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16
Apr

What If I Have Nothing to Confess?

Q: I know we’re supposed to confess our sins when we pray and ask for God’s forgiveness, but I’m a very moral person, and to be honest I usually can’t think of anything to confess. What am I missing? — Mrs. K.S.

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15
Apr

Women’s Breakfast, Intro to Bayside Class, Church Camping Trip – The eNews & Bulletin for April 17, 2016

Women’s Breakfast, Intro to Bayside Class, Church Camping Trip – The eNews & Bulletin for April 17, 2016 –

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07
Apr

Men’s Breakfast, Intro to Bayside Class, Church Camping Trip – The eNews & Bulletin for April 10, 2016

Men’s Breakfast, Intro to Bayside Class, Church Camping Trip – The eNews & Bulletin for April 10, 2016

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01
Apr

He is Risen! Intro to Bayside Class – The eNews & Bulletin for April 3, 2016

He is Risen! Intro to Bayside Class – The eNews & Bulletin for April 3, 2016 –

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25
Mar

Jesus, the Cross, and You

Jesus, the Cross, and You – This Sunday! – https://t.co/rha3CzQFE4

Last Sunday we began our three part Easter series with the message, Jesus Before the Cross: Jesus Through the Eyes of Others. We asked ourselves the question, “How do I see Jesus?” Judas called him a man of “innocent blood.” Pilate’s wife called him a “righteous man” and even Pilate was “greatly amazed” and said, “what evil has he done?” Do you see him as the Christ, the Messiah, the sinless Savior?

This Sunday, we see Jesus at the Cross. We’ll be studying Matthew 27:27-56 and realizing together the price of our salvation. And you’ll realize how much God loves you when you understand “You Through the Eyes of Jesus.”

Something to ponder:
How can we compare worldly worth/value with biblical worth/value? In a nutshell, I see many people trying to earn worth in the eyes of others. But God, even though we are dead in sin and separated from him, has given us value. Christ’s sacrificial and atoning death was made not because we earned it or deserved it but because God chose to give us worth and value and desires to redeem us,
John 3:16 reminds us that God loves you, even before you believe in him.
Ephesians 2:1,10 – though we were spiritually dead God has made us alive through grace when we receive him by faith. He then sees us as his workmanship, his “work of art.”
As Mike Philips states:
“Our worth is imputed through the death and resurrection of Jesus. That is the greatest aspect of Justification.”

As we remember Jesus’ death on the cross this Friday and celebrate his resurrection this Sunday, let’s meditate on this simple truth: When Jesus looks at you, he sees your worth and value and died to rescue you from the penalty and bondage of sin. Not because you earned it or deserve it but because he chose to.

Who are you inviting to hear God’s message of hope and love?

Pastor Mike

24
Mar

Who are You Inviting? Easter is Coming! – The eNews & Bulletin for March 27, 2016

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03
Mar

Easter is Coming! – The eNews & Bulletin for March 6, 2016

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18
Feb

Women’s Breakfast! Gain Peace Through Prayer! The eNews & Bulletin for February 21, 2016

Women’s Breakfast!

Gain Peace Through Prayer!

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18
Feb

Don’t Change Your Clock!

If you hate losing an hour of sleep you’ll love March 13th.
Breakfast at 10am, Worship at 11am!
It’s like not changing your clock!
That’s right! On March 13th at Bayside we’re moving our worship service back an hour.
  • If you want to sleep in, that’s OK!
  • If you want to come at 10 for breakfast, that’s OK.
  • If you forget to change your clock and show up at 10am old time, that’s OK! We’ve got you covered!
One more time: On March 13th you lose an hour of sleep by setting your clocks ahead one hour.
So we’re having breakfast at 10am (new time) and moving the worship service to 11am (new time) for this week only.
See you then!
06
Feb

Some thoughts on overcoming anger

Matthew 26:1-16

Peace: the calm assurance that what God is doing is best

  1. The beginnings of betrayal

Matthew 26:1-13

  1. The act of betrayal

Matthew 26:14-16

It began in his heart – James 1:13-15

It started small – John 12:4-6

It ended “out of control” – Matthew 27:3-5

Simon the leper was healed, the woman was Mary (John 12:3), the sister of Martha and Lazarus

Matthew 26:8 – indignant

– angry with

– a state of strong opposition and displeasure

Unhappy with Jesus, unhappy with GOD

I disagree, I’m disappointed – the opposite of peace

Perspective

  • Mary, the woman – eyes on Christ

Worship

The cost of true worship

  • Judas – eyes on the money

Rebuke

The greed of false compassion

  • Chief priests and elders – eyes on tradition/their view of religion

Hatred

The hypocrisy of empty ritual

  • The chief priests and elders

– we want to kill Jesus

  • Judas

– I want to get from Jesus

  • Mary

– I want to love and worship Jesus

What if I’m disappointed or angry with God?

Mike Philips – Questions to ask in life’s difficult moments

Depression: Who am I really angry at?

Anxiety: What do I think my planning will change

Paranoia: What can I verify as being totally real right now?

Loneliness: Who can I show love to?

Overcoming Anger

Anger is fueled by other emotions and factors such as fear, guilt, shame or pride: a sense of lacking control. Anger can be a control mechanism

Ephesians 4:22-24

Put on, put off, be renewed. All three!

Ephesians 4:26-27

Be angry and do not sin – put off the yelling, the hurtful words, the bullying, the sudden flash of emotions

Do not let the sun go down on your anger – put on reconciliation, forgiveness, kindness (stretch out passion), self control

Give no opportunity to the devil – be renewed – understand this as no one less than satan trying to divide and destroy. You are not helping you are hurting. You are not doing God’s will but the devil’s.

Proverbs 19:3

James 1:20

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