Friday January 11, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
From our recent studies in Colossians 3, you will remember that the Apostle Paul has been giving us a look at how the new life that we have been granted in our Lord Jesus Christ is to be on display. And we have also learned that the Gospel that has saved us is also the Gospel that begins to drastically change everything about us! Specifically, we see these Spirit-empowered changes in our relationships with one another, beginning with those within the fellowship of the Church (vv. 12-17).
And then, in Colossians 3:20, Paul turns to speak of our relationships within the home, or household. And we recall that in the ancient world of Paul, there were three components of the home. We have already considered that of the “wives” and “husbands” (vv. 18-19). And then there were “children” and “parents” (vv. 20-21), what we will investigate this coming Lord’s Day. And finally, there were “bondservants” and “masters” (vv. 22-4:1). The larger point being made here is that Christ’s Lordship must find practical and demonstrable expression, particularly in the home.
This coming Lord’s Day morning our focus will be upon the relationship between parents and their children. In 3:20-21, the Apostle will set out the duties of the “children” and those of the parents, with special emphasis upon the “fathers.” On Sunday, we will look very closely at what Paul says concerning the children. And then next time, we will return to this passage to consider what the Apostle says to the “fathers.”
Again, it will be helpful to study this passage alongside Ephesians 6:1-4 as you prepare for worship.
Second Sunday Fellowship Lunch is This Week
Don’t forget that this Sunday, following our worship service, we will share in our Fellowship Lunch. This week we will enjoy a delicious BBQ meal catered by Lawler’s!
I love you all!!
January 13, 12 PM – Second Sunday Fellowship Lunch
January 15, 9 AM – Mother’s Morning Bible Study
January 15, 6 PM – Women’s Evening Bible Study at the Church
January 16, 10 AM – Women’s Morning Bible Study at the Church
January 16, 6 PM – Deacons Meeting
January 20, 4 PM – Alleluia Choir at Church House
January 26, 3 PM – Senior Fellows Hockey Game
February 7, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch at Timbers Edge Clubhouse
Order of Worship:
You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here
If you’d like to sing the songs with your family beforehand, the songs for this week are:
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing – Hymn 164 v.1-4
His Mercy Is More
O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – Hymn 535 v.1-3
Why So Heavy
Directory Update: A periodic reminder, please check the church member directory to make sure your information is current. This is the primary way we have of keeping track of how to contact you. If any information is not up to date, or if you need help with accessing the directory, please contact Adam Turnbull at email@example.com.
Fellowship Lunch: All members and guests are invited to lunch immediately after the service today in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation is $5 per person, but guests eat free.
Alleluia Choir: Alleluia Choir resumes January 20 from 4:00-4:45 pm in the Church House. All second graders through age 12 are encouraged to join us. There will be six sessions, with practice wrapping up on February 24.
Bible Studies for Women: I want to remind anyone who is interested in participating in the Wednesday morning or Tuesday night Bible studies to order your books from Lifeway.com if you haven’t already done so. It’s the Jen Wilkins study on the “God of Covenants.”
Senior Fellows: The Senior Fellows will attend the Huntsville Havoc Hockey Game on Saturday, January 26 at 3 PM at the VBC. Visitors are welcome. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Group: There is a presbytery-wide winter retreat coming up, the Roots retreat, January 25-27, 2019 at Camp ToknowHim. You can get more info by clicking here. The base price is $100 for the weekend. $110 with the t-shirt, and $122 for t-shirt plus the extreme hike. Students can make the checks payable to our church.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Cynthia Dent, Katie Dyer, Suzanne Nimon, Robin Holloway, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky Garcia (seminary student).
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