June 17th News– The Comfort of Gideon

June 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Comfort of Gideon

This Sunday we will finish the story of Gideon.

Last week we saw that Gideon overcame incredible odds to rout the Midianites in battle. But it was actually God who provided the victory.

This Sunday, we see how Gideon finishes the battle and then, perhaps more importantly, how he handles the comfort and peace that comes to Israel.

To prepare, read Judges 8.

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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June study–TBD

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Prayer Ministry

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June 10th News– The Conquest of Gideon

June 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Conquest of Gideon

This Sunday we will continue the story of Gideon.

 

Finally Gideon is fully prepared for battle. The time to defeat the Midianites has arrived.

To prepare, read Judges 7:8b-25.

As some of you already have heard, I took a tumble down our stairs last Monday morning at 3:30am. Thankfully, my head, neck, and back did not sustain any major damage. My left shoulder, however, seemed to be the thing that took the brunt of the force. I had surgery last Monday and returned home Tuesday afternoon. I believe that recovery is going well (I’ve never gone though something like this before) and the pain is under control.

I will be there Sunday and am prepared to preach! Please continue to pray for healing… And for my family– they are serving me well and generously.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Bible Study

 

June study–TBD

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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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May 27th News– The Conditions of Gideon

May 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Conditions of Gideon

This Sunday we will continue the story of Gideon.

Gideon has torn down the altars to pagan Gods in his father’s house and he seems ready to do what God has called him to do. But we’ll see that Gideon needs some more persuasion from God.

How often do we find ourselves second guessing what we believe God is telling us? I think we all spend a lot of time wrestling with this. What does Gideon do? What should we do?

To prepare, read Judges 6:33-40.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Bible Study

May study–TBD

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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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May 20th News– The Conviction of Gideon

May 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Conviction of Gideon

This Sunday we will continue the story of Gideon.

 

God has told Gideon that he would use him to save Israel from the oppression of the Midianites. But first, God will begin by preparing Gideon with a smaller mission.

To prepare, read Judges 6:25-40 and focus on the story about the altars.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Bible Study

May study–TBD

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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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May 13th News– The Call of Gideon

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Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Call of Gideon

This Sunday we will continue the story of Gideon.

 

Last week we saw that the people of Israel, again, turned from God– and, again, God pursues them.

This week we will look at whom God chooses as the fifth Judge of Israel. As we do, we will see some truths about God that we need to remember as we face the challenges in our lives.

To prepare, read Judges 6:1-24 and ask yourself this: What does this story reveal about God.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Bible Study

May study–TBD

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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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May 6th News– The Condition of Gideon

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Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: The Condition of Gideon

This Sunday we will begin the story of Gideon.

 

You will not be surprised that Judges 6 begins with this familiar line:

The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord

When will they ever learn?!? Why would they keep messing around with sin when they’ve seen the disastrous results of such an endeavor? Don’t they know better?

Perhaps a more relevant question is this: Why do I keep messing with sin? Don’t I know better?

The beginning of Gideon’s story surprised me because I think it reveals a lot about us and our struggle with sin. It is a universal condition that can only be overcome one way.

To prepare, read Judges 6:1-10.

Also, we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together this weekend.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Bible Study

May study–TBD

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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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April 28th News– Deborah & Barak Part 2

April 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: Deborah & Barak Part 2

This Sunday we will continue to look at the story of Deborah and Barak.

Last week we saw that the people of Israel, once again, rejected God and went their own way. This, once again, led to their bondage under a foreign power. They, one again, cried out to God for deliverance and God, once again, provided a leader to free them. Even though God’s people keep rejecting him, God keeps pursuing them.

This week we will see two more things in this story that is true for us as well.

To prepare, read Judges 4 and 5 again.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Bible Study

May study–TBD

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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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April 22nd News– Deborah & Barak

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Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: Deborah & Barak

This Sunday we will look at the story of Deborah and Barak.

Once again, the Israelites find themselves in bondage to foreign power and cry out to God for deliverance. Two figures play a role in breaking the oppression and leading God’s people to freedom.

To prepare, read Judges 4 and 5.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Bible Study

May study–TBD

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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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April 15th News– Ehud

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Series: The Gospel According to Judges

Message: Ehud

After a break for Easter, we are returning to our series in the Book of Judges.

This week we will look at a vivid and detailed story about a man named Ehud. If you have never read this story before, you will be surprised at the facts the author includes in this account. You may also have some questions about the actions of the main character.

We have seen before that the Bible does not shy away from difficult topics and disturbing details, but rather, presents the world we live in in vivid color.

To prepare, read Judges 3:12-30 and ask yourself this question: What does this story mean to me and what I face in my life?

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Bible Study

We will have our next Bible Study on Tuesday April 17th at Beverly Foley’s home (833 Bobolink Dr., Virginia Beach).

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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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April 8th News– The Evidence of the Resurrection

April 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Resurrection

Message: The Evidence of the Resurrection

Last week we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the most important event in history– and the reason we have any hope as Christians.

This week we will consider the evidence of the resurrection and why it is important to consider.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Bible Study

We will have our next Bible Study on Tuesday April 17th at Beverly Foley’s home.

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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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