February 23, 2014

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:
Genesis 22:8
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“Fairest Lord Jesus!” 50

Scripture Reading
“Christ and the Children” (page 490) 56

“Sunlight” 481

Worship with tithes and offerings

“I Would Be True” 319

Special

Sermon by John Murray

Invitation
“I Need Thee Every Hour” 318

February 16, 2014

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:
Genesis 22:8
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“To God Be The Glory” 449

Scripture Reading
“Prayer of Penitence” (page 469) 13

“Redeemed” 475

Worship with tithes and offerings

“I Love To Tell the Story” 431

Special

Sermon by John Murray

Invitation
“I Am Thine O Lord” 314

Why are some teachings fundamental?

The word “fundamental” is defined as “forming a necessary base or core; of central importance“. When applied to Christianity, that means that there are certain teachings that are so core, so basic, and of such central importance, that without them real Christianity is absent.

One might argue that a body without an arm can still be a living human, but not a body without a heart or brain or any number of other ‘parts’, because those are fundamental to a living body.

Another analogy comes from chemistry, in which the formula for salt is NaCl, which is a combination of sodium and chloride. If you take away either element, you no longer have salt. You have either sodium, or you have chloride, but you do not have salt. In the same way, if you take any of the fundamental elements away from Christianity, you have something that may look like Christianity, may claim to be Christianity, has portions of the elements of Christianity, but that cannot actually be whole Bible Christianity.

The risk in believing that there are certain non-negotiable fundamentals comprising real Christianity is that in determining what those are, personal or organizational bias might prevail. That’s why it is critically important to ensure that all teachings that we call fundamentals are clearly set out in the Bible, the Word of God.

It is no coincidence that in most churches that claim Christianity, but that leave out one or more of the fundamental teachings of the Bible, the first fundamental to fall by the wayside is the teaching that the Bible is indeed God’s Word. If that teaching is weakened, then the foundation all of the other fundamentals can be questioned.

The important thing is to examine Scripture carefully and determine what are the non-negotiable doctrines (that’s just a fancy word for ‘teachings’). We’ll do that in this series of posts.

February 9, 2014

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:
Genesis 22:8
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“Our Great Savior” 49

Scripture Reading
“Prayer of Penitence” (page 469) 13

“That Beautiful Name” 105

Worship with tithes and offerings

“Saved by Grace” 512

Special

Sermon by John Murray

Invitation
“Have Thine Own Way, Lord!” 388

Favorites from the Hymnal

Choosing the music each week is a great blessing, but knowing what songs and hymns are favorites from our group makes it easier. We do try to sing a wide variety because both the music and words help us grow, but here is a list of some of the favorites, which is a bit of a window into our hearts. We’ll add to it from time to time.

All That Thrills My Soul 463

All the Way My Savior Leads Me 296

At Calvary 477

At the Cross 129

Be Thou My Vision 334

Christ Arose 138

Count Your Blessings 370

God Leads Us Along 298

Great Is Thy Faithfulness 40

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth 134

I Know Whom I Have Believed 224

In My Heart There Rings a Melody 455

Isn’t the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful! 450

It Is Well with My Soul 256

It’s Just Like His Great Love 494

Love Lifted Me 441

Nearer, My God, to Thee 357

That Beautiful Name 105

Trust and Obey 261

What If It Were Today? 153

February 2, 2014

Helmers Street Baptist Church
February 2, 2014

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:
Genesis 22:8
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“O for a Thousand Tongues” 46

Scripture Reading
“Life and Victory” (page 483) 41

“At the Cross” 129

Worship with tithes and offerings

“Face to Face” 511

Special

Sermon by John Murray

Invitation
“All for Jesus” 386