February 11, 2018 Announcements
Student Ministries (grades 6-12) will be meeting tonight. Please come if you are a middle schooler, high schooler, or parent. We will meet in the worship center at 6:00pm for fellowship, teaching, and games. Contact Josh Kellso with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us this Friday, February 16, from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Grace Bible Church. We will hear the testimonies and continuing work of God’s grace in the lives of our missionaries from Papua New Guinea, as well as share in fellowship, prayer, and dessert. Stop by the InfoTable to pick up a flyer. For more information, please contact Ann Angstead (email@example.com).
SALT (Single Adults Living in Truth) Book Study
Please join us Friday, February 16 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at GBC where we will be discussing Chapter 12 of Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. Copies of the book can be purchased at the BookTable for $12. If you are able to attend or have questions, please contact Kate Demarest (480.234.8038). We hope to see you there!
Lost and Found
If you are missing a Bible or other items, please see the lost and found area near the InfoTable. Items unclaimed by Sunday, February 25 will be donated. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are newer to the church, Discovery Lunch is a great place to enjoy some food, learn more about what the church believes as well as interact with an elder, if you have more specific questions. The next lunch will be hosted at GBC on Sunday, March 4 at 12:00pm-2:00pm. Future Discovery lunches will take place approximately on a monthly basis. Please register online at www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com).
NGM Teachers Needed
Next Generation Ministries is in need of more people to help serve on Sunday mornings, on a 3 or 4 week rotation. If you are interested, please pick up an application at the InfoTable or mark your interest on a comment card.
Book of the Month
Our February book of the month is The Enemy Within by Kris Lundgaard ($9). This is a short helpful book on fighting for holiness. The author attempts to make John Owen’s theology on sin and sanctification accessible for a modern audience. See the BookTable servants for this book as well as some accompanying resources.
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/2013/11/111013-sermon/). The elders are also available to answer any questions.
Today’s Next Generation Ministries lesson: 1 Samuel 1:1-7:17 – God Gives Israel a Prophet and Judge
Next week’s lesson: 1 Samuel 8:1-12:25 – Israel Rejects God as King