Worship Bulletin – January 24, 2021

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TODAY IN WORSHIP

Call to Worship
O Worship The King
Open Hearts Open Homes Video
Elder Prayer—Dan Hoyt
Christ Our Hope In Life And Death
Yes I Will

Scripture Reading – Acts 2:14-36 (page 910)
Sermon: Preaching Jesus
Christ Be All *10:00am only

THIS WEEK AT BETHANY

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
8:30am   Elevated Precaution Worship
10:00am   Mild Precaution Worship
Nursery (crawlers-2yrs)
Sunday School (3yrs-6th grade)

MONDAY, JANUARY 25
10:00am   Ladies’ Bible Study—God of Covenant
6:00pm   Gospel Institute –Survey of the Bible

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
6:45am   Mens’ Bible Study—Jeremiah
9:00am   Mens’ Bible Study—Ephesians
9:00am   Ladies’ Bible Study—Precepts
6:30pm   Ladies’ Bible Study—God of Covenant
6:30pm   Adult Co-Ed Soccer

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
6:00pm   Youth Group
6:30pm   Better Together—In Person + Livestream

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
12:00pm   BEST Soup & Salad Lunch

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
8:00am   Membership Class

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
6:00pm   Night of Worship

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adult Bible Community
Dust to Glory ABC class will be meeting every other week at 10:00am in the Junior High Room. All are welcome!
Upcoming class dates are:
January 24       March 7             May 2
February 7       March 21           May 16
February 21     April 18              May 30

The Gospel Institute | Survey of the Bible
Monday Evenings, January 25-March 1 | 6-8:30pm
While comprised of 66 individual books written by many authors, the Bible is one Book written by one Author. Every believer will benefit from studying the big picture of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It is common for believers to read individual parts of the Bible without understanding how those parts fit into the whole. This class is designed to encourage believers who are at all levels of Bible knowledge to know God through His Word.

Come and learn more about the whole message God gave to us through His Book! Cost for resources: $30. Sign up on your mybethany or call the church office.

BEST Lunch
Boomers Engaged in Sharing and Serving Together
Please join us for a soup & salad lunch on Thursday, January 28th at 12:00pm in the Bethany cafe. RSVP on today’s Communication Card or call the church office.

Ladies’ Bible Studies
Winter/Spring 2021 – Online and In-Person options available
New Bible studies begin January 25th! See the brochure at the Welcome Center or view classes at bethanycentral.org.

Church Membership
On January 31st during the morning worship services, we will be voting on new members. If you have questions, please contact an elder.
Saturday, Jan. 30 | 8:00am
Interested in learning more about Bethany or becoming a church member? Attend this one-day class! Sign up on today’s communication card or email dianna@bethanycentral.org.

Sanctity of Life
In honor of celebrating the Sanctity of Life Month, Bethany will be donating diapers to the Empower Life Center. Diapers are located at the Welcome Center. If you would like to take part, we would ask that you grab a box or two of diapers, deliver to the Life Center, and pray with a team member there. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact jake@bethanycentral.org.

Better Together
THE GOSPEL & TOUGH TOPICS — Wednesdays at 6:30pm
An eight-part mini-series helping us think biblically about current cultural issues.

1.27 – Sufficiency of Scripture & Charity with Others
2.03 – Personhood, Science & Abortion
2.10 – Race & Ethnicity
2.17 – Politics & Economics 3.24 – Climate Change
2.24 – Sexuality | Part 1
3.03 – Sexuality | Part 2
3.10 – Media, Reality & Truth

Open Hearts Open Homes
We thank God for and we pray for His blessing for these folks on the front lines of orphan care.

Adoption in 2020:
Taylors*
Adoption In-Process:
Kroehlers*
Fostering:
Elliotts
Wiltons
Safe Families Hosts:
Burkes
Ellisons
Rudolphs
Zimmermans

We thank God for many other volunteers and generous givers who support these families.  We thank God for the partnership with Bethany Community Church and their thriving orphan care community. *Bethany is accepting donations to help these families with adoption costs.

Financial Update

Weekly Need // $52,746
Received Last Week //$
54,000
2020-2021 Budget //
$2,742,800

Sermon Notes

GOD ON THE MOVE: HOW GOD MOVES
Preaching Jesus
Acts 2:14-36

Four fundamentals of preaching Jesus

  1. Preaching Jesus rests on the work of the __________________________ through prayer.
  2. Preaching Jesus roots itself in the ___________________________.
  3. Preaching Jesus makes _______________ the main focus.
  4. Preaching Jesus calls the hearers to ___________________.

For reflection:

  • Why does God value preaching the Word?
  • What role does the Holy Spirit have in the preaching of the Word?

For discussion:

  • What do you think makes for a “good sermon”?
  • What do you think makes for a “bad sermon”?
  • What practical difference has the preaching of the Word made in your life? Could you share a personal example?
  • What might you as a hearer prepare so that you would benefit more from the preaching of the Word? What obstacles do you have to overcome to benefit from the preaching of the Word?
  • How might you strengthen the preaching ministry of your own local church?