“By Faith Noah…” November 22

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noah-arkThe story of Noah in the Bible (Genesis 6-9), unlike the movie released in early 2014, has many valuable lessons for us. Here are a few –

1.     Don’t miss the boat. Do what is most important first.

2.     Remember that we are all in the same boat. We all need a way to weather the storms of life.

3.     Plan ahead! It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

4.     Stay fit. When you’re old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

5.     Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that God has asked you to do.

6.     Build your future on high ground.

7.     For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.

8.     Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

9.     When you’re stressed, float a while.

10.   Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

11.   No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

But perhaps one of the greatest lessons is the fact that Noah put all he had into following God’s will and saw all of his family members get on the ark. “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” Hebrews 11:7.

Join us this Sabbath at Richardson (9am & 11:30am) as we study the fascinating story of Noah and learn lessons that will prepare us for the final days of earth’s history. Feel free to invite friends.

Learn more about the Bible Heroes of Faith (Hebrews 11) Sermon Series & Study Resources.

Bible Heroes of Faith Series (Nov-Dec 2014)

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faith-oswald-chambers-550x320Hebrews 11 is known as the Faith Chapter in the Bible. It is filled with lessons on how to put faith into practice, and illustrated with stories from throughout the Bible. Your own faith will grow as you take this two-month Bible adventure!

Bible Heroes of Faith (Hebrews 11) Sermon Series – Nov-Dec 2014

  • November 1   “By Faith Abel…” – Hebrews 11:4; Genesis 4
  • November 8   “Rahab! Really?”– Hebrews 11:31; Joshua 2  Bill Kilgore, Southwestern Adventist University Religion Dept.
  • November 15   North Dallas Adventist Academy Sabbath, Orton Varona, “By Faith David…”
  • November 22   “By Faith Noah…” – Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 6-9
  • November 29   “By Faith Moses…” – Hebrews 11:24-27; Exodus 2
  • December 6   “By Faith Joshua…” – Pastor Eric Louw, Youth Sabbath
  • December 13   “By Faith Gideon…” – Hebrews 11:32-33; Judges 6-8
  • (December 19 Fri 6:30pm  Music Program & Communion Service)
  • December 20   “By Faith David & Samuel…” – Hebrews 11:32; 1 Samuel 16; Personal Ministries Sabbath
  • December 27   Faith Under Pressure – Hebrews 11:35-40


Bible Heroes of Faith (Hebrews 11) Study Resources

Bible Bookmarks Reading Plan

For best results, P.R.A.I.S.E.!

  • Pray, asking God for wisdom
  • Read the Bible passage for the day
  • Apply the Bible passage to your life
  • Interact with a Bible Study Group
  • Share something good with someone
  • Encourage others to join the journey

Start or Join a Group

Why not invite friends & family to join you on this journey? Pick a regular place & time each week to share what you are learning. Matthew 18:20. You’ll love it!

Additional Recommendations for Bible Heroes of Faith

Books by Ellen G. White (found at www.egwwritings.org)- Patriarchs and Prophets; Prophets and Kings; The Faith I Live By

Pathfinder Honors (found at www.pathfindersonline.org/honors/index) – Camping Skills I, II, III, IV; Preach It (& Advanced); Bible Evangelism.

All events are open to the public and free of charge at 1201 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, Texas. Feel free to invite a friend to join you!

“Why is Richardson SDA Bursting at the Seams?”

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Mark & MinToo Baptism“What are your success secrets? Why is Richardson SDA bursting at the seams?” I’m asked frequently.

It’s true that we have wonderful problems- not enough parking, seating or Sabbath School space each week. We just baptized our 800th member in July 2013 and are planting our 9th church in 15 years in the White Rock Lake area of Dallas.

The truth is, we’re not sure exactly why we keep growing! We know we have plenty of flaws and faults but perhaps it’s because we choose to focus on Jesus, His Word & His mission!

Some phrases from our church bulletin (in bold italics) give clues on how we try to stay faithful, focused and friendly.

1. “Sharing the Adventist Message with all the DFW Area and the World in this Generation.” We are thrilled to be part of this final movement of God, not because we have earned it or deserve it but because we have accepted His invitation to join it.Read More

This Sabbath at Richardson (November 1) – New Series – Bible Heroes of Faith

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This Sabbath (November 1) we begin a new two-month sermon series and Bible study adventure together titled Bible Heroes of Faith!

Hebrews 11 is known as the Faith Chapter in the Bible. It is filled with lessons on how to put faith into practice, and illustrated with stories from throughout the Bible. Your own faith will grow as you take this two-month Bible adventure!

Join us this Sabbath at Richardson (9am & 11:30am) as we begin our two month study of Hebrews 11, known as the Faith Chapter in the Bible with a study of Abel, the first martyr. What made God pleased with his offering but not his brothers? Feel free to invite friends.

Here are more tools to help us grow in our faith and confidence in our loving Creator & Savior.

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