Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically

Who is God? Do we really know this great God of the Bible? Is it important to know Him? Is He love? Is He wrath? Does He only want me to be holy, or does He want me to be happy? Who is He? What does The Bible, His Word, really say about this God?

In a world with millions of “gods,” is there one true God, and is He really in control of all? And if He is, should we not want to know what this God is like? And is this God the only way to have the full peace, joy, and happiness that all our souls long for?

Join us at Grace Bible Church over the next twelve weeks in our community wide summer study, Behold your God: Rethinking God Biblically. We will dive into the Scriptures, aided by the teaching of Pastor John Snyder from Christ Church New Albany. We will also examine teachings Christians of the past centuries have held of God, and how their view of God greatly impacted their lives and their communities. Of course, that will bring about the question of how they should impact our lives. We earnestly invite you on this great journey of seeking the true God of the universe, and hoping to come into relationship with Him like never before, and know the true happiness and joy that lie in fellowship with the God of the Bible.

Date, Time, Location
May 30th through August 29th- Wednesday Evenings @ 7pm
(We will not meet the week of July 4th)

Grace Bible Church- 2045 Highway 306 Coldwater, MS, 38618

Contact
Phone: 662-292-1289
Email: jdalomba2@gmail.com

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer

The World We Made (And What To Do About It): A Conference Featuring Tim and Mary Lee Bayly

Our church, Grace Bible church in Coldwater, MS. (about 45 minutes south of Memphis) is hosting a conference on January 19-21, 2018. Our conference speaker will be Tim Bayly from Clearnote Church in Bloomington, IN.

Tim has been a pastor for nearly 40 years. He has authored 2 books, most recently “The Grace of Shame: 7 Ways the Church has Failed to Love Homosexuals.”

NOTE: There is no cost to attend the conference

The things covered at this conference are very important and timely. 

Sessions time are:
Session 1: Friday January 19 7:00 p.m.-8:15
Session 2: Saturday January 20 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Session 3: Saturday January 20, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions for men and women: Sunday January 21 9:30a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Session 4: 11:00 a.m. This is also our worship service.

Here are the session descriptions:
Session 1: The World We Made: From the Garden to transgender bathrooms
It’s a cliché to say we live in a broken world. After a few centuries of relative peace and prosperity in the western world, modern culture is falling to pieces, and most everybody knows it. But why? What happened? What changed and why? Who’s responsible?

Session 2: What We Lost: Fatherhood in a fallen world
God is the Father from whom all Fatherhood gets its name. He has written his fatherhood into the world in such a way that we cannot escape it. The authority of God rests in our earthly fathers, be they dads in homes, bosses at work, leaders in government, or pastors in the church. How can every man, whatever his station in life, begin to embrace the fatherhood that God built into him and into the world? And what about women? Well, what about them?

Session 3: What We Found: The effeminate world
As our culture has abandoned the authority of God, men have abandoned the responsibility of working hard, serving the church, and loving their wives and children. The Bible has a word for this: effeminacy. And it calls it a sin. Effeminacy is evident absolutely everywhere in the world today. Everywhere. Even (and sometimes especially) in those who hold to a “biblical” view of sex and church-life.

Session 4: There Is No Superman: Remaking a broken world
Our culture is broken—sexually, morally, ethically, we have lost our way. The only cure is to tell people the truth, and lead them to repentance. But how do we do that? What does it look like?

Breakout 1: An uncensored Q&A on masculinity, fatherhood, and the church w/Tim Bayly (men only)
Breakout 2: A Woman for All Seasons w/Mary Lee Bayly (women only)

Here are some links for Tim’s writing and other information.
Books available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Bayly/e/B01FV1DV9E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1510773210&sr=8-1

Church website: http://clearnotebloomington.com

Online writings: 
https://warhornmedia.com/author/tim-bayly/
http://baylyblog.com

Very good interview with Tim on his new book:
https://www.generations.org/programs/774

I hope you all can make to all or parts of the conference.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Job Dalomba
662-292-1289
jdalomba2@gmail.com

 

Church History Classes Covering 100 A.D. through 300 A.D. Resume February 12, 2017.

We are excited to begin a new semester of Church History  classes in our Equipping Hour here at Grace Bible Church. This semester, Job Dalomba will be teaching sessions on church history, covering significant events, people and documents from 100 A.D. through 300 A.D.. We will examine in particular the early defenses of Christianity, the formations and settling of important doctrines, and the heresies that arose. The similarities and importance of these centuries to our current context will be very important in helping us in our current place in history.

The goal of this course is to help us understand better the faith and history that we have inherited, and how we came to where we are now in history. We will also better understand how Christians have historically lived in hostile times, how the gospel has grown over the last two centuries, how our doctrines, traditions and structures were formed, and how they have changed over time. 

The time will be free to allow for teaching, questions and discussions. It will not be a mere recounting of facts. We want to tell stories, take asides and see how these events explain other things that came later, stop to put a spotlight on certain documents, Christian leaders and events, and examine the factors involved in history that God has used to bring things about. 

While in this time, all will be stretched and will be pleasantly surprised how they will be changed as a result of knowing our history better. We will likely have figures, groups, traditions and practices that we appreciate more, and some we see in a new light that we hadn’t seen before.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Church History Sessions Beginning August 21, 2016

We are excited to begin a new semester of teaching in our Equipping Hour here at Grace Bible Church. This semester, Job Dalomba will be teaching sessions on church history, beginning in 6 B.C. with the birth of Jesus Christ. We will examine the background and historical context of the four gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the time of the New Testament epistles, and the subsequent history that followed the early church. The semester will draw to an end as we arrive at the daw of the Protestant Reformation. 

The goal of this course is to help us understand better the faith and history that we have inherited, and how we came to where we are now in history. We will also better understand how Christians have historically lived in hostile times, how the gospel has grown over the last two centuries, how our doctrines, traditions and structures were formed, and how they have changed over time. 

The time will be free to allow for teaching, questions and discussions. It will not be a mere recounting of facts. We want to tell stories, take asides and see how these events explain other things that came later, stop to put a spotlight on certain documents, Christian leaders and events, and examine the factors involved in history that God has used to bring things about. 

While in this time, all will be stretched and will be pleasantly surprised how they will be changed as a result of knowing our history better. We will likely have figures, groups, traditions and practices that we appreciate more, and some we see in a new light that we hadn’t seen before.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Complete Catechism for Toddlers

Here is the completed catechism for toddlers. The topics covered aren't exhaustive, but the goal is to provide a catechism set for parents to train their children in the pre-school years on the most important truths kids at this age need to know and be taught. I hope this is helpful for you. If you have any questions or need help in using this, let us know.

Questions about God
1. Who is God? The Lord our God
2. What else is God? Nothing
3. How many persons is God? Three:
4. Who are they? Father, Son and Spirit
5. What is God like? Holy, loving, just and good
6. What is God? Creator

Questions about God’s creation
7. What did God make? Everyone and everything
8. Who made you? God made me
9. How did God make the world? By speaking words.
10. Why did God make the world? For his glory.
11. What did God say after making everything? Very good
12. What was God’s favorite creation? People

Questions about the Bible:
13. What is the Bible? The Word of God
14. What is the Bible like? True, beautiful and good
15. What do we do with the Bible? Read it and believe it

Questions about humanity
16. Who were the first people God made? Adam and Eve
17. Why did God make people? His glory and our joy
18. Who were the first people? Adam and Eve
19. What did God use make them? From the dust
20. How did God make them? Happy and holy

Questions about Jesus Christ
21. Who is Jesus Christ? Lord and Savior
22. Is Jesus God or a man? Both! God and man
23. Did Jesus sin? Never, not once
24. What is Jesus like? Holy, loving, just and good
25. Why did Jesus die? To save mankind
26. What did Jesus do for you? Died for my sins
27. How many sins did Jesus die for? All of them
28. Is Jesus still dead? No! He is alive!
29. Where is Jesus now? In Heaven, ruling the earth!
30. Is Jesus coming back to earth? Yes! Yes! Yes!

Questions about the Holy Spirit
31. Who is the Holy Spirit? Our Comforter and Helper
32. Is the Holy Spirit God? Yes, equal to Father and Son
33. What does the Holy Spirit do? Keeps, convicts and guides us
34. How long will the Spirit keep, convict and guide us? Forever!

Easter Week 2016

This is Easter week and we have a few things at our church that we would like to let you know about.

Good Friday March 25, 7:00 p.m.
We are having a Good Friday Service. We will sing hymns, hear Scripture readings and a sermon regarding the salvation that Christians have through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 

Easter Sunday Morning, 9:00 a.m.
Normally at the end of each worship service we have a meal together, but this week we are going to begin the day with an Easter breakfast.

Easter Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.
We will have our regular service and finish up our short sermon series in 1st Corinthians 15

We don’t want to take you away from your local church or any involvement you may have there. However, if you do not have plans at these times, please feel free to join us. Easter is a high time for Christians, so let us reflect and remember with renewed joy over the crucifixion and resurrection of the our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Grace and peace to you all

Catechism Questions for Toddlers Part 2

Here are some more catechism questions for toddlers and small children.

Questions About The Bible
13. What is the Bible? The Word of God
14. What is the Bible like? True, beautiful and good
15. What do we do with the Bible? Read it and believe it

Questions About Humanity
16. Who were the first people God made? Adam and Eve
17. Why did God make people? His glory and our joy
18. Who were the first people? Adam and Eve
19. What did God use make them? From the dust
20. How did God make them? Happy and holy

Catechism Questions for Toddlers Part 1

As a help to previous posts on family worship and helping your children as they participate in the worship service, here are some catechism questions for you to use to help in the process. There will be another part soon, but this is a good place to start. This catechism is designed to help wth children age five and under.

Questions about God
1. Who is God? The Lord our God

2. What else is God? Nothing

3. How many persons is God? Three:

4. Who are they? Father, Son and Spirit

5. What is God like? Holy, loving, just and good

6. What is God? Creator

Questions about God’s creation
7. What did God make? Everyone and everything

8. Who made you? God made me

9. How did God make the world? By speaking words.

10. Why did God make the world? For his glory.

11. What did God say after making everything? Very good

12. What was God’s favorite creation? People