Have you ever received a Christmas gift you didn’t want? I have. When you think about in a spiritual sense we have all received a gift that we don’t want. Due to the sin of one man, Adam, we were born with a sin nature. We all got a gift we didn’t want, that gift is “death through sin” (Romans 5:12).

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At least with the Christmas gift I can take it back and exchange it for something that I do want.

We can’t do that with the gift of “death through sin” can we? Or maybe we can? What if Jesus found a way for us receive a much better gift? What kind of gift could that be?

Join us this Sunday at Believers Church and find out what this gift is all about and discover that it is through faith we can receive this grace gift that only Jesus can provide for us!

In our “Faith’s Christmas” drama this week, we will see what is going to happen to Faith and her family as they deal with her son Michael’s brain tumor. Will Faith discover a real faith that really works in real life situations?

 

Also on Sunday afternoon, 12-02-12, from 5-6 p.m., we will be celebrating Christmas together as families! Adults can enter into the wonderful world of Kid stuff and see the

birth of Jesus though the eyes of your children. There will be a Christmas party afterwards so bring some Christmas treats to share with all!

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Worship Arts Information Meeting!

clip_image002Calling all vocalist, musicians, choir members, artists, technicians, sound, lighting, video, actors, stage designers, and creative people in general to rise up for the Kingdom of God!

If you are interested in serving in any capacity on the Believers Worship Arts Team join us this Thursday Night,

11-28-12, at 6:30 p.m., at Believers Church.

Jake Wilders our new Worship and Creative Leader will be casting his vision for Worship Arts at Believers Church and telling you everything you need to know to be a part of this awesome team.

Childcare will be provided. For more information contact: jake.wilders@believersmail.com

Christmas Offering

Mark 10:13-16

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.

14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. (NIV)

Our Christmas Offering on December 16th will go directly to our Student Ministries. As you are preparing to give, think about the fact that this is a way Believer Church can in a sense let the little children and teenagers come to Jesus. We don’t want to hinder them coming to Jesus due to a lack of resources or funding. As we give $15,000 in this offering for our student ministries we are in a sense helping Jesus take them in His arms, lay His hands on them and bless the students! I am so excited about what God is going to do with this very special offering!

Last Sunday’s Notes!

Faith’s Christmas / What Do You Believe? Believers Statesboro 11-25-12

Faith has a problem. She may be named Faith, but she has no idea what faith is or how it works.

She’s not the only one. There are many people just like her who don’t understand the concept of a real faith that really works in a real world. We are going to take a journey with Faith over the next several weeks, and we are going to come to grips with some of these issues of faith.

Rom 1:16-23

16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

  • So this experience, this discovery, this revelation of God is a process and it will be revealed to a person in faith stages, “from faith to faith”.
  • Not only must you have faith to understand who God is but, if you want to be righteous (in right standing with God), then you will have to live by faith.

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain

to them.

20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

  • God has revealed Himself to us in His very creation!

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

  • They knew about God, but they didn’t know Him.
  • They believed there was a God, but they didn’t believe in Him as their God.
  • They had all of the knowledge, but lacked heart transforming faith in the Giver of knowledge.

23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (NIV)

  • They couldn’t quite come to grips with this invisible, all powerful God, so they opted out for something easier, which required little or no faith at all.
  • They worshiped images of lesser things than God; man, birds, animals, and bugs. This way they didn’t have to face a loving, but just God who would require a payment for their sins.

Maybe that’s what moved the Magi to seek a King of the Jews. A faith magnet if you will. (Matt 2:1-2)

Maybe that’s what moved Mary to give up her own plans for her life and surrender to God’s plan for her life. It was an act of faith. (Luke 1:34-38)

Maybe the birth of Christ Jesus was also the birth of a gift of faith that would now be available for us all.

LIVE BY FAITH

Romans 1:17 "…The righteous will live by faith" (NIV) / 2 Cor 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight. (NIV)

WHAT IS FAITH?

Webster defines faith as: A confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. A belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.

The Word of God defines faith for us.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (NKJV)

Heb 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)

Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible – “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality. [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”

“The conviction of their reality” God is a reality, whether you believe that He exists or not. Your ability to see God or not to see God doesn’t change the fact that He is who He is. But faith will convince you of His reality.

“Perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.” Faith will help you perceive the reality of God even when your natural senses are perceiving nothing.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD

You can have faith in the wrong things or persons as well as the right things. But Jesus said in Mark 11:22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered. (NIV) Faith in anything else will only lead to disappointment.

Next Step: Have Faith in God and God alone!

FAITH BELIEVES NOW

Faith is in the present tense. It believes NOW. It acts NOW. One of the great differences between faith and hope is in the tense.

  • Hope is usually concerned with the future, whereas faith has the ability to see the unseen (Rom. 4:17; 2 Cor.4:18) and believe that you have it now.
  • Faith is the hand that receives things from God. All the promises of God’s word can be made reality in your life by using your faith.

All that Jesus died to give us on the cross can be yours by using your faith. Salvation, healing, the fullness of the Spirit, the fruit and gifts of the Spirit can be yours in your personal life by using your faith. Faith gives us victory over: sin, the flesh, the world, the devil and all the powers of darkness.

  • Faith believes God’s word regardless of circumstances, and regardless of what you see or feel.

FAITH PLEASES GOD

Memory Verse

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (NIV)

Next Step: Memorize Hebrews 11:6

You see all the confusion and questions that you are wrestling with is really a good thing. The “God Magnet” is forcing you to a point of decision. You are going to have to make a decision about the existence of loving God by faith. This is what will please Him.

Even though you couldn’t at first be a hundred percent sure, you chose to believe in Him anyway.

“CLEAR BUT UNCERTAIN”

By faith Noah and Abraham obeyed God. Not that they understood everything. (Hebrews 11:7-8)

They had a clear directive but unclear directions. “Clear but Uncertain”

The word of God gives you a clear direction. You may be uncertain but the directive is clear.

  • You must choose between the world’s system and order and God’s rule and order.

It will take faith on your part to make the right decision.

I John 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (NIV)

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She’s not the only one.

A lot of people are just like her, and more than likely, some of you reading this don’t understand the concept of a real faith that really works in a real world either.

Join us for “Faith’s Christmas”. This is a drama/teaching series that will take us all on a faith journey. Each teaching can stand alone, but the drama story line following Faith and her family will continue from week to week, concluding on December 16th.

Faith will wrestle with the reality of God, and if there is a God, does he really answer prayer and will he give Faith what she is asking for in prayer?

Join us and find out! Faith’s Christmas begins this Sunday, 11-25-12, 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., at Believers Church.

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Also don’t forget to pray about what God will have you give in the Christmas Offering on 12-16-12. I believe that together we will take up a $15,000 offering, above our tithes, to be used in 2013 for Student Ministries!

If you’re going to be out of town on December 16, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can do that online at http://believersstatesboro.com/online-giving/give-online/, or https://believers.securegive.com. It’s safe, secure and simple to use, just select the Christmas Offering option. You can also use the Giving Kiosk in the lobby, designate Christmas Offering on any Sunday envelopes, or mail in your donation.

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Ordination of Dan Friesen and Jake Wilders Believers Statesboro 11-18-12

Eph 4:11-16 (Jesus GAVE)

11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,

12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.

15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (NIV)

Biblical Pastoral Qualifications: 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

1 Tim 3:1-7

1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.

2 Now the overseer must be:

1. Above reproach (Titus 1:7 Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless) – Notice that he does not say you have to be perfect, but you do need to be blameless. Clean and forgiven of all your sins. Don’t let sin in your life go unconfessed and hence unforgiven. Always be quick to repent and experience the times of refreshing (Acts 3:19).

2. The husband of one wife – This means a ‘One woman man.’

The word of God encourages you in Prov 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. (NIV)

As the old song say’s, “I only have eyes for you.” Eyes for your wives only.

Dan and Jessica, Jake and Aimee, remember the commitments made to one another in your marriage vows. Leave all others and cling only to one another. For you, divorce will not be an option, but God will help you work all things out and unite you as one. Together reflecting

His image.

3. Temperate Mild or restrained in behavior or attitude.

You are to be a person who exercises moderation and self-restraint. Don’t swing up and down with extremes, but consistently follow the ways of God. One thing that you can be sure of is that people will notice and point out all areas unrestrained in your life. Make sure that you are setting an example for them.

4. Self-controlled – One of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit dwelling in a man’s life is self-control. One thing that we have learned is that for a believer self-control is really GOD CONTROL as we yield to His leading and work in our lives.

5. Respectable – Always remember that respect is earned. It doesn’t automatically come with the job title. You will first need to develop relationships with people. As they get to know you and see your heart, then they will trust you. When they trust you and see faithfulness in your life, then they will respect you as you are respecting them as well. Respect doesn’t come easy.

6. Hospitable – We all know hospitable means to be cordial and generous to guests, which you need to be, but it also means to be receptive. Have an open mind, favorable to growth and development. Establish an ‘open door policy’ with the people. Be approachable and listen to the wealth of wisdom found in the saints of God. You need to be receptive to new ideas from the Holy Spirit as well. Let God help your creativity. God has a plan to reach Statesboro, tap into that plan. I can tell you a lot about Statesboro and its people, but only God knows how to reach those people.

7. Able to teach – Dan and Jake, it is one thing to have knowledge, but another thing to be able to impart that knowledge to others. I encourage you to stir up the teaching gift within you. Continue to let God use you in the area of teaching.

Paul told Timothy, … devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 1 Tim 4:13 (NIV)

8. Not given to drunkenness – Dan and Jake, you have no problem with wine addiction or drunkenness since you don’t drink, but don’t miss the principle here. You should not to be driven or addicted to any fleshly desires. Paul said to lay aside any sin that will hinder you or set you back.

9. Not Violent but gentle, – Eager to fight, having a quarrelsome disposition. A pugnacious attitude will alienate you from the people you are trying to minister to. They won’t have the freedom to share their heart with you, and at the same time they will be afraid to share truth with you that you may need to hear.

But Gentle – rather than pugnacious, (Titus uses not quick tempered). In a few seconds a quick temper will get you into trouble that may take days, weeks, or years to get out of. You must learn to be gentle with people, even when you are right! Gentle as you direct them. Gentle as you correct, teach, and lead them into change.

10. Not quarrelsome – (Titus says, ‘not self willed’) Here again, not quarrelsome or wanting your own way all the time. You must learn to be a servant of all. Don’t think of yourself first, die to yourself and follow Jesus’ example of serving (John 13:1-15).

See yourself as a servant to God’s people. It’s not ‘my people’ or ‘my ministry’, but rather it’s ‘God’s people’ and ‘God’s ministry.’

11. Not a lover of money – Money is a necessary tool in our lives, but we must guard against loving money or the things that money can buy. Too many ministers have lost the work that God has called them into because they have become obsessed with materialism.

Titus puts it this way, “not pursuing dishonest gain.”

12. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

– Your home management will reflect how your church management will be. It’s as if home life is a testing and proving ground. This doesn’t mean that every thing will always be perfect at home. Nevertheless, it’s your responsibility to make sure that you are conducting your family according to biblical principles and managing your home well.

In Titus Paul say’s that you are to have “Children who believe, not rebellious or accused of dissipation” (wasteful consumption, indulgence in pleasure). Avoid the tragic error of letting the ministry take priority over your responsibility to raise Godly children.

13. He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. – A new convert has a tendency to become conceited or full of pride. This also seems to be a problem for seasoned Pastors as well. Always guard against pride. God has placed you in a school of accelerated learning since your conversion, but always know your limitations and get help from more experienced men when needed.

14. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. – The lost, like the saints, want to know that you care about them. They want to know that you are a person of integrity and they will be watching all your actions. You’ve heard the expression ‘you may be the only Bible that some people will read.’

Paul refers to you as an ambassador of Christ. You are His representative to the world. You will be very busy in the church and your ministry, but don’t ever get so busy that you don’t have time for the lost.

Paul adds in Titus

Titus 1:9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. (NIV)

The Charge: Minister’s Manual page 145 – 146

The Sword Presentation:

Dan and Jake, today you are given The Sword of Authority. You choose how to use it.

  • You can use this sword to fight for Christ Jesus or against Christ Jesus. Which do you chose?
  • You can use this sword to fight for the Kingdom of God in

Statesboro and surrounding areas or against the Kingdom of God. Which do you chose?

  • You can use this sword to fight for me or against me. Which do you chose?
  • You can use this sword to fight against the people of Believers Church or for them. Which do you chose?

Dan and Jake according to 2 Tim 4:5 I bless you to: keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. (NIV)

Impartation by The Laying On of Hands.

  • Scott, Janet, and Mike pray over Dan and Jessica and Jake and Aimee.
  • Family imparts prayers and blessings.
  • Church Body imparts prayers and blessings.

Join us this Sunday for a special Ordination Service for Daniel Friesen and Jake Wilders. This will be a true time of celebration as these men are ordained into God’s ministry. We also will celebrate with numerous people who will be declaring their salvation in Christ Jesus by getting water baptized. If you would like to be baptized and you are not signed up it is not too late. You will have the opportunity this Sunday. Join us at 9 or 11 AM this Sunday at Believers Church!

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Sermon now available to listen or watch online at http://believersstatesboro.com/home/online-sermons/.

Holiness Defined

Holy: Called Out; Set apart for God’s service and worship. A separated people.

Living Holy

· Choose Your Master

Rom 6:10-13 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.

Rom 6:19-23 19 I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)

· Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

Rom 12:1-2 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God– this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

You renew or reprogram your mind with God’s ways and thoughts revealed in the Word of God. What are you programming into your mind? JUNK IN = JUNK OUT

NEXT STEP: Be careful about what I am programming into my mind.

· Let the Word Wash You Clean.

John 17:17 “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (NKJ)

Eph 5:25-27 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (NIV)

Ps 119:9-12 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees. (NIV)

Realize Jesus has washed you!

1 Cor 6:9-11 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NIV)

Heb 9:11-14

11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater

and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter

by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood,

having obtained eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those

who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the0

blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from

acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! (NIV)

· Dress for Success – Put Off the Old Man / Put on the New

Eph 4:22-32 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (NIV)

NEXT STEP: Dress for success, putting off the old and putting on the new.

· Learn From Discipline

Heb 12:3-11 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (NIV)

Religion without discipline is NEW AGE.

· Learn From Grace

Titus 2:11-14 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

13 while we wait for the blessed hope– the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very

own, eager to do what is good. (NIV)

Titus 3:3-7 3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. (NIV)

NEXT STEP: Consider what I have learned from discipline and grace.

Community Group and Family Devotional Questions

1. Pastor Scott said that you will have to serve somebody, do you agree? Describe what it is to be a slave to sin. On the flip side what is it like to be a slave to righteousness?

2. What are some ways that you can transform or reprogram your mind? What have you programmed into your mind this week?

3. What type of things do you need to be putting off in your life and what should you be putting on?

4. Even though it was hard, what lessons have you learned from discipline?

5. What lessons have you learned from grace?

One Hour On Wednesday Tonight

November 14th, 2012

Last week Peter laid out two doctrines that set up the rest of the entire letter of 2nd Peter. Those Doctrines were Justification and Regeneration. This week, we look at our response to the work of Jesus and look at the eight supplements that we are told to add to our faith.

In addition to this, Peter begins to compare false teachers and doctrines with his eye witness account. Tonight we will be looking at the validity of the scriptures and ask a great question, "How do we know that we can trust the bible?”

We look forward to seeing you tonight at 7:00 PM for One Hour On Wednesday!

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Youth Christmas Offering 2012

November 12th, 2012

Last Wednesday Night, I had the privilege to share with our Junior High and High School students. I watched them listen eagerly to the Word of God and I saw their eyes lighting up as they received the truth spoken to them. I couldn’t help but to think about Ps 119:9-12 “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.” (NIV)

What better thing could we do for our students than to teach them Gods Word? Will you help us do that; will you help us fund getting the Word of God to our students in a more effective way?

Pray about what God would have you give in our Christmas Offering on December 16, 2012. We are believing God for a $15,000 offering on that day that we will be used for our Student Ministries. Your giving will help them hide the Word of God in their hearts!

If you’re going to be out of town on December 16, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can do that online at http://believersstatesboro.com/online-giving/give-online/, or https://believers.securegive.com. It’s safe, secure and simple to use, just select the Christmas Offering option. You can also use the Giving Kiosk in the lobby, designate Christmas Offering on any Sunday envelopes, or mail in your donation.

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Dying to Live WAS GRID wk 5

As Christians we are now dead to our old sin nature and alive in Christ Jesus. Jesus died so that we can live. We know that by God’s grace we can overcome the temptations that we face here on earth and we now know that as Christians we are called to be Holy as God is Holy, we are to be separated; set apart for God’s service and worship.

This week we answer the question, “ How do we live a holy life?” Is it by what we say, by doing good, wearing the right clothes, quoting scripture? You can do all of these things right yet never achieve holiness! Join us at Believers Church at 9 or 11 a.m. this week as Pastor Scott focuses on the Biblical principals of HOLY LIVING.