October 14, 2018 Announcements
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
We will be having a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on November 3. The dinner will be at 6:00pm at each host’s house followed by fellowship and dessert. If you would like to be a host or a guest please register at www.gbcaz.org/events. Today is the last day to register. If you have questions, contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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, October 28 will be donated. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com).
Grace Bible Church will be offering an 11-week premarital class beginning late November. Completion of this class is a prerequisite for anyone being married by GBC staff and it’s a great way to start your lives together with a strong biblical foundation. Interested? Please contact Denny Pagel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are interested in learning about baptism or interested in being baptized, please register for the baptism class. The classes will run November 18 and December 2, before church from 8:15am-9:45am. Please register online at www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com).
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! Please contact Alex Pietropaulo (602.568.6597, 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).
Book of the Month
October’s book of the month is Sanctification by Michael Riccardi ($11). Much has been written recently on how the truths of the gospel affect change and personal holiness. Riccardi contributes to the discussion with amazing clarity and biblical balance, even capturing well Scripture’s teaching on the subject in the book’s subtitle: The Christian’s Pursuit of God-Given Holiness. Pick up a copy at the booktable, along with its 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 3:1-12 John Prepares the Way for the Lord
Next week’s lesson: Matthew 3:13-17 John Baptizes Jesus