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Adult Sunday School Survey

If you are a regular attender of Hope in Christ and are age 15 and over, would you please take a few minutes to answer this 6 question survey about the topics for our Fall Sunday school program? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WZ8MQKJ   Thanks, Pastor Scott

Bulletin – Week of August 20, 2017

  We are very glad to welcome all who have come to praise our loving Creator. Let us each make an effort to reflect God’s love in our approach to one another. Message: Beware How You Walk Scripture: 2 Chronicles 21 Offering: Outreach Fund Order of Worship Opening Song –  Name of Jesus Medley Call to Worship – Proverbs 3:5-6;  Psalm 1 Songs of Praise…

Beware how you walk POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the August 20th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the Life of Elijah. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Beware how you walk?”. The main…

A thought on glorifying God

“We glorify God when we show the world the goodness of his attributes and the goodness of his gospel, including our unity in Christ.”   Vanhoozer, Kevin. Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity (Brazos Press: Grand Rapids, MI, 2016). 180.

Rules and outcomes for Theological debate

Theological debate is a necessary part of the the church’s existence, unfortunately not every debate is useful, nor carried on with the right motives.  John Webster provides 4 purposes for which a theological debate must aim: “Theological debate must (1) be within the communion of saints and have as its aim the furtherance of communion; (2) magnify the truth of the…

Bulletin – Week of August 13, 2017

 We welcome with pleasure all who have come to worship. Let us joyfully open our hearts to God and to one another. Order of Worship Opening Song   Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name Call to Worship  Isaiah 43:1-3, 25 Songs of Praise Praise to the Lord, the Almighty God is our Refuge and our Strength Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit Litany of Confession  Isaiah 44:6-9 Song…

To whom will you turn? POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the August 13th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the Life of Elijah. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “To whom will you turn?”. The main…

Bulletin – Week of August 6, 2017

We delight in your presence at worship. May we all grow in our love for God and for one another as we present ourselves before our Lord. Welcome. Order of Worship Opening Song:            All Creation Sings Call to Worship: Psalm 116 Songs of Praise:  Be Thou My Vision   What A Beautiful Name   Jesus Lamb of God Offering:  General Fund Offering Song:  My Worth Is Not In…

Repentance stays the Judgment of God POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the August 6th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the Life of Elijah. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Repentance stays the judgment of God”.…

When the Preaching is Bad…what are we to do?

This is a great post on how to approach church when the sermon is bad.  There are many reasons for a bad sermon – poor preparation by a preacher, poor oratory, bad listening by church attendees, and even heresy.  There are probably other reasons as well.  But Nick Batzig gives some advice on…