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Sneak Peek 4: Creation Restored

2016 ThemeThis next year our church will begin a new theme. A theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored” As a result of sin, we live broken lives, in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see restoration brought to many of the things broken by sin. This year we will focus on his restoration to very specific areas that have been broken.

Core Classes will once again follow our theme for the year. And starting on January 3rd, individuals who are age 66 or older will meet in room 301 where they will be studying, “Creation Restored: The Gospel According to Genesis (Chapters 12-50).” Here is what your teacher has to say about this class…

Jehovah Jireh and Video Projectors … huh??

Jehovah Jireh is one of many names given to the LORD in Scripture ([biblegateway passage=”Genesis 22:14″ display=”Genesis 22:14″]). It literally means “The LORD will provide.” Abraham calls the LORD Jehovah Jireh just after God provided a ram for the sacrifice that he had prepared in place of his son Isaac. I can’t begin to imagine how grateful Abraham was for God’s provision! But last weekend, we had our own experience with Jehovah Jireh, and it involved two broken video projectors on the very day of our Christmas production! Let me explain.

Sneak Peek 3: Creation Unraveled

2016 ThemeThis next year our church will begin a new theme. A theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored” As a result of sin, we live broken lives, in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see restoration brought to many of the things broken by sin. This year we will focus on his restoration to very specific areas that have been broken.

Core Classes will once again follow our theme for the year. And starting on January 3rd, individuals who are within the age range of 51 to 65 will meet in room 304 where they will be studying, “Creation Unraveled: The Gospel According to Genesis (Chapters 1-11).”
Here is what your teacher has to say about this class…

Sneak Peek 2: Rebuilding Your Broken World

2016 ThemeThis next year our church will begin a new theme. A theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored” As a result of sin, we live broken lives, in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see restoration brought to many of the things broken by sin. This year we will focus on his restoration to very specific areas that have been broken.

Core Classes will once again follow our theme for the year. And starting on January 3rd, individuals who are within the age range of 41 to 50 will meet in room 410 where they will be studying, “Rebuilding Your Broken World: How God Puts Broken Lives Back Together.” Here is what your teacher has to say about this class… 

Sneak Peek 1: Right Thinking In a World Gone Wrong

2016 ThemeThis next year our church will begin a new theme, a theme that we believe is very relevant to us and the world that we live in. 2016 is going to be all about “Broken to Restored.” As a result of sin, we live broken lives in a broken world. Thankfully, God has created a way to see restoration brought to many of the things broken by sin. This year we will focus on His restoration to very specific areas that have been broken.

Core Classes will once again follow our theme for the year. And starting on January 3rd, individuals who are within the age range of 22 to 40 will meet in room 105, where they will be studying, “Right Thinking In a World Gone Wrong: A Biblical Response to Today’s Most Controversial Issues.” Here is what your teachers have to say about this class… 

Are You Being Equipped?

As we seek to carry out our mission here at South of making disciples by reaching those who are far from God, while growing up those who are in Christ, one of our key steps we desire a person to take is the step of getting themselves equipped.

One of the reasons this is one of our key steps is that the Bible has a lot to say about the equipping of followers of Jesus Christ. And as you consider what it has to say, you come to learn the following:

A Rare Find

I am in the midst of the most challenging season of my life! My Dad passed away on November 25th and I’m still trying to wrap my head, and heart, around the fact that I can no longer see him or give him a kiss. Thanksgiving was a very tough holiday this year, and because of this great loss, it will never be the same. I would like to share with you my tribute that I was able to share at his funeral, which took place the morning of Monday, November 30th. As you read, I hope you will grasp the significant impact that he had on my life.

FOMO-Phobia …

If you’ve ever watched the TV show Monk, you are familiar with the assortment of phobias that he struggles with. On occasion, when I begin to show concern over the sticky spots on the floor in front of the refrigerator, or the non-symmetrical arrangement of our home furnishings, or washcloths hanging over the water faucet in the shower, or the dried and crusted-over drippings underneath the A-1 steak sauce bottle-cap … my family, in frustration, will lovingly accuse me of being “Mr. Monk”!

Adrian Monk
Adrian Monk

Yes, we all have our fears and phobias to deal with, and I am no different.  But, doesn’t it seem like the list of phobias continues to expand with each passing year?  

I heard of a new one the other day: Fomophobia – the Fear OMissing Out. It seems to be contracted through over-exposure to Facebook and other social media, where people tend to showcase all the great things that are going on in their lives. This can tempt us to compare the lives we live to the seemingly wonderful lives that others are living. And, if we are not careful, Satan can exploit this human vulnerability and we can find ourselves with a bad case of fomophobia, leading to envy, jealousy, covetousness, loneliness, and depression, to name just a few.

Budget Time!!!!!!

This time every year marks the point where planning for next year’s fiscal budget takes place. Budget leaders from different ministries work with others in their ministry to put together a budget for the year ahead. Much time and thought goes into the process, and it can be nerve racking at times. However, it is also a process that grows and stretches…

Do Something

We have a lot of hurting people at our church. Maybe that describes you as you’re reading this. Loved ones have passed away, people are struggling with physical issues, marriages are failing, people are losing jobs, people are facing difficulties in the workplace and in their schools. We are a needy people. Whenever I hear of some of these situations, the first…