27
Aug
09

Friday Nights in Ferndale- The Finale!

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Dear Friday Nighters,

As we’ve talked about at Friday Nights for the last few weeks, this Friday, August 28th, will be our last Friday Nights in Ferndale meeting. It’s been an amazing couple of years and I have thoroughly enjoyed our times together. It has been so good to see the grace of Jesus being worked into our lives and I’m thankful for all the things that I have learned from each of you.

So tomorrow, Friday, August 28th we will be at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale one last time. We will be hanging out, eating dinner, drinking coffee, talking, praying for each and sharing memories. We hope that you can make it out one last time and share the evening with us.

Hope to see you tomorrow night!

Nate

06
Aug
09

Friday Nights in Ferndale- 08/07/09

On Friday, August 7th we are back at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale. Dinner starts at 6, coffee around 6:45, and our teaching time will start around 7:15. Childcare will be available during the teaching and prayer time.

For our teaching/discussion time, we will be tuning in to the Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1&2 Peter series from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This week we’ll be looking at 2 Peter 5:1-5. In this video sermon, we will be looking at what Peter has to say about the return of Jesus to the earth. The second coming of Jesus Christ will bring an end to sin and sinners and establish a new heaven and new earth, although no one knows the day or the hour at which he will return. Pastor Mark Driscoll cautions us to beware of anyone who claims to know the exact time when Jesus will return and encourages us to persevere in our faith, because God is eternal, patient and sovereign.

Of special note, we will be talking about the future direction of Friday Nights in Ferndale before the teaching/discussion time tomorrow night. If you don’t make it, we will be sending out an email and posting details on the blog.

25
Jun
09

Friday Nights in Ferndale 06/26/09- Doctrine From False Teachers

Hi there friends!

We hope that you can join us Friday, June 26th, at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale for an evening of community, friendship, challenging Biblical teaching and discussion, prayer for one another, and some  coffee. Dinner/coffee time begins at 6:00.

For our teaching/discussion time (starting around 7:00 pm), we”ll be returning to the 8 Witnesses from 1 & 2 Peter series from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This week we’ll be looking at an interesting section of Scripture in 2 Peter 2:1-10. In this video sermon, we see that God looks on false teachers with anger and judgment. These false teaches pick off individuals and crush them with a false understanding of God. God provides his word and godly pastors to pick out the wolves, and protect his sheep. We will talk about those scary words like “heresy” and it should be a good time.

Childcare will be available during the sermon and discussion time.

18
Jun
09

Friday Nights in Ferndale 06/19/09- Doctrine from True Teachers

Hello friends!

We hope that you can join us Friday, June 19th, at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale for an evening of community, friendship, challenging Biblical teaching and discussion, prayer for one another, and some great coffee. Dinner/coffee time begins at 6:00.

For our teaching/discussion time (starting around 7:00 pm), we”ll be returning to the 2 Peter 1:16-21 from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This week we’ll be looking at . In this video sermon, we see that there are many cleverly devised myths about who Jesus is and what he did. Jesus is the good teacher, and the Bible tells us all about him. We should trust the Bible, its eyewitness authors, and its divine inspiration. We will ask the questions “What are the unique claims that Jesus makes about himself?” and “Where can the truth be found about who Jesus is?”

Childcare will be available during the sermon and discussion time.

11
Jun
09

A Good Book To Read: Just Do Something

The Friday Nighters like to read books and from time to time, I like to share  book recommendations. You can look at those books on this page.

Today I wanted to highlight a great little book called Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach To Finding God’s Will, written by Kevin DeYoung. I was given this book by pastor/blogger/good guy Justin Buzzard and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

DeYoung (who is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan) tackles a question that plagues Christians often: “How do I know what God’s will is for my life?”  DeYoung takes the refreshing stance that hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God’s will don’t work. Instead the author counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through.

DeYoung accurately points out that Christians like to tinker with everything: church, relationships, jobs, etc. Consequently, they worry that they might not be in God’s perfect will for their lives and often make radical life shifts to hopefully get “back on course with God’s will.” Or—even worse—they don’t do anything, waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction from God.

This was a great read; it was brief, biblical, and often humorous. I am glad to recommend it, particularly for young readers in the teens/early 20’s, but the subject matter applies to all ages.

You can also hear a talk that Kevin DeYoung gave on this subject here (mp3).

Also, here’s an interview that the Vitamin Z blog did with DeYoung regarding this book.

11
Jun
09

Friday Nights In Ferndale 06/12/09- Faith In Your New Birth

We would love to have you join us Friday, June 12th, at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale for an evening of community, friendship, challenging Biblical teaching and discussion, prayer for one another, and some zinging (and I mean that in a good way) coffee. Dinner/coffee time begins at 6:00.

For our teaching/discussion time (starting around 7:00 pm), we will tune in once again to the Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1&2 Peter series from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This week we’ll be looking at 2 Peter 1:5-15. This section of Scripture builds on Peter’s opening remarks (justification and regeneration, which we discussed last week). In response to God’s grace, Christians work together with God–not for our salvation but rather so that we will experience and enjoy the fullness of the salvation that has already been given to us.

Childcare will be available during the sermon and prayer time.

11
Jun
09

Rain City Hymnal- Music from Mars Hill Church




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