October 21st News

October 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday, our old friend Dallas Stamper will be joining us. Dallas is the Executive Director of PIN Ministries, but he is also a pastor who loves to preach the Word of God (and does it quite well!).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GFF Bible Study

We meet every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s for fellowship and bible study. Their address is 1317 Conrad Lane.

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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God’s Relentless Pursuit

October 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This past Sunday during our musical worship time, we sang a song called Reckless Love. To lead into this time, Dale read a devotional from First 15 Devotional.

I wanted to share it with all of you…

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God’s Relentless Pursuit – April 2 (First 15 Devotional)

 

So often we view God as an enforcer of religious rules. We see the commands of Scripture as a list of to-dos rather than a path leading to abundant life. But those perceptions aren’t the truth of Scripture. Those beliefs are founded on misguided notions of God’s character. God is after the heart. More than he wants us to do right, he wants us to see him rightly. He wants going to church, reading the Bible, worshipping, serving the poor, and living righteously to come from a heart filled with a true revelation of his loving-kindness.

The foundation for our faith is not meant to be built on our works or our understanding, but rather on God’s relentless pursuit of us. We have relationship with our Creator not because we sought him out, but because he is always pursuing us. (“We love because he first loved us 1John 4:19”) Any elements of Christian spirituality at work in our lives are the result of his constant grace drawing us deeper and deeper into the abundant life Jesus died to give us. Faith built on anything else but God’s pursuit is faith built on our own strength—an unsure and consistently failing foundation. Ephesians 1:16-18 says:

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.

There is nothing we could do to keep God from pursuing us. There is no sin too great, no distance we could run, that would discourage God from loving us. From the moment you were born God has been pursuing your heart. His greatest longing is for relationship with us. Don’t let a wrong understanding of who God is cause your relationship with him to be works-based. Don’t let your sin and failures get in the way of running to the open arms of your heavenly Father. God is after your heart right now. He’s sweetly knocking on the door of your heart that you might simply let him in.

Let’s worship.

 

 

 

 

 

September 23rd News– Sunday Service at the Haupts!

September 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will be meeting at Doug & Sara Haupt’s house INSTEAD of at the School of Rock.

The address:

1317 Conrad Lane, Virginia Beach, 23454 (see map below)

 

To prepare, read John 1:43-51. This is the story of how Nathanael comes to follow Jesus. It is an intriguing exchange that demonstrates how Jesus will meet us where we are.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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 16th News– Potluck Sunday Service at the Brownings!

September 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will be meeting at Jim and Dale Browning’s house INSTEAD of at the School of Rock.

In addition, we will have a potluck brunch- so bring something to share if you can. We will start at our normal time of 10:00am and go to around 11:30.

The Brownings live at 2004 Woodhollow Cove in Virginia Beach (Just a couple of minutes from the School of Rock- see map).

To prepare make food; pack food; come to the Brownings!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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 9th News– The Vengeance of Samson

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Series: Samson: The Rise. The Fall. The Redemption

Message: The Vengeance of Samson

This Sunday we see the tension between Samson and the Philistines begin to boil over in a series of vengeful attacks.

How do you respond when you’ve been wronged? What happens in you head and your heart. What do you say and do? The answer to these questions has a great deal of influence on the level of peace, joy and love we experience in our lives.

This is a worthy topic for me to consider… and for you too!

To prepare read Judges 15:1-8.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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 2nd News– The Marriage of Samson

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Series: Samson: The Rise. The Fall. The Redemption

Message: The Marriage of Samson

This Sunday we will look at the beginning of Samson’s activity as a Judge of Israel. It is very different than the other Judges we have seen.

To prepare, read Judges 14.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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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August 26th News– The Life of Samson (Overview)

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Series: Samson: The Rise. The Fall. The Redemption

Message: The Life of Samson–Overview

This week will will consider the life of Samson. Before we look at the details of the story, we will discover the main struggle he will experience his entire life. It is a struggle we, too, must face.

To prepare, read Judges 14-16 and think about Samson’s strengths and weakness (he has many of both!).

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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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August 19th News– The Birth of Samson 2

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Series: Samson: The Rise. The Fall. The Redemption

Message: The Birth of Samson 2

It’s been a little while, but we will return to the Book of Judges and our study of Samson this week.

Three weeks ago, we started to look at some “wonders” in the story of the birth of Samson. We spent some time seeing A Wonderful Birth and A Wonderful Life.

This week we will continue looking at the story and discover A Wonderful Relationship and A Wonderful Sacrifice.

To prepare, read Judges 13:1-25 and think about what this passage says about a relationship and a sacrifice.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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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July 29th News– The Birth of Samson 2

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Series: Samson: The Rise. The Fall. The Redemption

Message: The Birth of Samson 2

Last week we started to look at some “wonders” in the story of the birth of Samson. We spent some time seeing A Wonderful Birth and A Wonderful Life.

This week we will continue looking at the story and discover A Wonderful Relationship and A Wonderful Sacrifice.

To prepare, read Judges 13:1-25 and think about what this passage says about a relationship and a sacrifice.

Also, thank you Brownings for opening up you home for last week’s potluck lunch. It was a great time of food and fellowship (two of my favorite things!!).

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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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July 22nd News– The Birth of Samson

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Series: Samson: The Rise. The Fall. The Redemption

Message: The Birth of Samson

In Judges 13, we see the story of Samson’s birth. There are several interesting facets in the account. It is a story that may sound somewhat familiar (Why do you think I say that?). It is a story that is also rather miraculous (Why do you think i say that?). And it is a story that should excite and encourage each of us greatly (Why do you think I say that?).

To prepare, read Judges 13:1-25 and come ready to see why I said what I said above! : )

Also, we will be having a Potluck Lunch at the Brownings (2004 Woodhollow Cove, VB) after the service this Sunday. If you can, bring something to share!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Church Potluck

Join us July 22 after church at Brownings (2004 Woodhollow Cove, VB) for food and fellowship. Bring something to share!

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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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