Sermon Focus: “Do You Believe in Jesus?” Continued
Sermon Focus Verse: Matthew 2:1-18
2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
6 ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’”
7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.”
Verse of the Week Jeremiah 23:5
“The days are coming….when I will raise up a Righteous Branch for David. He will reign wisely as king and administer justice and righteousness in the land.”
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
In December, we will be taking up offering for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
Congratulations to Upper Helton Baptist Church’s newest Deacon Mr. Phillip Self.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13TH, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
The youth will have their annual Christmas party on 12/13 starting at 6:00. See Abram or Shannon for more information.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 17TH, 2017 @ 6:00PM
The Christmas play will be performed on 12/17/17 starting at 6:00PM followed by gifts & fellowship. Please join us! See Karen Ashford for more information.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We will meet and go caroling starting at 5:30. We will not have regular service. We will have fellowship w/ sandwiches after caroling.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 24TH, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
We will have service at regular time at 11:00. No Sunday School and no evening service on this day. Have a wonderful Christmas time with your family!
SUNDAYS 4:00-5:00 GOING ON NOW
Ladies- are you weary, worn out and exhausted?? Do you miss “moments” because you are so busy?? Then join us for “Breathe” bible study by Priscilla Shirer. 5 sessions. Sundays 4:00-5:00 starting October 15th!
GOING ON NOW!
Be listening during announcements for Christmas play practice times and information. See Karen Ashford for any questions.
FINISHED FOR THIS YEAR
We will start collecting items for shoeboxes after the first of the year. Be listening!!
Sunday School Nursery (0mo-3yrs):
Martha Arms & Sandra Fowler
Worship Time Baby Nursery (0-18 mos):
12/17 Suzanne & Andrea
12/24 Martha D. & Sue W
12/31 Diane & Lisa G.
01/07 Crystal & Trevis
Worship Time Toddler Nursery (18 mos- 3 yrs):
12/17 Kerry & Leah
12/24 Mike & Amy
12/31 Joey & Casey
01/07 Phillip & Tish
01/14 Jerry & Marilyn
Worship Time Wee Worship (3 yrs- 5yrs):
12/17 Shannon & Hannah
12/24 Liz & Lynsey
12/31 Stacy & Holly
01/07 Brandi & Zoe
Nursery (0-3 yrs):
12/17 Jessica & Holly
12/24 Brandi & Liz
12/31 Trevis & Crystal
01/07 Shannon & Hannah
Upper Helton Harmonies (3-12 yrs):
EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT
11/13 Vickie & Roenia
11/20 Suzanne & Diane
11/27 Stacy & Crystal
01/03 Andrea & Amy
Discipleland Kids (3-6yrs), Children’s Bible Study (6-11yrs), Transformed Youth (12-17yrs):
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Each deacon has certain families they serve. Please see the “meet the pastor” page on this site or see the posted list behind the baptistery.
Deacon of the Day:
12/17 Joey Agee
12/24 Tex Campbell
12/31 Mike Evans
01/07 David Turner
Alice Anne Virginia Wilson, Andrea Middleton, Anita Crook, Betty Pryor, Bill Shaw, Bob Hollingsworth, Brandi Brewer, Bud Taylor, Charlie Lawrence, David Dunn, David Graham, David Thompson, Evelyn Lumpkin, Hannah May’r, Helen Davis, Iva Dell Sanders, Jeanette West, Jesse Engle, Jordyn Agee, Josh Osborn, Justin Vandergriff, Larry Boss, Lucas Bain, Maegan Harris, Marie & Kenneth Watts, Mark West, Mike Evans’ father, Paula Miller, Ruth Grider, Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, Sollars Family, Suzanne Williams, Tom & Georgie Cripps.
Family of Edwin Martin
Our church, Our country & leaders, The lost, our missionaries, vision committee, Churches without pastors.
ATTENTION: Please contact the church office if anyone needs to be placed or removed from the prayer list.
For text prayer chain: Cell contacts Vickie Woods 615-464-5051
EVERY SUNDAY @ 10:00AM!
Don’t forget Sunday School! There is a class for EVERYONE! Come check it out! If you have any questions, see Mike Evans.
MOST SUNDAYS AT 5:30PM
Choir practice will typically be held at 5:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. If you love to sing and fellowship, please come join the choir! See Vickie Woods for more details. Be listening to announcements for any changes in time or place.
2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 7:30AM
We will have Brotherhood Breakfast at The Cloverleaf @ 7:30. Please see David Dunn for any questions.
2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 5:00PM
The Deacons will meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm.
2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 7:00PM
Church business meeting is held the 2nd Sunday of each month following the evening worship service.
To be given out monthly with a new reading schedule. Be sure to pick up the latest schedule on the table in the foyer.