Here are your announcements and worship helps for the week of January 27 – February 2, 2014.
For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy." This is the law about beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms on the ground, to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten (Leviticus 11:44-47).
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin (1 John 3:3-5).
A Call to Prayer (Wednesday, January 29, 2014; 7 pm)
Join us for an hour of prayer this and every Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm. This is a terrific chance to minister to one another in love through prayer. If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris my Wednesday afternoon to be included in the prayer gathering.
The Lord’s Day Morning (February 2, 2014)
Mr. Brian Hopson finishes his overview of the beliefs and life of the Puritans. On February 9, Pastor Chris will continue our study of Colossians, picking up in Colossians 1:18.
The children, separated into two classes, use the Great Commission Publications curriculum.
The Old Testament Lesson is Leviticus 19:1-18 and the New Testament Lesson, which is the sermon text, is 1 Peter 1:13-16. The sermon is entitled, Be Holy, Not Conformed. The entirety of the chapter is one section (1:13-25) regarding holiness in the believer’s life, but we will parcel it into three segments in order to study Peter’s instruction on holiness in detail. Peter now commences with the body of the letter wherein he offers instruction, along with motivation, on living in this hostile world as a believer.
This Lord’s Day, we will continue our study of sin in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, examining question 20: Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery? A. God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a redeemer. The sermon texts are Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Acts 13:48 and the title is Gaining A Better Inheritance.
Wednesday Prayer at 7 PM, each Wednesday
Evening Lord’s Day worship each Sunday evening at 6 PM.
The next fellowship lunch is Sunday, February 2 immediately after morning worship. Our theme is a bit muddled, so I encourage you to bring a dish to share with others. This has proved to be a terrific time of deepening relationships among the body.
The next Session meeting is Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM.
The next Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, February 15 at 8 am at the church. All men are invited and this is a good opportunity to bring a friend. Please read chapters 4-5 of Crazy Busy.