June 30th News

June 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will continue our series on the Book of Nehemiah by finishing up with our study of the gates of Jerusalem. We’ve already looked at the Sheep Gate, Fish Gate, Old Gate, Valley Gate, Dung gate, Fountain Gate, and Water Gate… Do you remember the symbolic significance of each of these gates as a metaphor for the Christian life?

This we will conclude with the three remaining gates. Below, I will provide some scripture to read about each gate that will help you prepare for this Sunday (so we can practically apply what we learned about the Water Gate!).

Here are the last three gates and some scripture to connect with them:

Horse Gate

Ephesians 6:10-13; 2 Timothy 2:3; Revelation 19:11-16

East Gate

Ezekiel 44:1-3; Zechariah 14:4

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!

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



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, June 30th. 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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