Posts from January 2018

Posts from January 2018

January 31, 2018 Newsletter

The time is soon approaching when Bill Rayburn will be traveling to ACU along with a team of three ladies who will be working with the ladies in Pangasinan to equip them to better teach their children. Bill will be teaching a course on the Book of Revelation for students at ACU. The ladies will conduct a two-day “teach the teachers” workshop for teachers of children’s Bible classes throughout the region. Following the workshop on Monday and Tuesday, the ladies…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on January 31, 2018

Sermon Title: God’s Covenant with You Text: Genesis 15:1-21 and Luke 22:14-23 (Please read) Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) At the end of 2017 Chuck preached two sermons on key concepts that help us see the Bible’s storyline more clearly. The first focused on holiness and the second on glory. In this sermon we studied a third idea: covenant. In one sense, a…

I hate your sin

We don’t hate sin enough, or at least most of us don’t. Well, we do hate some sin, and we hate it with a passion. It makes our blood boil. Like pedophilia, and other kinds of sexual misconduct . . . especially when the weak and vulnerable are involved. We hate that, and we should. It’s been all over the news lately, and I’m glad to see the moral outrage. Maybe America still has a conscience. We hate other sins…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on January 24, 2018

Sermon Title: How to Grow a Loving Church Text: Romans 12:9-16 Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?): A study of 39 churches was done once to determine why some churches grow and some don’t. The conclusion? Growing churches have an attitude of love toward one another and toward those outside the church. Dale’s question in this sermon was: How do we grow a loving…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on January 17, 2018

Sermon Title: Love God. Love People. Change the World. Text: Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide. Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?): Every organization…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on January 10, 2018

Sermon Title: Living in Unity and Peace Text: Psalm 133:1-3 Click here to review the sermon Download tonight’s complete study guide. Brief summary (what’s the point of this text/sermon?) David uses two analogies to describe why unity among brothers is both good and pleasant: (1) The anointing oil of the high priests; (2) The dew of Mount Hermon. He tells us that unity “is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard.”…

Love God. Love People. Change the World.

Every organization must constantly reexamine its reasons for existing, why it “does business,” so to speak. If it doesn’t, it’ll wake up one morning engaged in frenetic activity that has little to do with its purpose. A company that provides products or services may find itself on the wrong side of changes in the market and may be left behind its competitors. Sales fall off, revenue decreases, and the company goes out of business. A similar problem faces churches. We’re…
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