The first parable, about arrogant guests, focused on the necessity of humility in our relationships. The second parable, about indifferent guests, focused on the importance of responding to the call - the invitation - from God, to each of us.
Today, the third parable will examine belligerent guests, because when they were invited, they turned hostile toward the messengers, and even killed them.
Two hand-outs were given to those in attendance at Grace Bible Church this morning. If you missed today's service and would like to receive copies of these hand-outs, please contact the church office at 734-282-0115.
New Members Class
A membership class is being formed, and will begin next Sunday, March 7, during the Sunday School hour. If you would like to find out much more about what we believe and how our church functions, please contact Wayne Sourbeck or Pastor Bill a.s.a.p. so that materials can be prepared for you in advance. Thank you.
The Doctrines of Grace
At some point in our studies, all Christians must struggle with the concepts of God's perfect standard for our lives, and our relationship to Him as sinners. If salvation is by grace through faith alone, then what are we required to do, if anything? Why do some believe, and others do not? What does the Bible mean when it speaks of election and predestination? How does the free will of humans relate to God's sovereign control and plan?
If you or someone you know is interested in, or struggling with these issues, we invite you to our Wednesday night class beginning in mid-March. Under the direction of Kevin Godin, we will examine each of the major Christian positions on these and related issues, dealing with the Grace of God in saving us, and we will evaluate each of them, based upon a study of the biblical passages used to support them.
Recognizing that these can be confusing and controversial topics to study, we will examine them at a pace that allows for questions and input from the class.
Regular Services at Grace Bible Church
*Every Sunday, 9:45 am:
Sunday School for all ages in the Fellowship Hall & Classrooms
*Every Sunday, 10:45 am:
-Kids for the Lord Children's Church, Grades 1-6, Downstairs
-Adult Worship Service in the main auditorium
-Infant Nursery Upstairs
-Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers Downstairs
*Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm:
-Team KIDz for Grades 1-6 in the Fellowship Hall
-Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, in the Signs of Life Room
*Infant Nursery upstairs
Special Activities at G.B.C.
*Today, 6:00 pm:
Flock meets at the home of Pastor Bill & Nancy. Tom Gabbert will facilitate in the study of the Gospel of John.
*Sunday, March 7
9:45 am - First meeting of the New Members Class
10:45 am - Communion with Elder Craig McGlassion and Guest Speaker Bill Connell II.
*Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 pm:
New Bible study begins: The Doctrine of Grace with teacher Kevin Godin
Family of the week
Ron & Colleen Parrish & Family
Missionary of the Month
Dan & Laurie Fuller, New Tribes Mission