10.00a to 11.30a
◦ 10.00a to 10.30a: Music
◦ 10.30a to 10.40a: Announcements
◦ 10.40a to 11.25a: Teaching
◦ 11.25a to 11.30a: Closing music, prayer, benediction, and dismissal
November 30, 2014
The City of God - What is “culture”? Should the church quarantine itself in order to maintain purity or engage the culture and risk “cultural contagion”?
By Pastor Reinaldo A. Z. García
19For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. … 22I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. (1 Corinthians 9.19…22)
“Is it our task to force the biblical doctrine of God to answer to modern culture, or to address modern culture with the biblical doctrine of God? If modern culture-or any culture-establishes the baseline for the doctrine of God, such a doctrine will certainly bear little resemblance to the God of the Bible.” (Albert Mohler)
Upcoming Sunday Messages
10/5: Rio West Planning – “Where we've been, where we are, and where God is taking us,” by Pastor Reinaldo García (Listen to this message; select the Resources tab then select Audio Messages)
10/12: Mark 5.1-20 – Jesus Heals a Man with a Legion of Demons – The story of a grateful Gerasene, ungrateful Gerasenes, and 2K drowned demon-pigs, by Pastor Reinaldo García (ibid)
10/19: Mark 5.21-43. Jesus Heals a Woman and Jarius’s Daughter – Stories of faith, healing, and Christ’s power over life & death, by Jonathan AuBuchon (ibid)
10/26: Dead Men Walkin', by Mark Dunn (ibid)
The City of God - How shall we live in the world but not be of it?
11/2: Part I: Church & State - Is “separation of church & state” the truth? If so/not, what does Scripture teach with regards “church & state”? By Pastor Reinaldo A. Z. García (ibid)
11/9: Part II: Church & Family - What is a “traditional” or, as some would say, “Biblical” family? What happens when “church & state” are at odds in this regard? What is the best approach to promoting the truth? By Pastor Reinaldo A. Z. García (ibid)
11/16: Part III: Church & Community - What is “community”? Should the church’s focus be on internal community only/mostly, external community only/mostly, or both? By Mark Dunn (ibid)
11/23: Part IV: Church & Economics - Is God OK with money? Are you OK with money? What does financial freedom look like for the Christian? By Pastor Don Schlichte (ibid)
11/30: Part V: Church & Culture - What is “culture”? Should the church quarantine itself in order to maintain purity or engage the culture and risk “cultural contagion”? By Pastor Reinaldo A. Z. García
In December we will focus on the life of Jesus, that He is the central focus not only of all of all Scripture but all of history, His incarnation and birth, His ministry, and His crucifixion, death, and resurrection. This series will culminate at our Christmas Eve service with a celebration of His life and the life we have in Him.