HRF Weekly Update - April 7, 2019

UPCOMING SERMON

This Sunday, April 7, 2019, Pastor Tony will be preaching from Acts 16:25-40. 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. Good, Good Father

  2. Living Hope

  3. See the Destined Day Arise

  4. How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

  5. How He Loves

NEW CITY CATECHISM #14

Question: Did God create us unable to keep his law?

Answer: No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.

Scripture Memory Verse: Romans 5:12.

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. Why Don’t We Shout in Worship? - We find clear examples and exhortations regarding shouting in the Bible, particularly in the Psalms. And so, we need to ask ourselves whether or not it matters to God if we actually do what these psalms commend or command us to do.

  3. 5 Implications for Relationships Defined by the Gospel - The goal in a relationship isn’t just companionship, love, shared benefit, or pleasure. Those things are part of it, but the ultimate goal is the formation of Christ in another—to see that person grow into a true follower of Jesus.

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

HRF NEW MEMBERS CLASS - APRIL 7

HRF will be hosting a New Members class on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1 pm - 4 pm. This class is an introduction to our church and the responsibilities of membership. Although it is required in order become a member of HRF, in no way does participating in the class obligate you to join HRF. We also recommend that existing members attend this class once a year as a refresher on what membership involves in the life of HRF. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

  • April 7, 2019 - HRF New Members Class

  • April 28, 2019 - HRF Members Meeting