TnT Class News
FBC Covington, 1/13/14
THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS, A CHALLENGE
Remember what the Shema is? The Shema is the central prayer in the Jewish prayerbook (Siddur) and is often the first section of Scripture a Jewish Child learns. During its recitation in the synagogue, Orthodox Jews pronounce each word very carefully and cover their eyes with their right hand. Many Jews recite the Shema at least twice daily: once in the morning and once in the evening. It consists of 3 Scriptural passages, (Deut. 6:4-9), 11:13-21, and Numbers 15:37-41.
Parts of the Shema are written on a small scroll which is then placed in a mezuzah. The mezuzah is an oblong or rectangular type box placed on the outside and inside door posts of their homes.
What does the Shema say? The part that we looked at comes from Deuteronomy 6:4-9. "Hear, oh Israel, the Lord our God is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Tie them as symbols on your hands, and bind them on your foreheads. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
How would our relationship with God be affected if we took the time to repeat this prayer a few times every day? I'd like to challenge/encourage everyone to keep the words of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 handy and recite them in the morning and the evening. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, and all your strength. A great way to start your day, get through the day, and end your day.
I hope you'll accept my challenge,
CLASS PRAYER REQUESTS
- Lisa Conner – She is waiting to find out when her breast surgery is to be scheduled. They are to remove a cancerous spot. She has stage one cancer and is relieved they found it early.
- Terri Higgins – Recent Hip surgery
- Cody & Sally – Find a home soon
- Richard Tanner (Jimmy's brother) – has been diagnosed with acute leukemia
- Sherri Thompson’s - Aunt and daughter
UPCOMING CLASS SOCIALS
Jan. 25th - Our first class Game Night will be held in the Annex from 6:00 to 9:00pm. We will snack and engage in some wildly competitive games. This will be a very casual and fun evening to get to know your classmates better. Please bring your favorite snacks to share and your favorite game if you want to. There are plenty of games in the Annex for us to use as well. Kids are invited!
February TBD - Go as a class to see the new movie "Son of God" using the church bus. The date will be selected once the show dates are released.
SUNDAY SERMON SERIES
On Sunday mornings, Pastor Cody is continuing a 6-part series called: What is the Gospel?
Here are the dates & titles:
Jan 19th – Who was Jesus and Why does His Death Matter?
Jan 26th – What Must I do to be saved?
Feb 2nd – How does God forgive sinners – Lord’s Supper
Feb 9th – What Happens after someone is saved?
Note: Make good use of the new "Sermon Notes" that are now inserted in the bulletin!
On Sunday evenings, Pastor Josh is doing a 6-part series on Judges and will also last until February 9th.
CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS for 2014
Going Deeper with God Prayer Conference will be on February 15th & 16th with guest speaker Dr. Greg Frizzell who is coming in from Oklahoma.
His website is www.masterdesign.org
if you would like to visit this for more information on Dr. Frizzell and his ministry. We will not have Sunday school on the 16th and no 8:15 service.
EASTER ON THE SQUARE - April 20th
VBS - June 1st-4th
Youth Mission Camp - June 16th-20th
Summer Music Activities for Kids - July
Family Talent Night - August 3rd
Church Picnic - October 19th
Dr. Cody H. McNutt, Senior Pastor
Charles Reynolds, Pastor of Median & Mature Adults and Church Administrator
Ralph Meaker, Pastor of Discipleship
Tim Barnes, Pastor of Worship
Matt Funk, Pastor of Students & Families
Josh Cornett, Pastor of Children & Families
1139 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014