GREETINGS, EVERYONE, from the campus of SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, my alma mater!
This weekend is homecoming at SBU, one of your Missouri Baptist colleges. A portion of our church's cooperative giving goes to help fund Southwest Baptist University, Hannibal-Lagrange University, and Missouri Baptist University. Please take this opportunity to pray for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of these and other Christian schools throughout our state, that they would remain faithful to Lord, to His word, and to their Christ-centered mission.
Teams from Missouri are currently being formed and called out to serve southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The devastation is massive, and your help is needed. You must be at least 18 to go on a disaster relief call-out. You do not need prior certification or experience to serve, although those are helpful. Teams should be ready to do various tasks, including operating mass feeding units (meal preparation) and mobile shower units. Teams for cleanup and mud-out will be forming later. If you are interested in serving, please contact our associational Director of Missions, Bro. Roger Brumley at 816-233-2504 or by email at email@example.com
TO GIVE TO DISASTER RELIEF electronically, visit modr.org/give. Checks coming to the church marked "Disaster Relief" will be forwarded to MBDR for Hurricane Ian relief.
Operation Christmas Child is underway. Learn more about OCC and how to pack a shoebox by visiting the website here. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please visit the table in the narthex for more information, or contact Mary Morrow.
THE LORD'S DAY (10/9):
Question 37: What is justification?
Answer: Justification is an act of God’s free grace, by which he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
Scripture: Romans 3:24; 5:19; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9; Galatians 2:16.
Question 38: What is adoption?
Answer: Adoption is an act of God’s free grace, by which we are received into the company of God’s children and have a right to all the privileges of his sons.
Scripture: 1 John 3:1; John 1:12; Romans 8:16, 17.
Question 39: What is sanctification?
Answer: Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace by which we are renewed in the whole person after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 4:23, 24; Romans 6:11.
Here is the sign-up link: https://frederickboulevard.com/ministries/frederick-missions-conference.They need confirmed numbers no later than November 7, but preferably by November 2.
ICYMI: Last Sunday's sermon audio on Luke 15:1-10 The "Lost" Parables of Jesus, part two
Other previous messages are archived here. Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSES: Our Fighter Verse this week is Isaiah 53:4-5 "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed."
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE The Five-Day Bible Reading Plan is attached to this e-mail for your convenience. You may want to access additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
BONUS: Some of our sister churches are promoting revival services over the next couple of weeks. Please consider supporting them with you attendance:
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon