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Newsletter OCT 2016

Dear Church Family,

Our study of Galatians on Sunday mornings has been completed through chapter 3.  This has been a special time for us to understand the balance of law and grace.  We have also found a new dependence on God’s promises which are relevant for today, and needed now more than ever.  Here is a list of message titles so far:

  1. God’s Grace for the Galatians and God’s Grace for the Rock Port Baptist Church (Galatians 1:1-5)
  2. Staying True to the Gospel (Galatians 1:6-12)
  3. Testifying of What Jesus Has Done (Galatians 1:13-24)
  4. Principles for Handling Church Problems (Galatians 2:1-14)
  5. Principles for Understanding Salvation in Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:15-21)
  6. The Promises of God are For Us Today, part 1 (Galatians 3:1-14)
  7. The Promises of God are For Us Today, part 2 (Galatians 3:15-29)

The message from Galatians 2 “Principles for Handling Church Problems” has already helped me in business, school, and family situations. I know I will remember it as well if any problems do arise in our church in the future. I find that I want to go back to it for review and to obey God’s will.  The challenge is not just to know and hear God’s message but to obey and put it into practice.

You can also find the complete message outlines for Galatians 1-3 on our church website at rockportbaptistchurch.com .

Coming up this month of October will be our 7th Annual Women’s Luncheon and Fellowship Sunday October 9 after the morning worship.  We will feature Chris Jeppesen from Kansas City, Missouri, as our guest speaker.  The topic will be “Seasons of Life”.

We will make a special effort to pray for our farmers during the upcoming harvest season.  There will be a lot to do, and safety as well as good health should never be taken for granted. For those of us who provide a support role may we be ready to listen and help as we are able.

For the men and boys plan to come to our Prayer Breakfast Sunday morning November 6.   We will have breakfast ready by 8 AM and share a time of reflecting on God’s Word and prayer together. We will conclude by 9:00 so there will be time to go home and assist family if needed. I would love to have guests from the community and other churches, so do some inviting and recruiting.  It should be a good Sunday as we will leave Daylight Savings Time that Sunday and gain back our extra hour from last spring.

With you in the Lord’s service,

Richard Boettner, pastor