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.

Jan 3 – Be Strong and Courageous: Live in God’s Promises – Joshua 1:1-4 (“you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them…I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.”; knowing and applying God’s promises in daily life; renewing of our minds; trusting God’s faithfulness)

Jan 10 – Be Strong and Courageous: Live in God’s Presence and Power – Joshua 1:5-6 (“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.”; spiritual warfare; greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world; overcoming by the power of the Holy Spirit)

Jan 17 – Be Strong and Courageous: Live in God’s Word – Joshua 1:7-8 (“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”; Word of God; Scripture able to overcome the lies of the enemy; treasuring God’s Word in daily life)

Jan 24 – Be Strong and Courageous: Live in God’s Provision – Joshua 1:9-11 (“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready.’”; spiritual disciplines as readiness for each day; utilizing what the Lord has already provided; sustained by God’s goodness and blessings)

Jan 31 - Music Sunday

Feb 7 - TBA

Feb 14 - TBA

Feb 21 – “Overcoming Temptation: When you face a need” – Luke 4:1-4 (also Deuteronomy 8:1-5; 1 Timothy 6:6-11; “The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”; God provides for our needs, but does not prevent us from feeling our needs; trusting God to provide instead of attempting to create another identity other than child of God)

Feb 28 – “Overcoming Temptation: When you face suffering” – Luke 4:5-8 (also Deuteronomy 6:10-14; 1 Thessalonians 3:2-5; “And [the devil] said to [Jesus], “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”; facing the temptation to avoid suffering and seek personal ease and comfort over commitment and obedience to God; trusting in God’s power displayed through weakness, and God’s promise of resurrection through death)

Mar 7 – “Overcoming Temptation: When you face doubts” – Luke 4:9-12 (also Deuteronomy 6:16; Exodus 17:1-7; “Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”; knowing the difference between trusting God and testing God; trusting in God’s presence without miraculous signs; overcoming doubt)

Mar 14 – “Overcoming Temptation: Body and Soul and Self-Control” – 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 (also Matthew 26:41; “Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak; recognizing the influence and interaction between body and soul; spiritual practices of rest and renewal)

Mar 21 – “Overcoming Temptation: Pre-empting Pride” – Galatians 6:1-5 (“If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,”; kill comparison thinking; give grace to others when they fail; take full responsibility for your own sin; lean into the grace of God that carries you and gives you love, identity and worth apart from human comparisons and approval)

Mar 28 – “Overcoming Temptation: God is faithful” – 1 Corinthians 10:11-13 (“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”; humility and reliance on God, not ourselves; overcoming the lies of Satan telling us that temptation won’t stop until we give in; God provides a way out of temptation)

Apr 4 (Easter Sunday) – “Great mercy, new birth, living hope” – 1 Peter 1:3-9 (mercy of God to offer grace for sinners; a new birth and life that is not defined and restricted by the old; a living hope because the resurrection of Christ means we will be resurrected and overcome sin and death—physical death, but also spiritual death because the love of God in Christ that fulfills us will never perish, spoil, or fade in how it satisfies us)