Back To Church Sunday Sep 16, 2018

Week of September 16, 2018


BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY
Sunday, September 16th is Nation-wide BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY. Make every opportunity to invite people to church, especially, your family, friends, and neighbors. Worship will alway be extra special because we belong to each other, care for each other and have a genuine interest in the eternal welfare of those close to us, in our commuity and around the world.



SUNDAY MORNINGS What to expect...
9:00 am    Coffee Fellowship
9:30 am    Bible Study for all ages
10:45 am  Worship Service
11:15 am  Children's' Church


SUNDAY'S SERMON
Believe & Live: " How Jesus Makes Us Whole"
10:45 am
Worship Center


Sermon Series: BELIEVE AND LIVE
a sermon series through the Gospel of John
by Pastor Jim Fredrickson

Sundays 10:30 am
Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church

Join us in a journey through the writings of the Apostle John; the testimony of a reliable eye witness of the eternal son of God, Jesus Christ, who was sent by God to be the Savior of the World, that we may receive eternal life. And this is eternal life - that we may KNOW GOD as the only true God and JESUS CHRIST whom God sent. (John 17: 3)

"So that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name." (John 20:31)

If you missed any of pastor Jim's sermons.
listen now ►click here

 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS What to expect...

5:30 pm Family Meal • fellowship hall
6:30 pm Family Prayer & Meditation • fellowship hall
6:30 pm Mission Friends Bible Study • preschool room
6:30 pm Kids Connection Bible Study • children's room
6:30 pm Revolution (youth) Bible Study • youth room
6:30 pm Adult Co Ed Prayer & Bible Study • choir room

 



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WHY DO WE PRAY?

A Life of Prayer
A Journey With God Through Prayer

It is time for us to really know and understand the depth of what it means to be a Follower of Christ. We have trusted Jesus as our savior and we have promised to love Him and Serve Him. And as with every promise there is a commitment to be faithful—faithful to the one we have committed our life to. That is JESUS.

Our new life in Christ has guaranteed us many assurances. We have studied that we have an awesome, wonderful God who is perfect in nature and character, who loves us and cares for us and provides for all our needs. He has given us a new life of meaning and purpose that begins here and now and lasts to eternity. This life we now live is full of His continual presence, guidance and protection. What an awesome life we have. Let us nurture this relationship and journey with our God through our devotion to prayer, obedience to His Word, Living a life of service, our passion for generosity and a heart of love.

A Journey With God Through Prayer
Prayer is one of the most foundational aspects of a follower of Jesus. It is through prayer that we fellowship with God and receive His guidance and the power to live in a way that pleases Him.

So What Happens To Us When We Pray?

We might think that we pray because we are commanded to; so we do it out of duty. It is more than that. The disciples were astonished by the prayer life of Jesus and they asked Him to teach them to pray. They saw His ministry and the great impact He had because of the time He spent in prayer. Prayer was important to Jesus and He wants it to be important to us too. He wants us to understand that prayer changes things and most importantly, it changes us. Because to live a life of prayer is to live a life of obedience to God and this obedience comes through a change of heart.

So what happens to us when we pray? As we pray and give praise and thanks to God we learn to adore Him and as we adore Him, we change. Nothing can impact our lives more than the intimate knowledge of God that we get, as we pray. As we give thanks to God we become more aware of God’s hand and involvement in our life and the world around us and we become grateful. Our gratefulness overcomes our propensity to be self-serving and egotistical. This change in our heart teaches us to become servants with a spirit of generosity, for this is the example He has given us to follow. As we confess our sins and keep short accounts with God we come to recognize His holiness and our mindset changes so that we want most what He desires. Prayer is a Powerful Thing, indeed.

We may say, “If God knows everything that is going to happen before it happens, why should we pray?” God knows everything and His sovereign will is unchanging. However, even though God has ordained the end, He has more so ordained the means to those ends. This is where prayer enters in. God desires our participation with Him to bring about His perfect will in this world and in us. Since prayer changes us more so than it changes things around us, it is God’s perfect and most sovereign plan fulfilled—that we become more like Him. Yes, Prayer is a Powerful Thing and as a follower of Jesus let us Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Followers of the Way: A Practice in Discipleship. A Life Devoted to Prayer (chapter 3) by Debbie Fredrickson
 


IT'S TIME! California Churches Reaching California

September is California Mission Offering Month. This is a season for prayer for our missionaries and for giving gifts to missions. All gifts collected through the month of September will go directly to support mission projects and ministries in our Golden State.
 


 



WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES




SUNDAYS
9:00 Coffee Fellowship



9:30 Bible Study for All ages
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Small Groups for Adults



Sundays 5:00 pm Walker's Home
Tuesdays 7:00 pm Men Only in the choir room
Mondays 7:00 pm Hartis' (every other) in the choir room
Tuesdays 7:00 pm Miars' Home (every other)


10:45 am Worship


11:15 am
Children's Church


MORE INFO ABOUT OUR MINISTRIES ►click here

 



HILLSDALE CHURCH FACEBOOK
Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church (Sac) ►click here


Remember to support our Southern Baptist work with your financial gifts as well as through prayer. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22

 

California Southern Baptist ConventionNEWSLETTER

Donations needed for disaster recovery efforts
Hotel information available for Ignition
Fall brings several Wills and Trusts Seminars
Promote CMO through small groups 

 

Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

srbn directory update
12th Annual Adult Conference
Youth End of Summer Loc-In
12th Annual Adult Conference




CMO Missions Offering

 

Other Articles of Interest for Church Leaders and Pastors

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Do you have a strategy for connecting with new church visitors? If not, you're missing out on a chance to show visitors how much your church values them!... read more

How to Be a Decisive Leader By Pastor Rick Warren
When I find myself stuck over a decision, I go back to the basics with these four steps: ...read more

3 Ways to Replace Busyness with Purpose in Your Ministry By Pastor Rick Warren

Your purpose is more than what you do on Sunday mornings. It’s more than what you do in meetings and hospital visits. Those activities may help you fulfill your purpose, but they must not define your purpose. God wants something more from us. He wants us to live purpose driven lives. ... read more

8 Steps to Getting Out of Debt By Pastor Rick Warren
It’s impossible to estimate the kind of good the church could do for the world if every believer was financially healthy and spiritually mature in the area of generosity... read more

5 Keys to Building a Solid Foundation for Your Small Group Ministry By Pastor Steve Gladen @ pastors.com

Ideas can provide wonderful breakthroughs for your ministry. However, trying to implement too many ideas at once can crush or fragment your ministry. Here are five important keys to begin building a solid foundation for your small group ministry . . . read more

Keep Growing by Avoiding These Seven Leadership Traps By Pastor Rick Warren @ pastors.com
God doesn't want ministries to stagnate. Not only does he want them to succeed, but he also wants us to succeed as ministry leaders... read more

 



OTHER INTERESTS





MOVIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters September 14
Moses in theaters September 13 & 15. This is a play filmed in front of a live audience.

The Trump Prophecy - In theaters October 2 & 4.More information here. This is a movie about prayer
Michael Jr.'s More Than Funny: Everyone Has a Punchline in three theaters on October 18. Tickets only available through this link.

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