Disappointment, doubt, and regret – all of us have been there. This was certainly the case for the early followers of a now-dead Jesus, but their stories quickly changed when Sunday morning came. South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of Come and See: Encountering the Risen Jesus on Sunday, April 17, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.
“We find an invitation in the resurrection of Jesus,” said Matt Horne, lead pastor. “The empty tomb gives hope for every part of life and, yes, even death.”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this four-part series, Come and See, as Pastor Matt reveals how the risen Jesus offers life and redemption for all our stories.
1. Good News for the Disappointed (Psalm 42:3-6; John 20:1-18) – April 17: Have you ever had a season when your reality wasn’t matching up with expectation? We feel let down or, in more extreme cases, hopeless. That’s exactly how we find one of Jesus’ disciples, Mary. Jesus walked out of the grave to meet with Mary in her despair, and he comes to meet us there too.
2. Good News for the Doubtful (Mark 9:24; John 20:24-29) – April 24: We’ve all said it at some point. “I’ll believe it when I see it.” In an age filled with both uncertainty and skepticism, it’s hard to keep faith in anything – especially in a God we cannot see. Thomas thought much the same. What can we learn from Thomas’ experience with the risen Jesus?
3. Good News for the Regretful (Psalm 51:12; John 21:15-19) – May 1: Time after time, we say and do things that we will never be able to take back. How do we deal with the weight of regret? After Jesus had been buried, Peter was left with a lot of regret from making some pretty bad choices, just like all of us have. Jesus had something better for Peter and he has something better for us.
4. Good News for Everyone (Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15) – May 8: One of Jesus’ later followers, Paul, believed that the entire Christian faith and future of humanity hinged on the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why was this such a big deal? Why is this such “good news?” The risen Jesus is the anchor of hope for our past, our present, and our future.
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you didn’t have to deal with that boss, that mother-in-law, and that younger sibling? South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of Relationship Playbook: Navigating a Difficult World with Difficult People on Sunday, June 12, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.
“Some relationships test our patience,” said Matt Horne, lead pastor. “What if we could find some wisdom from the one who created all the messy people around us?”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this three-part series, Relationship Playbook, as Pastor Matt helps us discover peace for relationships in any context.
1. Knowing the Goal (1 Corinthians 13:4-7; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 4:7-19) – June 12: All we need is love. At least, that’s what John Lennon told us in 1967. It’s true; love is the ultimate goal that we were all created to pursue. But that wasn’t Lennon’s idea. How do we learn to love? Perhaps we could use a demonstration.
2. Running the Play (Ephesians 4:25-5:2; Philippians 2:3-7) – June 19: All of us are working toward healthy, loving relationships with the people surrounding us from day to day. What’s the most effective strategy for moving toward the goal? Scripture prescribes many methods for establishing honesty and encouragement in all of your relationships.
3. When the Game Takes a Bad Turn (Proverbs 10:12; Romans 12:14-21; James 1:19-20) – June 26: There’s bad news and there’s good news. The bad news? Complex people cause complex situations, which then causes some level of conflict. The good news? The Creator of complex people has given us wisdom and insight into how to navigate conflict and come out unscathed. When it comes to loving others, the reward is always greater than the risk.
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We start off with singing. SBBC has a full band with a variety of musical styles. You will notice the band and worship team plays a mix of updated hymns along with current songs and choruses. A Volunteer Minister will welcome and greet the congregation with an inspirational thought and prayer. At that point, our Senior Pastor gives a 30-35 minute message designed to be relevant, inspirational, and useful to daily life. We end with a few announcements for the week, offering, and usually a special song.
Walk in the doors at SBBC, and you will see a wide variety of clothing choices, from shorts and flip-flops (in the summer of course) to dresses and ties. Be comfortable! The pastor does not even wear a coat and tie! What's most important is that you come to meet with God, lean in, and listen to what He has to teach you. We want the service to be our gift to you and for you to leave knowing God loves you, and it's not about what you wear.
We have a nursery for newborns to four years old that begins 15 minutes before the Sunday morning service. We also have Kid's Club for kindergarten through fifth grade that begins after the music during the Sunday morning service. After the music, we call all the children forward in the service, pray for them, and send them to the Kid's Club area with trained teachers for a lesson on their level. We take the safety and security of your child very seriously. All children's workers undergo a full criminal (national) background check.
We have five ways you can get involved in the church right away. First, let us WELCOME you to one of our regular services on Sunday at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., or online anytime. Second, CONNECT with us in the orientation class, which is offered one time every month. The time and place is on the church calendar and announced at our services. Third, GROW with us at a Community Connection group. These are groups of eight to twelve people who meet weekly to study the Bible and live life together. Fourth, SERVE with us by joining with a church ministry team. Fifth, INVITE someone to church or win someone to Jesus. Click on the Welcome, Connect, Grow, Serve, and Invite links for more information in each of these areas.