The Mission of “AIM”: “Aiming to Reach the Next Generations: From One Generation to the Next!”
Our focus for 2017 is: "Who Am I?"
Please join us Sunday July 8th at Laurel Woods Activities / Community Room in Ashland for Church Service 8:45 - 10:00am and then for Sunday Funday 10:15am - 11:45am
(From 95, take Rt. 54 West to second stop light and turn right on Cottage Green Drive - go north to last right just before the end of Cottage Green Drive)
Sunday 7/8 Message: “Making Connections”
Scripture Lesson: Luke 5:1-11
Context for our lesson in Luke 5:1-11: In Luke 3, Jesus, the carpenter of Nazareth comes to Judea to be baptized by. In Luke 4, Jesus is in the wilderness being tempted by Satan & returns to Nazareth & begins teaching & preaching in syna-gogues and initiates healing ministries.
Questions After Reading Luke 5:1-11: “Was Jesus “bi-vocational?” Did He have a vocation? When Jesus called His followers, what was their vocation? Later, when The Apostle Paul began following Jesus, did he have a vocation?
Aim is seeking a bi-vocational church planter, with an “anchor vocation” in the community. Does that make sense? “Is it Biblical?”
Discussion: Why does He tell His “friends” to fish in a different place? Why are Jesus’ Aim “friends” fishing in the apartment communities? Where else do we hope to fish (or make connections)? Anywhere else?
What kind of “anchor jobs” or “anchor connections” do we all have in each of our lives? How do we see one another connecting/fishing where we live or work or in the places we frequent or “in the life things” we do?
Where might the “other side of the boat” or the “deeper water” be for any of us to be fishing?
Shucks, if Jesus knew where the fish were, and how tired His friends were that day, why didn’t He just do the fishing Himself and “cut some of the red tape” and eliminate “the middleman?”
In closing together: Consider the role of train engines in getting a disconnected, but valuable cargoes to an important destination…
Sunday July 1st Service
Message: “Seriously, Do We Really Care About Salvation? Or, Just Going to Heaven? Is There a Difference?
Read Philippians 2:12-16 Now, read Ephesians 2:8-10
Really, do we just want to go to heaven after we die? Consider salvation or “eternal life”...it really begins before we die! Did you know there were 2 sides of salvation-just like a coin has 2 sides.
The fancy words for the 2 sides of “The Salvation Coin are: “Justification” and “Sanctification!”
“Justification” is a one time event or experience, which I think we usually refer to in the question: “Have you been saved?”
Yet, the other side of salvation is “Sanctification,” which we associate with the concept of “growing in grace” or what Paul is getting at when he talks about “growing up in Christ” and reaching maturity in Christ or as Paul says we are still “babes in Christ.” We should be “eating meat” but he still has to feed Christians on “milk!”
In “justification” it is a matter of 100% grace-all God’s doing-all Christ’s work. You can take no credit for being saved!
In “sanctification,” it is still the work of Christ, but now it is “a cooperative work.” We have to do our part! We work with “The Holy Spirit!”
Sunday June 24
Scripture Lessons: 1st Corinthians 11:17-34
Message: “An Act of Sacrament and Sacramental Acts"
Introducing You and Inviting You to
New Ways of Faith Expression!
“AIM” Church with an Ashland Impact Mission
To reach out to new subdivisions with the living gospel in new ways.
To be like Jesus for all of our neighbors including those in need with a meal and worship
To provide Open Doors for Randolph Macon students to interact in celebration with their community neighbors.
A movement, with our name coming from a hope and an intention to make a difference in Ashland, VA
We are believers in Jesus Christ with a heart for Ashland