In the Beginning, God - 2016-2017 Yearly Theme
May 2017 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Families, God...
God is not to be compartmentalized at “church.” Rather, not only are we to put God at the beginning of what we do among His people, but even what we do at home. With that in mind, May is a focus on our families. We invite you to join us as we walk through this focus on the family.
We will have two series going on this month. One on Sunday mornings, the other on Sunday evenings.
Sunday Morning Series: “Is There Hope for My Family?” - by Andrew Roberts
May 7: Shocking Marriage
May 14: A Queen without a Crown
May 21: A Time to Speak: Parent Edition
May 28: Overcoming Disappointments
Sunday Evening Series: “Toward a Theology of Marriage” - by Edwin Crozier
May 7: In the Beginning, Marriage
May 14: In the Beginning, Adam: A Lesson for Husbands
May 21: In the Beginning, Eve: A Lesson for Wives
April 2017 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Worship, God...
Perhaps it should be obvious, but sometimes we need to actually state the obvious or we forget it. Whoever we put at the beginning of our worship is who we are actually worshiping. If we put ourselves, our desires, our wants, our likes in the beginning of our worship, we are actually worshiping ourselves. Thus, if we want to worship Yahweh God, we must put Him in the beginning.
Join us during our worship assemblies in April to learn about putting God in the beginning of our worship.
April 9: I Am the LORD Your God.
April 16: We Become What We Worship
April 23: Communion, the Corinthians, and You
March 2017 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Congregation, God...
We want to put God at the beginning of everything we are and do. That applies nowhere more than what we do as a congregation, a church. That would seem obvious since this is His church, not ours. If we are really going to be all that is meant in the New Testament by a church, then God is going to be first. God is going to be at the beginning, middle, and end of all we do as a congregation.
Join us each Sunday morning this month as we examine what it means to put God at the beginning of a congregation.
March 19: The Case for Church Membership.
February 2017 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Relationships, God...
“One another.” This is a common phrase in the New Testament. Whether we are told to love one another, serve one another, care for one another, be hospitable to one another, provoke one another, or any of the other myriad of “one another” encouragements, we realize that Christianity is a relational religion. Then there are the relationships we have with others in general: family, work, community, school, etc. What must we do to make all these relationships work? Put God in the beginning.
That is what February is all about for us in the Livingston congregation. We invite you to join us as we put God in the beginning of everything, including our relationships.
February 5: In the Beginning, Our Relationship with God
February 12: Hospitality—The Antidote for Hypocrisy
January 2017 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Walk, God...
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1).
Since the beginning of time, every person who has ever lived has died, except one…Enoch. The testimony he received is that he walked with God (Genesis 5:24). When God destroyed the world by the flood, He destroyed every family except one…Noah and his family. The testimony he received is that he walked with God (Genesis 6:9). Disciples walk with God. Disciples walk where God would have them walk. Disciples walk how God would have them walk. In the beginning of a disciple’s walk, we find God.
Join us in January 2017 as we kick off the new year focusing on the disciple’s walk with God.
January 1: “A Disciple Honors God” (Edwin Crozier)
January 8: “A Disciple Learns from God” (Andrew Roberts)
January 15: Special Lesson by Guest Speaker Greg Chesser
January 22: “A Disciple Loves Like God” (Edwin Crozier)
January 29: “A Disciple Leads Others to God” (Andrew Roberts)
December 2016 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Faith, God
It is pleasing to God. It justifies and saves. It governs how we walk. It is the foundation of our Christian virtues. If we are going to put God in the beginning, it is going to begin with faith. But what is at the beginning of our faith? Paul says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17, NKJV). What is at the beginning of our faith? God and His Word.
Join us each Sunday morning in December as we examine the foundation of our faith, God’s Word.
Join us as we discover in the beginning of our faith, God.
December 4: Faith Comes by Hearing
December 11: Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God
December 25: The Word Became Flesh
November 2016 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Unity, God
According to Ephesians 4:3, we are to maintain unity. What a challenge? How do different people, from different backgrounds, with different perspectives, at different places in their walk with the Lord develop and maintain unity? No doubt it is a growth process. And yet what a great model for unity we have. Father, Son, and Spirit working together to accomplish the same goal of seeking and saving the lost. Join us in November as we examine this Tri-Unity and find a model for our own unity.
November 6: Three in One-A Model for Our Unity
November 13: One Father, One Family
November 20: One Spirit, One Body
November 27: One Christ, One Kingdom
October 2016 Theme: In the Beginning of Our Identity, God
One of the fundamental questions mankind asks is, “Who am I?” Praise God, because of Genesis 1:1, we can answer this question in powerful and profound ways. Without Genesis 1:1, we are foundering in the dark trying to make some sense out of a meaningless and purposeless existence. However, because God was in the beginning and He created all things, including us, we have answers.
Many are on a journey of self-discovery. We want to help with that. However, we need to begin at the proper starting point. As we strive to put God at the beginning of everything we are and do, we need to put Him at the beginning of our quest for identity. In fact, before we can know who we are, we must know who our God is.
In October 2016, we are going to kick off this journey by getting to know our God. As we learn the identity of the God who created us, we will learn our identity as well.
Join us on the following Sunday mornings, at 10 am, and share in learning of God!
October 2: Jehovah, Elohim, Adonai: Lord, God, Master
October 9: Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord, Our Provider
October 16: Jehovah-M'Keddesh: The Lord who Makes Holy
October 23: Jehovah-Rophe: The Lord, Our Healer
October 30: Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord, Our Banner