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Worship services are virtual through sunday, november 22, 2020

Christian Resources available to all during the COVID-19 crisis

We encourage you to continue to worship if you do not feel comfortable returning to worship at the church. On this page, we are providing you with various study materials that you can utilize for your in-home worship and devotional time during the coming weeks.

In addition, Pastor Dave is providing video devotionals and prayers a couple times a week which will be posted under "Events / Videos" on this site, as well as on our Facebook pages.

Plans are underway to live stream our services at the normal 10:00 A.M. hour every Sunday on Facebook and YouTube. The service will then be available later in the day here on our website under the "Sermons" tab.

Most of our Bible Study and other groups will continue to meet on Zoom Meetings for the foreseeable future. Please check the Calendar for more information.

These are interesting times -- and we will rise to meet them, continuing to worship and praise our God, even though we will be doing it in a different way.

Home Study of the Book of Revelation

        At the beginning of Pastor Dave’s sermon, the first in a twenty-some week study, he mentioned a couple excellent resources that would be helpful for us to obtain and read as we enter this season.  He said that both are easy to read and are written for lay people.  Here are links to both that can be ordered on-line from www.Amazon.com.

 https://www.amazon.com/Discipleship-Edge-Expository-Journey-Revelation/dp/157383212X

Discipleship on the Edge: An Expository Journey Through the Book of Revelation Paperback – Illustrated, June 1, 2004

by Darrell W. Johnson  (Author)

        Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today? 

        In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times.  ~~Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Message-Revelation-Bible-Speaks-Today-ebook/dp/B00LB8X034

The Message of Revelation: I Saw Heaven Opened (The Bible Speaks Today Series) Kindle Edition

by Michael Wilcock  (Author) 

        What is the book of Revelation? Does it describe in veiled language events of its writer's own day, or is it largely a prophecy of events still to come? Is it a chart of the whole of history from Christ's first coming to his second? Or does it deal chiefly with principles which are always valid in Christian experience?         And what is a twentieth-century reader to do with creatures covered with eyes, locusts like horses, seven bowls of wrath, war in heaven, various beasts and a dragon?
Michael Wilcock maintains that when God's words, declarations, arguments and reasonings had all been spoken, God gave the church "a gorgeous picture book." Wilcok lifts the curtain on Revelation's drama in eight scenes, helping our imaginations as well as our minds grasp the key concepts of this fascinating and enigmatic New Testament book.  ~~Amazon


Christian Resources for kids!

VBS chair Bernie Hoover, along with our Christian Nurture Committee, chaired by Debbie Lenington, are pleased to provide recommendations for some special Christian programs available for kids.

The first program is called Lifeway Kids at Home, which is a program to help parents and kids at home. This is a free curriculum with videos and activities to download for children ages first to sixth grade. The is also a preschool curriculum available. LifeWay is offering this for free during the Coronavirus pandemic.

To access LifeWay programs, follow these steps:

1.Go to https://digitalpass.lifeway.com/

2.Log-in or create an account (free)

3.Click the “LifeWay Kids at Home” or “LifeWay Pre-School at Home”

LifeWay Kids at Home

“LifeWay Kids at Home” is designed to help families conduct kids’ Bible Studies at home during seasons when their church must temporarily cancel regular meetings. Each session includes an easy-to-facilitate media-driven experience that features a Bible study video, life application videos and down-loadable activity pages and family discussion guides. The resource also includes a missions moment and a Gospel presentation video. So, once you’re in “LifeWay Kids at Home,”

1.Watch the Intro video, After the video, click the BACK button in your browser to return to the main menu (or swipe left on your phone).

2.Get the Downloads at the top right of this page: print out the Activity Page and one Conversation Guide.

3.Gather your family around your computer or mobile device. Open your Bible to the Scripture passage on the One Conversation page.

4.Watch the video portion together as a family.

5.Talk about the story and the topic of the week with your family. Ask open-ended questions. Share your insights and encourage your kids to talk.

Technical Support: If you have any questions, the Digital Pass Technical Support Team is available during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM CT at 866-7813-3512 or DigitalPassSupport@lifeway.com

"Greatest Journey" Bible Game App for kids!

There is a Bible Game app available for kids through Samaritan’s Purse.

GREATEST JOURNEY is a fun, exciting way for kids to explore the Bible and learn how to follow Jesus! Aboard a time-traveling spaceship that players captain, Greatest Journey gives kids a bird’s-eye view of the Old and New Testaments, introducing them to major events in the Bible and focusing on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. GREATEST JOURNEY is based on the international discipleship course created by Samaritan’s Purse for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and is FREE, with no in-app purchases or advertisements. It's now available (English only) on the Apple App Store and Google Play in more than 140 countries.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/tgj-game-app/