Sunday, May 21, 2017

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.” – Acts 17:24–25

Church worship is primarily about receiving from God.  He needs nothing from us. He is the great Giver.  Whatever we lack we find filled up by his exuberant generosity. We receive delight from our Heavenly Father and he gets the glory. Worship!


Singing:

These links are provided to help us sing well as a church family. Get ready to sing!


Preaching:

The expository sermon will be drawn from Galatians 6:11-13. Thoughtfully read the passage to prepare yourself to be an expositional listener.

  • What do false teachers “want”?
  • Why do false teachers have those desires? In other words, what is their motive(s)?
  • What does this passage teach you about God?

Pray:

Pray for your church family.  Pray that Christ will dwell in our hearts through faith (Ephesians 3:17).  In other words, pray that what we believe about Christ would stir our affections so that we freshly experience delight and wonderment in the love of Christ.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.” – Psalms 8:1

Our great God is truly majestic. His name refers to all that he is.  Nothing and no one is more gloriously majestic than our great God. Join us for God-centered worship this Lord’s Day!


Singing:

These links are provided to help us sing well as a church family. Get ready to sing!


Preaching:

The expository sermon will be drawn from Galatians 6:9-10.

  • Does anything Paul writes surprise you?
  • What does this passage teach you about people?
  • What does this passage teach you about God?

Pray:

How might you apply Galatians 6:9 to your praying? Don’t give up doing the good work of praying for your church family!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’” – Isaiah 46:9–10 ESV


Singing:

We sing because of the new song our Heavenly Father has given us through Jesus Christ.  Use these links to familiarize yourself with the songs so we can sing heartily unto the Lord.


Preaching:

The expository sermon will be drawn from Galatians 6:6-8.

  • What principle do you find in this passage?
  • How does this principle effect the relationship between the church and their Bible teacher?
  • How does this principle effect Christians generally?

Communion & Benevolence:

The church family will remember and renew our covenant together in Christ by observing the Lord’s Supper together.  Afterwards, during our final hymn we will collect a benevolence offering. We plan to do this monthly. The contributions from these offerings will be managed by the deacons so that we are able to help those in need.


 Pray:

Pray that the Father may be glorified in the Son and that we might see his glory!

“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” – John 14:13

Sunday, April 30, 2017

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32

Each Lord’s Day we gather with confidence in our astonishingly generous Heavenly Father who delights to give us his kingdom through Christ. This is more than enough reason to worship!


Singing:

These links are provided to help us sing well as a church family. The voices of God’s people united in song are the church’s greatest instruments. Get ready to sing!


Preaching:

The expository sermon will be preached from Galatians 6:2-5.

  • What is the “Law of Christ” (6:2)?
  • What does Paul say is a threat to a healthy community of restoration?
  • Is there a contradiction between 6:2 and 6:5? (hint, no!)

Pray:

Please, please, please pray! Ask your Heavenly Father to enliven our hearts with his Word by the power of his Spirit.


Church Picnic:

There is a church picnic after the morning service (~ 11am). BBQ chicken sandwiches will be provided and families are asked to bring the items for which they signed up.

Address: 4533 Savanah Way, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-4186

Because picnic tables are limited (but shade is plentiful!) families are encouraged to bring chairs or a quilt.  Activities at the Park: Tennis, Racquetball, Playground, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Shuffle board (bring equipment to play sports).

Sunday, April 23, 2017

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Sunday provides an occasion to strengthen yourself and to be busy strengthening others to put away more of the old and to live more as a new creation in Christ.


Singing:

These links are provided to help us sing well as a church family. Get ready to sing!


Preaching:

The expository sermon will be drawn from Galatians 6:1.

  • On what basis are Christians to relate to each other?
  • According to this verse what might we expect to find in a church family?
  • In what way does this text minister to your own brokenness?

Pray:

If you find it difficult to pray for our gathered worship consider using Paul’s prayer in Colossians 1:9-12 to guide your own.  But please, be sure to pray!

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

 

“But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.” – Matthew 28:5–6, ESV

Easter Sunday reminds us why we gather every Lord’s Day.  We gather to celebrate, proclaim, and worship our risen Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord!


Singing:

Sing with us! Let’s unite our voices in praise to God in the name of Jesus by the power of God’s Spirit. Use the links below to get ready.


Preaching:

The expository sermon will be preached from John 16:16-22.

  • What promise does Jesus give to his disciples?
  • How does the resurrection apply that promise to your life?

Pray:

Don’t gather with the church assuming God’s blessing.  Ask God for a greater understanding of him and a greater sight of Christ’s glory.  The more we see Christ the more we shall be like our risen Lord.