February 10, 2019 Announcements
If you are interested in learning about baptism or interested in being baptized, please register for the baptism class. The classes will run February 24, March 3, and March 10, before church from 8:15am-9:45am. Please register online at www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com).
Are You Considering Adoption?
If you have been considering, praying about, or desiring adoption, there is a unique opportunity that our church leaders have been made aware of. If you would like more information, please contact Omri Miles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Helping Hands is our ministry that provides meals when those in our body are in a time of need. The purpose of this ministry is to practically and physically live out the “one anothers” of the Bible: caring for one another and bearing one another’s burdens. Whenever there is a need, an email goes out to all who are on the list, and an online signup is made available. If you would like to be added to this ministry, please contact the ministry (email@example.com).
Would you like to pray with others for the body of GBC and their specific needs? A prayer group meets before church from 9:15am–9:45am in the prayer room on the northwest side of the church. This is a time to share prayer requests, pray for each other, and for the worship service. Please note your interest on a comment card and place in the offering box. For more details, contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Arrive Early for Coffee and Fellowship
Please join us for coffee at our CoffeeTable, next to BookTable. We serve iced and hot coffee from 9:00am- 9:45am and after the service. Please make a practice of coming to church early to enjoy coffee and fellowship and browse the books. You will have plenty of time to be in the service early to begin to prepare your heart. If you are interested in serving at the CoffeeTable ministry, please contact Omri Miles (email@example.com) or Jeff Maxwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Book of the Month
This month’s book of the month is The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson ($7). Watson wrote this book to offer a general sketch of godliness so that Christians would “aspire after piety.” The bulk of the book describes twenty-four characteristics of true holiness. See our booktable servants for a reading guide with a suggested one-month reading plan.
Restoration and Church Discipline (Matthew 18:15-17)
Jesus directs the church to patiently and gently pursue its sinning believers that they may be won back from their sin. In cases where the professing Christian refuses to repent of sin, Jesus directs the church to remove the unrepentant one from the church family and fellowship. GBC practices church discipline as prescribed by its bylaws in accordance with Matthew 18:15-17. Regular attendance at GBC is considered affirmation of this biblical practice. If you have any questions regarding church discipline please listen to our sermon titled “The Heart of Christ for our Holiness” located on our website (www.gbcaz.org/sermon/111013-sermon/). The elders are also available to answer any questions.
Today’s Next Generation Ministries lesson: Luke 9:27-36 – Jesus is Gloriously Transfigured
Next week’s lesson: Matthew 19:16-26 – Jesus Confronts the Rich Young Ruler