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CHBC Weekly for September 30, 2022

The Mission of CHBC – Extend the Gospel

Acts 1:8 says, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” How are you involved in gospel extension? As one who has trusted in Christ you have received power to be a witness. Trust in God’s Spirit in you as you live for Christ and speak for Christ to those around you.

 

Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies

Discipleship can extend for you beyond the Sunday School. The men and women of our church, including those who are teenagers, are encouraged to check out the men’s and women’s ministry opportunities at CHBC. Check out the website for more information about Men’s Bible Studies and Women’s Bible Studies.

 

Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministries Update

The search committee is announcing that they will be presenting a candidate in view of a call on October 23rd. Next Sunday there will be information about the candidate presented in the worship bulletin. The conclusion of the evening service on October 23 will be when the church enters into a Member’s Meeting for the purpose of voting to call our candidate. If called, the candidate will begin serving at CHBC on November 1.

 

Associate Pastor for Worship Ministries

The Personnel Committee has begun the process of forming a search committee so that the church will have the opportunity to consider a new associate pastor who will be responsible for our worship ministry. That process begins with the Personnel Committee, along with the Senior Pastor and Deacon Body, determining names of potential candidates to serve on the search committee. The desire is to have people who represent a cross-section of the church, who are known to be faithful in their Christian commitment, and who exhibit a pattern of following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Those names will be presented to the church in a Special Called Members’ Meeting to be held on Sunday night, October 3, at 6 PM. During the beginning of the interim process Danny Whitmill, assisted by David Trosper, and others will be coordinating our worship through music on Sunday morning and evening.

Capitol Hill on Bison Hill – Oct. 3

From 6-8 PM CHBC will be ministering to students at OBU. We began this ministry opportunity in the Spring of 2021 when OBU and other colleges skipped their Spring Breaks in order to protect their campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. OBU continues to ask us back on campus just to bless their students. We will be present serving iced coffees and home baked treats from you. How can you serve? Make a dozen or more homemade snacks (no peanut butter, individually packaged) and bring them to the church by noon on October 3. Come to OBU with us and serve coffee, snacks, and visit with college students. We have seen several students make CHBC a home church, and we know of at least one student who accepted Christ as a result of his relationship with CHBC.

 

Greet and Treat & Love Your Neighbor – October 31

CHBC each year encourages you to use the night that our neighborhoods fill up with Trick or Treaters to engage our neighbors with the love of Jesus. If you have young children take them through our neighborhood that night letting them hand out our Greet and Treat Bags. If your children have grown, make your home a Love Your Neighbor Station. Some people set up games, serve popcorn, serve hot chocolate, or make a fire pit, inviting Trick or Treaters and their families to stop for a moment, rest, and visit as they make their way around the neighborhood. It is a good way to know your neighbors and give you an opportunity to put a treat in their bag and give them an invitation to join with CHBC for a Sunday of Worship.

 

Scripture of the Month - October

John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Each week CHBC says aloud a passage of Scripture during our morning worship gathering. This is done for two reasons. First, we are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another with the Word of God. Second, we want to emphasize the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. Receive a text to your phone with this verse set to music by texting the word “CHBCVERSE” to the number (302) 207-SONG (7664).

Prayer

Pray for one another to practice truth.

John 3:20-21

“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

 

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

     Capitol Hill Baptist Church

     Equipping…Exalting…Extending

            For the Glory of God

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Discipleship Resources for September 29, 2022

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Would you like the culture of our church to be one of discipleship? After Christ’s resurrection and before His ascension, He commanded us that as we go we are to make disciples. Each week as we gather on Sunday and Wednesday we have the opportunity to linger and make disciples. Yes, on those occasions there is intentional disciple-making ministries taking place.

On Sunday, there are Sunday school classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary children. Teens are in Bible study groups, as are adults of all ages. The worship service is an intentional disciple-making ministry. We are taught how to worship, give, listen to the Bible, and study the Bible. We learn to apply the gospel to our lives by what we hear, say, and see.   

Wednesday night children attend AWANA where they learn to memorize the Bible and apply it to their lives. Adults are engaged in Bible study where they are learning to connect Scripture to their daily life. Teens worship and hear the Bible applied directly to their lives by a preacher and in small groups.

But there is more discipleship taking place than in these intentional ministries. I am part of conversations and observe others in conversations where they are discipling one another. We arrive with questions about life and people begin to talk and ask questions. They wrestle with how God’s word might address their life. They pray with one another, and then they move down the hall and into another conversation. We are discipling one another.

You and I need to be equipped so we can help one another follow Jesus. Not only in the intentional moments, but in the “as we go” moments. That is what these resources are for. Read, listen, and watch for your own edification, as well as for one another.


Resources from The Gospel Coalition, Don’t Know How to Help? Try Visiting, article by Wendy Willard


Resources from Paul Tripp Ministries, Sovereign Sparrows and Fantastic Fish, weekly blog from Paul Tripp


Resources from Stand to Reason, How to Befriend a Lesbian Couple without Condoning Their Activity, STRask with Greg Koukl and Amy Hall


Resources from Desiring God Ministries, What is the Lord’s Supper?, podcast by David Mathis


Resources from Truth for Life, The Lord’s Servant: 2 Tim. 2:24-26, from a sermon series on 2 Timothy by Alistair Begg


Resources from Phoenix Seminary, How Can I Be Sure I am a Christian?, podcast by Dr. Don Whitney


The Briefing Podcast, Episodes of the Briefing, by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.


Resources from CHBC, OKC, The Analysis, podcast by Mark DeMoss and Deanna Huff (new episodes starting in August)


Printable Bible Reading Plan, Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan, by Navigators


Music Video, Behold Our God, as sung live at T4G

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

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