Take 5: Anatomy of a Message, Part 3

In this session, Pastor Mike shares several benefits of seriously meditating upon the Scriptures.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

Take 5: Anatomy of a Message, Part 2

Don’t confuse meditation with mysticism. In this session, Pastor Mike shares the biblical mandate and guidelines for meditating on the Word of God.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

Sunday Rewind | 10.26.14

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

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

God Is Able (Ephesians 3:20-21) – God Is Able by Hillsong

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

Your Great Name (Philippians 2:10-11) – Love Revolution by Natalie Grant

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

Cornerstone (Psalm 18:2) – Cornerstone by Hillsong

 

TEACHING: A Study of Deeper Faith in Colossians, Part 13

The gospel leads us to an ultimate hope in Jesus, not in a spouse or any other human relationship.

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. What words come to mind when you think of marriage? What have been your biggest influences on how you view marriage?
  3. Read and discuss Colossians 3:18-21. What do these verses tell you about you? What do they tell you about Jesus?
  4. What relationships are covered in these verses? What specific commands are given here in regard to these relationships?
  5. In the relationships that are applicable to you, how are you doing in regards to these commands? Where are you following in faithful obedience? Where do you need to grow in obedience?
  6. When you hear the word “submission,” what is your initial reaction?
  7. “Submission is an inner quality of willing obedience that is a gift to the husband based on Christ’s example of willingly submitting to His Father that affirms the leadership of the husband within the limits of obedience to Christ.” How does Pastor Mike’s definition of submission strike you? Is there anything you would add, qualify or omit?
  8. What do you think of when you hear the phrase “spiritual leadership”?
  9. “Spiritual leadership is servant leadership which is a husband’s gift to his wife based on Christ’s coming not to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many.”How does Pastor Mike’s definition of submission strike you? Is there anything you would add, qualify or omit?
  10. Pastor Mike shared some “little foxes” that “spoil the vine” of marriage. Which can you relate to? What others can you think of?
  11. How does the gospel empower us to fulfill the relational roles God has placed us in?

Take 5: Anatomy of a Message, Part 1

Meditation is the mother of insight in preparing messages. It is the seeking the richness of God’s Word by being still and contemplating the great possibilities of application without violating the intended meaning of the text.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

Weekly Update | 10.24.2014

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.

MARCA FRITZEMEIER MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Saturday, October 25 (10:00 am)
Marca went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  Marca faithfully served our body, especially our ESL program, for many years.  Her family invites you to a memorial service Saturday morning with a reception immediately following.  They also invite you to visit her memorial website where you can read her story and share memories.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the RBC Missions Fund.

PRAISE ITEM:  A Big Thank You From Guilford Elementary School
A huge thank you to all that donated books and volunteered for our fall book give away.  The children were beyond excited to come and choose books that they could keep forever.  Once the children select their books they sit on the gym floor while they wait for the rest of their classmates to finish.  The kids immediately started reading their new books, and didn’t want to go back to class when it was time to leave.  Several teachers commented on the difference that these books have made in turning these students into avid readers.  It was such a joy to serve both the children and the staff of this school.  This event really impacted the many new teachers who are still trying to understand the relationship that RBC has with this public school.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE:  Guilford Homework Workers
We are ready to get started with Homework Helpers at Guilford.  If you would like to make an impact on a couple of third graders by helping them with their homework once a week on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:25 pm, you can register here.  Background check required.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE:  First Fruits Saturday, November 22
Would you like to do something where you can see hard work bring a blessing to someone in need? Then join us for our annual First Fruits service day. Teams will do jobs such as raking leaves, spreading mulch, cleaning houses, washing cars, etc. to raise money to buy food that day for families in need who live in our area and to fund scholarships and gifts beyond that day.  There are three primary ways to get involved: provide a JOB, VOLUNTEER, or refer someone in NEED. Please click here to sign up or to donate.

VIDEO: First Fruits
In this short video, learn about what First Fruits is, how you can get involved, and hear from three people whose lives have been impacted by this service project.

GUILFORD ELEMENTARY NEEDS 
It’s difficult to learn on an empty stomach.  This year we have been asked to provide snacks twice a month. We need additional volunteers to help provide this increase in snacks.   Click here to sign up.

STARTING POINT ORIENTATION:  Sunday, October 26 (10:30 am, Room 234)
Are you starting a journey with God? Do you have doubts and questions about God?  Are you returning to God after being away? Come this Sunday to find out more about joining a Starting Point group. Registration is required to attend a group.

PARENTING 301:  Sundays, October 26 to November 16 (12:30 to 2:30 pm)
Continue your parenting education with Parenting 301 — a four-week course specifically for parents with children ages 7 to 12 years.  This class isn’t scheduled often so sign up for this course early to be included!

MEN’S SUMMIT:  Grill the Christians  October 27
The evening will be an opportunity to explore apologetics in a Q&A format with three leading apologists; David Wood, Steve Schrader, and Joshua Moody.  Audience questions will be welcomed.  No question is off limits.  Register for dinner at 6:30 pm or Summit only at 7:30 pm at www.restonbible.org/summit

GOOD SAMARITAN ADVOCATES PRAYER BREAKFAST:  Saturday, November 1
This benefit raises a large percentage of the ministry’s operating funds for the coming year.  It’s free to attend and a great breakfast buffet is included.  It will be held at Falls Church Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. To register, please click here.  This year’s keynote speaker is David Nammo, CEO of Christian Legal Society, who is going to give a talk on God’s Love for the Poor.

36th ANNUAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE: HIS GREAT NAME
Starts Wednesday, November 5
Here is the schedule of events:

  • Wednesday:  Opening Event (7:00-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary).
  • Thursday:  Women’s Bible Study  (9:30-11:30 am).
  • Friday:  Hold the Ropes (9:30 am – noon).  Sharing and Prayer with our missionaries.
  • Friday: Banquet (6:45 – 9:00 PM).  $15.00 per person, registration and prepayment is required (click here).
  • SundaySunday Services  Missionaries will be sharing in both services, Quest, Jr and Sr High, Bereans,  AWANA and Iglesia Hispana.

Click here for more information or to register for any event.

HOMEFRONT DATE NIGHT:  Thanksgiving Warm-Up Friday, November 14 (6:30-9:30 pm, Clubhouse)
Tickle your tastebuds and grab the score card for this tasty night out with your spouse and the HomeFront community. Please bring one side to share and games are welcome for this couples’ potluck and game night.  Register here for this free event.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Girls Night Out Monday, November 17 at 7:00 pm
The evening will include speaker Cheryl Ryan, table discussion, light hors d’oeuvres and yummy desserts.   Our theme for the evening is Ready to Reset.   For some of us the resetting of our lives and homes through the holiday season comes easy, for others it is daunting.  But what about  deeper lasting resets, the ones that need to take place inside you?  We’ll examine the lives of several people from scripture and their surprising and somewhat shocking resets, as well as the story of Cheryl’s own unexpected and startling reset.  The cost for the event is $5.00 and you can register by clicking here.  For more information visit here.

TEACHING & RESOURCES: Men’s Retreat 2014
If you missed this year’s Men’s Retreat or want a refresher on Dr. Blackaby’s teachings, audio and video of “Living on God’s Agenda” is now available online.

HOPE MINISTRY: Haiti Trip Update
The needs of the orphans in Haiti are great. But the God who calls Himself “the Father of the Fatherless” is even greater. If you missed the update from last weekend, check it out on the RBC Blog.

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 grow in our mighty Lord with you.

Dale Peak
Administrator