As we are finally getting everything as close to figured out as we can, we are ready to relaunch Wednesday night Bible Studies and our Men’s Bible Studies. Both of these will take place on our YouTube Channel.
This Wednesday night we will begin to dig into why we believe what we believe. Hopefully you were able to watch some of the videos provided in the post we made about Wednesday night last week. If you haven’t, you can click here and be taken to the post and videos. A lot of the information in those videos is information we will be covering over the coming weeks.
Our Men’s Bible Studies will be posted on YouTube on Thursday this week and Tuesdays moving forward. Our group leaders are asked to keep in touch with your groups to hold them accountable to continuing studying and to offer study questions/helps/ideas.
While we anxiously wait to be together again, I hope that you all will continue to reach out to one another and participate in our online church services and Bible Studies.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. If there’s anything we can do for you at the church please call on us.
As we continue in this unique time of social distancing and sheltering in place, again we invite you to worship along with your family, or simply by yourself alone with God as we “meet together” in this virtual or digital church service. Just as we did last week below you will find links to some songs that you may want to listen to or sing along with to prepare your heart. We will go live at our church’s YouTube channel at 10:45am for announcements and time together in the Word.
The first song this morning is Heart of Worship. Jody has had this song on his heart for a little while now, and it’s easy to see why. As we strip away all the trappings of what we think of as church we realize that worship is more than a service once a week. Worship is all abour Jesus. Worship is a lifestyle of obedience and mindset fixed of Jesus in all things.
As we hear all kinds of news reports and watch numbers of infected grow or stay the same, as we question the need for the drastic measures taken in our area and our country, or as we shelter in place in fear and concern, we recognize that even in these uncertain times there is a solid place to stand…on Christ Alone. He is unchanging. He is in control. He is Lord of All and He alone can save and offer us the peace and stability we so desperately need.
As we continue to adjust to church in wake of the virus that has impacted everything in our nation we want to continue to give you resources and keep you up to date on what’s going on in the church and with the church family.
First, there will be no Wednesday night Bible Study tonight. Hopefully, we will be on YouTube with it next week. In the meantime, to prepare for the next leg of our study by watching some of the following videos. (There’s a good chance you will hear some of this material repeated.)
This one may be one to watch with your children:
We are working out the logistics for our Men’s Bible Studies. Guys, expect to hear from your study leaders on what exactly will be happening.
Our Senior Adult Luncheon for April will be postponed. We will let you know as soon as we know when it will be.
We will make a weekly prayer list available for everyone starting tomorrow. It will be in the form of a PDF download here on the the website. If you have anyone to add to the prayer list please contact Steve or leave a message at the office.
Finally, Justin is working out a way to meet with our youth via Zoom on Wednesdays and Sundays. Parents, please be aware of this and if you can help your students get up and running on a computer, phone, iPad, chromebook, or another device please do so. You may also want to check out www.youthgroupathome.com for some things to lead your students in Bible Study.
Remember during this time to BE THE CHURCH. Reach out to one another and help meet needs where you can. You can reach Steve on his number provided in the weekly church bulletin or call the office and leave a message. Steve and Kathy are trying to be there some daily to check messages and work on preparing for our live streaming church services.
As we enter in to this unique time with unique worship experiences, we are excited, curious, and have been a little baffled as how to best provide a time of worship for our families and friends. We will actually begin streaming around 10:45 am. This is to give you and your family an option to worship together using the links to songs provided below and spend some time praying together for all who will be watching in different places.
Jody had already put together an order of service for this Sunday morning and it is that order we are using now. Use the links to videos of the songs below to either sing along and worship or just listen and be blessed. Finally, use the last link to go to the Lakeview YouTube channel and watch as we come to Romans 10:13 and following. What a great verse to begin with as we use this new format of delivering Word! “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!” Pray for those who may stumble onto our live stream and hear the gospel presented. Pray for those who have resisted the calling to carry the gospel. Pray for yourself that God’s Spirit would move in your heart during this time.
It is an interesting time in our world, and that time has really hit home in our area. After much prayer and discussion the leadership of Lakeview has chosen to suspend on campus services for the foreseeable future. That’s a fancy way of saying, “Ya’ll stay home so we don’t get each other sick.”
We are not sure when we will all be able to be together again, but I know that when we are it will be a great time of celebration. In the meantime, we will be streaming Bible Studies and sermons on Sunday morning and Sunday nights on our new YouTube channel which you can reach by going to www.lakviewbaptistrome.com/watch
We hope to be live on Sunday Morning at 10:30am and Sunday evening at 6:00 pm as per our usual time. I am working with Jody to decide how best to handle everything. Justin is also working on an ongoing study for our youth, and ways to meet online as a group.
One of the good things about this time is the technology available to us that allows us to continue to worship together though we may not be physically together.
Keep checking this site and our facebook page for updates and if you need to get in touch with us someone will definitely be at the office between 9:30 and 12 Mondays through Thursday or you can call, text or e-mail me (Steve) directly. We love you all, and we are looking forward to being back together as soon as possible.
We look at a unique chapter of Daniel. So unique, in fact, that Daniel didn’t write it. Daniel chapter 4 is the personal testimony of King Nebuchadnezzar. We take a look at Nebuchadnezzar’s experience, why it is included, and how it may turn out in eternity for the King. We then turn our attention to why Nebuchadnezzar went through this experience – pride. We hope you enjoy this Bible study and are blessed by it.
As we continue to study the book of Daniel we come to a familiar story to most Christians. The story of three young Hebrew men who would not bow when the king attempted to force them to worship a graven image. The consequences were dire, but God was faithful. It’s a story we’ve been told since we were children in Sunday School, but there are interesting questions to ask in light of the events of Chapter 2. Why is the king doing this in first place? Why would anyone tell on these guys? And most intriguing of all – WHERE WAS DANIEL? We look at these questions and challenge ourselves with the resolve of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as the study of Daniel continues.
Nebuchadnezzar’s advisers are put to the test, and it falls to Daniel to save their lives. What unfolds is a display of God’s foreknowledge of history. Daniel chapter 2 displays for us the full knowledge of God of history before history happens and a glimpse of what is to come in the future. This chapter is a defining chapter of scripture along with others in Daniel that provide authentication not only for this book’s place in scripture, but also as a precisely prophetic book.
Jody isn’t here on this return to the podcasting airwaves, but we start fresh with a new Bible study through the book of Daniel. There is some history leading into the timeline of the book, information about the book’s authenticity, then we dive into the book and Daniel and his friends’ first stand in Babylon. We hope you are blessed by this new study, and encouraged by the life of Daniel.
In this edition we continue our walk through Hebrews from our Sunday morning services. One of the driving themes of Hebrews is “Jesus is better.” The writer walks through many examples of what Jesus is better than. In this passage we begin to see how Jesus is better that the angels of Heaven. Before we get into that Steve reminisces with Jody about the first podcast he ever did. The guys share a few laughs about that, and then we get into one verse of Hebrews.