Announcements & Opportunities

Upcoming Book Club Opportunity
In early 2019, we will have a book club opportunity for any who are willing to read 2-3 smaller books. All materials will be provided and the topic will deal with The Christian and Mental Health. See Pastor Ryan for more details.

Prospective Member Presentations
Lauren Boudreaux and Nathan Bracewell will be presented for membership to the congregation for approval on Sunday, December 2nd.

A Look at the Gospel and Sexual Brokenness
Join us for our evening service on Sunday, November 18th as John Freeman, the founder of Harvest USA (a Reformed ministry to those struggling with sexual brokenness) will be preaching.

Next Mercy Ministry Opportunity
• Saturday, January 19, 2019
• Food Ministry at the Peninsula Rescue Mission
• See Billy Briskey, Deacon of Mercy Ministry for more information

Weekly Catechism - Lord's Day 45

Weekly Catechism for 2018 (Heidelberg 1563): LORD’S DAY 45

116. Why is Prayer necessary for Christians? 
Because it is the chief part of the thankfulness which God requires of us; and because God will give His grace and Holy Spirit only to such, as earnestly and without ceasing, beg them from Him, and render thanks unto Him for them. 

117. What belongs to such prayer, as God is pleased with and will hear? 
First, that from the heart we call only upon the one true God, who has revealed Himself to us in His word, for all that He has commanded us to ask of Him; secondly, that we thoroughly know our need and misery, so as to humble ourselves before the face of His Divine Majesty; thirdly, that we be firmly assured, that withstanding our unworthiness He will, for the sake of Christ our Lord, certainly hear our prayer, as He has promised us in His word. 

118. What has God commanded us to ask of Him? 

All things necessary for soul and body, which Christ our Lord has comprised in the prayer taught us by Himself. 

119. What is the Lord’s Prayer? 

Our Father which art in heaven: Hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

Weekly Catechism - Lord's Day 44

Weekly Catechism for 2018 (Heidelberg 1563): LORD’S DAY 44

113. What is required in the tenth commandment?
That not even the least inclination or thought against any of God’s commandments ever enter into our heart; but that, with our whole heart, we continually hate all sin, and take pleasure in all righteousness.

114. Can those who are converted to God keep these commandments perfectly?
No: but even the holiest men, while in this life, have only a small beginning of this obedience; yet so, that with earnest purpose they begin to live, not only according to some, but according to all the commandments of God.

115. Why then doth God so strictly enjoin upon us the ten commandments, since in this life no one can keep them?
First, that all our life long, we may learn more and more to know our sinful nature, and so the more earnestly seek forgiveness of sins and righteousness in Christ; secondly, that we may continually strive, and beg from God the grace of the Holy Ghost, so as to become more and more changed into the image of God, till we attain finally to full perfection after this life.

Announcements & Opportunities

Upcoming Sermon Series
From Mid-November through December, we will have a morning sermon series on the Book of Leviticus.

Next Mercy Ministry Opportunity
• Saturday, November 17, 2018
• Food Ministry at the Peninsula Rescue Mission
• See Billy Briskey, Deacon of Mercy Ministry for more information

Special Eventing Worship
A Look at the Gospel and Sexual Brokenness
• Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 5pm Evening Worship Service
• John Freeman, the Founder of Harvest USA (a Reformed ministry to those struggling with sexual brokenness) will be preaching

One Day Seminar
Caring for One Another - A Member Care/Counseling Seminar with Dr. Joey Tomlinson
• Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 8:30 am to Noon
• Held at Grace Baptist Chapel

Weekly Catechism - Lord's Day 43

Weekly Catechism for 2018 (Heidelberg 1563): LORD’S DAY 43

112. What is required in the ninth commandment? 
That I bear false witness against no one; wrest no one’s words; be no backbiter, or slanderer; join in condemning no one unheard and rashly; but that I avoid, on pain of God’s heavy wrath, all lying and deceit, as being the proper works of the devil; in matters of judgment and justice and in all other affairs love, honestly speak and confess the truth; and, so far as I can, defend and promote my neighbor’s good name.