Sunday Rewind | 5.1.2016

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

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

How Great Thou Art (Psalm 145:3) – Hymns Ancient & Modern by Charlie Hall (Passion)

In Your Presence (Deuteronomy 31:6) –Nothing is Wasted by Elevation Worship

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

TEACHING: By the Grace of God

Everything we have, everything we do, everything we will have is by the grace of God.

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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 1 Corinthians 15:1-19. What do you note about Jesus? What do you learn about us? What commands, encouragements or warnings are there for us to heed?
  3. How do you define grace? How have you experienced grace?
  4. In what ways do we hide our pain and suffering? Why do we do this?
  5. What struggles are you currently facing? How do you see the grace of God at work there?
  6. What examples of God’s personal faithfulness have you seen in your life?
  7. “Hell is what I deserve. Anything beyond that is the grace of God.” How do you respond to that statement?
  8. How is the grace of God demonstrated in the gospel? How does this gospel grace enable us to live free?

Family Quest: The Hope – Yesterday, Today, Forever

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The Hope series graphic copyYESTERDAY, TODAY & FOREVER

“Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” – Joel 2:29

“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 22:49)

“And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4)

The coming of God’s Holy Spirit to dwell within everyone who believed in and trusted God the Father and His Messiah Jesus, signaled the beginning of the New Covenant age that the prophet Jeremiah had spoken about so many years earlier when he said,
“I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”  and “For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

God’s promise to Abraham that, “through you all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,” was beginning to be fulfilled as God’s Spirit began to draw people from every nation, tongue, and tribe into His family, his assembly (ekklesia) of the faithful remnant in Christ (Romans 11:11-31). Help the children this week to appreciate the family that they have been adopted into.

 

BIG IDEA: Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit.

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MEDITATING ON THE WORD:

Joel 2:28-29
John 14,16:7-11
Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 12:7

SECTION VERSES:

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’”   – John 14:6-7

LESSON VERSE:

“But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.” – Luke 22:69

PRAYER:

Thank Jesus that He did not leave us alone, but sent the Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, teach, and give us power to live for God.

DISCUSSION STARTERS:

  • Why did Jesus send the Holy Spirit?
  • Review the functions of the Holy Spirit. (Answers below)
    • To empower the people to spread the Gospel and establish the Kingdom (Acts 1:8; John 14:12)
    • To teach (John 14:26)
    • To comfort (Acts 9:31)
    • To convict (John 16:8)
    • To give gifts (1 Corinthians 12)
    • To sanctify (produce change in us) (Galatians 5:22-23)

LIVE IT OUT!

  • Celebrate the New Covenant this week as a family by sharing in communion together at home.  (Matthew 26:26-29)

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ABOUT FAMILY QUEST: At Reston Bible Church, we firmly believe that parents are a child’s first and most important spiritual leader.  In order to support you that mission, we have created a parent devotional and some discussion starters to go along with each lesson your grade school age children are learning at Quest on Sundays. Our hope and prayer is that this material will help you to engage with your children around the topics they are learning on Sunday mornings, answer their questions, go deeper with them, and find real, day-to-day applications. We are honored to be able to partner with you in the critical task of sharing Christ with the next generation.

Weekly Update | 4.29.2016

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.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOSEPH DEWITT: Saturday, April 30 (1:00 pm)
There will be a service to honor the memory of Joseph Logan DeWitt at Downtown Baptist Church in Old Town Alexandria (212 S. Washington Street). If you are unable to attend, the service will be streamed live via YouTube – search for Downtown Baptist Church channel. There was a service held by the Army at Virginia Tech last week where Joseph was a Senior Cadet. One thing that was special to the family was when someone left a token of some sort that was special between them and Joseph. If you feel led to bring something special to leave for the family, please feel comfortable in doing so.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Food Pantry
The Pantry needs volunteers to help with picking up food donations Mondays – Wednesdays. In addition, The Pantry could use volunteers each Wednesday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to help stock shelves, fill bags, sign in guests on the computer and help guests pick out food. To sign up to pick up donations, just log into myRBC, click on “Groups” from the left-hand Menu, search for “Food Pantry Pick-Ups” and then click on “Join Group” in the upper right corner. Or you can just show up Wednesday morning and we’ll give you a fun job to do. Thank you in advance for your service!”

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Women’s Ministry Childcare Workers Needed
Women’s Ministry is in great need of childcare workers for our Mom’s Connection Friday morning fellowships. We have two more meetings until Summer so if you have a heart for children, this is a wonderful way to minister to our young moms. Background check is required. Please contact Leigh Ann Kiendl if you’re interested.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Summer Quest Volunteers
Wondering how to meet and minister to other parents and share your love of Jesus while getting to know your children’s church friends and other RBC attenders? Sign up to serve this summer with QUEST Children’s Ministry! QUEST has many opportunities for all this and more. Flexible leaders, assistants,and floaters needed for BABYQUEST, preschool/grade school QUEST and Courage QUEST. Greeters for visitors are also needed. Please email Joan Lastova if interested.

SENIOR HONORS BANQUET: Friday, June 10 (6:30-9:30 pm)
If you have a graduating senior, you are invited to join us for a Senior Honors Banquet held here at RBC. The dress is semi-formal and the cost is $10.00 per person ($5.00 for children 12 and under). Your graduate’s meal is free as our honored guest. This is a special evening to honor our graduating seniors as they mark this important milestone in their lives. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email Donna PedroniDeadline to notify us is May 14.

WOMEN’S PRAYER GATHERING: Sunday, May 1 (5:00-6:00 pm, Room 236)
All women of the RBC community are invited to join together to seek God in prayer for our church, nation, neighborhoods and families. Even if you can only come for a part of the time, we encourage you to join us!

WOMEN’S MINISTRY GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Monday, May 2 (7:00 pm)
Our theme is Friendship, Sisters for a Journey and our speaker will be Jessie Seneca from More of Him Ministries. She’ll help us discover the secret to meaningful friendships by first developing an authentic relationship with God which in turn will help us be the difference in our relationships. The evening will include Biblical teaching, table discussion, fellowship and delicious desserts. All women, high school age and above, are welcome. To read more about the topic, our speaker, and to register, click here. Please register by Friday, April 29

MEN’S SUMMIT: Monday, May 9 (6:30 pm meal/7:30-9:00 PM event)
Through Jesus, we can be unique yet still be united. We can have disagreements yet still work together, respect each other, and even love each other. Our May meeting will be a panel discussion on “Lord of All-Unity in the Body of Christ.” Casey Veatch is going to moderate the panel and Pastor Mike is going to participate along with other local pastors (Johnny Parker(First Baptist of Glenarden), Carlos Penaloze (Ekklesia USA) & Chris Gnanakan (Liberty University and OTAN)). For information and registration, click here. The first 100 men to register will get the book Lord of All FREE.

COURAGEOUS MAMAS: Tuesday, May 10 (7:00-9:00 pm)
Feeling overwhelmed with trying to plan a vacation this summer? You can do more than just visiting the grandparents! Join us as we discuss the nuances of vacation planning with special needs kids. We will be joined by Jamie Scheff, a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate and Autism-friendly certified cruise planner. She is also a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and helps families with special needs with their vacation planning. Come hear Jamie share some great tips, tricks and options and bring your questions! For questions or to RSVP, please email Lauren Smith.

MOM’S CONNECTION FELLOWSHIP: Friday, May 13 (9:30-11:30 am, Youth Building)
Would you like to experience more joy and contentment in your day-to-day life and, at the same time, be an encouragement to others? If so, accept the challenge: be intentional about cultivating the habit of gratitude. Join us as we hear from Elizabeth Fitch on “Gratitude: Cultivating the Habit.” We’ll have hot coffee and breakfast, and childcare is available for kids 6 months and up. Infants are invited to attend with their moms. Registration is open until Sunday, May 8.

ANNUAL CLOTHING EXCHANGE: Saturday, May 14
Save the date for our annual Clothing Exchange which will come a little early this year. As you pack up your winter things and bring out the summer clothes, consider putting aside any gently used items. We will be accepting donations on Sunday, May 8 through Friday, May 13. We accept clothing of all sizes and seasons, as well as shoes, purses and accessories. We also accept baby equipment. Receipts will be available by request.

PARENTING 101 – THE BASICS: Sunday May 15 (9:00-10:00 am, Room 240)
Join us on this informative, one-hour overview class of the basics for Biblical parenting. If you are interested in participating for our upcoming Child Dedication on Sunday, June 19, this class is a prerequisite. For more info or to register, please click here.

MEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFAST: Saturday, May 21 (7:30 am meal/8:00 am event, Clubhouse)
In Matthew 22:36-39, a lawyer challenges Jesus asking him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus answers him saying, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (ESV). The mission, vision and passion at RBC is to know Christ and to make Him known.  We are welcoming Pastor Salvador Medina on May 21 to speak to us about the growth of his Spanish speaking congregation, the impact that RBC has had in the local community, and his perspectives on loving your neighbor as yourself. You can register to eat for only $5, or to attend the event only. To register or for more information, click here.

RBC JOB OPENING: Facility Assistant
Are you good with your hands, mechanically minded, enjoy serving others, a problem solver, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? RBC is currently looking to hire someone in early May for our Facility Assistant position. This position requires between 30-40 hours a week, Monday through Friday (with the occasional weekend). A copy of the Job Description is attached. If you or someone you know might be interested, email Jon Mitchell, Director of Facilities, or call him at (703) 404-5015.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Kids Camp is Coming
Kids Camp 2016, “The Force: The Spirit of Christ in us,” will be held from Monday June 27 thru Friday July 1 between the hours of 9:30 am and 12:15 pm. Registration for children and volunteers is now open. Please click here for info or to register.

WE NEED YOUR JUNK: Kids Camp 2016
Just a reminder that we will keep collecting all this spring at the Quest Desk. Donate your old computer parts, tubes and piping, hvac anything! Unused spray paint from past projects is also useful to us. Email Hannah for questions.

SAVE THE DATE
Blood Drive: Sunday, May 22
Dad & Kids Campout: June 3-5
Men’s Retreat: September 30-October 2

IGLESIA HISPANA FACEBOOK PAGE
Iglesia Hispana de RBC está en Facebook. Seamos amigos! www.facebook.com/iglesiahispanarbc/

SUNDAY REWIND: From the Field – Missions Emphasis Sunday
In most cases, we do not post the messages from Missions Emphasis weekends online. This is to protect those currently working in sensitive areas, or who may at some point move into countries that are closed to the gospel. If you are interested in learning more about how you can be involved in missions at RBC, please take a moment to fill out this online interest form.

Sunday Rewind | 4.24.16

Sunday Rewind

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

Cornerstone (Psalm 18:2) – Cornerstone by Hillsong Worship

You’re Beautiful (Revelation 21:4) – Cannons by Phil Wickham

Revelation Song (Revelation 5:12) – Passion 2013 by Kari Jobe

 

 

TEACHING: From the Field – Missions Emphasis Sunday

In most cases, we do not post the messages from Missions Emphasis weekends. This is to protect those currently working in sensitive areas, or who may at some point move into countries that are closed to the gospel. If you are interested in learning more about how you can be involved in missions at RBC, fill out this online interest form

 

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 the Great Commission text from Matthew 28. What do you note about Jesus? What commands, encouragements or warnings are there for us to heed?
  3. How is missions related to worship? What Scriptures can you find that demonstrate this?
  4. What does it mean that God is a “sending God”? What Scriptures can you find that demonstrate this?
  5. How is a missionary mindset inherent in the gospel of Jesus?
  6. What are different ways one can be involved in the work of gospel missions? How would you rate your involvement in missions?
  7. How might you grow in your involvement in missions? Spend some time in prayer for this.

Weekly Update | 4.22.2016

RBC Weekly Update

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

PRAISE ITEM: Spring Clean Results
I’m glad God shows up with His power when it doesn’t seem humanly possible things will work out nice and neatly as we would like. This happened for the Student Ministries “Spring Clean” this past Saturday. Each year we do jobs for those in the church, things like mulching, cleaning, raking, etc. to raise funds for student summer missions. This year we did 49 jobs, with 14 teams consisting made up of 150 workers (adults, students, and children). We were both smaller in jobs and in workers this year, but the Lord still showed His power by providing over $19,000 in funds! We are blessed by a church congregation that supports missions and the student ministry in a big way! We were amazed by the students and adults who came out to help that day who had no stake in the mission trip, but wanted to help their friends. It is awesome to see the body of Christ work together for the Kingdom.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Women’s Ministry Childcare Workers Needed
Women’s Ministry is in great need of childcare workers for our Mom’s Connection Friday morning fellowships. We have three more meetings until summer, so if you have a heart for children, this is a wonderful way to minister to our young moms. Background check is required. Please contact Leigh Ann Kiendl if you’re interested.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Summer Quest Volunteers
Wondering how to meet and minister to other parents and share your love of Jesus while getting to know your children’s church friends and other RBC attenders? Sign up to serve this summer with QUEST Children’s Ministry! QUEST has many opportunities for all this and more. Flexible leaders, assistants,and floaters needed for BABYQUEST, preschool/grade school QUEST and Courage QUEST. Greeters for visitors are also needed. Please email Joan Lastova if interested.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Foster Care Fill-A-Bag
If you still have a bag, please return it to the lobby by this Sunday For questions about this project or about becoming a foster parent, please contact us at hope@restonbible.org.

NEW HOMEFRONT SERIES: Shrink the Circle
You want to be the best husband you can be? You desire to be the best wife possible? The world around us gives us a consistent message…. “Do more! Here is the list to make all your marital dreams come true.” So it may come as a surprise to you that the correct answer is to actually do less. The secret to having a great marriage is to Shrink the Circle! Join us for this 2-part series to learn how! HomeFront meets at 10:30 am in Room 250.

STARTING POINT ORIENTATION: Sunday, April 24
Are you or someone you know starting a journey with God? Do you have doubts and questions about God? Join us next Sunday immediately after each service in Room 234 at a Starting Point Orientation. No commitment is required. To register or to watch an informational video, please click here.

PARENTING 101 – THE BASICS: This Sunday, April 24  (9:00-10:00 am, Room 240)
If you haven’t attended our one-hour overview class of Scripture-based parenting, sing up now to join us in just a few days! This class applies to child-rearing of all ages. For more info or to register, please click here.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Monday, May 2 (7:00 pm)
Our theme is Friendship, Sisters for a Journey and our speaker will be Jessie Seneca from More of Him Ministries. She’ll help us discover the secret to meaningful friendships by first developing an authentic relationship with God which in turn will help us be the difference in our relationships. The evening will include Biblical teaching, table discussion, fellowship and delicious desserts. All women, high school age and above, are welcome. To read more about the topic, our speaker, and to register, click here.

MEN’S SUMMIT: Monday, May 9 (6:30 pm meal/7:30-9:00 PM event)
Through Jesus, we can be unique yet still be united. We can have disagreements yet still work together, respect each other, and even love each other. Our May meeting will be a panel discussion on “Lord of All-Unity in the Body of Christ.” Casey Veatch is going to moderate the panel and Pastor Mike is going to participate along with other local pastors (Johnny Parker(First Baptist of Glenarden), Carlos Penaloze (Ekklesia USA) & Chris Gnanakan (Liberty University and OTAN)). For information and registration, click here. The first 100 men to register will get the book Lord of All FREE.

COURAGEOUS MAMAS: Tuesday, May 10 (7:00-9:00 pm)
Feeling overwhelmed with trying to plan a vacation this summer? You can do more than just visiting the grandparents! Join us as we discuss the nuances of vacation planning with special needs kids. We will be joined by Jamie Scheff, a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate and Autism-friendly certified cruise planner. She is also a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and helps families with special needs with their vacation planning. Come hear Jamie share some great tips, tricks and options and bring your questions! For questions or to RSVP, please email Lauren Smith.

ANNUAL CLOTHING EXCHANGE: Saturday, May 14
Save the date for our annual Clothing Exchange which will come a little early this year. As you pack up your winter things and bring out the summer clothes, consider putting aside any gently used items. We will be accepting donations on Sunday, May 8, through Friday, May 13. We accept clothing of all sizes and seasons, as well as shoes, purses and accessories. We also accept baby equipment. Receipts will be available by request.

RBC JOB OPENING: Facility Assistant
Are you good with your hands, mechanically minded, enjoy serving others, a problem solver, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? RBC is currently looking to hire someone in early May for our Facility Assistant position. This position requires between 30-40 hours a week, Monday through Friday (with the occasional weekend). A copy of the Job Description is attached. If you or someone you know might be interested, email Jon Mitchell, Director of Facilities, or call him at (703) 404-5015.

ATTENTION PARENTS: Kids Camp is Coming
Kids Camp 2016, “The Force: The Spirit of Christ in us,” will be held from Monday June 27 thru Friday July 1 between the hours of 9:30 am and 12:15 pm. Registration for children and volunteers is now open. Please click here for info or to register.

WE NEED YOUR JUNK: Kids Camp 2016
Kids Camp takes us out to space (think Star Wars) and we need your help building our ship and droid warehouse facade. If you have any of the following (or other tech-looking / warehouse items) and wish to donate, we’d love to take your junk! It doesn’t have to be functional (frankly, give us the broken stuff and we’ll repaint and pull apart).

  • old computer parts / innards
  • PVC tubing / joints
  • rope bundles / chains
  • HVAC hoses / wiring / housing
  • Electrical / plumbing parts

To donate, bring your items to the Quest Desk on Sundays. We will be collecting each week, right up to Camp in June. Email Hannah for questions.

SAVE THE DATE

SUNDAY REWIND: A Deep Dive
Shame gives birth to isolation. Memory gives birth to legacy. Testimonies are not formulas. Sunday Rewind.We hope you’ll consider some of these great opportunities as we seek to know Christ and make Him known together.