Week of July 22-28 Love, Grow & Serve

Week of July 22-28


SPECIAL NOTICE
Celebration of Life for Steve Heflin

Internment
August 3, 2018

11:00 am
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

Celebration of Life
August 4, 2018
11:00 am
Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church

Constitution & By-Laws Revision
August 5, 2018
5:00 pm
The purpose of this meeting is to answer questions and have thoughtful discussion. Please submit your questions in writing prior to the meeting. After many months of prayerful and diligent review and revision, the By-Laws committe has finished the documents which are available in the church lobby.


SUNDAY MORNING
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: " Five Who Followed in Faith"
July 22
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)

We hope you'll plan to join us for this exciting  journey!The Gospel of John is a masterpiece of storytelling, which is both charming in its simplicity and challenging in its depth. John presents God as Father more tenderly than any other book in the Bible, boldly establishes the dual nature of Jesus Christ--fully God and fully human, perfectly united in one person--and reveals the mystery of the Holy Spirit unlike any other gospel writer. Instead of overwhelming the reader with information, John strategically chose which  stories to relate in order to accomplish his primary purpose:

"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 Night Church Family Prayer Service
August 1, 2018
6:30 pm
Fellowship Hall

Everyone is invited to our new Wednesday Night Prayer Service. We will join together for a family meal at 5:30 pm. At 6:30 pm we will gather together as a family to pray for our church and special prayer requests made to our church office to publicize in our Prayer Service guide.


WHY SHOULD WE PRAY TOGETHER?
►Corporate prayer is on par with preachng and teaching as a priority in a healthy church.
►Praying together is a vital key to opening God's presence and work among His people in unique ways.

 


Believers Form a Community

Acts 2:42 
►Believers devote themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship and sharing meals together, and to prayer.
►Believers shared everything they had with great generosity so that everyone had everything they needed.
►Believers met and worshipped together with great joy, praising God, and enjoying everything they had in common.
►God added to their community day by day all who were being saved.

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[d] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.


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, oedience 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
 


Promotion Sunday
August 5, 2018
Children and youth report to your new classrooms.


 



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 916 568-9954
Tuesdays 7:00 pm Men Only in the choir room 916 215-6802
Mondays 7:00 pm Hartis' (every other) in the choir room 916 344-8699
Tuesdays 7:00 pm Miars' Home (every other) 916 390-4880


10:45 am Worship


11:15 am
Children's Church

WEDNESDAYS
MORE INFO ABOUT OUR MINISTRIES ►
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5:30 pm Family Meal • 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

 



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

“It’s Time!” 2018 mission offering theme
Count the Cost workshop set for September
“Ban the Box” laws affect churches

 

 

Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

Summer hours for the SRBN
Basic Literacy Missions ESL Teacher Training
12th Annual Adult Conference

Sunday School/Small Group Leader Training

 

Other Articles of Interest for Church Leaders and Pastors

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
Let There Be Light movie available for your church. Details here.
I Can Only Imagine movie can now be hosted by your church. Details are here.
Beautifully Broken - Coming to theaters August 24th, is a true story about the Legacy Mission Village in Nashville, TN. It is the story of how it came to be and the work it does today. Three Families in two different worlds - US and Africa - are connected and so many lives changed because of it. Watch the trailer here
An Interview With God - a movie coming to theaters via Fathom events August 20-22. WHAT WOULD YOU ASK God if you were sitting across the table from Him? The website and trailer are coming soon.
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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