Do you ever get frustrated when the abundant life Jesus promised doesn’t seem to be your reality? South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of #Adulting: Growing Up in God beginning Saturday, October 26, at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 27, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. This series presents five keys to help you grow in your faith, discover true abundant life, and get fresh hope for daily living.
There’s a direct link between obedience to God and joy in life. Living for God the way He designed is where one finds true satisfaction and purpose in life. “In lofty theological terms, we call this sanctification,” says Matt Horne, associate pastor, “but in real life, we just call it growing up.”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, consider this five-part series, #Adulting, as Pastors Martin Hawley and Matt Horne seek to clarify what it means to be planted and to grow in Christ.
Why Christmas? Do we really need Christmas? Seriously, why Christmas? As it turns out, we all need it! South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is beginning a new series, Why Christmas? on Saturday, December 7, at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
The Christmas story doesn’t begin with two folks who can’t find a place to have their baby. It doesn’t start in Matthew or Luke. The Christmas story is an unbelievable, incoherent, impossible promise made 2,090 years before Christmas Day. The promise of Christmas was made to a man who chose to believe the unbelievable promise two thousand years before it ever came to be.
“The Christmas story is remarkable because it really does not begin with a couple who wasn’t sure how they got pregnant. It began with a couple who couldn’t get pregnant. It began with a couple who wasn’t sure if they would ever have a baby,” said Martin Hawley, pastor.
South Bay Bible Church invites the public to this three-part, unique learning opportunity.
1. Why the World Needed Christmas (Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 49:6; Malachi 1:11; Galatians 4:4; Luke 1:26-33) – December 7-8: The whole world would be blessed because the whole world needed blessing; it needed Christmas. You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you're not alone. However, when you hear the entire story – the backstory – well, the whole thing is quite remarkable.
2. Why God Needed Christmas (Galatians 4:4-5; Romans 5:7-8; Acts 3:14-15; Matthew 1:20-23) – December 14-15: God staged a demonstration. The world needed an illustration. We needed to see it to believe it. As you know, love must be shown to be known. If you don't show it, nobody knows it. That’s the message of Christmas.
3. Why We Need Christmas (Matthew 1:18-21, 24; John 10:10, 4:13-14; Romans 6:12-14, 23) – December 21-22: Why Christmas? As it turns out, we all need Christmas. But it might not be for the reasons you think.
We want your first experience at South Bay Bible Church to be uplifting and positive, so we have compiled a few commonly asked questions.
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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.