Are you struggling to make ends meet? Does your checkbook have more red than black? Beginning Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, will begin a six-part teaching series to help people who want to get Back in the Black with a biblical foundation for personal finance.
In this 6-part study, you will be challenged to examine what you really believe about finances and faith. In fact, Jesus said more about money than any other subject except love. Can you survive without debt? Are you content with what you have? Are you giving God your leftovers? Back in the Black will cover what the Bible says about money.
“This study is filled with insightful perspectives and practical exercises to build a biblical foundation for your finances,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor. “If you see RED every time you open your checkbook, join us for Back in the Black.”
1. Three Laws of Personal Finance (Matthew 6:21; Luke 16:13) – July 25: If you violate the laws of balance in your finances, nothing happens immediately, and that’s the problem. If there were immediate consequences, we would make corrections immediately. In this lesson, we will not only learn the three laws of personal finance, but we will also learn how to apply them.
2. The Fine Print (1 Chronicles 29:10-14) – August 1: To understand the proper objective and goal for personal finances, you need to know one thing, and it’s in the fine print.
3. The Focus (Deuteronomy 28:12; Proverbs 22:7; 25:8; 21:10) – August 8: You can’t be balanced or honor God if you are enslaved financially. In this lesson, we’ll learn what God says about debt.
4. Finding Extra (Luke 12:13-34) – August 15: Jesus said, “A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Having more than enough extra begins with clearing the confusion generated by the deceitfulness of extra.
5. The Danger Zone (1 Timothy 6:6-19) – August 29: Discontentment is fueled by awareness. It is bridled when you turn your attention from what you want to what others need. Once bridled, the appetite diminishes.
6. Maximum Impact (Malachi 3:7-10; Matthew 6:24-33; Mark 12:43-44) – September 5: Reorder your financial world around these three things, and you will have maximum impact.
In Back in the Black: A Biblical Foundation for Personal Finance, you will learn all the necessary steps to achieve the freedom and contentment that comes from balanced finances.
What time is it? Where did all the time go? Does time really fly when you’re having fun? Beginning Sunday, September 19, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, will begin a five-part teaching series entitled, Time Flies: Don’t Waste Another Second, designed to help you number your days with incredible precision and divine purpose.
Maybe we think about time so much because there never seems to be enough of it. Maybe there’s only one question we need to ask. What am I doing with my time?
Simple question? Easy answer? It’s time you found out. In this five-part series, Time Flies: Don’t Waste Another Second, Pastor Hawley will help you discover the answer. Don’t waste another second.
“There is something more important than knowing what time it is. It’s knowing what to do with your time,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.
If you’re interested in living life with more purpose, join us for Time Flies: Don’t Waste Another Second:
1. There’s Only so Much (Job 7:6, 9:25; Psalm 90:1-6, 10-12) – September 19: Time is your most valuable asset. Invest it well. Invest it in something bigger than your lifetime.
2. Prioritizing is Everything (Job 7:6, 9:25; Psalm 90:1-6, 10-12) – September 26: Priority determines capacity. The secret to getting more done is not adding; it’s prioritizing correctly.
3. Frequent Deposits (Ephesians 5:15-17) – October 3: There is a cumulative value to investing small amounts of time in certain activities over a long period. Small deposits in certain activities over time are the best use of your time.
4. In Sync with God (Exodus 1:7, 13-24, 27) – October 10: The New Testament teaches that we’ve all been designed with special abilities. We are all better at some things than others. Figuring this out and working in sync with God leads to more productivity and fulfillment.
5. Live on Purpose (Ecclesiastes) – October 17: Our days are numbered, but they have been numbered by God. They have been numbered with a purpose – a purpose that is connected to something bigger than your life – a purpose beyond what you can see.
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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.