church of Chesapeake for a Father’s day celebration service.
We will meet in our regular location at 10am. More details to follow.
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.
This month, I am actually going to be there 3 times (June 2, June 16, and June 30).
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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