November 11, 2018 Announcements
If you are interested in learning about baptism or interested in being baptized, today is the last day to register for the baptism class. The classes will run November 18 and December 2, before church from 8:15am-9:45am. Please register online by the end of the day today: www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com).
Student Ministries Winter Camp
Student Ministries Winter Camp will be January 18-20 in Prescott, AZ. Josh Kellso will be preaching on “Pursuing wisdom in the face of correction.” Register at https://gbcaz.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/131/responses/new. Friends are welcome. For more details or questions contact Josh Kellso (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. 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 (omri@ gbcaz.org).
Book of the Month
November’s featured resource is J. C. Ryle’s book, The Duties of Parents ($4). In 34 pages, Ryle succinctly and insightfully summarizes seventeen basic obligations of Christian parents to their children. Every member of your family can profit from the wisdom contained in these few pages. Pick up a copy at the BookTable along with the accompanying reading guide.
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: Matthew 8:5-13 – Jesus Commends the Centurion’s Faith
Next week’s lesson: Luke 5:17-26 – Jesus Forgives Sin