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What to Expect:

  1. Each service starts off with singing. South Bay Bible Church 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.
  2. A staff member or volunteer minister will welcome and greet the congregation with an inspirational thought and prayer.
  3. At that point, our Pastor gives a 30-35 minute message designed to be relevant, inspirational, and useful to daily life.
  4. We end with a few announcements for the week, the offering, and usually a special song sung by the band or a soloist. 

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Join us this weekend for a special look into God's Word!
578 Montauk Highway
East Moriches, NY 11940
(631) 909-8241
Sundays ~ 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

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God Is Closer Than You Think
Easter’s Hope for a Lost and Broken World

We wonder if we’re going to be all right. Is my family going to be okay? Does God know what I’m going through? Does he care? Does God hear my prayers? Starting Easter Sunday, April 4, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, will begin a new teaching series: God Is Closer Than You Think: Easter’s Hope for a Lost and Broken World. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.

Easter’s message is more relevant to the modern world than ever before because, at some point, we've all felt far from God. The events of Easter are relevant because they address our greatest fears, which are front and center. But if Jesus was correct, God is closer than you think even in the scariest times of your life.

“When faith collides with your fear, insecurity, and prejudice, you have a decision to make. Do you walk away? Do you save your reputation? Or do you turn and face God Almighty, who is closer than you think?” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

In this eight-part series, Pastor Hawley will discuss Easter’s hope for a lost and broken world with the following messages:

  1. God’s Grand Story (Mark 1:1-28; 12:29-34; 1 Peter 1:3; 2:23-24) – April 4: We often read the Bible for application, inspiration, or direction. However, there are times when the author wants to simply point the reader to a big idea—an idea that fits with God's grand story. In the Gospel of Mark, we read about Peter's experience with Jesus that led Peter to believe in one big idea: the kingdom of God is near, and everyone is invited to participate.
  2. Jesus Ignores Religion (Mark 1; 2:2-14) – April 11: Jesus ignored certain religious protocols. He claimed to have the authority to forgive sin. He was uncomfortably comfortable with unrepentant sinners. In this message, we hear about three encounters that showed Jesus came to reverse the order of things.
  3. Remember the Reason (Mark 2:15-27; 1:15; 3:1-6, 21; Matthew 11:29) – April 18: Whether it’s school, sports, or religion, when we focus only on the rules, it can be difficult to remember the overall purpose of something. Jesus reminds us that when we focus so much on the letter of the law, we may forget why the law was written in the first place.
  4. Religious Loopholes (Mark 1:15; 2:27; 3:21-22; 6:54-56; 7:1-13; 8:31) – April 25: From an early age, we learn quickly to look for loopholes in the rules. We try to figure out what we can get away with and still be okay. We tend to take this same mindset into our relationship with God, but it doesn’t work. When we opt for loopholes and workarounds, we find ourselves in a category no one wants to be in: hypocrites. Jesus calls us to move beyond loophole religion.
  5. You Are Different (Mark 1:15; 8:31-35; 9:30-35; 10:35-52) – May 2: Fear invites us to follow the path of self-preservation. However, if we follow that path long enough, we will neither preserve nor have anything to show for our lives. The original disciples of Jesus had the same tendencies at times. On one occasion, Jesus reminded them of what it means to follow him by saying four powerful words that still apply to his followers today.
  6. Abandoning Faith (Mark 1:15; 11:8-18; 12:12-34; 13:1-2; 14:1-50) – May 9: Many times, our faith deteriorates as our circumstances deteriorate. When that happens, our faith is quickly overcome by fear, and the future looks dark. The apostle Peter experienced this, and he temporarily abandoned his faith in Jesus.
  7. Regrets (Mark 1:15; 14:22-72; 15:3-38; 1 Peter 2:24) – May 16: We all have embarrassing moments we can laugh about—later. There are shameful moments that we would give anything to undo. But while our pasts remind us, they don’t have to define us.
  8. The Day No One Believed (John 6:66-69; Mark 1:15; 15:43-47; 16:1-7) – May 23: When Jesus died, nobody believed he was the Son of God, Messiah, or Savior of the world. There were no Christians because there was no Christ. The world had never been darker, and there had never been more fear. But Easter morning changed all that!

 

 


 

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God Is Closer Than You Think
Easter’s Hope for a Lost and Broken World

What and whom you listen to will influence what you do. Sounds like the advice you might give your kids or a younger brother. But this is sound advice for kids of all ages. Let's face it... your life has been defined by the voices you've chosen to tune in, as well as those you've opted to tune out. On Friend Sunday, June 13, South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, will launch a new teaching series entitled, Opt In, Opt Out: Listen to the Right Voices. Join us in person or online at southbaychurchli.org/livestream, Facebook Live, or YouTube.

All of us wish we could go back and dial-up certain voices in our lives. And if we could go back, there are voices we would tune out altogether. But we can't go back. What we can do, however, is begin to listen with greater intensity and discernment now.

In this three-part series, Pastor Hawley introduces us to the three primary voices we should tune into beginning today.

  1. The Good and the Bad (2 Chronicles 18:1-7) – Friend Sunday, June 13: What and whom you listen to will ultimately influence what you do. You know this is true if you've ever listened to bad advice and suffered the consequences. Even worse, have you not listened to good advice and missed the rewards? If you have experienced either of these, you'll want to listen to this message as Pastor gives a sure-fire way to avoid both scenarios, so listen carefully!
  2. Listen and Learn (Proverbs 1:20-33) –June 20: There is no shortage of advisors in this world, but when a myriad of voices come at you, how do you know which ones to listen to and which ones to brush aside? The Bible advises us to seek wise counsel, but what does that mean? How do we define wisdom? In this lesson, Pastor reveals the one voice we should always be open to.
  3. Hearing God’s Voice (Ezekiel 12:2, Matthew 6:8-10, Psalm 46:10) – June 27: If you've been around church people for very long, you've heard the statement: God spoke to me and told me to . . . What do they mean by that? Did he send a text message or leave a voicemail? Does God only speak to certain people and not to others? In the final message in this series, Pastor explains why it's sometimes hard for us to hear God's voice.

Weekend Sunday Worship FAQs

We want your first experience at South Bay Bible Church to be uplifting and positive, so we have compiled a few commonly asked questions. 
If you have a question that is not listed, please email your question to 
info@sbbcli.org, and we will do our best answer your question within a day or two.

We have two Sunday services: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
We also have services online anytime.
We also have 
Community Groups that meet throughout the week at various times.

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.

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