Fall Sunday Schedule
Beginning Sunday, September 18th
*See our Fall ministry flyer here.
9:15 – 10:10 am — Sunday School
Adults: Join us each Sunday morning in the large third-floor classroom for our Adult Sunday School class!
(September 18th – November 20th) Mortification of Sin by John Owen, the modernized English version by Richard Rushing: With the publisher’s permission, since books are on back-order, we have included those chapters below, along with an audio-recording of these chapters by one of our elders, Dave Brittain.
“Suppose a man is a true believer, and yet finds in himself a powerful indwelling sin. This sin makes him captive to its power and consumes his heart with trouble. It perplexes his thoughts, weakens his soul in communion with God, takes away his peace, defiles his conscience, and exposes him to hardening, through the deceitfulness of sin. What shall he do? What course shall he take to mortify [kill] this sin, lust, or corruption?” -John Owen, Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers (1656, modern English version)
John Owen, the eminent Puritan theologian and pastor, thus asks a question fundamental to all Christians: how shall we attack the indwelling sin that remains in us after we become believers? Is it possible to gain victory over it in any measure, even if it is a long-continued and besetting sin? Am I going about it wrongly now? These are important questions, because, as Owen is quick to point out, killing our sin is our Scriptural duty. Indeed, there is no peace of conscience, no sweet communion with the Lord, and no advance in sanctification in the Christian life unless we do.
We aim for this class to be a continuation of the strong encouragement in our faith we received during the Puritans class that recently ended. For ten weeks, beginning September 18th, we will be studying Owen’s short book Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers, using a faithful modernized English edition. In it, Owen sets forth, in his own careful and detailed manner, a fully biblical explanation of how the Lord intends for us to glorify and obey him by killing our sin. You won’t want to miss this class, especially if you are struggling and losing ground in your own battles with sin.
Children and Youth:
- Nursery for ages 0-3 in nursery wing near East entrance
- Pre-K – 2nd grade – 1st floor in nursery wing
- Primary class (3rd-5th grade) – small 3rd floor classroom
- Youth – (middle / high school) – third floor classroom at end of L-shaped hallway (past adult classroom) – we will also be studying Mortification of Sin by John Owen
10:30 am — Worship
We continue our worship services both in person and via Facebook Live for the present time.
5:30 pm — Church-wide Sunday Night Science Exploration
“In the beginning, God…” The importance of starting and ending with the Triune God in whatever subject under consideration for the Christian, simply cannot be overstated. The disastrous effects of the church’s willingness to relegate science to an allegedly secular or neutral realm are everywhere for the church. Join us as we consider what it means to think about science as a God-centered enterprise, which of course means a Christ-centered enterprise even as Christ came into his world to forgive us for our man-centered thinking about the creation. We are gathering Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm as we explore Geology, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics together, all of which reflect the precision and design of our Creator. We conclude our time each week in the Courtyard with a time of “Creation Celebration” show and tell in the courtyard to share with one another different facets of God’s creation – this is our Father’s world! Bring something science-related to share with us!
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NOTE: This is our Sunday schedule only; please check our Events Calendar page for any ministry schedule changes.