Our first guest speaker/preacher for our month-long Missions Festival is Zach Darrah, Executive Director of FIRM, Inc., a locally-based ministry which has as its goal to "share Christ’s love to build communities of hope with new Americans." Zach's sermon text is John 4:27-34.
The sermon text is Matthew 7:21-23. The scripture reading at the beginning is James 1:22-25.
We are happy to have back with us again for this and next week, Sam Musgrave. Sam's text this Sunday is Psalm 130.
While Ron's first sermon of this two-part series focused on humility, this week's sermon is about forgiveness. His text is Matthew 18:21-35, of which there is a reading before the message. Also, just short of the 40 minute mark, there is a video you are encouraged to view on YouTube. A time of prayer follows the showing of the video. One other note: one of ACC's elders, Tim Buletti gave an update to the church as to where we are presently as a congregation. His text can be found on our Bulletin Announcements page.
Our guest speaker for our first two Sundays of the new year is Ron McLain, Founder & Executive Director of the Healthy Marriage Coalition, in Fresno. His sermon text this week is Colossians 3:1-4.
This Sunday we have had a slightly different sermon presentation from our usual services. It is brought by our Missionary At Large, Pastor Oren Teel. His text is Isaiah 6:1-8. The passage is read at the beginning. When presented, each part of the message was punctuated by a song (which you will have to imagine for yourself!). Here is the outline:
I. Why we turn to God (v.1a).
Song: “Where Does My Help Come From?”
II. We see a holy God (vv.1b-4).
Song: “Open the Eyes Of My Heart”
Song: “Holy, Holy, Holy”
III. We see ourselves as sinners (v.5).
Song: “Lord, I Need You”
IV. We see a forgiving God (vv.6-7).
Song: “Mighty To Save”
V. We see our place of service (v.8)
Song: “Behold the Lamb (The Communion Song)”