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“So let’s do it—full of belief... Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on.” –Hebrews 10:24-25

February 5, 2017

Text: Matthew 6:33

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Single-Mindedness"

Theme: How to stay focused on God's priorities for my life

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) How do I keep my focus on Jesus amidst the distractions of daily life?
2) Some of the things that distract me from putting God first are ______
3) Why does it seem so much easier to put so many things before God?

Special Event: 2017 Church Council/Committee Chairs installation/both services

January 29th, 2017

Text: Hebrews:4:12

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Bible Study"

Theme: I study the bible to know God's truth and find direction for my daily life.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) Do I actually read the bible?
2) what is the difference between reading God's Word and taking it to heart?
3) My most common excuse for not reading God's word is_________________

Special Event: Annual Congregational Meeting at 12 Noon in the Sanctuary

January 22nd, 2017

Text: Psalm 66:18-20

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Prayer"

Theme: We pray and listen to God as a way of getting to know the Lord and
we lay our prayers before The Lord.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) How do I grow by communicating with God/
2) How does answered or unanswered prayer impact my faith?
3) How can I keep prayer from becoming too routine?

Special Event: 1st Graders Receive Stepping Stones of Faith Gift/both services

Sunday, January 15th 2017

Text: Psalm 95: 1-7

Sermon Title: "Believe: Act - Worship"

Theme: We worship The Lord for who The Lord is and what God has done for us in Christ.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) How do I honor God in the way God deserves?
2) When was the last time you worshiped God when it might not have
     immediately made sense to do so?

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Text: John 14:1-2

Sermon Title: "Believe: Think - Eternity"

Theme: In light of Christ’s forgiveness believers in Jesus have the hope of eternity with God and resurrection. It reminds us that no matter what we endure on earth that in the end God wins.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) What is going to happen in the future?
2) How does the promise of heaven put your current problems in perspective?
3) Why can it be so difficult to let God be the final judge?