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DiscipleLIFE

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What does it really mean to follow Jesus? This series will help each one of us evaluate where we are in our walk with God, using a simple, memorable, and helpful model of "head, heart, hands, and feet." We should all experience balanced growth in each of these areas as we make our way through stages of development: "pre-birth, infant, growing, and mature." Message in this series are listed below...



“I’ll Be Home for Christmas"

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Truly, all of us have a desire to be "home." Think of all the songs of the season that reference home in one way or another. It is a longing of the human heart! In this Advent series, we will learn that we will never truly be home until we have been adopted into the family of our heavenly Father. Our messages will show the the grand story of what God has done and is doing in us! See the list of messages below...



Balance

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God calls us to a life of balance. There is often in the Bible a truth presented in one place and a balancing truth in another. Together, these balancing truths give us the boundaries for thought and action. At other times, imbalance in life comes through faulty understanding of life or God’s word or both. For the next few weeks we will look at some areas needing balance…



Dealing with Difficult Emotions

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God created us with powerful emotions. It should be no surprise that they are a big part of life for most of us. Remember the feelings you had when achieved a significant milestone in life or when you shared in the success of others? Think of some of your happiest days of life and the emotions the memories still conjure up within you! Positive emotions help make life worthwhile. But what about when our emotions bring difficulties to ourselves and/or those around us? How do we deal with these? In this four week series, we will look at how, as believers, we can deal with four emotions that can be difficult…



Characters of Christmas

In this series, we look at a few of the characters we see surrounding the Christmas story: John the Baptist, Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, and, of course, Jesus himself...



40 Days of Sharing

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40 Days of Sharing begins Sunday, January 27, 2019, and goes through Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

God has called us to be a community of faithhope, and love. But He doesn’t want us to keep our faith to ourselves. He wants others to enjoy the hope we have. He desires His love to be experienced by those around us. In short, we are called to spread this faithhope, and love; we are called to share with others how our lives have been changed! Most Christian want to share the good news with others. Many, though, don’t feel they confidence that they know how to go about it or what to say. All of are in need of practical encouragement. That’s what the 40 Days of Sharing is designed to be—practical encouragement to help you share Jesus in a natural, positive way.  The messages in this series complement forty days of devotionals that our pastor has prepared to help us in this journey of growing in this area of our discipleship.



Ever Ancient, Ever New

“Late have I loved you, O beauty, ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.”

These words were written by Saint Augustine of Hippo in his Confessions around 400 A.D., speaking of his coming to faith in God ("O beauty") relatively later in life (in his 30's) after a lengthy search for meaning and truth. Ever Ancient, Ever New is a perfect theme for a church named Ancient City Baptist Church in the city of St. Augustine to use for our current Capital Stewadship Campaign. Yes, God is Ever Ancient, Ever New, and the same can be said for our church. We proclaim an ancient gospel in an ancient city and have relatively ancient facilities. But God speaks often in his Word about newness: “I am making everything new.” “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” “Sing to the Lord a new song.” We are to spread the ancient gospel to new generations. We must be Ever Ancient, Ever New! In this campaign, we are seeking God's direction in upgrading and repairing portions of our older facilities. We believe that such campaigns should be and must be spiritual exercises, and these messages help us focus on the making sure our facilities remain effective tools for worship, study, fellowship, and ministry.



Family Matters

God designed our families as the environment for living life! In our families, we give and receive love. In our families, we learn about acceptance, belonging, and forgiveness. In our families, we learn to take care of each other. And in our families, we learn so much more!

Strong families need strong marriages. How can we strengthen them?

Most families include children as well. It seems harder these days to raise godly children. Does God give us practical instructions?

Family matters to God, and even if we protest otherwise, family matters to us. Let us learn more about God's design for families from his Word to us. In this series, we will look at the following “family matters”: 

 April 28   What Every Child Should Know
 May 5  What Every Parent Should Know
 May 12  Why “If/Then Marriages” Don't Work (Mother’s Day)
 May 19  Maintaining Your Marriage