November 19th News: Follow Me– Salt & Light/Problem & Purpose

November 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Salt & Light/Problem & Purpose

This week we will continue to ponder what Jesus was saying when he told his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world.”

We discovered that salt can represent purity, flavor, purification, thirst, and preservation. We have also seen that light comes from Jesus, and should be intentionally visible to everyone- to bring clarity, order, direction, and safety.

This week we will see the problem Jesus identifies in this passage and the purpose of being salt and light in the first place.

To prepare, read Matthew 5:13-16.

I also want to thank Michael and Tasha Hasty for opening their home for our potluck brunch after the service last week. It was a great tie with great people and great food!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We will not meet for Bible study this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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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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November 12th News: Follow Me– Light

November 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Light

This week we will continue to ponder what Jesus was saying when he told his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world.”

We discovered that salt can represent purity, flavor, purification, thirst, and preservation.

What about light? What was Jesus telling his disciples to be and do?

To prepare, read Matthew 5:13-16.

I also want to remind you that we are having a potluck brunch after the service from 11:30-1:00 at the Hasty’s (2636 Wimbledon Pt Dr.)! Bring something to share if you can and enjoy being together.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s home (1317 Conrad Lane, 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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November 5th News: Follow Me– Salt

November 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Salt

Last week we heard Jesus tell us that we are salt and light for a decaying and dark world.

Now, we’ll unpack those words a bit to understand what Jesus is really saying. This week, we will focus on what he means by the word salt.

To prepare, read Matthew 5:13-16.

I also want to remind you to bring in your shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (along with $9 for the shipping if you are able). SUNDAY IS THE DEADLINE!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s home (1317 Conrad Lane, 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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October 29th News: Follow Me– Salt & Light

October 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Salt & Light

This week we get to look at a pretty interesting and relevant topic. This week, we tackle the question: Why are we here?

Actually, Jesus tells us why in our passage. I believe we will see our lives in a whole new way as we discover what Jesus calls us to do and how to do it.

To prepare, read Matthew 5:13-16. You’ve probably read these words before, but they are tremendously significant.

I also want to remind you to bring in your shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (along with $9 for the shipping if you are able). This is a great opportunity to be salt and light!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s home (1317 Conrad Lane, 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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October 15th News: Follow Me– Be My Disciples

October 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Be My Disciples

Jesus never planned to carry out his mission on earth alone. When you think about that– God partners with man to achieve His goal– it is somewhat mind blowing. Why? What does a group of broken sinners bring to the table? How come he invites those he had to come save to work alongside him?

Radical, huh? Different then any other religion, that’s for sure.

We see this play out when Jesus begins to pick his formal “disciples”– the men who would travel and live with him for three years and then carry on the ministry after he ascends to heaven.

To prepare, read Matthew 4:18-25.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Haupt’s home (1317 Conrad Lane, 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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October 8th News: Follow Me– Announcing Radical Humility

October 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Announcing Radical Humility

Last week, we saw that Jesus announced a radical ministry focusing on these areas:

  • to proclaim good news to the poor.
  • to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
  • to proclaim recovery of sight for the blind,
  • to set the oppressed free,
  • to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Seems simple enough, right? So why do we have such a hard time doing it? I think we struggle in two related areas: pride and humility. Jesus calls us to be people of radical humility.

This week we will explore that idea a bit– because we live in a culture that desperately need us to live this out.

To prepare, read Matthew 5:43-47, Matthew 7:1-4, and Philippians 2:1-4.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a break.

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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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October 1st News: Follow Me– Announcing Radical Ministry

September 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Announcing Radical Ministry

This Sunday, we will continue to look at the life that Jesus modeled for us. As we see how he lived, we see how we can live as well.

After Jesus is tempted by Satan in the desert, he begins teaching and preaching throughout Galilee. In time he returns to his home town– Nazareth.

In a very dramatic way, Jesus announces the focus of his ministry– he announces what he is going to do. And it is incredibly radical. It is also important for us to understand today– especially with everything that is going on around us.

To prepare, read Luke 4:14-30. As you read, notice how the people react.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a break.

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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 17th News: Follow Me– The Temptation of Jesus

September 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: The Temptation of Jesus

This Sunday, we will continue to look at the life that Jesus modeled for us. As we see how he lived, we see how we can live as well.

Two weeks ago we looked at the Baptism of Jesus as he heard God say,

“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

God is pleased with Jesus before any recorded miracles, or healings, or preaching. Why? Because Jesus is God’s son. He’s pleased with us too. Why? Because we are his!

But there is opposition to this truth. Satan does not want us to know the truth about God and what he thinks about us. He wants us to doubt God (and he does a pretty good job at this). God knows about Satan’s strategy, however, and he works things out so that we can not only stand firm against Satan’s lies, but actually grow in faith when we encounter them.

That’s what we will see this week when Jesus is tempted by Satan in the desert.

 

To prepare, read Luke 4:1-14.

I also want thank Dallas for preaching last Sunday– and everyone who made the service possible in my absence. We had a wonderful time at my niece’s wedding in Philadelphia.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a summer break. Stay tuned for monthly potluck get togethers!

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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 10th News: REMINDER-SERVICE AT 9:00AM

September 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

 

In my post this week, I forgot to mention that our service time is 9:00AM this Sunday due to the School of Rock’s Open House later that day.

Please remember to come at 9:00 for the service!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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September 10th News: Follow Me– The Baptism of Jesus

September 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: The Baptism of Jesus

This Sunday, we will look at the beginning of Jesus’ formal earthly ministry– his baptism.

As you read the accounts, ask yourself these questions:

  • Why did Jesus have to get baptized?
  • What happened and what does it mean?
  • Why did God say what he said?
  • What does it mean to me?

Also, reflect upon the verse that we focused on last Sunday (John 14:12):

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

To prepare, read Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, and Luke 3:21-38.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

The Bible study is currently on a summer break. Stay tuned for monthly potluck get togethers!

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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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