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Looking and Alarmed
Disciples of Jesus who see life from the earthly perspective
often find themselves looking for Jesus in the wrong place
and alarmed by the reality of His true work.
• Dutiful & Confused
• Unexpected & Impossible
Confident and Commissioned
Disciples of Jesus who see life from the heavenly perspective
embrace the reality of the resurrection
and anticipate the work God has for them.
• Witness & Affirmation
• Presence & Fulfillment
• Mission & Restoration
Terrified and Silent
Disciples of Jesus who see life from an eternal perspective
overcome their fear and confusion
and enter the story of God.
• Odd & Open-ended
• Realistic and Inviting
Easter Sunday Principle:
Disciples of Jesus expect the unexpected from God
and share the goods news of the gospel with others.
- Respond to the reality of the resurrection by placing your faith in Jesus for salvation.
- Respond to the reality of the resurrection by taking the call to discipleship seriously and pursue Him wholeheartedly.
This Week’s Growth Guide
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth.
We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
- Monday – Matthew 28:1-20
- Tuesday – Mark 16:1-8
- Wednesday – Luke 24:1-53
- Thursday – John 20:1-31
- Friday – Acts 10:1-48
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another. Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.
Home Church Questions
• Read Mark 16:1-8.
• Is there anything new, interesting or memorable from today’s message?
• Is there an immediate application you know you need to make? How can your Home Church support you in your obedience to make this application?
• How does your family celebrate Easter?
• How important is the resurrection to our faith?
• Why is the resurrection an essential verification of the work of Christ?
• If the resurrection is not true, what are the consequences?
• How does the resurrection give “power” to our faith?
• How does the resurrection encourage you?
• What is your favorite aspect of the Easter message?
• How can the resurrection motivate us to live for Christ?
Fellowship Easter Offering
Easter is a celebration of hope. God is giving us the opportunity to be His hands and feet and to share the hope and Good News of the gospel through sending OCC shoeboxes. This year Fellowship’s goal is 6001 gospel opportunities with 2400 of those being packed during our church wide packing party in September. Today we will be taking a special offering for the September packing party. To cover the cost of all boxes, including shipping, will take $38,400.
Please join us in continuing that legacy of HOPE by participating in our Easter Offering.
Fellowship Bible Church VBS | June 3-7 | 8:30-12:00
This summer kids can be a part of and experience Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth. Cost: $25 per child. We are encouraging each child to invite one guest (not from Fellowship) to attend free! Registration is April 1-May 17 at fellowshipconway.org/register.
Fellowship Kids Needs you!
We have a WONDERFUL problem in Fellowship Kids!! We have lots of new families coming to our church and we need your help in loving and serving them well. We have several new opportunities for you to serve in Fellowship Kids. We would love to have more classroom volunteers during both services, one-on-one buddies for our kiddos, as well as behind the scenes helpers. Whatever your gifting, we have a perfect fit for you. Give it a try for a few weeks…we think you will fall in love with Fellowship Kids! For more information contact email@example.com.
FSM Senior Sunday | May 5 | Both Services
Fellowship is celebrating high school seniors and their families as they prepare to graduate. Sunday, May 5, during the beginning of both services, there will be a senior slide show, prayer, and during the second service, lunch for the seniors and their families. If you would like to be part of the slideshow and/or the lunch, please send pictures (5) and your RSVP’s to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24. If you have hard copies, please bring them to the ministry office. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!
Baby Dedications | May 12 | Both Services
The dedication of babies is a special time for parents to make a commitment before their family and friends to bring up their children in the ways of the Lord. We will have a special baby dedication on Mother’s Day. Contact Lisa at email@example.com if you would like to have your baby dedicated.
Germany Mission Trip
Would you like to know more about human trafficking and the upcoming Germany Trip this fall? Please contact Casey Thurow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-410-2722 for more details.
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