At 9:00am, our Adult Sunday School hour begins with a time of prayer requests and corporate prayer. We follow that with a lesson surveying the individual books in the Old Testament–generally, one book every two Sundays or so. We want to have a solid overview of the period from creation to about four hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, which is noted at the beginning of the New Testament. 2 Samuel is the next Old Testament book on the list. Come and join us!
For those who have pre-schoolers to children in the third grade, we do provide opportunities for them to learn a Bible memory verse, a Bible song, and a Bible story & lesson appropriate for their level of understanding. We do, however, believe that parents should reinforce biblical instruction learned on Sunday with their children during weekly family devotions. Therefore, they should strive to include their school-age children with them in the various Sunday services. They can thus begin to teach them, by precept and example, to respectfully attend to public worship in the presence of God and actively listen to God’s Word as it is explained. We believe this strengthens families when worked at together under God’s grace.
At 10:00am is our Coffee Fellowship Break before the start of our morning service. This is a great time to experience that “koinonia” (or “fellowship of the saints”) spoken of in Scripture and ask any questions regarding the Sunday School lesson or previous service.
At 10:30am we begin our Sunday Morning Worship. We highlight various missionaries and hear brief stories of persecuted brethren around the world. Then we pray for them, for us, and for our community. We have public readings in the Old and New Testaments followed by prayer regarding what we have heard. We enjoy congregational singing of the hymns throughout our service and provide an opportunity to give to the Lord’s work in our tithes and offerings. We conclude the latter portion of our service with an expository Scripture lesson and close with a prayer of thanksgiving to our Sovereign God. Currently, Pastor Jeff is preaching through The Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament. Again, come and join us!
After the morning service, many of us stay and enjoy a mini-potluck meal and fellowship until the start of our Sunday Afternoon Study at 4:00pm. This, too, is a great time to really experience the “communion of the saints” and learn how we can encourage and build each other up in our “most holy faith.” It is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about what the Scriptures teach.
Our current study from 4:00-5:00pm is focused on church history utilizing a Banner of Truth book entitled Sketches From Church History by S.M. Houghton. We read two brief chapters each session and then review the past week’s study questions together. It’s not too late to join us as we are now just learning more about the Reformation of the 1600s in Europe. A book and study questions are provided for those who attend. Come and hear!
“If God gave us all spiritual blessings at once, we would soon fail to acknowledge our heavenly benefactor. He weakens our corruptions by degrees, and by renewing influences of his grace. God left Hezekiah, ‘to test him and to know all that was in his heart’ (2Chr 32:31). God so dispenses grace that he will be going and coming as to his actual influence upon us. O the glory of God’s grace! From the first to the last we are indebted to it. We can do nothing without him.” –Thomas Manton, commenting on Philippians 1:6