Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This coming Lord’s Day we will resume our series of messages on the Epistle to the Hebrews. One of the most familiar chapters in the whole Bible is the eleventh chapter of this great book. Many of us know it as ‘The Roll Call of Faith,’ and this is a very appropriate title indeed!
As you know, it is in this chapter that we find a list of sixteen Old Testament figures (plus the Israelites who came out of Egypt with Moses, and the Old Testament prophets) who are intended to serve as examples of living faith in action. From their stories we see what true faith in Christ actually is and does.
On Sunday, we will begin our investigation of Hebrews 11 by first considering the words that close out chapter 10. In verse 39 we read:
“ But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.”
Having sounded these words of both warning and comfort, the author then proceeds with his explanation and illustrations of saving faith with the words of 11:1, “ Now faith is. . . .”
Let’s fervently pray for the proclamation of God’s Holy Word!
Adult Sunday School: A Study of the Song of Solomon
Perhaps no other book in the Old Testament challenges and equips modern Christians to withstand the rising tide of secularism as does this divinely inspired love-poem. In our present age of moral and sexual anarchy, the ancient words of Israel’s king Solomon call us to holiness both in body and in soul. I hope you will join us in Sunday School at 9:30 AM in the Worship Center for the study of this amazing book. You will find a link at the Church website for the class outlines, notes, and a list of resources.
Men’s Friday Lunch Bible Study Starts Next Week, September 24
Let me invite all of our men and guests to join us for our Friday Bible Study at the Church from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. I will be leading a study from the Scriptures that will equip us to respond to some of the significant challenges to the Christian faith.
We will also be reading the wonderful book by Dr. Voddie T. Baucham Jr., Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe (Salem Books, 2021). Bring a lunch and your Bible and join us each week! Also, if you are planning to attend, please send an email to Matthew Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love you all and pray for you always!
Fall Youth Calendar
September 19th – Youth Group
September 26th – Youth Group
October 3rd – Cookout and College Care Packages at the Turnbull House
October 17th – Youth Group
October 24th – Youth Group
November 7th – Youth Group
November 21st – Youth Group
December 5th – Youth Group
December 12th – Christmas Party
*All dates are Sunday evenings. Youth group is from 4:30 to 6:30.
College Care Packages:
As we move steadily into the Fall semester, consider serving our CPC college students by donating items to be packaged that will be mailed out at the beginning of October. A donation box will be placed in the foyer of the church on Sunday mornings beginning September 12. The last day to bring items to donate will be Sunday morning, October 3rd.
Having approximately 25 college students, please brings items such as pre-packaged snack bars, candy, cookies, brownies, encouragement cards, gift certificates for pizza and fast food/coffee, tissue packs, hand sanitizer, wipes, pens, snack packs of all sorts, Fall seasonal items, gum, hot chocolate, tea, microwave popcorn, etc. These care packages will certainly be an encouragement to the students from their church family!
Do you have a college student? As addresses tend to change frequently in that stage of life, please send me their name and updated addresses so that we can have accurate information for our mailout! You may email them to Matthew Elliott at matthew@christpreshamptoncove.
The 9 AM, Tues, Sept 7 Breakfast and 10 AM Discussion on Issues Facing the PCA (led By Pastor Mike) are cancelled due to COVID concerns. The next Senior Fellows Breakfast will be 9 AM, Tues, Oct 5. The Discussion on Issues facing the PCA will now be 10 AM, Tues, Nov 9.
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on October 7 beginning at 11:30 at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself.
Fall Bible Studies:
The fall Bible studies have resumed!
The Tuesday study for mothers will be on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM at the church. We will be watching a 10 week video series together by Nancy Guthrie on Saints and Scoundrels in the story of Jesus. I think it will be a very interesting study. You don’t have to purchase the book but if you would like to, here is the link.
We will of course have the most important group discussion and prayer time afterwards.
Let Amy Schnorrenberg know if you will be joining us and how many little ones you need nursery for.
The Wednesday studies will meet on Wednesdays at 10 AM and at 6 PM at the church. I am thrilled to study the first 18 chapters of Exodus together, using the study guide God of Deliverance by Jen Wilkin. From the study promotion:
The exodus of the Israelites shapes our understanding of the whole Bible, its themes reverberating all the way to Revelation. Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the Great Deliverer. In this 10-session verse-by-verse study of Exodus 1–18, Jen Wilkin shows us that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.
We would like to invite all CPC men to our Fall Bible study series!
Title – Knowing the Times: A Look at Contemporary Works on Race, Social Justice, Wokeness and Christianity
Description – The church has always grappled with competing worldviews, issues of race, and alternate systems of morality. In modern society, we acutely feel the shifts in our society with our increased accessibility to information at our fingertips at all hours of the day. We would like to invite our men to our Fall study on issues of CRT, wokeness, and the response of the evangelical church. Led and taught by Dr. Mike Calvert, we will take several contemporary Christian works as starting points for our study and discussion. Among these works include Voddie Baucham’s Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe and Owen Strachan’s Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel.
Time – Friday from 11:30 to 12:30. Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy while we study and discuss.
Locale – Church fellowship hall
Schedule – We will meet a total of 10 sessions with our first meeting on Friday, September 24th. Our final meeting will be on Friday, December 10th. skipping Friday, October 8th for Fall break.
Please make plans to join us for this important study! If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Elliott at matthew@christpreshamptoncove.
The weekly bible study and fellowship for career/singles meets at 5:30 PM Sunday evenings at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Suzanne Nimon, Lincoln Ely, Dave Angotti, Zig and Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, and Elizabeth Holton.
Expecting: Please pray for the Prinzingers and Paseurs, both expecting in November, as well as the Elliotts, expecting in March.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); Amos and Jessica Williams (RUF at Alabama A&M); Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); Gannon Miles (seminary student); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.
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