July 14, 2019 Announcements
Today’s Equipping Hour class
Job – Lessons from the Scenes of Suffering; (part 4 of 6) taught by Scott Maxwell. Class description: “We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful” (James 5:11). This class will be an overview of the book of Job. The aim of the class will be to reveal the riches God has in this important book for His servants who suffer oftentimes without explanation.
Next week’s Equipping Hour class
Job – Lessons from the Scenes of Suffering; (part 5 of 6) taught by Scott Maxwell.
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 Jeff Maxwell with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mom’s Group meets every Tuesday from 10:00am-12:00pm at nearby valley parks and splash pads. Moms with kids of all ages are welcome. This is also a great opportunity for older moms to pour wisdom and encouragement into newer moms! For more details, contact Katy Lee (602) 715-6785, (email@example.com) or Amanda Makawi (480) 229-2597, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Summer Friday Nights are back! Please join us Friday, July 26, from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the home of Beth Bower. We will hear testimonies of God’s grace in the lives of women from our body, 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).
Build & Wellspring
Build (for men) and Wellspring (for women) are ministries designed for believers in Jesus Christ who have made GBC their home church. Focusing on gospel-transformed lives and seeking to grow in Christian faith, we will learn together how to have greater influence for the gospel, starting in our homes. These ministries will meet every other week. Build will take place on Saturdays, and will begin on September 14. Wellspring will be offered on Saturdays (coinciding with Build dates), and will also be available on Thursdays. Thursday Wellspring includes a children’s program (ages 0-7), and begins on September 12. If you plan to participate with us, please register as soon as possible so we can staff appropriately; space is limited. Please see the InfoTable for a flyer with additional information. Registration closes Sunday, August 18. Register online at www.gbcaz.org/events.
Book of the Month
July and August’s books of the month are Twelve Ordinary Men ($8) and Twelve Extraordinary Women ($8), both written by John MacArthur. These books provide excellent examples of God’s desire to use the weak things of the world to accomplish incredible feats and will help us to humbly walk in a manner worth of our calling. Please see the BookTable servants for more information and a reading guide with suggested one- month reading plans.
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: Acts 10:1-11:18 – The Gentiles Receive the Gospel
Next week’s lesson: Acts 12:1-24 – God Frees Peter from Prison