Preparing for Worship – May 1, 2016

 

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Hymns and Songs We Will Be Singing on Sunday:

Victory in the Lamb
Oh, Praise the Only One
Beautiful Savior
O Great God

Sunday’s Sermon:

Andy Davis’ message on Sunday is “Be Filled with the Spirit” based on Ephesians 5:18. Read and meditate on this scripture passage for Sunday as you prepare for corporate worship.

Pray for Our Leaders:

Preaching: Andy Davis
Call to Worship:  Andy Winn
Leading in Prayer: Andy Davis, Mason Carpenter, Chase Jenkins
Leading in Praise: Ross Smith and the Worship Ministry Team
Reading Scripture: Herbert Rivera
Baptisms: Chase Jenkins

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Preparing for Worship – April 24, 2016

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Hymns and Songs We Will Be Singing on Sunday:

We Lift You Up
Man of Sorrows
There Is a Fountain
Glorious and Mighty
In Christ Alone

Sunday’s Sermon:

Andy Davis’ message on Sunday is “Not Drunkenness, but Spirit-Filled Joy” based on Ephesians 5:18. Read and meditate on this scripture passage for Sunday as you prepare for corporate worship.

Pray for Our Leaders:

Preaching: Andy Davis
Call to Worship:  Ross Smith
Leading in Prayer: Andy Davis, Terry Iles, Tom Geers and Ross Smith
Leading in Praise: Ross Smith and the Worship Ministry Team
Reading Scripture: Chase Jenkins

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One New BFL Class Begins This Sunday April 24

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Preparing for Worship – April 17, 2016

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Hymns and Songs We Will Be Singing on Sunday:

Every Promise
Psalm 62
Come, Thou Fount
Man of Sorrows
Be Thou My Vision

Sunday’s Sermon:

Andy Davis’ message on Sunday is “The Wisdom of Redeeming the Time” based on Ephesians 5:15-17. Read and meditate on this scripture passage for Sunday as you prepare for corporate worship.

Pray for Our Leaders:

Preaching: Andy Davis
Call to Worship:  Chase Jenkins
Leading in Prayer: Andy Davis, Ross Smith, and Jared Snead
Leading in Praise: Jared Snead and the Worship Ministry Team
Reading Scripture: Dave Cates
Interview: Andy Davis, Kevin Schaub

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Stories of Sharing Your Faith

The following entries are stories of opportunities that we have recently had in sharing our faith. We know that some of these stories will tell about the joy of someone believing the gospel, but the vast majority of them will just describe what it means to faithfully share Christ with friends, co-workers and even strangers. Either way, we want to begin to compile these stories and post them on this blog over the coming months.


 

We may think that our attempts at keeping the Lord in our conversations is falling on deaf ears, but here is an email I received recently from someone I’ve been keeping up with for years. I’d sent him a blog link which addressed some of his questions. Be encouraged.

… thanks for sending the article.  I really enjoy hearing and thinking about different points of view on this compelling matter, so I appreciate this article and other things you’ve sent (and will send, I hope).

Although the nature of the pastor’s conversion jiggles the needle a bit in my suspicion meter, I must say that there are many conversions I’ve heard and read about which do not move the needle at all, people such as C.S. Lewis and Francis Collins.   

Also, there are many people I know such as you and _____ and others whose faith doesn’t budge the needle either, but that’s because I so admire and respect the way you live your faith every day.  To me, the best argument by far for beliefs is not how they are explained or defended but, instead, how we conduct ourselves.   

Although I have faith in many things – including the notion that we are creatures of God – when it comes to the specifics of God’s relationship to us,  the way my system is wired (screwy?) still leaves me a few steps short of coming to terms with any of the many explanations I’ve encountered thus far.  But I’m still seeking, so maybe there’s hope.   


 

Several years ago I conducted an exit interview for an employee which led to a conversation about matters of faith. This employees reason for leaving was related to a sick child. We covered a range of topics relating to the meaning of faith in our times of adversity including, I think, the Gospel. It was enjoyable but didn’t seem to lead to much else.

I saw that former employee a few months ago and their first comment to me was that the entire family was now regularly attending a good church in their community. 

It just helped me to realize that people are very often listening even if they seem not to be.
So keep sharing.

 

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Preparing for Worship – April 10, 2016

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Hymns and Songs We Will Be Singing on Sunday:

Glorious Christ
Holy, Holy, Holy
Here Is Love
All I Have Is Christ
Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners

Sunday’s Sermon:

Andy Davis’ message on Sunday is “Living as Children of the Light” based on Ephesians 5:8-14. Read and meditate on this scripture passage for Sunday as you prepare for corporate worship.

Pray for Our Leaders:

Preaching: Andy Davis
Leading in Prayer: Andy Davis, Ross Smith, and Jared Snead
Leading in Praise: Jared Snead and the Worship Ministry Team
Reading Scripture: Walter Lee

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Renstrom Family Send-off

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Preparing for Worship – April 3, 2016

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Hymns and Songs We Will Be Singing on Sunday:

How Firm a Foundation
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
And Can It Be
My Heart Is Filled
It Is Well with My Soul

Sunday’s Sermon:

Andy Davis’ message on Sunday is “Contentment Expels Corruption” based on Ephesians 5:3-7. Read and meditate on this scripture passage for Sunday as you prepare for corporate worship.

Pray for Our Leaders:

Preaching: Andy Davis
Leading in Prayer: Andy Davis, Kevin Schaub, and Jared Snead
Leading in Praise: Jared Snead and the Worship Ministry Team
Reading Scripture: James Batchelor

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