Monthly Archives: November 2013

Announcements for Sunday December 1, 2013:

Announcements for Sunday December 1, 2013:

  • Volunteers are needed to clean the church for January 2014 and March 2014.
  • Choir practice Saturday December 7 at 9 am. Come join the choir as we begin preparing for Christmas.
  • If you would like to help Pastor Dave provide music for Loaves & Fishes on December 10 from 1:30 – 3 pm, please give him a call or send an email. Thanks.
  • Board minutes and financial reports in classroom off entrance.
  • There is no congregational business meeting for December 1, 2013 as we did have a quorum on November 24, 2013 and were able to complete our business.
  • Steve and Janet Sowers will host their Christmas Eve Open House from 4 – 6 pm. The Christmas Story will be read at 5 pm.
  • Christmas Caroling on Sunday December 15, 2013 @ 3:30 pm.
  • No Wednesday evening services on Christmas Day (12/25/13) and New Year’s Day (01/01/14).

 Message Titles & Texts through December 22, 2013

December 1, 2013
Message Title: The First Coming of Christ – God with Us!
Message Text: Matthew 1:18-25

December 8, 2013
Message Title: The First Coming of Christ – Herod’s Subterfuge Versus God’s Sovereignty!
Message Text: Matthew 2:1-13

December 15, 2013
Message Title: The First Coming of Christ – The Child Lives and Herod Dies!
Message Text: Matthew 2:14-23

December 22, 2013
Message Title: The First Coming of Christ – A Savior Is Born!
Message Text: Luke 2:1-20


HANDOUTS/WORKSHEETS for November 17, 2013

This Sunday we finish our study in Ephesians, and I have to say that God has amazed me through the entire process. Wow! has been my expression often as I have seen the glory of God in the salvation that he gives to us.

In him we have redemption through his (Christ’s) blood, the forgiveness of sins.

God has gone over-the-top in his generosity and precision and power in bringing eternal salvation to us his enemies. Wow!

Message Title: Dressing for Success!

Message Text: Ephesians 6:14-24

I hope to sometime next week have all my notes for Ephesians available for download to anyone who is interested. You have probably noticed that almost all have been formatted for 8 1/2 X 14 paper for printing.


HANDOUTS/WORKSHEETS for Ephesians 6:10-13

Here are the handouts for Faith Fellowship Church for Sunday November 10, 2013.

  • (Ephesians 6:10–13 NKJV) 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Much of our unholy warfare is a result of fear and our lack of trust!
We don’t really believe that God will take care of us, so we have to do it ourselves. When we become frightened, we do not trust in God. We default to self-preservation mode. We defend ourselves and we fall prey to the scheme of the devil.

Too often we do not find our strength in God. When the battle presents itself, we resort to fighting like a mere human. And we inevitably lose whether we realize this or not.

Our adversary, the devil, is a powerful, super-natural being who is more familiar with the ways of Earth than any human. Effective and deadly in his schemes he is out to deceive the entire world. But, as mind-boggling as it may seem, we sometimes think that we are the exception and we don’t give proper attention to God’s instruction. And we fall. And the biggest irony is that this deceived person doesn’t know he has fallen because, well, he’s deceived.

Message Text: Ephesians 6:10-13

Message Title: Standing Against the Schemes of the Devil!



Yes I am a Pocket Testament League “fan boy” …

I have added the Pocket Testament League to my collection of tools to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people around me – neighbors, friends, university students, waitresses, etc.

Pocket Testament League Gospel of John for Christmas.

Click here to preview “The Best Gift” online. Very nice.

Here is a link to the home page for the Pocket Testament League: