Exalting Christ and Loving People

63rd Anniversary

Alta Vista Baptist Church 63rd Anniversary Service for September 27th 2020.

Video

Watch the recorded live stream from 10:25 Sunday: https://youtu.be/UYNlVQ0tlHs

Sermon Audio

Sermon audio link: here.

Notes

(Printable sermon notes: Sept-27-bulletin-notes.pdf )

 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24


Andrew Pridham (AVBC Elder Chair)

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Corey Mayville (AVBC Elder Vice-Chair)

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An anniversary is a time to…

 1 Remember What God has DONE. 

 “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”  Psalm 77:11-12

(Deuteronomy 8, Psalm 143:5-8)

  • Meditate, Reflect

2 Celebrate What God is DOING. 

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24

(Psalm 70:4, 97:12, Isaiah 12:5, Romans 12:12, Philippians 4:4)

  • Reach Out, Pause
    • Praise God for who He is, not just for what He has done! 

3 Watch What God will DO. 

“…Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence…”  Psalm 105:1-5 (MSG)

(Psalm 24:3-6, John 5:17-20, 9:4)

  • Listen, Imagine, Get Ready!

Digging Deeper

(For use in personal/family devotions or with your care group)

Q1: Share your personal AVBC story.

Q2: How have you seen God work through AVBC in your life? In the lives of others?

Q3 What event(s) in your life do you look back on as special evidence of God’s love and care for you? 

Q4: What personal steps can you take to keep the character and faithfulness of God fresh in your mind?

Q5: Read Psalm 66. What do you have to praise God for today?

Q6: Read Matthew 25:14-30. Has God entrusted you with something to do lately?  Have you followed through with His plan? How has it worked out?

Q7: Where do you see God calling you in future ministry for Him?