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

________________________________

 

 

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

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

September 3rd News: Follow Me– Greater Things

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Follow Me

Message: Greater Things

 

This Sunday, we will an new series called Follow Me. Over the next several weeks we will look at Jesus and how he lived his life. If we are, indeed, called to follow Jesus (and we are), we need to see what he did and how he did it.

In John 14:12 Jesus tells his disciples this:

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.

That is pretty incredible. And yet, how often do we feel like we are experiencing these “greater things”? If you’re like me, you’d like to discover what Jesus means with these words– and if it is really possible.

To prepare, read John 14:1-14 and come ready to have you view of your life and ministry expanded!

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

August 27th News: Jesus on the Cross– The Wrath of God

August 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus on the Cross- The Wrath of God

 

This Sunday, we will finish our series about the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life.

In his last 3 hours on the cross, a cosmic transaction was made on our behalf. Jesus became sin and was punished in our place. We hear those words a lot in church, but what do they really mean? How did it happen? Why did it happen?

To prepare, read Mark 15:33-41, Matthew 27:45-56, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-30, and Psalm 22.

Thanks to Mike and Tasha Hasty for opening their home to us last Sunday after church and for all the great food everyone brought!!

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

 

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

August 20th News: Jesus on the Cross– the Wrath of Man

August 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus on the Cross- The Wrath of Men

This week, we will continue looking at the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life.

We are now with him on Golgotha- the site of his crucifixion. He will be on the cross for six hours. Sunday we will focus on the events that occur in the first three hours– a time one theologian has called “The Wrath of Man.” In spite of the pain, the evil, and the injustice, Jesus does incredible things.

To prepare, read Luke 23:33-43. You should also read Matthew 27:35-44, Mark 15:24-32, and John 19:18-27.

Many thanks to Dallas Stamper for preaching the last two weeks while we were visiting family and Michael Hasty for setting up the church.

REMEMBER:

We will have a potluck lunch after the service at the Hasty’s house. Bring something to share (if you can!) and join us. 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

 

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

July 30th News: Jesus and Simon of Cyrene

July 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus and Simon of Cyrene

Last week, we saw that Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate.

Now Jesus begins the journey to Golgotha for his execution by crucifixion. Along the way, we meet a pilgrim who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover. His name is Simon, and he will be forced to help Jesus carry his cross.

But this is not a chance meeting. God is at work amidst the evil surrounding everything that is happening.

If we move on too quickly from Simon of Cyrene, we will miss the miracle.

To prepare, read Mark 15:21… And then come Sunday to see how God can work all things out for good in spite of the circumstances.

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

 

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

July 23rd News: Jesus Before Pilate– Jesus and Barabbas

July 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus Before Pilate- Jesus and Barabbas

It is now mid-morning. Jesus has been to Pilate, was sent to Herod, and is now sent back to Pilate. The trial is about to reach its climax. And a new character is thrust into the action. His name is Barabbas and he plays an unsuspecting role in this divine drama. Although Pilate continues to proclaim Jesus’ innocence, the religious leaders are unwavering: They will settle for nothing less that a death sentence.

To prepare, read John 18:39-19:16.

Also, I want to thank everyone who participated in our potluck gathering last Tuesday. It was a blast with some pretty amazing food and fellowship.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

 

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

July 16th News: Jesus Before Pilate– What Is Truth?

July 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus Before Pilate- What Is Truth?

It is now early morning. The sun has just come up and the religious leaders now present Jesus to the Roman authorities. They begin with Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. In this first exchange with Pilate, Jesus responds to the governor’s questions. When Pilate discovers that Jesus is from Galilee, he sends the prisoner to Herod for judgement.

As we walk with Jesus through his time before the civil authorities, we continue to see that they can find no charge against him. Yet, the trial continues. We also see that Jesus cannot be ignored. Everyone must deal with the carpenter from Nazareth- and that is true today as well.

To prepare, read John 18:28-38 and Luke 23:10-12.

Also, we are having a Summer Potluck Dinner this Tuesday (July 18th) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Haupt’s house (1317 Conrad Lane, Virginia Beach, 23454). If you can, bring some food to share and join us!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Summer POTLUCK Dinner

Join us this Tuesday, July 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Haupt’s house. Bring something to share and enjoy some time together.

Haupt’s Address: 1317 Conrad Lane, Virginia Beach

_______________________________

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

July 9th News: Jesus Before Caiaphas

July 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus Before Caiaphas

After Annas, the former high priest, could not find anything with which to charge Jesus, Jesus is sent to Caiaphas the current High Priest. With him are members of the Sanhedrin and they continue to search for something to charge against Jesus.

In this second Jewish/religious trial, we see the frustration of the religious leaders and the calm determination of Jesus.

To prepare, read Matthew 26:57-67 and Mark 14:53-65. You will see that these accounts are similar with one small difference (that is very important).

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Summer POTLUCK Dinner

Join us on Tuesday, July 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Haupt’s house. Bring something to share and enjoy some time together.

Haupt’s Address: 1317 Conrad Lane, Virginia Beach

_______________________________

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________

 

 

 

 

July 2nd News: Jesus Before Annas

June 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus– 24 Hours That Changed The World

Message: Jesus Before Annas

This week we see the first of 6 trials Jesus must go through on his way to the cross. As he stands before Annas, the former High Priest, he is questioned to determine a charge against him. Jesus and Annas have a history and this plays a role in this particular trial.

To prepare, read John 18:12-14 and 18:19-24. Also, read John 2:13-22 and Matthew 21:12-17. Although these may seem unrelated to John 18 they are not. Come this Sunday and see why.

 

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

________________________________

GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

G2F Bible Study

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

_______________________________

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.

________________________________