Palm Sunday–Majesty and Mercy

April 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking with Jesus

Message: Palm Sunday-Majesty and Mercy

On Palm Sunday we see both the majesty and mercy of Jesus.

April 9,  2017| Palm Sunday-Majesty and Mercy | Sermon | Virginia Beach Church | Right Click This Link To Download Audio

April 9th News: Palm Sunday- Majesty and Mercy

April 7, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Walking With Jesus

Message: Palm Sunday-Majesty and Mercy

When Jesus heads to Jerusalem for the last time during his earthly ministry, he displays both his majesty and his mercy. As we walk with him, we will become aware of the importance, beauty and glory of these two divine attributes.

To prepare, read Luke 19:28-44.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Stories of the Cross- Part 2: The Final Sacrifice

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: Stories of the Cross

Message: The Final Sacrifice

In this series,  we look at stories from the Old Testament that point us to the reality of what Jesus Christ came to do through the cross and resurrection. In this message we compare Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with the story of Abraham going to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22.

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Palm Sunday: Triumph and Suffering

March 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Palm Sunday: Triumph and Suffering

In Luke 19:28-44, we see the triumph of Jesus receiving praise and adoration as he enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. But we also see him suffering as he weeps over the city. The Christian life is full of both triumph and suffering… What can we learn from the story of Palm Sunday that can allow us to live in both of these realities with grace, dignity, and hope?

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March 24, 2013 | Luke 19:28-44 | Sermon | Virginia Beach Church |Download Audio

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March 24th News– Palm Sunday

March 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and we will remember the day that Jesus returned to Jerusalem for the final time during his earthly ministry. You can read the accounts of this story in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19.

We will focus on Luke’s account and see that this was a day of triumph and pain, victory and suffering.

I encourage you to read each gospel account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as we set our hearts and minds on the cross and resurrection. My prayer is that each of us can see and experience Jesus in a fresh, new way.

I want to correct an announcement I posted last week… The Good Friday service with CrossCurrent Church (in the sanctuary of Hilltop Community Church) will be from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (see below for details).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

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PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

 

 

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          March 31st (Easter Sunday)  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis

Cel—757-401-5564

e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com

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EASTER 2013

Good Friday Service:   5:30pm-6:30pm in Hilltop Community Church Sanctuary (with HCC and CrossCurrent Church)

Easter Sunday Service:  9:15 Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall (our regular meeting place)

Easter Brunch/Gathering:  @ the Haupt’s House (1317 Conrad Lane, Virginia Beach, VA)

Bring some food to share.  Following the service until…

                                                           •PIN Ministry
                                                           •Russell House

 

April 1st News

March 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will celebrate Palm Sunday.  This day begins Holy Week– something that the church has observed for hundreds of years.

To prepare for tomorrow, please read Luke 19:28-44. You may want to read what Matthew, Mark and John say about this day as well (Matt 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-19).

I also want to remind you that we will have a Good Friday service with Crosscurrent and Hilltop Community on Friday, April 6th from 6:30-7:30 in the Hilltop sanctuary. This will be a time of reflection on the sufferings of Jesus on the hill of Calvary and a preparation for the incredible reality of his resurrection that we will celebrate on Easter Sunday.

I encourage you to join us tomorrow, Friday and on Easter. I also want to encourage you to invite a friend of family member. This is a time of the year when many people are open to hear the story of Jesus and what he has done for all of us.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

March 28th News

March 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday begins an incredible week in the Church calander. It is the beginning of Holy Week. We start with Palm Sunday, move through Good Friday and finish with Ester Sunday– the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

As beautiful as Christmas is, I hope that we all can appreciate the wonder of this special week. This week encompasses the heart and soul of our faith– and highlights the cross and empty tomb as realities that separate Christianity from every religion known to man.palm_sunday

This Sunday we will remember the day that Jesus went to Jerusalem for the last time. Unlike other times during his ministry, when he would tell people to keep healings and miracles to themselves, Jesus makes no effort to move unnoticed on this day. We call it Palm Sunday because people waved palm branches in celebration of Jesus’ arrival. And it is an incredible celebration– with praise and adoration flowing from the people to Jesus.

The story of this triumphal entry in Jerusalem is found in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19. I would encourage you to read each of this accounts and focus on how they are the same; how they are different; and how each author tells the story.

I also want to thank Katie Adams for filling in for me last Sunday while I was working at the Grace Bible men’s Retreat. I know that she did an incredible job (although I didn’t get to hear it because the tape recorder didn’t work properly!). It is a blessing to have people in our body who can share God’s truth and encourage each of us in the faith.

Finally, I would encourage you to invite someone you know to join us this week and for Good Friday and Easter. Maybe God is preparing someone you know to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ at Grace2F!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Men’s Retreat

Retreatlogo1Guys, you came up big! We had nine sign-up for the retreat and bring in the cash. This is pretty awesome when you think about it– any church would be thrilled to have 50% of the men in the church commit to a weekend retreat!

But here’s the deal: There were several guys who were not able to attend– and we don’t want to leave them out (We realize that a particular weekend won’t work for everyone— but perhaps a retreat planned further out [maybe the fall] would allow more guys to attend).

With that in mind– THE MEN’S RETREAT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to an indefinite future date. We will return the checks you have already given (minus an administrative few, of course… no, no– I’m joking).

BUT, we also want to capitalize on the fact that we got guys who want to get to know one another, hang out, learn about God, etc. So here’s what we’ll be doing…

On Friday April 16, we will have a Guys Dinner (that was supposed to be the first night of the retreat). We eat, talk, compete (if there’s something we can play against each other). It’s just that night, so we want to encourage those who couldn’t come for the weekend to come to the dinner. One thing we’ll do is talk about ideas for other things we can do as guys (golf tournament, work days, bingo–whatever) to move us toward a possible retreat in the future.

I want to thank Scott Ringo for everything he did to provide this opportunity– did you see the logo?!?– and look forward to the guys of Grace2F getting together this Spring and Summer

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Good Friday Service

On the Friday before Easter, we gather to remember Jesus and his sacrifice on our behalf on the cross by worshipping, reading the stories of the crucifixtion, and celebrating the Lord’s Supper together. This is a great time to prepare for the celebration of Easter and a powerful part of the season.

This year, I am excited that we will do the service with Hilltop Community Church and their Pastor (and my friend),  Troy Smith. This is a time for all beleivers to come together and focus on Jesus.

WHEN:  Friday, April 2– 7:00pm

WHERE:  Hilltop Community Church

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