Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Hi Good News family!
Here’s the news…
> FIRST THURSDAY PRAYER TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7PM Please come and pray together like the first church did in Acts. Pray for GNBC and the important decisions in front of us. Pray for the individuals and families here. Pray for our communities, our leaders, state and nation. Pray for our persecuted sisters and brothers. Pray for our Global Reach Partners. Pray with us for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven.
> WE’RE DISCUSSING WORLD RELIGIONS IN THE LT1 CLASS AT 8:30AM THIS SUNDAY What makes Christianity unique among world religions? What is the largest religious group in the world? What are the distinctives of Christianity that you need to know when talking to a Hindu, a Muslim, or a Buddhist at work or school? Come find out this Sunday at 8:30am in the lower Chapel.
> STANLEY & CARLA NEWTON HERE SUNDAY + POT LUCK LUNCH! Come meet the first of three Lead Pastor candidates at the Chapel this Sunday. Stanley Newton of Houston, TX will be preaching the first message in the new sermon series called “Believe.”
You will have the opportunity to evaluate his message on a form tucked in the Program. Fill it out and put your finished form in the Acts 4:32 Box at the door at the end of the service.
Immediately after the service there will be a Pot Luck Lunch and time to talk with Stanley and Carla. Please bring food for your family, plus one other family.
> MONDAY AT 6:30PM – CELEBRATE RECOVERY a Bible-based, Jesus-centered 12-step group for women and men, to help deal with life’s hurts, habits and hangups. Come any Monday night and bring a friend.
> 6:30-8:30PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES! Get out of debt! Start saving! Finally get ahead of the bills! Understand insurance! Know where your money’s going! Start giving generously!Dave Ramsey’s FPU is a great opportunity to finally get your finances under control. Alumni welcome. New content with four new, updated sessions! Register online. Check in with Adam Chamberlain for more registration information – 508.409.1579.
“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”
– Timothy J. Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
> LEAD PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE (LPSC) REPORT #14
- The final three candidates (out of 48 applicants) are scheduled to visit GNBC…
- Stan Newton will visit on September 8th
- Peter Smith will visit on September 15th
- Matt Larkin will visit on September 22nd
- There will be an Evaluation Form in each Program each week for you to record your thoughts on the messages. Put your form in the Acts 4:32 Box at the Gym door.
- We will have an indoor Pot Luck Lunch on each of those three Sundays, immediately following the service, to meet the three candidates and their wives
- All are invited and welcome to sit in any or all of the LPSC meetings and participate in the discussions
- Please continue to pray for the next Lead Pastor for GNBC
- The next open meeting of the full LPSC is Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30PM in the Blue classroom.
- Notes from the meetings are posted on the Bulletin Board outside the Photocopy Room in the lower hallway.
> SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th MEN’S SERVICE DAY – 7:30-10AM Hey guys! Bring your tools and let’s serve some saints in Jesus’ name! Connect early with Stuart McKeller — 857.270.4526 — if you have a project you’d like one of our teams to help you with on September 14th.
> SAVE THE DATE!
- Sep 5 – 7PM First Thursday Prayer
- Sep 8 – 10:45am GN-Kids (SS) launches for Fall
- Sep 8 – Stan Newton candidate visit at GNBC w/ Pot Luck Lunch
- Sep 10 – 7PM Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University launches!
- Sep 11 – 6:30PM Youth Group launches for MS + HS school year!
- Sep 13-15 – Women’s Retreat #1 @ Berea
- Sep 14 – Men’s Service Day – 7:30-10am
- Sep 15 – Peter Smith candidate visit at GNBC w/ Pot Luck Lunch
- Sep 20-22 – Women’s Retreat #2 @ Berea (the weekend GNBC women are going)
- Sep 22 – Matt Larkin candidate visit at GNBC w/ Pot Luck Lunch
> MISSED A SUNDAY? You can always get the Sunday sermon here — listen online or download the MP3 — plus get a PDF of the sermon notes, plus a PDF of the weekly Program with announcements, prayer page, gospel page, Global Reach Partners update, and the current Life-Group list, etc. All available, each week, right here.
ROMANS 8:26, 27
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
Only by grace,
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