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 June 17th 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)
Scripture Lessons: Mark 10:17-21; Message:
“Looking Like Jesus Means We have to Look (Like Jesus)!
I. Community Time
-Great Fellowship Time on Tuesday evening
-Sedgefield summer reading program-9:30-this Tuesday morning
-Chinese/Far East Student Ministry-Tuesday evening-Gwathmey
-Aim Fellowship Time-needing to switch off Tuesdays to ???
-Any special summer event for children/families/apartments???
II. Our Father’s Day Opening - Everyone in Unison:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!...The heavens are declaring the glory of God and the sky above proclaims His handiwork!
“This Is My Father’s World! (vs. 1) - Everyone in Unison:
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. You have set your glory above the h heavens...When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place! Each day carries Your creative echo from The Beginning: “Let there be light!...
“This Is My Father’s World (vs. 2) Everyone in Unison: When Jesus came, some said, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples” for the shouts were echoing: “Blessed is The King who comes in the name of The Lord!” Jesus answered the complaints proclaiming: “I tell you, if these were silent, even the rocks would cry out
“This Is My Father’s World (vs. 3)
III. Opening Prayer of Praise and Confession with Lord’s Prayer
Opening Song of Praise: “O Lord, Our Lord, How Majestic Is Thy Name in All The Earth!” (or, Pat, pick another song)
IV. Today’s Theme:
“If You Want to Look Like Jesus, You Need to Look Like Jesus!”
V. What does this mean? Read: Mark 10:17-21; Matthew 9:35-36; and
VI. How did Jesus look (at people)? What do Mark 10:21, Matthew 9:36, and Matthew 14:14 tell us about how Jesus looked (at people)?
VII. Discuss: Do we look at people the same way as Jesus, or not?
VIII. Discuss this statement: When we see another person, we are seeing the only part of creation that is made in the image of God!” We can say we love a beautiful sunset or a flower or a dog! But, the Bible says: “God is love!” And, even a person we may detest- is still created in the image of God. “So, the way we feel about people is the way we feel about God, and the way we treat people is the way we treat God!” (See 1st John 4:19-21)
IX. Conclusion: Check out these quotes in Next Door As It Is In Heaven, by Lance Ford and Brad Brisco:
1. “If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else, we must see our neighbors.” (Frederick Buechner)
2. “I don’t see crowds, I see individuals!” (Mother Teresa)
3. “I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen!” (John Steinbeck)
X. Peter Senge in his book, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook tells of how a tribe in the South African hills says, “hello!” The words “Sawu bona” literally mean, “I see you (hello).” The response is “Sikhona,” literally meaning, “I am here!” The obvious conclusion is: “Until you see me, I do not exist!”
XI. Closing Song and Prayer
“They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love!”
Sunday June 10th Message
“New Wine, Old Wineskins, and The Challenge of Change!”
Scripture Lesson: Mark 2:16-22
The topic last week and this: “The Challenge of Change"
Sunday June 3rd Message:
What Is “An Organic Church” and What is The Formula for a Healthy Church” Scripture Lesson: Acts 2:42-47
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