Hopefully, by now, you have heard about the changes that are coming to our Sunday School and Worship schedule beginning in January 2019. I want to say again how thankful I am for your acceptance and in most cases enthusiasm about these changes. If you were able to be with us last Sunday in the 9:45 service, we would suggest that the worship style last week is a good example of the new 8:15 service. If you missed last week, you might want to go online and watch.
This Sunday morning, in both the 9:45 and 11:11 services, we have prepared to lead in a way that will illustrate the new 10:45 service. We have done this purposefully to help you to prayerfully decide which service will be best for you. Please keep in mind that, above all things, we seek to lead you in the authentic worship of God, not in a style of worship.
Finally, please remember that your Operation Christmas Child Boxes are due this Sunday!
We hope to see you Sunday!
As of 3:00 p.m. today, we are still on for Fall Festival tonight. We know we have inclement weather coming, but believe that we have a window of opportunity. So, come on out tonight. We have lots of fun games, activities, and lots of candy. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. We will ask you to register when you arrive, so please check-in at one of the registration stations.
Looking forward to Sunday! If Billy Graham would have lived, he would be 100 years old on November 7. In thanksgiving to God and tribute to Reverend Graham, we have a few special things planned for Sunday. Most importantly, I will share a simple Gospel sermon and appeal for people to decide to follow Jesus. Be praying!
As many of you know, I announced last Sunday night a change in our Sunday School and worship structure beginning on January 6, 2019. You can watch that presentation on our website at fbclaf.org. I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming positive response to this announced change. Now is a great time to be more involved in Bible Study and Worship.
See You Sunday!
We are returning to the Book of Isaiah Sunday morning. With the exception of a few Sundays here and there for special emphases, we have been in the book of Isaiah in this latter part of the year. We are considering this book from the general theme of “Crisis,” because it is a prophetic message from a time of crisis in Isaiah’s day, focused on the nation of Israel and more precisely, Judah. To this point, we have examined the Confrontation that Comes from Crisis. That’s the tough part. But, that is only part of the story. We have also begun to see the comfort from God in the midst of the crisis.
Isaiah was the messenger of God during a part of ancient Israel’s history that is filled with crisis. Isaiah would prophesy the coming judgment of God on Israel (really Judah). But, as is so common in God’s Word, this message of God’s judgment was always tempered with the message of God’s grace. And the message of God’s grace to Israel through Isaiah is that though judgment is coming in the form of invasion of a foreign army and subsequent exile, there will be a return to the land of promise.
In sum, we can summarize this message of comfort in these broad ideas. We find our comfort in who God is, what God is doing, and Sunday, we add to that, “What God will do.”
What is God going to do? I pray that you find comfort for your crisis in “What God Will Do.” Join us on Sunday.
I want to share an important message with you Sunday night during our 6 p.m. service. I will be sharing some changes that are coming to Sunday School and worship on Sunday mornings beginning January 2019. As we pray and prepare for these changes, I want to be able to share with you why I believe these are necessary changes.
Looking forward to a great day Sunday!