Grace Baptist Church

605 E. Washington St.

New Bethlehem, PA

275-4090

email: gracebaptistchurch@windstream.net

Website: gracebaptist-online.com

 

Sunday School: 9:30                                    Worship: 10:45                                                                 

Bob Ryver, Pastor                                   Jack Shirey,  Organist  

                                                                Carrie McIntire, Pianist

                                               Cheryl Fuller,  Pianist         ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

January 17, 2016

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Hymn 47     Like a River Glorious

 

Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

 

Scripture Reading—  Matthew 4:17-19closeMatthew 4:17-19 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) closeMatthew 4:17-19closeMatthew 4:17-19 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV)

Announcements

Offering

 

Children’s Church – Age 4 to Grade1–  Jenny Nolf & Holly Crawford (Children’s Wing Kitchen)   Grade 2-Grade5—  Carrie McIntyre (Located in room at bottom of steps)

 

Message     Purpose of the Church 2016

Hymn 146     Jesus Paid It All

Communion

Hymn 74      Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Benediction

 

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If you are worshipping with us for the first time today, we are glad you are here. We hope you enjoy the worship service and find us friendly and helpful.  If you do not have a church that you call your own, it is our prayer that you consider Grace Baptist. Please make sure you pick up one of the Welcome Packets in the foyer.

The Elders are willing to meet with anyone who needs prayer after the morning service.

 

Nursery Schedule

                                      Birth 24 months                                                            Age 2-3

                                (Located in old parsonage)                                    (Located by restrooms)

This Week :              Leah Barrett & McKenna Shirey                         Wendy Barrett & Mackenzie Hetrick

Next Week:             Sue Gruver & Toni Neiswonger                          Linda Gould & Carson Gould

Greeters Schedule

This Week:                        Bill N.

Next Week:                       Jack and Carson

Hall Monitor

This Week:                          Bill N.

Next Week:                        Jeff Mc.

Today—Children’s Sunday School and Sunday morning small groups

 

Tonight 6:00 — “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.”  ***meet after morning service to talk about meeting.    and  “Jesus is King” small groups

Wednesday—  6:30  Godprints  and   Youth

Thursday—6:30— Ladies Bible Study—Chapter 9

Friday—12:00 Ladies Bible Study at Tuff’s

 

 

PRAYER and PRAISE LIST

Bill Kinnan Sr, Sheila Troup, Bailey Adams, Ross Lenhart, Rick Travis, Jack Cook, Judy Walker, Dean Sesco, Matt Barrilla, Casey Risher, Kimmer Pierce, Ken Smith, Red Smith,  Keith Wendland, Steve Constable, Kathy Sturgeon, Connor Wolf, Svana McCool, Lillie Franz, Patty Emhoff, Robert Knightner,  Linda Sherry, Delores Stewart, Don Shirey, Gloria Sullivan, Neal Burford, Leslie Wineburg, Chuck Troup, Mike Bair, Gab Veronesi, Scott Lawrence, Axel Jacklin, Jerry Martz, Harold Huffman, Mark Hildebrand, Seth Apel, Scott Yarger, Ben White, Don Bower, Bree McDonald –Stewart, Phil Craig, Abigail Markle , Jenna and Jerry Kespelher, Family of Edie Henderson

 

> Sign up sheet is on foyer table for Godprints snacks.

> Box tops and soup labels are being collected by Sunday School class.

> Reminder.com—We are initiating an emergency and  events reminder for emails and text messages. To be included in this list, you will need to “reply” to them once  you receive them. A Sign up sheet will be passed around to you.

 

>AAA Lifeservices– Baby Bottle’s are available in the foyer. All proceeds go to help serve women and prevent abortions.

 

> Nomination forms for  nominating and finance committees are on foyer table. We will have a business meeting on Jan 24 to collect ballots.

 

> Tyler Goheen and Kendra Smith welcomed the arrival of Hadley Goheen  on Tuesday. She was 18 and 1/2 inches and weighed 6 lbs. 12 ounces.

 

> Mission trip info is on foyer table. Opportunities in many parts of the world.

 

> Thank you to all who gave to the Gideon’s ministry last week and to those who helped with Edie’s Funeral.

 

Purpose of the Church

Matthew 4:17-19closeMatthew 4:17-19 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) closeMatthew 4:17-19closeMatthew 4:17-19 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV)

We gather and then we ___________________. 8 Points regarding Evangelism

  1. God is __________________________ at work. 2 Peter 3:9close2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (ESV) close2 Peter 3:9close2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (ESV) The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (ESV) and John 16:8closeJohn 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: (ESV) closeJohn 16:8closeJohn 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: (ESV) And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: (ESV)

Jerry Root – We don’t take God to anybody- He’s already there…

  1. There are people who are __________________. Matthew 9:35-38closeMatthew 9:35-38 The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (ESV) closeMatthew 9:35-38closeMatthew 9:35-38 The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (ESV) The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (ESV)

There are people who are looking for a Savior.

  1. We must realize that we work best when we work _____________.

Bill Taylor – “It seems to me that as Western Christians we suffer from a bad case of entitlement.” We might lose the culture war but we can win the war for people’s hearts.

Matthew 13:31-33closeMatthew 13:31-33 The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” 33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (ESV) closeMatthew 13:31-33closeMatthew 13:31-33 The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” 33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (ESV) The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” 33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (ESV)

  1. We share, but God _________________. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7close1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. (ESV) close1 Corinthians 3:6-7close1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. (ESV) I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. (ESV) ; Romans 1:16closeRomans 1:16 The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (ESV) closeRomans 1:16closeRomans 1:16 The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (ESV) The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (ESV)
  2. Make sure you understand the _________________.

What Jesus did – He came. He died. He rose again. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4close1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, (ESV) close1 Corinthians 15:3-4close1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, (ESV) For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, (ESV)

What we must do – Repent of living for sin and self. Trust in Him as Savior (he rescued me) and Lord (he now owns me).

What God does to us – We __________

  1. Win them to you, Win them to your church family, win them to Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:8close1 Thessalonians 2:8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (ESV) close1 Thessalonians 2:8close1 Thessalonians 2:8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (ESV) So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (ESV)   Much of the work of evangelism today, because of the culture we live in, needs to be __________________.

  1. Learn how to ___________ the opportunities Colossians 4:5-6closeColossians 4:5-6 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV) closeColossians 4:5-6closeColossians 4:5-6 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV) Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV)

> Introduce prayer into the equation. >  Bill Muir- “People listen to people who __________________.”  > Ask questions about their life story. > Share your life lessons of how God was your only hope. > Offer to them a book, a song, a Scripture verse that might help them.  > Invite them to a gathering where your Christian friends can influence them.  > Avoid making any hot button issue the main issue. Point instead to everyone’s need to receive Christ as Savior. > Ask them if they are willing to doubt their doubts as much as they doubt the faith of Christians.  > What are they missing as a result of missing Christ?

  1. Putting it all together >Big Picture – Al Mohler “This generation demonstrates a readiness to take on new challenges and to go where no previous generation has yet taken the gospel.

> Little Picture – Our Church  The principle of the ____________ small things.

The Berlin Wall – “Many ___________ people doing many ___________ things in many _____________ places can change the face of the world.”

 

Matthew 4:19closeMatthew 4:19 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) closeMatthew 4:19closeMatthew 4:19 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (ESV) Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

 

Have you accepted that invitation?

 

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