Marty Koonce – Rwanda

Screenshot 2016-08-28 17.02.09Marty Koonce joins us one last time before returning to his mission in Rwanda.

We were once again blessed to be joined by our brother Marty and to receive his lesson based deeply in the many wisdoms he has acquired on his journey both around the world and with our lord too.  In this video you will hear Marty’s thoughts on exit strategies, not just from Rwanda, as he has 1004 days left of his mission, and God willing, will be returning to America in July of 2019; but also a strategy for life, to look back at the end and be glad to have lead a life that matters.

It’s hard to do justice to his thoughts in these few sentences, so please view this video to enjoy the full essence of Marty’s joyful and insightful narrative.

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1 Corinthians – Family Fights Part IV

Screenshot 2016-08-21 16.39.05 copyIn this week’s message, Bob takes us further still into the dysfunctional church of Corinth and we learn that members of the church are taking out lawsuits against each other.

What do you think Paul’s reaction to this news was?  Is this really how Brothers and Sisters in Christ should be dealing with problems they have among themselves – taking their grievances to a secular judge?

Find out the answer to these and other questions in this week’s installment of 1 Corinthians, Part 4, Family Fights.

 

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Walker Totes – Another Success

Screenshot 2016-08-17 00.25.34 copyTuesday evening saw another successful project for the Lady’s Ministry – Walker Totes.

Much fun was had by all and a surprising number of totes were created.  And we made a little video of the evenings events for your enjoyment.  Watch the video below to see just how everyone joined in to produce these wonderful Walker Totes.

Thank you Ladies, you’re a blessing to us all.

 

Walker Totes Project – this Tuesday 7PM – at the Church Building

Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday August 16th, from 7 – 9 PM, you are invited to join the Ladies Service Night and help make Walker Totes.

Don’t worry if you’re not a seamstress, there are many other ways you can help in the making of these special Totes.  So please, join in the fun and come help with this wonderful project.  The walkers will be given to a local nursing home.

The Spirit of the Family

Screenshot 2016-08-14 14.04.49 copyIn this week’s sermon, Bob continues our journey through the text of first Corinthians: a fascinating tale of early church disfunction and one from which we can all learn.

1 Cor. 2:14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,

“Who has known the mind of the Lord
    so as to instruct him?”

But we have the mind of Christ.

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WCOC Praise Team – Live

Here’s a wonderful live recording of the WCOC Praise Team captured at a rehearsal during Scott Lippiatt’s visit on the singing weekend back in April.

It was recorded live in the main auditorium so there’s a little traffic and background noise, but somehow that doesn’t matter at all – the voices are so enchanting, your spirit will be lifted.  Click on the player below to hear this beautiful rendition of ‘How Deep the Father’s Love’, brought to you by our very own Warrenton Church of Christ Praise Team.

God bless.

1 Corinthians – Part I – Becoming the Family of God

ScreenShot_001In an exciting new series of sermons, our most learned teacher and beloved minister Bob Kolodner embarks on a journey through the book of 1 Corinthians.  When planning this series, Bob and Chris chose this book because it underlines some the most pressing challenges faced by the early Christian churches; and also reflects on the challenges still faced in today’s Christian church.  By studying an early church that scholars agree was one of the more “messed up” churches of that time, we can learn much from Paul about what a church should be, and how to be a family after God’s own heart; something that he so clearly and so wholeheartedly wanted for the people of Corinth.

This is a particularly exciting series because it offers each of us an opportunity to really study this book in depth. For the next few weeks, we get to benefit from Bob’s vast biblical knowledge and see the book of 1 Corinthians in a way that many of us have not the time, or perhaps even, the skill to do by ourselves.

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Walker Totes

photo 1The Ladies’ ministry would like to announce a new and delightful project idea to help our community; Walker Totes.

Walker whats?

Yes folks, you saw it here first, a Tote specially made for attachment to a walker.  What a wonderful idea.  Imagine needing a walker to get around.  Now consider how you would carry a purse of backpack if you were unsteady on your feet. It would be a nuisance at best and a danger at worst as it shifted its weight on your body.

With a walker Tote however, you have the perfect place to carry your Dr. Pepper, purse or car keys?  It fits to the bars on a walker, held in place with Velcro and provides a safe and convenient place to keep those important smaller items that you need at hand.

photo 2So on Tuesday August 16th, from 7 – 9 PM, you are invited to join the Ladies Service Night and help make Walker Totes.

Don’t worry if you’re not a seamstress, there are many other ways you can help in the making of these special Totes.  So please, join in the fun and come help with this wonderful project.  The walkers will be given to a local nursing home.

 

Sabbath Rest – Part 3

Screenshot 2016-07-24 14.59.44In this week’s sermon, Bob concludes his series concerning the importance of the 4th commandment “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”.

Important Announcement

One important note from this week’s sermon is that next week, Bob embarks on a series of sermons focusing on 1 Corinthians.  So Bob strongly suggests we all start reading this book to help our understanding of the sermons.  This will be an exciting opportunity to really get deep understanding of this scripture as we all did when Bob preached an exceptional series of sermons from the book of Acts last year.

Click here to study 1 Corinthians on BibleGateway.com

We hope to capture the entire series on video as this will undoubtedly make an excellent study guide.  In fact you can capture a couple of the later book of Acts sermons by visiting the Sermons page and scrolling to the bottom.

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Sabbath Rest – Part 2

Screenshot 2016-07-17 13.59.53In the wake of a successful VBS (hence Bob’s wonderful attire) this week’s sermon see’s Bob returning to his theme of keeping the Sabbath – as commanded in Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”; the fourth commandment from God.

As the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with their questions, Bob explores the laws that man had built up around this commandment.  He then shows us how Jesus clarifies what it really means to keep the Sabbath holy; words we should all live by – always.

The full commandment in the NIV reads:

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

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