HRF Weekly Update - Feb 10, 2019

UPCOMING SERMON

This Sunday, February 10, 2019, Pastor Tony will be preaching from Acts 14:19-28.

We encourage you to prepare for corporate worship by reading and praying through the text prior to the message on Sunday.

CORPORATE WORSHIP SONGS

Here are the songs we will be singing together this Sunday:

  1. Come Praise and Glorify

  2. Before the Throne of God Above

  3. The Gospel Song

  4. Jesus We Love You

  5. Reason to Sing

  6. All the Poor and Powerless

NEW CITY CATECHISM #6

Question: How can we glorify God?

Answer: We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.

Scripture Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 11:1

WEEKLY DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCES

Here are a few discipleship resources our elders recommend checking out this week.

  1. Seven Ways We Can Guard and Repair Relationships - One of the most beautiful scenes in the Bible is between brothers who had been long alienated: “Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept” (Gen. 33:4). God wants that beauty to reappear in every generation, including ours right now.

  2. Connecting Evangelism and Church - The life of a converted people, grouped together in congregations, should also commend the gospel that saved them. “Gospel doctrine,” Ray Ortlund has written, “creates a gospel culture.” And that culture, embodied in our churches, should be attractive to outsiders, at least to some (see 2 Cor. 2:15-16).

  3. Imperfections Make Sundays More Beautiful - The only perfect worship service is the one envisioned in Revelation, where God’s redeemed people praise him in the new creation. Until then, God in his wisdom grants clumsy mistakes and awkward moments to occur in our gatherings — precisely because it’s for our good.

Please read them and use them as discipleship opportunities to discuss with one another.

HRF INSTITUTE

We are now offering classes during the Sunday morning hour from 10 am - 10:45 am.

Currently, grades 1-8 are studying the New City Catechism in their student groups. Grades 9-12 and adults are attending a class on Evangelism. Children from Kindergarten and below attend the NEST during this time.

You can listen to the audio from these classes here. Come join us as we study God's Word together on Sunday mornings!

HRF MEN'S RETREAT - MAR 21-23

We are excited to announce an opportunity to encourage us all as brothers in Christ together! In 2019, HRF will be hosting a Men's Retreat for the men of HRF.

The theme for the 2019 HRF Men's Retreat will be Honor One Another and should serve as an opportunity for us all to better understand the role we each play in our responsibilities towards loving one another with brotherly affection and outdoing one another in showing honor.

The deadline to register is March 1, 2019, but we ask that you register ASAP for planning purposes. You can register with a $50 deposit now and pay the remaining amount by March 1. If you have any further questions about this event, please contact Ben Slade at (423) 667-8939 or slade.ben@gmail.com.

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

  • February 24, 2019 - HRF Corporate Payer Meeting

  • March 21-23, 2019 - HRF Men's Retreat

  • March 31, 2019 - HRF Corporate Prayer Meeting

  • April 7, 2019 - HRF New Members Class

  • April 14, 2019 - Discipleship Group Training

  • April 28, 2019 - HRF Members Meeting