February 5, 2012 – Lessons from Philippi

This weeks announcements:

Tribe of Faith – Monday, February 6th at 6:30 pm

Bible Study – Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm

Scripture Focus:

Acts 16:16-33

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.

The Message by Pastor Steve Comeans

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Fill-in-the-blank Notes

Lesson No. 1 – The non-Christian world has a set of faulty VALUES (16-24)

Lesson No. 2 – God delivers his people from BONDAGE (v. 25-26)

Lesson No. 3 – The road to really living is FOUND in Jesus Christ (v. 27-31)

Lesson No. 4 – God is a great COMPENSATOR

January 29th – “He Knows Me”

This weeks announcements:

Tribe of Faith – Monday, January 30th at 6:30 pm

Missionary Daniel Psaute – Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm – Fellowship after the service – bring finger foods.

Scripture Focus:

Psalm 139:1-16

1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

The Message by Pastor Steve Comeans

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Fill-in-the-blank Notes

I. Throughout His word God has COMMUNICATED to humanity: “I know you!”

II. He knows EVERYTHING about me (v. 1-6)

III. He knows WHERE we are

IV. He knows HOW I am

He Is A God Who Has Great Plans

This weeks announcements:

Tribe of Faith – Monday, January 16th at 6:30 pm

Sunday School Board Meeting – Wednesday, January 18th at 6:00 pm

Bible Study – Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm

Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday, January 21st at 8:00 am

Scripture Focus:

Jeremiah 29:11-14

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.[a] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

The Message by Pastor Steve Comeans

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Fill-in-the-blank Notes

I. It helps our faith in God’s plans to LOOK at His universe

II. It helps our faith to CONSIDER His plan for our redemption

III. It helps our faith to REMEMBER that He has great plans for each one of us individually.

I Shall Return

This weeks announcements:

No Tribe of Faith – Monday, January 2 6:30pm

No Ladies Bible Study – Tuesday, January 3

No Wednesday Night Bible Study – Wednesday, January 4

Sunday, January 8th – The Needhams in concert, potluck to follow

Scripture Focus:

Acts 1:9-11 (NIV)

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

The Message by Dr. Joe Lee Tompkins

**Due to a video editing error the year listed in the title on the video is incorrect**

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CIA – The ascension is Conclusion, Introduction, and Anticipation

I. Conclusion (Philippians 2:7)

A. Earthly Ministry
B. Earthly Limitations

II. Introduction (Hebrews 1:3)

A. Jesus’ enthronement
B. Jesus’ ministry and intercession

1. Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; 1 John 2:1; Hebrews 8:6
2. Hebrews 12:24, John 16:7; Hebrews 14:14-16

C. Jesus’ availability

III. Anticipation

A. Hope and Heaven
B. His return (Acts 1:11)

1. Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
2. Winston Churchill, “Never, ever give up!”

What Do You Want for Christmas

This weeks announcements:

No Tribe of Faith – Monday, December 26that 6:30pm

No Ladies Bible Study – Tuesday, December 27th

No Wednesday Night Bible Study – Wednesday, December 28th

Sunday, January 1st – No Sunday School. Morning Worship 10am – Special speaker Dr. Joe Lee Tompkins.

Scripture Focus:

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Message by Dr. Jim Daniels

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Fill-in-the-blank Notes

Gift List

1.  The gift of fellowhip

2. The gift of the Heavenly Father’s approval

3. The gift of self esteem

4. The gift of gorgiveness

5. The gift of a greatful heart

6. The gift of laughter

7. The gift of giving

Christ’s Birth – Why to Joseph and Mary?

This weeks announcements:

Monday, December 19th – Tribe of Faith at 6:30pm

No Ladies Bible Study – Tuesday, December 20th

Wednesday, December 21th – Happy Birthday Nettie!

Wednesday, December 21th – Church Christmas Potluck

Friday, December 23rd – Church office will be closed

Saturday, December 24th – Happy Birthday Pastor Steve!

Sunday, December 25th – No Sunday School. Morning Worship 10am.

Scripture Focus:

Matthew 1:18-25

 18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

 19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

 20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

 21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

 22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

The Message

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Fill-in-the-blank Notes

I. God will use a home that is filed with LOVE

II. God will use a home filled with COMMITMENT

III. God will use a home that has a HEALTHY atmosphere

Lessons from the Christmas Story

Praise Team

Scripture Focus: Luke 2:8-20 (KJV)

Fill-in-the-Blank Answers:

I. Only love could have MOTIVATED God to this extent
II. Love brought JESUS into our world

A. The SCRIPTURE is very clear

B. Because of His great love GOD was not content to give up on mankind

C. God’s GIFT of love is what the world needs most

III. Love CHANGES lives

The Sanctuary Choir presented “Emmanuel – Celebrating Heaven’s Child” by Joel Lindsey

Photo by Sean Skillern

Photo by Sean Skillern

The Choir Honored

Kristy - Sound Booth (Photo by Sean Skillern)

Donna - Music Director (Photo by Sean Skillern)

The Wonders of Christmas


Praise Team
Praise Team

Scripture Focus:

Luke 2:1-14 (KJV)

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Morning Worship Video:


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Fill-in-the-blank answers:

A. The wonder of the ANGELS moved them to glory (v. 14)
B. The wonder of the SHEPHERDS moved them to go (v. 15-20)
C. The wonder of the WISE men moved them to give (Matt. 2:11)

Learning to be Thankful in All Situations: Even in Stocks and Bonds

Scripture Focus:

  • Acts 16:23-34

Morning Worship:

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Fill-in-the-blank answers:

A. They were thankful for what God had DONE
B. They were thankful for what God was DOING
C. They were thankful for what God was going to DO