Sunday Follow-Up September 29, 2014

This last Sunday we looked at Jesus’ first miracle as he turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana.  We learned a number of truths about Jesus and who He is.  Here is the insert from Sunday’s bulletin with discussion questions: John 2 1-11 Insert.

Next week we will look at Jesus’ cleansing of the temple in John 2.12-25.

Sunday Follow-Up September 22, 2014

This last Sunday we looked at John 1.35-51 where we learned about how 5 of Jesus’ disciples came to Him.  In looking at this text we discovered several truths about followers of Jesus Christ.  Here are the sermon notes/discussion questions: John 1 35-51 Insert.

Also, don’t forget that there are now numerous booklets out in the lobby that cover multiple topics, and provide biblical and wise counsel.  All of the booklets are provided by an organization called the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) which is the pastoral counseling ministry out of Westminster Seminary Philadelphia.  Keep in mind that these booklets are not exhaustive by any means, and they are not meant to overly simplify issues that can be very complex.  They are simply meant to provide an entry-point into some godly thinking about certain areas of life that can be very difficult.  The booklets are FREE, so help yourselves.  If you want numerous copies of one of the booklets, please let me know, and I can get those for you.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan

Sunday Morning Follow-Up September 15, 2014

This last Sunday we covered the Gospel of John’s presentation of John the Baptist in John 1.19-34.  Here is the link to the sermon notes and small group questions if you need them this week: John 1 19-34 Insert.

We also ended the service with a new song this last Sunday called “Blest Be the Lamb.”  The song was originally done by a group called “Sojourn.”  If you would like to listen to the song online you can do so for free here.  You can also download/purchase the song (and the entire album) here.

I am looking forward to covering John 1.35-51 next week with everyone.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan

Car Wash This Saturday! September 10, 2014

This Saturday September 13th, The youth group will be having a carwash from 9:30-12:30Pm come on by and get your car cleaned up! This car wash will help raise money for the Fall retreat in Novmember and Winter camp in February.

Sunday’s Sermon Notes September 8, 2014

Here is a link to the sermon notes/discussion questions that were in the bulletin on Sunday.  I am going to attempt to post a copy of the sermon notes each week on the church website so that everyone has access to them.  Feel free to download/print out a copy for use in your home fellowships (or personal use).  John 1 1-18 Insert

Also, you may have noticed that I recommended a book at the end of the sermon notes.  The book is by Bruce A. Ware, and is titled, The Man Christ Jesus.  If you want to do a bit more reading regarding the humanity and deity of Jesus, this is a great place to start.  Given that this is a deep and complex topic, the author does a great job condensing and clarifying issues.  He deals with questions like: If Jesus is fully God and man, and God knows all things, how could he grow in wisdom as a boy?  If God cannot sin, how was Jesus really tempted?  These are not easy questions, but the author presents them, and their answers, in a very understandable way.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan