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DEC

24

WED
Wednesday Evening Meal and Bible Study/Prayer
Meal at 6:00pm Bible Study 7:00pm
Candlelight Service
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Communion
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DEC

28

SUN
Sunday Services
8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
Coffee & More, Bible Study and Worship
DEC

31

WED
Wednesday Evening Meal and Bible Study/Prayer
Meal at 6:00pm Bible Study 7:00pm
Christmas Eve Party and Potluck
6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
In the fellowship Hall. There will be a variety of games and crafts.
JAN

04

SUN
Food Pantry Day
Bring non-perishable items to donate to the Fairview Heights Food Pantry.
Sunday Services
8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
Coffee & More, Bible Study and Worship
Team Leadership Meeting
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
JAN

06

TUE
Web Poll
In what area would you like to know more about Sterling Baptist?
Praise & Worship Services
Children & Pre School activities
Food Pantry
Hispanic Services
Beliefs
Bible Search
Weather
Fairview Heights, IL

Light Drizzle, 50 F

Monday
     Rain Early. High: 49 Low: 40
Tuesday
     Mostly Cloudy. High: 51 Low: 37
Wednesday
     Rain/Snow. High: 39 Low: 33
Thursday
     Sunny. High: 48 Low: 37
Friday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 55 Low: 37

Give It Away: Your Talent

Luke 2:25-38

Sermon for December 14, 2014

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Thank you for visiting Sterling Baptist Church!

STERLING BAPTIST WORSHIPS EVERY SUNDAY...

We will be LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS WEEKEND!

We are DELIGHTED you stopped by for a visit.  We, like you, are part of this community and want you to know you are welcome here any time the doors are open.  

Our church is blessed every day through the mighty touch of our Heavenly Father. And, as He is blessing, we are growing, ministries are developing, and resources to help those around us are being added.

PreSchool & Children's classrooms
Family Ministries
Senior Adult 
Women's Ministry

Praise & Worship Services
Hispanic Ministries
Mid-Week Family Meal
Mid-Week Bible Study
Shoe Collection Point of Light
Sunday evening Snacks & In-Depth Bible Study
Art Classes

Library Facility
Van Transportation
Guest Parking
Guest Transportation

If you are considering a new place of worship, have relocated to our area, or want to find out who this good God is....come visit.  Be our guest.  We'll have coffee and juice available Sunday at 8:30am in the welcome center where we can meet and greet.  We'll find a friend for you that will introduce you to our members and show you around.

Browse the website.  We are always adding information daily just to give you a peek behind the screen and let you see what kind of place this is. It's a Sterling place.  And it really is a place where you can belong.

Pastor Dave & Staff

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Stop Fighting in Your Own Strength      
 
'We do not wage war as the world does.' 2 Corinthians 10:3 NIV
 

 

During World War II, Allied bombers carried machine guns in the nose, under the belly, on top, and in the rear. B–17s, better known as ‘flying fortresses’, carried thirteen .50 calibre machine guns. At one point scientists suggested the planes might actually be safer without them. Without the extra weight needed to operate the guns, they could fly faster and higher, increasing their odds of survival. The pilots, however, thought differently. They wouldn’t even consider embarking on a mission without guns to shoot back and defend themselves. With that thought in mind, Jon Walker says: ‘We make the same choice when it comes to fighting our own battles.’ God says we don’t need the guns… we can soar higher and faster with Him. ‘For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.’ The weapons He gives ‘have divine power to demolish strongholds’; we don’t need the ‘weapons of the world.’ (2 Corinthians 10:3–4 NIV) But we say ‘No thanks’; we have to shoot back and defend ourselves with arsenals of angry words, demanding attitudes, manipulative manoeuvres, excessive excuses, and bombs of blame. It takes courage to stop using weapons of the flesh, ‘take up the shield of faith’, and arm ourselves with the weapons of God (Ephesians 6:16 NIV). It’s the kind of faith David showed when he [told] Goliath, ‘You come against me with sword and spear…but I come against you in the name of the Lord.’ (1 Samuel 17:45 NIV) Stop fighting in your own strength and let God’s spiritual arsenal defend you; ‘He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.’ (Proverbs 30:5 NIV)

 



SoulFood: Job 18-20, Mt 1:1-17, Ps 47, Ecc 10:1-4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
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    8:30 AM to 8:55 AM
  • Bible Study
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Worship & Praise
    10:15 AM to 11:35 AM
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    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
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  • Family Mid Week Meal
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Mid Week Bible Study
    7:00 PM to 8:05 PM
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