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We are a community of faith seeking to know Christ and make Him known in all we say and do.

Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18

Many of us marked our children’s growth on door jams or the wall with pencil marks. One minister mentioned this: “If my family ever moves from the house where we live now, I want to unhinge the pantry door and take it with me! That door is special because it shows how my children have grown over the years. Every few months, my husband and I place our children against the door and pencil a mark just above their heads. According to our growth chart, my daughter shot up 4 inches in just 1 year!”

While our children grow physically as a natural part of life, there’s another kind of growth that happens with some effort—our spiritual growth in Christlikeness. Peter encouraged believers to “grow in the grace and knowledge” of Jesus (2 Peter 3:18). He said that maturing in our faith prepares us for Christ’s return. The apostle wanted Jesus to come back and find believers living in peace and righteousness (v. 14). Peter viewed spiritual growth as a defense against teaching that incorrectly interprets God’s Word and leads people astray (v. 16-17). Spending time in prayer and God’s Word helps give us that growth.

Even when we feel discouraged and disconnected from God, we can remember that He will help us advance in our faith by making us more like His Son. His Word assures us that “He who has begun a good work in [us] will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6). Invite the Holy Spirit to mold you into the person God wants you to be and to empower you to keep reaching for the holiness we see in Jesus. Spiritual growth requires the solid food of God’s Word.



Hope and Peace to you all!



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:45 AM
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice resumes September 14

AUGUST EVENTS

  • Saturday, August 16
    G-Force Pool Party
    5:30-8:00 PM
    Bring a snack
  • Tuesday, August 19
    Church Beach Party
    5:00 PM NTB Access #4
    Bring your dinner & some to share
  • Saturday, August 23
    Men's Breakfast
    9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 27
    Ladies Luncheon
    12 Noon



Coming September 7

Sunday School Schedule Resumes
Watch for details
Commit to grow in the knowledge of God's Word this year!


OUR SERMONS


August, 10 2014 - "Bible Badgers"
Dr. Young talks this week about not hitting people over the head with the Bible, but rather living lives that reflect the change brought about by knowing the Son of God personally. His sermon is based in Romans 10:5-15.

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COMING AUGUST 19

SUMMER BEACH PARTY
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH ACCESS #4

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