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Sunday Sermon June 11th, 2017

 

 

30 Day Church Challenge Complete

Hey everyone,

I wanted to say thank you so much for your participation in this 30 Day Church Challenge.

We learned that Jesus has a vision for each of our lives and for our church.

We saw that Jesus wants us to devote ourselves to:

Community (loving one another)

Worship (loving God with everything we have)

Growth (forming habits like prayer and Bible reading to help us grow)

Stewardship (using our time, talent and treasure for His kingdom and to serve others)

Outreach (sharing the good news with those who don’t yet know Him)

I hope you continue to devote yourselves to these things and make this a way of life.

I know it will please God and grow His Church.

 

God Bless,
Brian Mackie

Pastor

White Branch COB

Back to Church Sunday

 Are you ready to check out church again?

Maybe you have not made it a priority.  Maybe it has slipped off your schedule.

Maybe you have been skeptical.

Maybe you have a friend or a family member you want to invite to church.

If you fit any of these categories (and even if you don’t :) I encourage you to join us Sunday September 16, 2012 at 10:30 am for "Back to Church Sunday."

We will be having a message on "Amazing Grace" and a meal following.

We hope you can join us.

 

 

Youth Group

Our Youth Group is for 6th to 12th Grades with a teaching style that works well for those ages.  We have a Sunday school class at 9:30 AM on Sunday Mornings.  There is something and a place for all teens and tweens at our youth group.  It is a place where we can learn about Christ and His message together.

The Youth Group also does collection for CSI ministries “Soda Pop Sundays” program which goes to benefit orphans in Africa.  For fun there are outings and different activities  During the winter months we will be going to the Rose Bowl for Christian Rockin’ Bowl and lock-ins.  The youth also help with activities for the whole Church, like decorating for events and helping with the games.

How To Live Radically Pure

Greetings,

I hope you are enjoiyng the milder temps before we climb back up this weekend.

 

This week we will continue our series on "The Greatest Sermon Ever" with a look at "How to Make a Marriage that Lasts" from Matthew 5:31-32.

 

This coming Sunday will also be our first combined Sunday School at 9:30 in the sanctuary.  We will be spending about 15 minutes together and will have a special presentation to our children and we will give everyone a look at our typical Sunday School opening.

 

Bible Study continues on the Sermon on the Mount this Thursday at 7 pm with a look at Matthew 6-7.

 

Below is an outline from Sunday’s Sermon.

 

God Bless,
Brian Mackie

 

SermonNotes

 

TheGreatest Sermon Ever:    “How to live radically pure”

Matthew5:27-30

Howto defeat lust

 

1. Admit your failures and weaknesses to God and others

 1John1:8-9, James 5:16

 

2.  Gethelp (especially if it is an addiction)

 CelebrateRecovery (Henry Co. 765-524-6007)

 Prayeror Accountability Partner

 Pastoror Christian Counseling

 

3.  Findthe trigger points and doyour best to eliminate them

 

 

 

4. Think right thoughts

 Philippians4:8

 

5. Change your media intake

 

 

 

6. Meditate on the Word of God often

 Joshua1:8, Psalm 119:9, Romans 12:1-2

 

7. Express more love and thanks toward your spouse

 Proverbs5:15-20

 

8.  Be agiver

 

9.  Fast

 

10. Pray for God’s power/help

 

 

 

Thisweek:  Circle one step to help you live radically pure.

How To Live Radically Pure

Greetings,

I hope you are enjoiyng the milder temps before we climb back up this weekend.

 

This week we will continue our series on "The Greatest Sermon Ever" with a look at "How to Make a Marriage that Lasts" from Matthew 5:31-32.

 

This coming Sunday will also be our first combined Sunday School at 9:30 in the sanctuary.  We will be spending about 15 minutes together and will have a special presentation to our children and we will give everyone a look at our typical Sunday School opening.

 

Bible Study continues on the Sermon on the Mount this Thursday at 7 pm with a look at Matthew 6-7.

 

Below is an outline from Sunday’s Sermon.

 

God Bless,
Brian Mackie

 

SermonNotes

 

TheGreatest Sermon Ever:    “How to live radically pure”

Matthew5:27-30

Howto defeat lust

 

1. Admit your failures and weaknesses to God and others

 1John1:8-9, James 5:16

 

2.  Gethelp (especially if it is an addiction)

 CelebrateRecovery (Henry Co. 765-524-6007)

 Prayeror Accountability Partner

 Pastoror Christian Counseling

 

3.  Findthe trigger points and doyour best to eliminate them

 

 

 

4. Think right thoughts

 Philippians4:8

 

5. Change your media intake

 

 

 

6. Meditate on the Word of God often

 Joshua1:8, Psalm 119:9, Romans 12:1-2

 

7. Express more love and thanks toward your spouse

 Proverbs5:15-20

 

8.  Be agiver

 

9.  Fast

 

10. Pray for God’s power/help

 

 

 

Thisweek:  Circle one step to help you live radically pure.

Shine Your Light

Hello,

Hope everybody is doing great this week and making a difference in someone’s life.

This past Sunday I preached on being "salt and light and a city on a hill." We can do that by praying, by striving for purity in our lives, in by showing compassion. This week we are focusing on compassion and finding a way to do something for someone else.

Tonight (Thursday) we continue our study on Jesus through Matthew 3-4. We will also be anointing Bill Bowman for his surgery tommorrow (Friday).

This Sunday we will be continuing "The Greatest Sermon Ever" with the topic will be "How To Be More Righteous Than a Pharisee" from Matthew 5:17-20.

Hope to see you there.

 

God Bless,
Brian Mackie
Pastor

White Branch COB

How To Be Truly Happy

Hello,

Welcome to August.

 Are you going all out for Jesus?  Sunday in my message I gave the challenge to go all out for Jesus for the next few months and see if you are not happier with your life.

 Tonight (Thursday) you have an opportunity to continue to know and follow Jesus as we will begin our new study on Matthew.  We will be looking at chapters 1 and 2.  I encourage you to come to the Bible Study on Thursday nights at 7 pm at the church while we are looking at the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) on Sunday mornings.

 This Sunday the message will be "Shine Your Light" from Matthew 5:13-16. 

 If you cannot come on Thursday nights I encourage you to read along with our chapters each week in Matthew and do you own study or meet with a partner once a week to do your own study on Matthew.  Every week I am going to make a post on our church’s website www.whitebranchcob.org and Dustin’s and my personal ministry website www.muchofgod.com about the last section of Matthew.  I hope you can follow along there as well.

 I really want us to dive into Jesus for the next few months, go all out and let Him change our lives!

 I hope to see you there tonight and/or Sunday.

 

God Bless,
Brian Mackie

Pastor

White Branch COB

Here is the sermon notes from Sunday:

 

Sermon Notes

“TheGreatest Sermon Ever”

Part One:  “How To Be Truly Happy”

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

 

“Godcannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because itis not there.  There is no such thing.” 

-C.S. Lewis

 

Happinessis only truly found in Christ.

 

Godis the Creator.  The Creator knows best how life works.  We will betruly happiest when we live the way He told us to.

 

Ibelieve you will be happiest in following Christ, but at first (andat times after) it may make you miserable.

 

8 Attitudes that Jesus says are “blessed”

 

Attitude                                              Promise

 

#1 Poor in Spirit–                             Kingdom of Heaven

 

#2 Those Who Mourn–                    Comforted

 

#3 The Meek–                                  Inherit the Earth

 

#4 Hungry for Righteousness–        Filled

 

#5 Merciful                                     –Shown Mercy

 

#6 Pure in Heart                             –See God

 

#7 Peacemakers–                             Called Sons of God

 

#8 Persecuted–                                 Great Reward in Heaven

 

This Week:  Commit to going all out for Jesus.

Baptism this Sunday

Hello,

 

It is hot. Enough said about the weather.

This Sunday we will be having a baptism following the service. Jenny Cash will be getting baptized. I hope you all can join us.

Dustin Chew will be preaching. The following week, Sunday July 31, I will be launching a new series called, "The Greatest Sermon Ever" based on the "Sermon on the Mount" in Matthew 5-7. That will also be a fifth Sunday so we willl be having our Fifth Sunday Pitch-in meal. We hope you can join us and bring someone with you.

This Saturday is the fourth Saturday of the month so we will be having men’s prayer breakfast at 7:30 at the church. All guys are welcome. Sorry ladies. :(

 

 

 

God Bless,

Brian Mackie

Pastor

White Branch COB

The Lord is My Confidence (Psalm 27)

Hello,

I hope you are enjoying your July. It has been hot and sunny!

This Sunday we will look at another Psalm, Psalm 27. The title will be "The Lord is My Confidence."

We continue our study of Genesis tonight (Thursday) at the church with Genesis 42-44.

We have a leadership team meeting this coming Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

 

 

 

God Bless,
Brian Mackie

Pastor

White Branch COB