​​Sunday  morning  9:45  Sunday School 

​ for  Ages 3 to103 


Sunday  Morning Service at  11:00pm


​Child Care is provided for little ones in  the nursery during service , they are more then welcome to  remain in worship service as well  

Everyone Is Welcome

OUR MISSION IS HELPING PEOPLE FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO GOD
 

We’ve seen the transformation hundreds of times – people who came to us full of doubt and uncertainty become secure in the knowledge of their rightful place in God’s great kingdom. The change may start slowly – in a Bible Study class or choir participation, perhaps – but once it begins, it picks up speed. The good works, shared experiences, time spent in prayer – all bring us closer to our highest calling.

 

Take the first step toward personal renewal – join us for services this weekend!

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​SEPTEMBER 16, 2018          LESSON PLAN
 

Dear Explore HIS Word class,

WOW! You guys did a great job in preparing for class last Sunday!

            Think of all we learned about the seemingly insignificant little town of Colosse, with its  struggling church, why Colosse was of great importance to the apostle Paul, and the many parallels it shares with our hometown, Arcadia.

We learned in chapter 1, verses 1 through 14, how Paul lovingly and gently introduced himself to a people (church) he had never visited.

We learned, especially in vs 9, 10, the urgency of seeking and finding God’s will (individually, and, as a church), and, how, once we know HIS will, our lives cannot help but be radically changed!  HAS KNOWING GOD’S WILL TRANSFORMED YOUR LIFE?  WHY or WHY NOT?

As we prepare for this weeks class,

            I would like for us to take a deeper look at the word truth Paul mentions twice in verses 5 & 6, particularly, “the truth of the Gospel” (v5), and knowing “the grace of God in truth (v6).  This should lead us to ask:  What is truth?  Is truth relative?  Can something be true for you and not true for me?  Can truth be known?  How could Jesus dare to refer to Himself as truth?
            Also, I would like to comment on the importance of the word, “syncretism” that I promised to do last week, but  couldn’t quite work it in.  (Imagine that!)
     In addition to the above, please read Colossians, chapter 1, verses 15-23.

                        In considering these few verses, I would like to quote what William Barclay, renowned Scottish theologian and teacher, has to say about them:
            “This is a passage of such difficulty and of such importance that we shall have to spend considerable time on it.  We shall….begin with….the whole view of Christ (my emphasis) which Paul sets out in his letter.”

 

                        With that kind of comment setting the stage, PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BE IN ATTENDANCE SUNDAY AS WE TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT “THE WHOLE VIEW OF CHRIST”  !!!

See you Sunday, 9:45 AM in the Pfrangle Hall parlor.         

            BRING YOUR BIBLES AND BE READY TO “EXPLORE GOD’S WORD ! 

                                    In HIS Matchless Love,          Ron and Sue

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