October 29, 2017

“Here I stand; I can do no other.
God help me.”

Welcome to worship this morning at Dayton Avenue.  We are so glad that you have joined us and we have been praying that Jesus will be lifted up, and as a result, each one of us will grow stronger in our walk of faith.

On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses document to the door of Wittenberg Church in Germany.  That event has been viewed as the birth of the Protestant Reformation, and this week marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s brave protest.  Though he was a flawed human in many respects – his persecution of early Baptist reformers included – we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Martin Luther for how God used him to reclaim the biblical doctrine of justification by faith.

Last Sunday we highlighted the formation of new men’s discipleship and accountability groups here in our church.  If you would like to receive more information about them, speak with any of the Pastors today (but especially Caleb or John Chavies).  We are also praying for women leaders to help form new groups for women.  If the Lord is giving you that burden, please let us know.

It’s not too late to nominate someone you know for a Thanksgiving food basket.  You can also help our youth assemble and deliver the baskets on Saturday November 18th, or you can give a special gift to our benevolence fund for this (and other) holiday season needs.

Dozens of our ladies are at the Ladies’ Retreat this morning.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who have stepped up to serve in the Children’s department and other ministries in their absence.  We love you and are praying for you.  May God’s face shine upon us this week as we live out His truth as His witnesses.

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