March 15, 2020 Announcements
Today’s Equipping Hour class
Embracing God’s Design for Marriage (part 3 of 3); taught by Josh Kellso.
Next week’s Equipping Hour class
Why You Need to Understand Eschatology; taught by Smedly Yates.
Luncheon for the 50+ of GBC
On the first Sunday of the month come join a group that meets for lunch. For more information, to signup for regular reminders, or to RSVP for the next lunch, please contact Ashley Anderson (email@example.com).
The next Women’s Ministry dessert will be Friday, March 27, from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the home of Ann Angstead. We will have fellowship, teaching, prayer, and dessert! For more information, please contact Ann Angstead (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 and interact with an elder. The next lunch will be hosted at GBC on Sunday, April 5 from 11:15am-1:00pm. Please register online at www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com).
Good Friday Service
Come join us Friday, April 10 from 7:00pm-8:00pm for our Good Friday Service. No children’s ministry (NGM) will be available.
Come join us Easter Sunday, April 12, at 9:00am. As usual, there will be no children’s ministry (NGM) for kids 3 years and older. The CoffeeTable Ministry will be serving complimentary hot and iced coffee.
Save The Date: TES Golf Tournament
Grace Bible Church and The Expositors Seminary are hosting a TES Traditions Golf Classic Phoenix golf tournament, Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Whirlwind Golf Course in Chandler. Registration includes green fee and lunch. All proceeds will go toward supporting The Expositors Seminary. More details to come.
Book of the Month
Our March book of the month is Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans ($20). Compiled from sermons and original writings, Robert Elmer offers “some of the most passionate examples of Puritan prayer, from earnest repentance to joyful praise,” to modern readers. The language is slightly updated for easier reading but seeks to maintain the gravity of the original. This book will prove a helpful aid to your own prayers. See the booktable servants if you have questions about these and other 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/sermon/111013-sermon/). The elders are also available to answer any questions.