One of the great threats to God’s people is, and always has been, spiritual indifference. South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of Returning to Reverence: Embracing God’s Word in Malachi on Sunday, February 18th, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.
“The book of Malachi reveals a back-and-forth dialogue between God and His people,” said Matt Horne, lead pastor. “Sadly, it appears that the tough truths God speaks are equally applicable to the church today.”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this six-part series, Returning to Reverence, as Pastor Matt urges the modern church toward pure and true worship.
1. The Unchanging Love of God (Malachi 1:1-5) – February 18: Sincere worship begins when God’s people recognize His constant, unique love for them. Though we can often be tempted to doubt God’s love, we can’t help but to acknowledge His continual faithfulness to us, even when we have been unfaithful. As we are humbled by these truths, the only proper response is awe and reverence.
2. Giving God Our Best (Malachi 1:6-2:9) – February 25: One of the themes of the book of Malachi is half-hearted worship to God. While God doesn’t care about our style of worship, He does care about the sincerity and quality of our worship. There is a certain level of honor and excellence that God deserves, and that goes for anyone who claims to love Him.
3. Broken Covenants (Malachi 2:10-16) – March 3: God’s people failed to keep love and commitment in their relationships, both with God and each other. Just as much as we are faithful to God, we must be faithful to anyone we have entered into a covenant relationship with. How can we claim to love God, who we cannot see, when we fail to love those people God placed around us, who we can see?
4. Questioning God (Malachi 2:17-3:5) – March 10: Why would God allow evil to persist? This is the question that’s been asked since the beginning of time. However, it is easy for us to move this thought from question to accusation. Although it hurts God’s heart when we accuse Him, He is patient toward us and shows us where the answers to our deepest questions find their resolve.
5. “Put Me to the Test” (Malachi 3:6-12) – March 17: It’s the one and only time we are told to test God. God’s people were failing to trust Him and were holding back, unwilling to truly sacrifice for God. We are never at a loss when we decide to fully trust Him, because, ultimately, we can’t ever outgive God.
6. The Return on Obedience (Malachi 3:13-4:6) – March 24: When it comes to serving God, it is not only a question of if we serve Him, but why we are serving Him. In other words, the heart behind our obedience is just as important as our obedience. For those who serve Him with a sincere desire to please Him, He promises salvation, joy, and peace.
Many have had their fill of religion. What makes Christianity so different? South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is pleased to announce the start of Christianity 101: How One Man and His Story Changed History on Sunday, March 31st, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.
“Often times, people will lump Christianity with every other religion,” said Matt Horne, lead pastor. “But the Christian story is rather unique and extremely compelling.”
Whether you consider yourself a church person or not, you’re invited to join us for this three-part series, Christianity 101, as Pastor Matt teaches six essential elements of our faith and how they can make all the difference in your life.
1. Death and Resurrection (Matthew 27:45-54; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4) – March 31: Our faith began with a story about one unique man which culminated in two unique events. His name was Jesus, and though he died and was buried like any ordinary man would be, something crazy happened shortly after… He got up from his grave. What makes this story unique, and why should it matter to you?
2. Grace and Faith (Ephesians 2:1-10) – April 7: All major religions around the world preach a kind of deliverance that is fueled by the efforts and virtues of man. Those are self-help religions, but Christianity is different. We believe that God has helped us and that we will be delivered simply by trusting in His grace.
3. Love and Good Deeds (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25) – April 14: Those who have trusted in Jesus are brought into a new kind of community, not built on personality or preference, but on the values taught to us by Jesus. This is the church, and we exist to love God and our neighbors by doing good in the world. We believe God will use us as witnesses to draw more people to Jesus.
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Our services begin with a welcome and a few announcements for the week, followed by a call to worship by our Pastor. We then move into worship through song. SBBC has a full band with a variety of musical styles. You will notice the worship team plays a mix of updated hymns along with current songs and choruses. Our Pastor will then give a 30-35 minute message designed to be relevant, inspirational, and useful to daily life. We end with prayer, another song, the offering, and a benediction.
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 9:00, 11:00, 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.