The Olivet Discourse part 3



September 5th Sunday Fellowship

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Dear Gospel Life Family,

Next month has a 5th Sunday and you know what that means…our 5th Sunday Fellowship. I wanted to let you know early so you can plan accordingly. Sunday the 29th our schedule will be like this:

  • 10:00am Worship Service: including the Lord’s Table, Baptisms, & New Member Testimonies.
  • 11:45 (ish) Dinner in the basement & outside (weather permitting).
  • No evening service.

As you can see, we have a lot planned for this service. You won’t want to miss it. Plan to bring a covered dish, beverage, or desert to contribute to the meal. If you are unable to bring something please still plan to stay for the meal, there will be plenty.

In preparation for the Baptisms that Sunday there will be a class for during the Sunday School & Discipleship Training hour this week. If you are a recent convert or have not yet followed the Lord in believer’s baptism you are invited to join us at 11:30am.

We look forward to a wonderful day of celebrating the life giving and life changing power of the Gospel.

Grace to you,

Jayson

 Jayson Byrd | Pastor | Gospel Life Baptist Church

 



Ministry Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved in the body at Gospel Life. We say often that “Every Member Matters.” Most of the ways we get involved in each others lives is more organic than organized. Some ministry functions however, need to be organized to function well to God’s glory.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Greeter Ministry: Greeters working in rotating teams. Next Greeter Training Class Starts September 25th at 11:30.
  2. Ushers: Ushers help people find seats and assist in the giving aspect of worship. Men who are interested in this will be trained by our experienced ushers.
  3. Cleaning: Families are messy. So is a church family. We constantly need volunteers to help keep our church facilities pleasing to the Lord.

 



BJU Music Ministry Team

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BJU Ministry

Join us Wednesday, July 31, 2013 as we worship together with the Summer Music Team from Bob Jones University.

The evening will include music and testimonies from the team members. A love offering will be taken for the team.

You can find more info here.



January 2013 Newsletter

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From our January Newsletter which can be downloaded here.

A new year always brings excitement. Even though it takes us a few weeks to get use to writing 2013 instead of 2012 a new year brings the prospect of a fresh start, the hope of different direction, and the anxiety of the unknown.  A New Year is a time to remember the past and hope for the future. For the believer, however, the excitement for the new and remembrance of old goes much deeper.

In the book of Lamentations (basically a collection of melancholy, dirge poems) the writer (who has experienced suffering) shows us Bible’s perspective on remembering the old and hoping in the new. Lamentations 3:21-23: Verse 21 reminds us that it is his mercy (steadfast love) that we are not consumed. If we all got what we deserved we would be in hell. So, basically anything that comes to us in life beyond eternal punishment for our sin is a blessing of God. His compassions fail not, God never get’s annoyed and stops having compassion on us.

Verse 22 & 23 reveal that God’s merciful steadfast love never stops and in fact “His mercies are new every morning.” What should excite us is not the prospect of a new year, but the awareness that His mercies are new every morning. suppose you received a certain gift every morning (a brand new pick-up, for example); if you knew a new pick-up would be waiting for you in your driveway every morning it would help you get up and go with a little more spring in your step. Much more lasting than a pick-up truck every morning there are fresh new mercies of God.

A new year brings the hope of a new start, God has new mercies every morning. Understanding God’s mercy and faithfulness is the key to having a restored relationship with Him. The Gospel is a message of fresh new mercies that never run out. Let’s be excited about the new year, but especially the new mercies, the fresh start purchased for us on the Cross.

Pastor Jayson