The Gospel is of faith not law.
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Header: Paul’s outcry! (v. 1a)
Question #1: Are you under a spell? (v. 1b)
Question #2: How did you receive the Spirit? (v. 2)
Question #3: How is your Christian life progressing? (v. 3)
Question #4: Has all your suffering been in vain? (v. 4)
Question #5: Why did God give you the Spirit & work miracles among you? (v. 5)
The Gospel Truth:
Reception of the Holy Spirit at conversion is by faith alone
and is the sure proof of one’s belonging to the people of God.
- Monday: Acts 10:1 – 33
- Tuesday: Acts 10:34 – 48
- Wednesday: Acts 11:1–18
- Thursday: Romans 8:1 – 27
- Friday: Galatians 3:6 –14
Next Steps from Today’s Message
- Will you identify one area of your life where you are tempted to rely on the flesh, rather than faith and the Spirit, to grow in Christlikeness and discuss that issue with a friend?
- Will you identify an experience in your life that reassures you of your salvation and God’s active work in your life, and then memorialize it in some way?
Home Church Questions
- Read Galatians 3:1–5 and discuss if anyone heard something new, memorable, or meaningful from this passage or Sunday’s message?
- What can we learn from vv. 1–2 about how the Galatians came to Christ from paganism? What was presented to them? How did they respond? What was the result?
- What can we learn from v. 3 about how the Galatians (and us today!) are to grow spiritually? How does one progress in the Christian life?
- Think about your own growth in Christ, how has God been at work sanctifying you lately? Share a story from your life.
- In v. 4 we read that the Galatians had apparently endured suffering. What is the purpose of suffering in the Christian life?
- In v. 5 we read about God working miracles among the Galatians. Should the miraculous be a normative experience in the Christian life today?
- In this week’s passage, Paul points to the Galatians’ experience of the Spirit as proof of their justification by faith alone. What experiences can you point to that reassure you of your salvation and God’s active work in your life?
- Name at least one specific thing you will do in response to God’s Word in Galatians 3:1–5 this week.
Fellowship has a team currently traveling to Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua to equip pastors in the region through the Bible Institute, as well as to minister to locals through medical care and sharing the gospel. Please join us this week in praying for the team; that the Lord would bless their presence and their skills as they teach and serve in Puerto Cabezas. Pray also for the Lord to bless the mission with abundant gospel opportunities.
New to Fellowship? We’re so glad you’re here today. Inside the bulletin you will find a Connection Card. Please fill it out and bring it to the Connection Center in the atrium where you will receive a welcome gift, as well as answers to any questions you may have about the different ministries here at Fellowship. You can also send us a message at any time by clicking Here. One of our staff would love to connect with you to help with any questions you have.
Fellowship Kids Fire Drill This Morning To ensure the safety of our children, we will be practicing a fire drill this morning during both services. If you’re a parent of a child (Nursery – 4th grade) you’ll be given more information as to where to pick your kids following each service.
Generations Update Thank you so much for coming together as a body during this exciting season for Fellowship. Our desire is for everyone who calls Fellowship their home to respond and commit to the vision of what God has called our church to in building for a future of faith by turning in a commitment card indicating your commitment to this vision through prayer and/or financially. If you haven’t had a chance to respond, we encourage you to still do so or stop by the Connection Center. Click here to join us in making a commitment or to learn more about our vision for future generations here at Fellowship.
Fall Pumpkin Patch Parents, we invite you to bring your family and join us at Shaefers Pumpkin Patch, Saturday, October 21, at 10:45AM, for hay rides, picking pumpkins, and fun in the barnyard animal petting area. Pack a picnic lunch, or buy lunch from the concession stand and come have a great time hanging out as a Fellowship family. Contact Heather McKinney for questions or more information.
The GO Store Silent Auction Donations The GO Store is seeking donations of items for a silent auction to support the grand opening of their new location and thrift store. Items for the auction can be dropped off at their new location (807 Court St.) from 10AM–2PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9AM–12PM. The Fellowship body is also invited to attend the Silent Auction on October 12, 6–8PM. Contact Erica Cason for questions or more info on how to support this incredible ministry.
Equipping Parents to Leave a Legacy of Faith Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get practical and biblical guidance for raising a family. Join us on Saturday, November 4, 9AM–12:00PM. Topics will include Discipleship in the Home, Crucial Conversations to Decrease Worry & Increase Coping Skills, and much more. Sign up by clicking Here. Childcare provided. Contact Heather McKinney for questions or more information.
OCC Student Pack Fellowship Student Ministries will be taking part in gospel opportunities by packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes on Wednesday, October 25, 6–8PM. All students will pack their own boxes and be a part of Fellowship’s legacy mission fingerprints with OCC.
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Weekly Budget Needs $24,808
Giving for Week Ending 09/24/17 $36,975
Giving for Week Ending 10/01/17 $25,720
Year to Date Needed $328,685
Year to Date Giving $342,953
Over (Under) Budget $14,268