There is NO OTHER way to put it... very simply, I am PUMPED to be starting a new sermon series this Sunday. Through the fall we're going to be taking a look at what it means to be living "Life in a Gospel Family." We'll be exploring themes of family, community, unity, diversity and so, so much more... all solidly based in the scriptures as we focus our attention on 1 Corinthians 12 - 14.
Why gospel family? Very simply, because our identity as followers of Jesus means we have been adopted into God's family. That reality SHOULD cause us to live life differently... unfortunately I think that way too often we, as a church family, are missing the mark.
To be really clear, we won't be spending time looking at the idea of family because I think we're already a really healthy family. This won't be a series where we pat ourselves on the back and say "Wow! We sure have a great church family!"
Instead, I want this to be challenging us. Honestly, I want us to feel a bit uncomfortable. I want us to recognize that even though we describe ourselves as a "Christ-centered family" we've got work to do.
THANKFULLY it isn't really up to you (or me!) to do that work. No, the work is going to be done in us by the Holy Spirit. Yes, God Himself is going to be changing us, helping us to discover what it truly means to be a gospel family. Even more, He will be helping us to live out what we learn.
Can you tell that I'm excited???? I hope to see you on Sunday!
Zion's Genuine Community Group is meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30pm via Zoom. Want a copy of the book? Email Pastor Brad or CLICK HERE to order a kindle version. Look below for the Zoom meeting info.
You can access our livestreamed services in two different ways:
Via the Online Church Platform (which includes a more interactive chat room and other resources). CLICK HERE to access the platform.
Via YouTube, which allows you to watch the service as a Livestream or replay anytime after it has been posted. CLICK HERE to access our Sunday Worship Gatherings video Playlist.
Note that our services begin at 10am and the Livestream will start at that time. The Online Church chat goes live at 9:45am.
As was shared in last Sunday's sermon, we've been dealing with a lot of vandalism, loitering and drug use on and around our church property. We would appreciate your prayers as Zion's leadership seeks to address the issues.
Also, in regards to our property, are you wondering about all the cars parked on our lot throughout the week? Don't worry! Many tradespeople working on the hospital are parking there... we're doing our best to be good neighbours!
There are many ways to donate to Zion Baptist Church, including online via PayPal. Click here to donate online.
Our most recent Financial Update is available Here.
We enjoy being able to have coffee before, during and after our Sunday services... but it can only happen if we have people willing to help clean up afterwards. No cleanup will mean no coffee time.
We're currently looking for people to volunteer to cleanup on Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 & 21. Email Pastor Brad if you can help!