Sunday Rewind | 6.26.16

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Only King Forever (1 Timothy 1:17) – Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

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

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us (Galatians 6:14) – The Dispatch EP by The Dispatch

This I Believe (the Creed) (Romans 1:16) Fielding, Crocker  |  Hillsong Music Publishing

Jesus Paid it All (Colossians 2:13-14) – Everything Glorious by Kristian Stanfill

 

TEACHING: James – Living Out Our Faith, Part 20

To pray demonstrates confidence in God. To not pray demonstrates confidence in man.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO & VIDEO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
  2. Read and discuss James 5:12-18. What does this tell us about us? What do these verses tell us about God? What commands, encouragements or warnings are there for us to heed?
  3. What tension between the text and your personal experience do you note in this text? How do you deal with such tensions?
  4. How is prayer emphasized in these verses? What does this mean for us?
  5. What is the importance of considering context when studying the Scriptures?
  6. What is your view of miraculous healings or spiritual gifts of healing in our day & times?
  7. In what ways do we tend to cover up our sins? Why is it important to confess our sins to each other? How does this develop community and camaraderie?
  8. “To pray demonstrates a confidence in God. To not pray demonstrates a confidence in man.” How would you describe your prayer life?
  9. Is there something burdening your soul that you need to release? Spend some time in prayer together for this.

Weekly Update | 6.24.2016

RBC Weekly Update

Blessings from the Staff, Elders and Deacons of Reston Bible Church. Here’s a look at some opportunities coming up in the life of our church in the weeks ahead.

SUMMER SERVICE TIME CHANGES: Starts This Sunday June 26
School is almost over and summer is almost here! As we have done in years past, RBC will change over to our two-service summer format with morning services at 9:00 am & 10:30 am. The Spanish language service will continue to meet at 12 pm as usual in the same location through the summer.

PRAYER REQUEST: Croatia Missions Team
A team of 12 students and seven adult leaders leave Friday, June 24 for the country of Croatia to be Kingdom builders. While there they will be working with RBC-supported missionary Garret Prestwood and the local pastors in the towns of Slovonski Brod and Nova Gradiska. While there the team will be teaming with the local church to host Kids Club, Sports Camp ,and talent shows. All of this is with the desire to build relationship with the Croatian people to connect them with the GREAT NEWS of Jesus Christ and the local church. Please pray for fruitful relationships there and team unity in all the things they will be doing.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Host Team
One aspect of what makes Sunday mornings at RBC so welcoming and enjoyable is the incredible team of volunteers that are there to greet, welcome, answer questions, provide coffee, seat, direct traffic, protect and love. You can be one of them! We are looking for volunteers who want to work behind the scenes or like to interact face to face. Please click here to get more information or email Ashley Ramsey.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Youth Ministry
Do you desire to be the hands and feet of God’s transforming work in the lives of people? If so, the Student Ministries of RBC (Junior and Senior High) are seeking volunteers who desire to be a part of this pivotal and transformation stage in faith and life of students. The one core desire all student ministry leaders need is to be relational, because we believe that is one of the main avenues through which Jesus Christ moves in the heart of people. Student Ministry Volunteer Leaders come in all different styles and personalities, so don’t count yourself out. Please check out www.restonbible.org/youth to find out more information on the Jr. and Sr. High Ministries. If you have any interest in being a part of the ministry please send an email to youth@restonbible.org letting us know which age group you are interested in and we will get back to you shortly with the next steps.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Food Pantry Wednesdays (11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Clubhouse)
The Food Pantry helps provide basic food and necessities to over 150 families in need each week. Thanks to the donations we receive from area restaurants, markets and farms, we can provide important necessities for under $7 per family. If you would like to contribute, you can give by check by putting “Food Pantry” on the memo line or give online through myRBC. To volunteer at our Food Pantry ministry, please click here. For more information, contact Kristine Bartolomei.

JUNK
Thank you to everyone who donated your wonderful “junk” for our Kids Camp props. We are now finished building the props and don’t need any more junk…for this year.

STARTING POINT ORIENTATION: Sunday, June 26 (Room 234
Are you starting a journey with God? Do you have doubts and questions about God? Join us immediately after each service on June 26 at a Starting Point Orientation. No commitment is required. To register or to watch an informational video, please click here.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP: Don’t Delay! July 24-30
Summer Camp is just around the corner and there are less than 20 spots left! The price increases on July 1, so don’t wait! The focus this year is on understanding the WHY behind what we believe. We have an excellent speaker, a special appearance by the band “We are Messengers,” and many awesome activities – now all we need is YOU! Go to www.restonbible.org/summercamp for more information or to register. DEADLINE to apply for summer camp scholarship is tomorrow, June 24.

FRESHMAN CAMPOUT: August 15-16.
This is a great opportunity for 9th grade students to bond with other teens and leaders. We will be heading to Lovettsville for fun on the river, playing games, and a time to get to know each other. Click here for more details and to register.

SENIOR HIGH BAPTISM – Ready to take the step? / We need a pool! Sunday, August 21
On August 21, the Senior High will be hosting a Baptism Ceremony. We are getting the word out to both parents and teens – to seek out those who are ready to take this step and acknowledge the Lord in Believers Baptism. We will have two dates for the Baptism Class before August 21. We are also looking for anyone within RBC who has a pool and enough space for people to gather around it for the Baptism Ceremony. Contact Bob Shull to let him know if either of these two options would apply to you.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA: A Great Resource for RBCers
If you haven’t heard, RBC has partnered with a service called RightNow Media. Think of it as a “Christian Netflix” giving you instant access online to children’s programs, Bible studies, video sermons and teachings. To get more information or to set up an account, please click here.

PRAYER MINISTRY
You have an opportunity to receive face-to-face prayer immediately following each Sunday service. Several RBC volunteers will be located in the front corners of the sanctuary. An invitation will be made at the end of the service inviting people who wish to receive support and encouragement through a brief time of prayer to meet with the prayer volunteers.

SAVE THE DATE
Blood Drive: July 17
Financial Peace University: September 18-November 20
Men’s Retreat: September 30-October 2
Cultivate Women’s Gathering with Kelly Minter: October 14-15

SUNDAY REWIND: James – Living Out Our Faith, Part 19
If life is a vapor, then so is suffering. Sunday Rewind.

Sunday Rewind | 6.19.2016

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Alive in Us (Ephesians 2:4-5) – God is Able by Hillsong Worship

Good Good Father (2 Thessalonians 2:16) – The EP by Zealand Worship

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

Your Promises (2 Peter 1:3-4a) – Wake Up the Wonder by Elevation Worship

Be Thou My Vision (2 Corinthians 3:17-18) – Take the World by Giving Jesus by Ascend the Hill

 

TEACHING: James – Living Out Our Faith, Part 19

If life is a vapor, then so is suffering.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO & VIDEO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
  2. Read and discuss James 5:7-11. What does this tell us about us? What do these verses tell us about God? What commands, encouragements or warnings are there for us to heed?
  3. What does this section tell us about suffering and perseverance? How does it play out in the three examples James gives us here (farmers, prophets, and the life of Job)?
  4. Have you ever had to be patient in suffering? What happened? How did you relate to God through that time?
  5. Have you ever experienced persecution directly because of your faith in Jesus?
  6. What is the doctrine of imminence (v. 7) and why does it matter?
  7. Consider Romans 8:18. Why does Scripture call our sufferings “not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed”? What does this mean for our daily lives?
  8. How does the gospel of Jesus give us an eternal perspective, particularly when considering pain and suffering?
  9. Is there an area of suffering where you need to be patient and persevere? What would it look like to view this area through the lens of an eternal perspective? Spend some time praying together about this.

Weekly Update | 6.17.2016

RBC Weekly Update

Blessings from the Staff, Elders and Deacons of Reston Bible Church. Here’s a look at some opportunities coming up in the life of our church in the weeks ahead.

SUMMER SERVICE TIME CHANGES: Start June 26
School is almost over and summer is almost here! As we have done in years past, RBC will change over to our two-service summer format with morning services at 9:00 am & 10:30 am. The Spanish language service will continue to meet at 12 pm as usual in the same location through the summer.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: RBC Legal Clinic
Our Good Samaritan Advocates legal clinic, held at RBC the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, is in need of several volunteers. One area of need is for volunteers who would help with administration during the clinics (printing out client forms and organizing them for the attorneys and making sure all client docs are scanned/filed). We are also in need of hospitality volunteers who would greet clients as they come in and make them feel comfortable while they wait to see our attorney team. Volunteers can rotate and don’t have to serve at each clinic. If you are interested and would like to come and observe the clinic, have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact Betsy Madden.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Food Pantry Wednesdays (11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Clubhouse)
The Food Pantry helps provide basic food and necessities to over 150 families in need each week. Thanks to the donations we receive from area restaurants, markets and farms, we can provide important necessities for under $7 per family. If you would like to contribute, you can give by check by putting “Food Pantry” on the memo line or give online through myRBC. To volunteer at our Food Pantry ministry, please click here. For more information, contact Kristine Bartolomei.

STARTING POINT ORIENTATION: Sunday, June 26 (Room 234
Are you starting a journey with God? Do you have doubts and questions about God? Join us immediately after each service on June 26 at a Starting Point Orientation. No commitment is required. To register or to watch an informational video, please click here.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Kids Camp is Coming June 27 – July 1
This Sunday, June 19, is the last day to register your kids for Camp. Kids Camp is open to children entering 1st grade through the 6th grade. We are seriously in need of a “Few Good Men” to lead our 5th and 6th grade boys groups. To volunteer or register your child, go towww.restonbible.org/kidscamp.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP: Don’t Delay! July 24-30
Even though Summer Camp is not until July 24, in each of the past three years we have had to close registration weeks before camp because we ran out of space. Don’t let that happen to you! The focus this year is on understanding the WHY behind what we believe. We have an excellent speaker, a special appearance by the band “We are Messengers”, and many awesome activities – now all we need is YOU! Go to www.restonbible.org/summercamp for more information or to register.

SENIOR HIGH BAPTISM – Ready to take the step? / We need a pool! Sunday, August 21
On August 21, the Senior High will be hosting a Baptism Ceremony. We are getting the word out to both parents and teens – to seek out those who are ready to take this step and acknowledge the Lord in Believers Baptism. We will have two dates for the Baptism Class before August 21. We are also looking for anyone within RBC who has a pool and enough space for people to gather around it for the Baptism Ceremony. Contact Bob Shull to let him know if either of these two options would apply to you.

MEN’S MINISTRY: Fuel
Tuesday, June 21, is the last Fuel meeting for the spring session. Summer Fuel begins July 19 – August 23. Join us for 6-weeks, 6 stories. At Fuel, our desire is help men bridge the gap between information and an intimate walk with Jesus Christ through biblical teaching, testimonies about God at work and fellowship with other men.

BRING US JUNK: Kids Camp 2016
This is your last reminder – we want your junk and will continue to collect for the next 2 weeks! Bring us items you do not want returned (and they don’t have to be functional!) We can not use TVs or computer monitors.

  • NEW NEED – Kids remote control car and remote (working condition – unable to return)
  • NEW NEED – nerf guns or water guns (they don’t have to work!)
  • PVC tubing / joints
  • Rope bundles / chains
  • Hoses / wiring / housing
  • Electrical / plumbing parts

To donate, bring your items to the Quest Desk on Sundays. Email Hannah for questions.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA: A Great Resource for RBCers
If you haven’t heard, RBC has partnered with a service called RightNow Media. Think of it as a “Christian Netflix” giving you instant access online to children’s programs, Bible studies, video sermons and teachings. To get more information or to set up an account, please click here.

PRAYER MINISTRY
You have an opportunity to receive face-to-face prayer immediately following each Sunday service. Several RBC volunteers will be located in the front corners of the sanctuary. An invitation will be made at the end of the service inviting people who wish to receive support and encouragement through a brief time of prayer to meet with the prayer volunteers.

SAVE THE DATE
Blood Drive: July 17
Financial Peace University: September 18-November 20
Men’s Retreat: September 30-October 2
Cultivate Women’s Gathering with Kelly Minter: October 14-15

SUNDAY REWIND: James – Living Out Our Faith, Part 18
The love of stuff is the seed of greed. Money always abandons us in the time of our greatest need.  Sunday Rewind.

Sunday Rewind | 6.12.16

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

I Will Look Up (Deuteronomy 7:9) –Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

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

Only King Forever (1 Timothy 1:17) – Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Romans 5:8) Open Heaven / River Wild  by Hillsong Live

Always (Psalm 121:1-2) – Here For You by Kristian Stanfill (Passion)

 

TEACHING: James – Living Out Our Faith, Part 18

The love of stuff is the seed of greed. Money always abandons us in the time of our greatest need.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO & VIDEO

 

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
  2. Read and discuss James 5:1-6. What does this tell us about us? What do these verses tell us about God? What commands, encouragements or warnings are there for us to heed?
  3. Who are the “rich” whom James is addressing the verses above?
  4. “Money is not bad in and of itself – but it is dangerous.” What does this mean? What examples can you think of?
  5. “Treasures, because of time, become stuff.” How have you seen this principle to be true?
  6. How is hoarding a way of presuming upon the future?
  7. In what ways can we passively abuse the poor?
  8. What is a way you can “do for one what you wish you could do for everyone”?
  9. Consider Pastor Mike’s diagnostic questions: “Are you a hoarder? Do you love money? Has money ever gotten you in trouble? Do you have a giving plan? Do you think more about giving saving or spending?” How would you answer each of these?
  10. How did Jesus become poor that we might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9)? How should we respond to this great truth? Spend some time in prayer over the things you’ve discussed.