Beloit First Christian Church

Beloit First Christian Church

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Beloit First Christian Church

We love because He first loved us!

Upcoming Messages

We offer this tentative listing primarily for our worship leaders and their preparation. However, we also hope it will encourage everyone to read the Scripture passages in advance as you listen for God to speak.

 

May 24 – Led by the Spirit: “The Disturbing Message of Grace” – Acts 14:1-7 (“Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders. The people of the city were divided”; How the cross of Christ forces a decision; sharing the Gospel with both words and deeds empowered by the Holy Spirit; evangelism; love in action)

May 31 – Led by the Spirit: “Leaving a Testimony” – Acts 14:8-20 (“In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked…Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.”; “Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness”; The Spirit leads us to share even when the message is misunderstood and rejected; addressing distorted views of faith in Christ; our labor in the Lord is not in vain)

June 7 – Led by the Spirit: “Remaining true to the faith” – Acts 14:21-28 (“Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. 23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders a for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.”; encouraging one another; expecting and prepared for hardships in following Christ; church leadership that holds to the essential truths of the Gospel)

June 14 – Overcoming (2 Peter): “God’s power and promises” – 2 Peter 1:1-11 (“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”; participating in God’s work; we are saved FOR something, not just saved FROM something; The Gospel opposed to earning, but not to effort; kingdom of God; re-made in the image of God)

June 21 – Overcoming (2 Peter): “Established in the truth of Scripture” – 2 Peter 1:12-21 (“So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.”; “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it”; Scripture the inspired Word of God; memory and attention as critical elements of steadfastness; light in the darkness)

June 28 – Overcoming (2 Peter): “Judgment and Protection” – 2 Peter 2:1-9 (“the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.”; recognizing false teachers; trusting God’s justice when the truth is attacked; salvation and punishment)

July 5 – Overcoming (2 Peter): “Warning signs you’ve lost the straight way” – 2 Peter 2:10-22 (“They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness.”; pride and arrogance; lustful desires of the flesh; slavery to depravity; identifying dangerous influences in our lives; the ugliness of sin)

July 12 – Overcoming (2 Peter): “The Day of the Lord” – 2 Peter 3:1-10 (“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.”; Return of Jesus Christ; patience and perseverance; love of God seeking to save and rescue lost sinners)

July 19 – Overcoming (2 Peter): “On your guard while looking forward” – 2 Peter 3:11-18 (“You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God”; “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.”; “be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.”; new heaven and new earth; growing in grace and knowledge and character of Christ)

July 26 – Make Disciples: “Getting close without judging” - 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 (“I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—not at all meaning the people of this world”; “What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church?”; associating with outsiders without judging them; love that reaches out; receiving grace means giving grace)

Aug 2 – Make Disciples: “Wise with Every Opportunity” - Colossians 4:2-6 (“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”; watchful and thankful prayer the key to evangelism; grace and truth; ready to give an answer for the hope we have in Christ)

Aug 9 – Make Disciples: “Daily life that wins respect” - 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 (“make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”; living responsibly; practical expressions of love through hard work and helpfulness; overcoming gossip)

Aug 16 – Make Disciples: “Talking Clearly” - 1 Corinthians 14:20-25 (“if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?”; sharing the Gospel in understandable ways; avoiding “Christianese”; forthrightness of speech; speaking to the issues of the heart and sin)

Aug 23 – Make Disciples: “No Stumbling Blocks” - 1 Corinthians 10:23-33 (“If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.”; “Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God”; sensitivity and awareness of the needs of others; seeking the good of others so they may be saved; do all things for the glory of God)

Aug 30 – Music Sunday