1. SERMON NOTES
January 6, 2013
“God’s Riches At 10:45 a.m.
Christ’s Expense” New Sermon Series: Ephesians
Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor
January 13, 2013
1:1-3 “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense”
The letter of Ephesians was written to show us how wealthy we are
in Christ. God’s riches and power and blessings are available
to each one of us who belong to His family by grace thru faith.
1. The ________________ of Ephesians. (vs.1)
“__________, an apostle of Christ Jesus.” (aka “____________”)
Apostle = one who is “__________ _____________” 14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Paul was not one of the 12 apostles. He makes it very firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
clear that his apostleship was unique & different from theirs.
2. The ________________ of Ephesians. (vs.1b)
The temple of Diana was considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. It was 425’
long & 220’ wide. On the perimeter stood 127 magnificent pillars, each 60 ft. in height.
3. The ________________ of Ephesians. (vs.1b-2) Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word…
Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love!
The Bible makes it very clear: Saints are living, breathing people
who have been “________ _________” by God through salvation.
“We do not become saints by saintliness, but we should be
characterized by saintliness because we are saints!”
Dr. H.A. Ironside MINISTRY TEAM:
4. The ________________ of Ephesians. (vs.3) Pastor: Rob Renberg - 738-7840 (email@example.com)
Youth Pastor: Matt Amundsen - 786-2699 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Worship Arts Director: Chad Lippincott - 251-554-9955 (email@example.com)
1) The _______________ of our blessings (God) Church Secretary: Judy Timmer - 399-4410 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) The _______________ of our blessings (Heavenlies) Elder of the Week: Kevin Mason - 283-4603
Deacon of the Week: Doug Poynter - 616-886-7899
3) The _______________ of our blessings (ALL)
2. Information For Your First Time At
Parkside Bible… ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY
1. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY. PLEASE FILL OUT A WELCOME USHERS GREETERS
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WELCOME CENTER TO RECEIVE YOUR GIFT & WELCOME PACKET. Chris Koning Paul Wolters Todd & Michelle Crook (Welcome Center)
For prayer requests or decisions, please check the appropriate box on the back.
2. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE OUR NURSERY & CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES.
Our children’s programs provide a warm, nurturing & well-supervised program for your SUNDAY SCHOOL INFANT
(9:30 a.m.) (10:45 a.m. Age Birth-2)
child. Your child will be much happier with our trained volunteers than in the worship Sharon Amundsen Sara Bronsink, Renae VanderHaar
service and sermon presentation. Lessons are taught at an age appropriate level utilizing KT Manifold
music, games, drama & multimedia & other methods.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY
3. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFERING. (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Linn Bradfield
The offering is for regular attendees who consider Parkside Bible their church home. Sophie & Trip Riemersma
As our guest, we only ask that you turn in your welcome card, or bring it to the
Welcome Center behind the fireplace for a gift. FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Kevin Mason-Elder Kevin Mason
Doug Poynter-Deacon Bob Boardman
Eloy Ramos Dirk Bronsink
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
This Week Coming Up
Tonight 5:00 pm B.I.G. Jan. 13 9:30 am Sunday School (All ages) USHERS GREETERS
Tonight 6:00 pm Sunday Evening Discussion Groups Jan. 13 6:00 pm Sunday Evening Discussion Groups Dale Bronsink Pete Jimmerson Doug & Marti Dibkey (Front Door)
Tonight 6:00 pm Youth Praise Band Practice Jan. 17 6:30 pm Ladies Evening Bible Study Dave Timmer Bob Boardman Casey & Angi Fogerty (Welcome Center)
Tonight 6:30 pm SH Youth Group Jan. 18 5:30 pm B.R.I.D.G.E. at James St. Inn Sub: Doug Dibkey
Mon. 7:00 pm Financial Class by Katie Ludlow Jan. 19 9:00 am Every Man’s Battle
Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runner’s Club Jan. 21 7:00 pm Board Meeting NURSERY
Tues. 6:30 pm Women’s Board Meeting
Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Prayer/Coffee Group SUNDAY SCHOOL INFANT
Wed. 6:00 pm Pioneer Clubs Family Dinner (9:30 am) (10:45 am Age birth– Age 2)
Wed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs Sally Taylor Cindi, Kirby & Kinsey Arendsen
Wed. 6:30 pm Jr. High Youth Group
Thurs. 6:30 pm Ladies Evening Out
CHILREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY
Need Adult Volunteer Fay Griffin
Sarah Ten Harmsel
1/6 Nicholas Kamphuis
1/7 Kayleigh Kruis FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Daniel Furbush-Elder Bryan Booker
1/10 Shirley Jacobs Jim DeFrell-Deacon Keith Welch
1/10 Pastor Matt Amundsen Keith Welch Andrew Zandstra
1/12 Al & Shirley Jacobs Dale Bronsink Craig Dykstra
1/11 Patti Wolters
1/12 Dennis Klemm
3. New Prayer Requests:
t Pray for a speedy recovery for Steve Kamphuis who had an upcoming events!
emergency appendectomy on January 1.
SUNDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUPS On Sunday evenings beginning
t Pray for Jimmy Van Eyk, nephew of Bonnie Van Dyke, Steve & Jan
tonight from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the church, a new 4 week evening series will
Van Dyke and Mary Dalman. Jimmy was recently diagnosed with a rare begin. The evening group will be a recap of the morning series on Ephesians
leukemia and started an intense 8 day chemo drip on 12/31. with a personal spin on it. Following a short study, Sr. High youth and adults
t Pray for Claudio Burgos’ friends in Chili, Hugo & Deborah Armijos, as their 21 year old will break into small groups for further discussion.
daughter committed suicide on 12/29.
t Pray for Diane Cartwright’s sister-in-law, Carrol Cartwright, who had a lung procedure FINANCIAL CLASS Come to a free one night workshop at the
at San Diego Lung Institute last Friday. church tomorrow night, January 7, at 7:00 p.m. and learn how to
t Pray for a good report for Marti Dibkey as she meets with another doctor tomorrow. get and stay out of debt! The class is based on Dave Ramsey’s
t Pray for Adam Renberg and the Grace Bible College Ministry Team as they travel to book “The Total Money Makeover” and is being taught by Katie
the west coast and speak & serve at a number of Grace churches in the next 2 weeks. Ludlow who is now 100% debt free except for the mortgage
which will be paid off early. Learn how to get started toward
t Continue to pray for Sharon Holmquist as she finishes up her first round of chemo
beating debt, building wealth and changing your future. Please
for lung cancer. She will get a one month rest then will start up with 4 more chemo
RSVP to Katie at 994-3216 or email her at email@example.com.
sessions. She will have this every 3 weeks through May.
PARKSIDE RUNNERS/WALKERS Get in shape and lose a few
Continued Prayer Requests: pounds - Join the Parkside Runners/Walkers downtown Holland on
the snow-melt system every Tuesday evening. Meet in front of the
t For continued healing for all who have had recent surgeries and illnesses;
Knickerbocher Theater on 8th Street at 6:00 p.m. For more info,
t For the homebound: Mary Carmichael, Judy Blauwkamp, Nelvie VanKampen, and Kay contact Tony Van Houten at 616-218-0205.
t For all marriages in the church - that those that are strained may be restored this MEN’S WEDNESDAY MORNING GATHERING THIS WEEK Join
holiday season with God’s love; the men’s Wednesday morning group this Wednesday, January 9,
t For our children of all ages to lead Godly lives and make wise choices; at 6:30 a.m. Come when you can...leave when you must. Enjoy
t For the unsaved - that they will accept Jesus as their personal Savior; devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee at the church!
t For our country and that we as a nation will turn to Christ for guidance.
FAMILY DINNER NIGHT Pioneer Club Families: be sure to complete the
reservation form in the bulletin today to attend Wednesday’s family dinner night.
Church Families of the Week:
LADIES EVENING OUT: This Thursday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m.,
♥ Tommy & Lois Ash ♥ Yvonne Bazan ♥ Ray & Janay Bean and Emma
we’ll be kicking off the new year at the church with a LEO where you
♥ Rick & Connie Bean ♥ Kevin Beyer ♥ Judy Blauwkamp
learn how to “repurpose” your old sweaters and give them a second
♥ Bob & Rosey Boardman chance! Dig out your ugliest old sweater (wool preferred) or laundry
mistake and give that sweater a second chance, possibly as mittens,
a scarf, leg warmers, etc. Sign up at the women’s ministry counter.
GGF Sister Church of the Week:
B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationships in Dinner & Games Each
† Frontline Bible Church in Byron Center - Pastor John Lowder Month) Ladies, plan to attend B.R.I.D.G.E. on Friday, January 18.
We’ll be meeting at 5:30 p.m. at James Street Inn then coming
back to the church for cards, board games and snacks. We need
Missionaries of the Week: to know how many restaurant reservations to make so please sign
♦ Dan & Mary Sue Reed, Missionaries to Bolivia up at the Women’s Ministry Counter if you plan to go to dinner with
the group. This is a great way to get to know other church women in a relaxed
Casilla 3914, Santa Cruz, Bolivia,
and fun atmosphere. If you have questions, please contact Lee Hulett at
738-0020 or call the church office.
4. Dear Friends at Parkside:
Greetings from Mbeya! Thank you so
much for your prayers and support. Your
JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP
Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
partnership is a huge encouragement to us. Please pray for our Bible
correspondence course on potential ministry in the local prison.
JUNIOR HIGH HAPPENINGS: In Him, Cory, Kim, Naomi and Elijah Hodgson,
Missionaries in Tanzania
Jr. High Youth Group:
Plan to join us this Wednesday for a fun night as we kick off the new year!
Games - Prizes – Food
Be sure to check out the Lost and
January 19 - Jr. High Sledding at Van Raalte Park - 10:00 a.m. Cost is $2.00. Found box located outside the church
office under the coat racks. There are a
SENIOR HIGH EVENTS:
couple jackets on the hangers above the
Sr. High Youth Group Tonight: Lost and Found box.
A small group study of Ephesians from 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed
by the L.I.G.H.T.S., games and food!
Next Sunday, we’ll be having Small Group with the Adults from 6-7 pm then Pioneer Clubs
we’re going to Sluggo’s Pizza! Bring $5 for pizza!
SAVE THE DATE! 1-19-13
Britt Nicole Concert in Grand Rapids! No charge; however,
a free will offering will be taken. Meet at the church at 5:30 p.m.
Bring money for dinner. Pioneer Clubs will be hosting their monthly
“Family Dinner Night” this Wednesday, January 9,
from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
2/3/13 Superbowl Outreach for Jr. High, Sr. High and College Students This month’s menu is chicken strips, cheesy potatoes,
green beans, rolls, drink and goldfish drop cookies.
The Winter/Spring youth calendar is available at the Youth Counter. The cost is $5.00 per family.
Be sure to pick up a copy! In order to know how much food to prepare,
please complete the form below and
Youth Praise Band practice tonight at 6:00 p.m. put it in the offering plate today.
JR. HIGH WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM SR. HIGH SUNDAYS 6:00 & 8:00 PM ========================================================================
PIONEER CLUBS FAMILY DINNER RESERVATION
SACRIFICE” (L.I.G.H.T.S.) Name: _________________________________________
One half of all proceeds from food and drink purchases go to our monthly mission cause
Total Number Attending this Wednesday, January 9
which is the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. Adults: _____________ Children: _______________
5. Adult Sunday School Electives
Every Sunday in January from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m.
Small (smôl) [adj.] Group (grōōp) [n.] : A community of six to 12 people who meet together to
glorify God and provide the opportunity to develop authentic and deeper relationships with the Experience Life - Learning to Follow Jesus in a Me-centered World
Lord and each other. They care for one another, enjoy each other and pray together. They experi-
Are you a Follower? Every day, the world screams at us, “You’re number one. Look
ence God’s transforming love and together extend His love to others. These groups can take the
form of Bible Studies, Prayer groups, Fellowship groups, Service groups, or Recreation groups out for yourself...your own comfort and happiness.” But that’s not what Jesus said.
that meet on a regular basis (weekly, by-weekly or monthly). He told us to follow Him. And following Him means we’re not number one - Jesus is.
We have a number of small groups already meeting in these various ways. Some of the Via DVD, pastor and author Pete Briscoe explores what it means to surrender to Jesus
groups would like to add to their number, and we would also like to provide the opportunity and the dynamic impact following Christ will have on our personal lives, our relation-
to begin some new groups. If you are interested in being part of a small group beginning ships, and our service to others. You’ll hear from Josh Hamilton, Tony Dungy and
in late January and February, this is your opportunity! Please indicate your interest by others how God used challenges and trials to show that surrendering to Jesus was
filling out this insert and turn it into the church by placing it in the offering plate or sending the only way to be victorious and the difference that decision has made in their lives.
it to the church office. Mike Cooke leads this open discussion class for both men and women.
Frequently Asked Questions: Jewels From James for 2013
What is the purpose of small groups?
In this Women’s Class, Sharon Van Houten will lead a study of some great truths in
Being in a small group will enable you to connect with people on a more personal level
the book of James that will strengthen your relationship to Christ and provide real life
and have a smaller community of people in your life as Parkside continues to grow.
application to your Christian experience. We need to stand together in hard times, but
What will we be studying? more importantly, find our hope and strength in God’s Word and faithfulness. We will
Pastor Rob will be providing discussion questions based on his new Ephesians sermon see how God uses difficulties, struggles and even failures to bring about His ultimate
series for groups to utilize to connect Sunday morning to your everyday lives. However, purpose in Christ for our lives.
each group may decide together to study something different. Some may choose another
Bible study, a book or DVD series. We have some resources available at Parkside.
When will we meet and for how long?
We suggest about 1 1/2 hours so you have a time for study and fellowship. Currently,
CHILDREN’S CHURCH SIGNUP
several groups use Sunday evenings and this is suggested, but each group may decide We are in need of a Children’s Church teacher
the best day and time. We want to begin with an 8 - 12 week commitment. and helper next Sunday, January 13. If you’re
Is child care provided?
Each group will be responsible to arrange their own child care. available, please sign up at the Children’s
Will I have to lead? Ministry Counter or see Katie Poynter.
Not necessarily, a leader will be assigned to each group. We have discovered, though,
when groups share leading and hosting of small group meetings, the group flourishes.
Will I have to pray or read in front of the group?
The leader will facilitate the study and prayer time. You will not be expected to do so; PLEASE PICK UP YOUR SCHEDULE
however, we encourage you to participate in the way you feel most comfortable.
IF YOU’RE AN USHER, PRAYER
Names: _____________________________________________________________________ PARNTER , OR ON THE FINANCIAL TEAM,
Phone Number_____________________ Email _____________________________________ PLEASE PICK UP YOUR NEW
SCHEDULE FROM THE TABLE IN
I am interested in leading a small group ________ THE FELLOWSHIP AREA.
I am interested in hosting a small group in my home but NOT leading the group ______
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SAVE ON POSTAGE!
I am interested in leading and/or hosting a small group ________
6. Starting Sunday, February 3rd, a new
Ladies Sunday School Class will begin!
Beth Moore’s Study,
“Stepping UP…a Journey Don’t forget to bring in canned good and non-perishable items
for our on-going project of providing food for the needy. We
Through the Psalms of Ascent” will be delivering these items to Beacon of Hope on the 2nd
and 4th Saturdays of the month so please consider giving on
a regular basis. The collection box is located in the fellowship
This study explores Psalms 120-134. area next to the west wall near the library.
Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the
way to the great festivals of the Jews and as key elements of the
worship at those festivals. Themes of unity, joy, gratitude,
redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule,
and more are explored in detail. Modern-day believers in Jesus WEEKEND TO REMEMBER Family Life presents “weekend to
remember,” a couples getaway held at the Amway Grand Plaza
Christ can learn much from these treasured Psalms in their Hotel in Grand Rapids February 22-24. What you and your spouse
will hear during the Weekend to Remember is the result of more
journey toward greater intimacy with God. than three decades of biblical research by a team of men and
women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage
This is a DVD led study with a study guide for teaching session and family. The speakers will show you exactly how to pursue a marriage that really works
through stories of their own breakthroughs and blunders. You will leave with encouragement,
notes and 5 days worth of personal reflections and questions. hope and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. Register for two—pay for one—
One week we will watch the DVD and the next, we will discuss half off couples who register before 1/27...Now $74.99 per person. Use promo code BOGO
when you register online at www.familylife.com.
the study guide questions that accompany that DVD session.
This study will take 13 weeks to complete starting in February GRACE GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP MEMBERSHIP
If you are interested in supporting Grace Gospel Fellowship
and ending the beginning of May. with a 2013 membership, a donation, or a subscription to
TRUTH magazine, please pick up a form from the Growth
and Outreach Counter. (Membership includes a one year
The cost of the study guide is $14.00. If you have any questions subscription to TRUTH magazine.) A family membership is
or would like to see the study guide before signing up, please $40 and an individual membership is $25. TRUTH magazine
is $12 a year. For information about Grace Gospel Fellowship, please go to their website:
see Amy Renberg. www.ggfusa.org.
Tear off and place in offering plate THE HOLLAND DREAM BASKETBALL TEAM The Holland Dream,
a part of the Barnabas Family of ministries, would like to invite you to
join them in supporting their local semi-pro basketball team! The
Yes, I’m planning on being a part of the Beth Moore Ladies Sunday School class! Dream team is passionate about inspiring and impacting youth in our community. Home
games are held at the Holland Civic Center, admission is $5. The remaining home game
Name: ______________________________________________________________ schedule is as follows: tonight @ 5:00 p.m. and Saturday Jan 12th @ 7:00 p.m. Contact Emily
Renberg for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Study Guides: ______________________________________________