Dear Bible Center family & friends,
Welcome to church! Thanks for visiting on campus, online, or on TV.
Let me express my gratitude for your willingness to adjust to the new service schedule with three service times on Sunday mornings: 8:45 (multigenerational), 10:00, and 11:15. With you, we desire to keep everyone safe and to provide many more opportunities for connection and service.
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This weekend we resume our Are You Certain? series. For 7 weeks we’re studying the inspired letter of 1 John in search of spiritual confidence and assurance of salvation.
The book of 1 John is all about assurance. Its goal is to give genuine believers assurance that all of our sins have been forgiven (past, present, and future); that God the Father completely accepts and approves of us through the merits of Jesus; that we really are going to be with Jesus when we die; and that our salvation is secure.
Toward the end of the letter, John writes, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
In this inspired letter, John identifies 7 pieces of evidence that you are—or are not—a genuine child of God. So far, we’ve discovered that authentic Jesus-followers:
- Have a relationship with Jesus.
- Are eager to confess and change when we sin.
- Desire to know God above all else.
- Will persevere in our faith to the end.
Today’s message, the fifth in the series, is titled, “Certain Love” segments of chapters 3 and 4. We’ll see that those who belong to Jesus have experienced (and exude) a different kind of love.
Thankful for the reckless love of God,
Matt Friend • Lead Pastor
This Week at a Glance
Thursday | May 13
- 7 PM | Worship Service
Sunday | May 16
- 8:45 AM | On Campus & Online
- 10:00 AM | On Campus, Online, WCHS-TV
- 11:15 AM | On Campus, Online
Tuesday | May 18
- Celebrate Recovery | 6 PM | On Campus or Zoom
Wednesday | May 19
- 6 PM | Middle School (MSM) | Church Campus
- 7 PM | High School (HSM) | School Campus
Summer will be here before you know it, and we have plenty of opportunities coming up for you from the Yard Sale and Craft Show to VBS and Camp. Or you may choose to chase the kids’ boredom away with one of the many opportunities (lessons, tutoring, camps, sports, and more!) being offered by Bible Center School!
May We Serve gives us the perfect opportunity to love our neighbors well in the name of Jesus. We hope you will join us!
YOUR own May We Serve ideas, carried out with friends or family and posted to social media with #MayWeServe. How creative can we get?! Let’s do this!
Friday, May 14 | 6:30-9:00 PM | Whether you’re ready to become a member or you just want to know more about Bible Center, join Pastor Mike Graham, along with other BCC staff, for our next Membership Night! Register | Learn More
- Learn about our mission and vision.
- Ask questions.
- Interact with our staff and others considering membership.
May 16 | Baptism is an outward expression of faith after someone has decided to follow Jesus. If you’ve been thinking about getting baptized, we’re providing many opportunities on May 16 in a safe (and chlorinated!) setting. You can gather with friends and family for a small, intimate baptism service celebrating God’s grace in your life. Register | Learn More
Camp Scholarship Fund
Did you know 85% of people who come to faith in Christ do so by the age of 18? Summer Camp is a crucial time in the lives of students. By giving to the Susan Bosley Camp Scholarship Fund, you can help a student attend summer camp where they will hear life-changing messages from God’s Word, be encouraged to deepen their faith and grow closer to Jesus, make memories with friends that will last a lifetime, and come home ready to tell others about what God has done in their life that week.
Drivers for Celebrate Recovery
Tuesday Evenings | Volunteers are needed to pick up and drop off people from a couple of the recovery homes. If you would like to help with this ministry, please email Sheri.