Sunday Rewind | 7.27.2014

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Closer (Psalm 89:14-15) – Glorious Ruins by Hillsong

With Us (Psalm 46:10-11a) – God Is Able by Hillsong

Unending Love (Romans 8:38-39) - God Is Able by Hillsong

Nothing But The Blood (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Facedown by Matt Redman

Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) (Psalm 27:1) – Let The Future Begin by Chris Tomlin (Passion)

Lord I Need You (Hebrews 4:7-8) – All The People Said Amen by Matt Maher

 

TEACHING: Rooted: A Study of Deeper Faith in Colossians, Part 6

What does it mean to be complete in Christ?

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Read and discuss Colossians 2:6-10. What do these verses tell us about Jesus? What do they indicate about the nature of man?
  3. What does it mean to “walk in” Jesus (v. 6)?
  4. What warning does Paul give us in these verses?
  5. What modern-day arguments, philosophies or traditions might take us captive? How should we respond to these in light of the gospel?
  6. What does it mean to be “complete in Christ”? Do you feel complete in Him? Why or why not?
  7. What ways to you tend to try to complete yourself outside of Christ?
  8. How does the gospel make us complete in Jesus?
  9. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for the glorious hope we have in Christ. Pray that He would show us any areas of our lives where we are seeking completeness outside of Him.

 

 

Weekly Update | 7.25.2014

RBC Weekly Update

Greetings & blessings from the Staff and Elders of Reston Bible Church!  Here’s a look at what’s coming up over the next few busy weeks, including great ways to get involved in church life here at RBC.

PRAYER REQUEST: Youth Summer Camp
Please pray that God will bless our camp with a sense of love, acceptance, unity, safety and encouragement, and that He will confirm our students’ worth in Him.  Please also pray for safety during the many camp activities and during the trip home Saturday.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE:  Get Connected to a Great Team
QUEST Children’s Team Members are needed for the FALL.  We are looking for small group leaders, nursery helpers, and greeters for Quest Children’s Church on Sunday mornings.  Quest is our Sunday worship and small group ministry for children.  Small group leaders join their kids for worship and a children’s sermon, then lead them in discussion and activities around that message.  No teaching experience is necessary. Nursery helpers get to hang out, hold cute babies, and get to know new people, and it’s a great way to bless the young families of our church!  If you love Jesus, love children, and have a willing heart, then you have what it takes to be a great Quest volunteer!  Join one of the most fun groups of people in the church by clicking here.

CONVERSATIONS DVDs
We are excited to announce that the Conversations 10 DVDs are available for sale in the RBC Bookstore.  If you missed our live taping of the fictitious late night television show The Late, Late, Late Show, staring Jimmy O’Lenoman and featuring Ricky Costello and the Eleventh Hour Band, this is your chance to see what you missed.  Complete with hilarious commercials, unforgettable guests, and compelling real life testimonies of Christ’s work in people’s lives, this is worth sharing with your family, friends and neighbors.  The cost is $10.

FORWORD
ForWord is a gathering of young adults, age 18-35 that meets on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in the RBC Youth Building. They meet for a time of worship, fellowship and teaching from the Word of God.  As they continue to grow in Him, they are able to move ForWord and follow where He leads.  For more information about ForWord, click here.

HOMEFRONT:  Sundays (9:00 am, Youth Building)
Join us at HomeFront for our current series on Parenting.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other couples from your area and discuss the issues that all parents face as they raise the next generation.

SOLID GROUND:  Sunday, July 27 (9:00 am, Room 250A)
Do you ever wonder about questions of faith, reason, atheism, science, creation, evolution, or proving that God exists? We discuss these and other topics from scientific, historical, intellectual and biblical points of view.  Solid Ground is an Adult Bible Study Fellowship class that meets each Sunday.  This Sunday we will discuss “How to know the will of God for your Life”.  To find out more information about the Solid Ground class, click here.

STARTING POINT ORIENTATION:  Sunday, July 27 (10:30 am, Room 234)
Are you starting a journey with God? Do you have questions?  Are you returning to God after being away? Come to the Starting Point Orientation to find out more about joining a group.

PARENTING 101:  July 27 or August 10 (11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Room 240)
Join us for one of our next classes which give an overview of the foundational principles that are found in the Scriptures for raising children of all ages. Click here to register or for more information.

MINISTRY FAIR:  Sunday, August 17
Join us for our annual Ministry Fair.  RBC is a large church and it can be tricky to navigate.  This is your opportunity to learn about the many ministries we have and find your place to serve and grow, as well as meet the ministry leads. Plan on spending a few extra minutes between services to check out our ministry tables.  We will also be having some fun activities for the kids.

ART OF MARRIAGE EVENT: Starts Friday, August 22 (7:00-9:00 pm)
Want your marriage to be the best it can be?   It’s colored by personalities and passions and experiences. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage and register to join us for The Art of Marriage Event .  Whether your relationship is in a good place or a not so good place, this event is designed with you in mind.  The cost of $45/couple includes all the material you need for the sessions, plus your snacks.  For more information, please click here.

EMPOWERED TO CONNECT:  September 12-13
Join us as we open our doors to host the Empowered to Connect Conference. Sponsored by ShowHOPE and in association with Focus on the Family, this is a two-day conference for adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders, and professionals,  designed to help them connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. Led by Karyn Purvis (Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development) together with Michael and Amy Monroe (leaders of Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Ministry) the sessions will be held from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on both days.  Early-bird registration goes through August 1: $45 individual/ $60/couple.  Register online here.

FOOD PANTRY: Monetary and Diaper Donations Needed
The Pantry helps provide basic food and necessities to over 150 families each week.  We are able to provide this service for just under $7 per family, with the additional donations we receive from area restaurants, markets and farms.   If you would like to contribute, you can give by check by putting “Food Pantry” on the memo line or give on the Online Giving page.  Also, diapers are the most needed item at the Food Pantry and we are currently in need of sizes 1-4. Donations can be dropped off in the carts located in front entrance labeled Food Pantry.

We hope you’ll consider some of these great opportunities as we seek to know Christ and make Him known. As always, keep an eye on the Upcoming Events section of the RBC website.  It is a blessing to serve and grown in our mighty Lord with you.

Dale Peak
Administrator

Sunday Rewind | 7.20.2014

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Alive In Us (Ephesians 2:4-5) – God Is Able by Hillsong

Endless Light (Psalm 113:3-4) – Cornerstone by Hillsong

Open Up The Heavens (Psalm 108:4-5) – Worth It All by Meredith Andrews

10,000 Reasons (Psalm 103:1) – Unrelenting Love by Nick Thurmond

Forever Reign (Lamentations 5:19) – A Beautiful Exchange by Hillsong

 

TEACHING: Rooted: A Study of Deeper Faith in Colossians, Part 5

Love is the prerequisite to a fuller understanding of Christ.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Read and discuss Colossians 2:1-5. What do these verses tell us about Jesus? What do they indicate about the nature of man?
  3. What do you tend to “contend for” or “agonize over” (v. 1)?  Do these things draw you toward Christ and His church, or push you away?
  4. What is the significance, importance and the result of being “united in love” (v. 2)?
  5. What is the relationship between wisdom & knowledge (v. 3)?
  6. What “fine-sounding arguments” (v. 4) might we deal with today? How do these pull us away from being rooted in Christ?
  7. Is there anything holding you back from seeking out the deep riches of Jesus? Is there anything keeping you from being “united in love” with fellow believers? How does the gospel address or apply to these obstacles?
  8. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for revealing Himself to us in Christ. Pray that He would encourage our hearts toward being united in love, that we might know Christ and make Him known all the more.

 

 

Weekly Update | 7.18.2014

RBC Weekly Update

Greetings & blessings from the Staff and Elders of Reston Bible Church!  Here’s a look at what’s coming up over the next few weeks, including many great ways to get involved in church life here at RBC.

PRAYER & PRAISE ITEM: Youth Summer Camp
Praise God that we are about to have our largest ever group of youth attend camp!  And thanks to your generosity, we have taken in the highest amount of scholarship money – ever!  Please pray that God will work in the hearts of our students, staff and volunteers and that our speaker, Bob MacRae from Moody Bible College, will inspire and challenge each participant.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE:  Fall Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed
Question: What does serving Jesus, loving Jesus, and enjoy being with His children have in common? Answer: These are the only things required to serve in QUEST and BABYQUEST. The Fall session runs from September 7 through May 2015. Current background check required. Interested? Please click here.

HOMEFRONT:  Sundays (9:00 am, Youth Building)
Join us at HomeFront for our current series on Parenting.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other couples from your area and discuss the issues that all parents face as they raise the next generation.

BLOOD DRIVE:  Sunday, July 20 (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Our next blood drive is this Sunday.  Walk-ins are always welcome, or you can register here to secure an appointment time.

WORKING MOMS:  Interest Meeting July 24 (7:00 pm)
An interest meeting will be held for working moms at the home of Jennifer Connell, 46463 Saffron Ct., Sterling.  Come and fellowship with other working moms while enjoying some yummy dessert and coffee.  We will briefly discuss the results of the working moms survey, chat about how we can support each other, and discuss opportunities to meet on a more regular basis. Register here, or contact  Jennifer Connell 703-395-6299 with any questions.

COURAGEOUS MAMAS FAMILY BBQ:  Saturday, July 26 (4:00 pm)
Don’t forget to RSVP for our first family barbecue potluck coming up soon. This will be a great time for our entire families to get together. It will be held at the home of Dave and Lauren Smith, 12568 Quincy Adams Ct Herndon. To RSVP please e-mail Lauren or call 703-594-1297. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP by Monday, July 21 so we know how many to expect.

STARTING POINT ORIENTATION:  Sunday, July 27 (10:30 am, Room 234)
Are you starting a journey with God? Do you have questions?  Are you returning to God after being away? Come to the Starting Point Orientation to find out more about joining a group.

PARENTING 101:  July 27 or August 10 (11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Room 240)
Join us for one of our next classes which give an overview of the foundational principles that are found in the Scriptures for raising children of all ages. Click here to register or for more information.

ART OF MARRIAGE EVENT: Starts Friday, August 22 (7:00-9:00 pm)
Join us for our next event, which will take place Friday, August 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, August 23, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The cost of $45/couple includes all the material you need for the sessions, plus your snacks.  Marriage is colored by personalities, passions and experiences. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage through The Art of Marriage.  For more information, please click here.

FOOD PANTRY: Monetary and Diaper Donations Needed
The Pantry helps provide basic food and necessities to over 150 families each week.  We are able to provide this service for just under $7 per family, with the additional donations we receive from area restaurants, markets and farms.   If you would like to contribute, you can give by check by putting “Food Pantry” on the memo line or give on the Online Giving page.  Also, diapers are the most needed item at the Food Pantry and we are currently in need of sizes 1-4. Donations can be dropped off in the carts located in front entrance labeled Food Pantry.

We hope you’ll consider some of these great opportunities as we seek to know Christ and make Him known. As always, keep an eye on the Upcoming Events section of the RBC website.  It is a blessing to serve and grown in our mighty Lord with you.

Dale Peak
Administrator

Set List: Evening of Worship

Many of you have asked for a copy of the set list from our last Evening of Worship (July 11, 2014).  Ask and you shall receive:

With Us (Hillsong)

Unstoppable God (Elevation Worship)

I Will Look Up (Elevation Worship)

Your Great Name (Natalie Grant)

Be Thou My Vision (Heartsong)

Lord I Need You (Matt Maher)

Cornerstone (Hillsong)

Glorious (Paul Baloche)

Open Up The Heavens (Meredith Andrews)

Christ Is Enough (Hillsong)

Come Thou Fount (RBC)

Closer (Hillsong)

Always (Kristian Stanfill)

Great And Mighty King (Elevation Worship)

Lord of All (Kristian Stanfill)