September 8th News

September 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we will continue our three-part series called What Is the Gospel?

Last week, we talked about the Historical Aspect of the Gospel. The reality is that the gospel is news about what has already been done, not advice about how to live. Although Jesus does offer good advice that can help us live fuller more beautiful lives, “Gospel” means “good news”– and news is something that is already done.

This is extremely important and is an element that makes Christianity very different from other religions in the world.

The gospel nutshell we discovered (with the help of Pastor Tim Keller) was:

Jesus Christ lived the life you should have lived and died the death you should have died as your substitute—in your place—so that God can receive you not for your record and your sake but for Jesus’ record and his sake.

This Sunday, we will talk about the Sonship (or Identity) Aspect of the Gospel. This one, too, is a unique aspect of Christianity– and must be understood so that a believer can walk in freedom and joy as God desires.

To prepare for the message, read Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:9-13, and Romans 8:14-17. As you read, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What are these passages saying?
  2. What do they have in common?
  3. What do they mean for me?

Come see the incredible wonder of the gospel!

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,





Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.


Russell House Ministry

September 15th and 29th– 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.


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:          Sunday, September 29th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis








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