July 8, 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 Omri Miles with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Next Sunday is the last day to register! Grace Bible Church’s 12th annual Women’s Retreat is coming up August 18-19. We will be studying Heaven from Smedly Yates. The retreat will be located at Gainey Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. If you would like to attend, please register online at gbcaz.org/events. Space is limited. Last day to register is July 15. Flyers can be picked up at the InfoTable. Contact Ann Angstead with any questions (email@example.com).
5:00pm Service: August 19
The weekend of the Women’s Retreat, our Sunday Service will be at 5:00pm. Next Generation classes will take place as usual during the service.
Grace Bible Church is now housing a food pantry on campus.The food pantry is intended to help meet benevolence needs of those within our church body as well as, at times, those outside of our church. If you are in need or would like more information about the food pantry please contact Jeff Hantla (480.406.9219), the deacon who oversees our benevolence needs.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Weekly Announcement Email
If you would like to receive the announcements by email every week, you can subscribe by emailing you request to the church office (email@example.com).
Book of the Month
This month’s book of the month is The Truth War by John MacArthur ($13). Since there is an ever-present call to defend the single body of Christian teaching that God has entrusted to the church, the BookTable ministry heartily recommends this helpful resource to you. The Truth War offers helpful reminders of the importance of discerning the truth from every form of error, whether overt or subtle. See the BookTable servants for the accompanying 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/2013/11/111013-sermon/). The elders are also available to answer any questions.
Today’s Next Generation Ministries lesson: 2 Kings 21:1-18; 24:1-25:30 – God Punishes Judah
Next week’s lesson: Jonah 1:1-4:11 – God Shows Mercy to Jonah and Nineveh