Philippians 7-JOY in the Cross

June 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Philippians

In this message, we look at a passage that describes who Jesus is and what he did.

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March 11th News

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This week we will finish Acts chapter 17. More specifically, we will focus on Acts 17:29-34– the conclusion of Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill (Aeropagus).

The last 2 weeks we’ve seen that Paul presents 6 foundational principle– 6 foundation stone– on which we can and must build our lives. To recap, here’s what Paul has already  said:

#1: God EXISTS

#2: God is the ORIGIN of all things

#3: God is the MORAL AUTHORITY over all things

#4: God is SELF-EXISTENT and SELF-DEFINING

#5: Go created YOU

#6: God wants a RELATIONSHIP with you

Now Paul hits the big point in his sermon– now he is going to show how these truths come together and have a profound effect on our lives.

Join us as we, too, listen to Paul’s words. We will also be sharing the Lord’s Supper together this week.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

Dec 18th News

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For the last two weeks we have seen angelic encounters with Mary and Joseph. In each case, the angel delivered incredible news that reveals who Jesus is and what he is going to do.

To Mary, Gabriel says that Jesus would be God in the flesh and he is a king who will reign forever (Luke 1:26-38). To Joseph, an angel of the Lord says that Jesus was God and would “save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:18-24).

This week, we will look at another angelic encounter. This time it is with a group of shepherds on the night of Jesus’ birth. As you read the familiar words of Luke 2:1-20, see if you can identify more about who the baby is and what he will do (has done). Pay close attention to the angels’ words.

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Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Happenings

Christmas Caroling at Russell House

Last year we had a large group of folks go to Russell House (a government subsidized low-income housing project) to sing Christmas carols to (and the with) the residents. It was a blast. We want to do that again this year, so here are the facts:

When:  Sunday Dec 18th at 2:45– This will be right after I preach at the Russell House church service so there will be some folks who may join us right away.

Where: Russell House. It’s just across the street from Hilltop Community Church down toward Hilltop (the entrance is right at Wolfsnare). More specifically, meet at the front door and everyone can enter together (I will already be inside and can let you in when the church service concludes)

What: Sing Carols… Even if you can’t sing. I mean Chris Adams did it last year (and he even tried to clap). Bring a smile too– the residents love that!

 

Christmas Eve Service

This year, all three churches that meet at Hilltop Community Church will be combing to celebrate Christmas Eve together. The service will be in the sanctuary and will start at 5:00pm and end around 6:00.

Full childcare will be provided (according to Crosscurrent website 🙂

Dec. 4th News

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Hooray! The Christmas season is here!

This is a great time to hear the story of the birth of Jesus (obviously). But my prayer this year is for us to hear this familiar story in a whole new way. Yes we know it… Yes we like it… But do we fully grasp the magnitude of the event. I know that I don’t.

This week we will hear about 3 girls and a baby. Actually they are not all girls, but they all did have babies. To prepare for this week, read Genesis 21:1-7, Luke 1:5-25 and Luke 1:26-38– and hear about Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary. As you read, see if you can discover how there stories are alike. How are they different? What do they mean for you, today?

I’m looking forward to going through these familiar stories and I’m excited about how God will reveal some new things that can give us hope, confidence and excitement this Christmas season.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,
Doug

August 21st News

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Hello Grace Family Fellowship! I hope that you are having a wonderful week as we wind down summer and head towards the fall and all that it entails.

This week we will be continuing in the book of Acts and move from the conversion of Saul (Paul) back to Peter. To prepare, read chapter 10 of Acts and see a story that is a lot more important than it might appear at first. Understanding what is happening here directly effects how we look at others and ourselves.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

Acts 9 10-19

August 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Acts 9

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March 11th News

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Remember to SPRING FORWARD this Saturday night! That means it will feel like we’re starting church at 8:00 am– but, really, it is 9:00am.Spring_forward_1

I know that you will be tempted to skip because of losing an hour of sleep… but we are looking at a great passage on Sunday (okay, they’re all great– but this week is a very cool story). We’ll talk about Mark 10:17-31. It’s the story of an encounter between a Rich Young Ruler and Jesus.

So go to bed early on Saturday night and I’ll see you bright and early on Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

March 6th News

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This week we continue our study of the Gospel of Mark by looking at Mark 10:1-12. The heading in my Bible describes this passage as a “Teaching About Divorce”. What we will discover is that it is actually “A Teaching About Marriage”.

This is a difficult and sensitive topic because divorce has touched most of our lives in one way or another. Jesus deals with the topic head-on and the way he handles it may surprise you.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,
Doug

PS– Several of you have helped out by bringing in coffee for us to brew… I was just at the church and discovered that we are on the last big blue container. If you can, please help us re-stock the coffee coffers!

February 27th News

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This Sunday we continue in the Gospel of Mark. We going to cover a lot of verses but really hit one major theme.

To prepare, I suggest you read Mark 9:30-50. Also read mark 10:13-16. The main focus is the idea Jesus presents in Mark 10:15…

I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

We’re going to talk about that, because it’s really pretty radical.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

February 13th News

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I want to ask all of you to pray for Chad Kohler’s mother (and for Chad, Natalie, and their family).

Last night, I got this text from Chad:

Please pray for my mom. She had a major stroke just tonite and is currently in Wooster hospital. She is not very responsive. Making the drive up to Ohio tonite. Love to all. Will try to send updates.

I called Chad today but have not heard back yet. Please pray for this situation. Some of you may remember Chad’s mom and dad– they’ve joined us for worship a couple of times. Pray for peace and healing.

I also want to let you know that we will be reading Mark 9:2-13 on Sunday. This is a story about the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is a story of power and glory and beauty that is significant for all of us today– especially when faced with difficult realities.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug