Sermon Notes August 20


  1. Pray together asking the Lord to teach us together His Word that we might believe it and do it.
  2. Ask group members to share a something good that happened since you were last together.
  3. Ask group members to share something not so good or less than good that has happened since you were last together.
  4. Ask group members about commitments they made when you were last together, how did that go? What happened?
  5. Ask someone to read 2 Corinthians 13.1-11 out loud as the group listens.
  6. Ask members to name things that stand out to them.
  7. Ask members to name things or verses that are unclear to them.
  8. What do they see and think about church discipline in verses 1-4 and 10? Is church discipline relevant to us today? How can we do it wrong? What must we do to do it right? What does this say about being clear about where our “church membership” is?
  9. Does anyone find the words about examining yourself  in verse 5 disturbing? Helpful?
  10. What are the two things Paul prays for the Corinthians in verse 7?
  11. What if you see hypocrisy or failure or unpleasantness in the person who taught you God’s truth, should that invalidate it? Do you see Pastor Frank’s point about that in verse 7?
  12. Read verse 11. Does this describe your family? How well do we do this as a group? As a church? Let’s use this verse as the basis of a time of closing prayer.

Sermon Outline:


1  never stands still so it engages in  discipline. (2 Corinthians 13.10, 1-4)

2  values assurance so it finds it in honest examination based on gospel truth. (2 Corinthians 13.5)

3  discerns truth so it encourages those who declare it and live it. (2 Corinthians 13.6)

4 loves the truth so it delights in the word. (2 Corinthians 13.8)

5 lives out the truth so it grows in  righteousness. ( 2 Corinthians 13.7)

6 has confidence in the truth so it does not put its hopes on men. (2 Corinthians 13.7)

7 is always aware that it is weak so that it can make others strong. (2 Corinthians 13.9) 

Small Group Notes August 13, 2017 Worship


  1. Pray together asking the Lord to teach us together His Word that we might believe it and do it.
  2. Ask someone to be ready to do step 3 below. Ask someone else to read 2 Corinthians 12.19 – 13.10 out loud as the group reads along.
  3. Everyone close their Bibles and ask the designated person to summarize what he/she remembers about the passage.
  4. Open your Bible and someone read 13.5. What is the test? Is this an examination that you have taken recently?
  5. What does Paul mean by the words “in the faith” when he writes: to see whether you are in the faith?
  6. Review Jude 3, Galatians 1.6-9 and explain the pertinence to the first part of this test.
  7. Christians have written CREEDS to sum up the basics of Christian doctrine. The most famous is called The Apostles Creed. Let’s read it together and talk about it:
  8. I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    Maker of heaven and earth.
    And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    born of the virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died and was buried.
    He descended into hell.
    On the third day He rose again from the dead.
    He ascended into heaven
    and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
    From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy Christian Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen
  9. Paul next writes … Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? Ask members to share what union with Christ, that is “Christ in you” means to them.
  10. Review some of the passages quoted today. Galatians 2.20, Philippians 4.13, Ephesians 3.17, Colossians 1,27.
  11. How do we know Jesus’ presence is in our own life?
  12. Read and ask for comments about Romans 8.9-16, with the focus on verse 16.
  13. Is it to be expected that a person in whom Jesus lives becomes a different person because of His presence?
  14. Read 2 Corinthians 12.20-21 about Paul’s fear, literally his phobia. Is he afraid that these things which go on may indicate that some at Corinth are going to fail the test?
  15. Did Paul expect the church to be perfect in its sexual behavior and in its loving relationships?
  16. Talk about the word REPENT in v21.
  17. Read 2 Corinthians 13.11. Talk about the word “restoration”. This is the continuing work of salvation. Explain the connection between this and one of our four stated church puposes: We Are Called to Disciple the Saved
  18. Note 2 Corinthians 13.12. What does it tell us about the significance of even the way we greet one another; even how tonight we leave one another.

CLOSE. (perhaps stand, hold hands ….. someone read 1 John 3.16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Pray together.

2 Corinthians 12.11-19 Discussion Guide and Notes (2017/07/30)


  1. Pray together asking the Lord to teach us together His Word that we might believe it and do it.  Ask someone to be ready to do step 2 below. Ask someone else to read 2 Corinthians 12.11-19 out loud as the group reads along.
  2. Everyone close their Bibles and ask the designated person to summarize what he/she remembers about the passage.
  3. Open your Bible and someone read vv11-12. Can anyone explain Paul’s “emotional” response?
  4. Review some of passages which speak of signs, wonders and mighty works done by the apostles:
    Romans  15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
    Hebrews 2:4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
    Acts 14:8 At Lystra a man … lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. … 10  said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk.
    At Ephesus: Acts 19:11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, Act 19:12  so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.
    Acts 20:9  Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
    Acts 20:10 But Paul went down and fell upon him, and after embracing him, he said, “Do not be troubled, for his life is in him.”

    Do you agree that the greatest miracle at Corinth is summed up here:
    1 Corinthians 3:6  I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
  5. Do you agree with John Calvin’s comment about Paul’s utmost patience at Corinth: Such heroic virtue is a heavenly seal by which the Lord marks out his apostles.
  6. Which is the most significant? Utmost patience or signs, wonders and mighty works?
  7. Read v13 and 14. Which verse would you label “tender”? Which “ironic”?
  8. Explain the implications of Paul’s illustration about parents and children in v14 for us in the church today.  Anyone offer any actual examples of how this plays out? Do you agree or disagree that this speaks to the need for us to be “intergenerational”?
  9. Read v15. Anyone know of another Christian who has “spent and been spent” for you?
  10.  Any comments about the quote from C. T. Studd, the  Victorian age missionary to the Congo: If Jesus Christ be God, and died for me, no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him.
  11. Paul’s question, So how does it happen that the more I love you, the less I’m loved? How do you respond when you show “warmth” to a fellow Christian but receive no “warmth” in return?
  12.  Read v16. Anyone ever had an experience of serving someone and then having them or others imply that your motives were less than sincere?
  13. Read v 19. How do we go beyond meeting together, to truly “upbuilding each other”? Give each person in the group an opportunity to share one tangible idea (or even better, one tangible commitment) they/we could do to act on this.

CLOSE. (perhaps stand, hold hands ….. say together multiple times: “all for your upbuilding“)

Pray together.

2 Corinthians 12.1-10 Discussion Guide and Notes


  1. Read 2 Corinthians 12.1-10 and pray together asking the Lord to teach us together His Word that we might believe it and do it.
  2. Ask someone to give a one minute review of problem Paul is dealing with in 2 Corinthians 10-12.
  3. Read vv 2-5 and ask the group to summarize it. A vision? An out of body experience? Third heaven? (paradise [Genesis 2.8, 15; Luke 23.43; Revelation 2.7], presence of God, abode of redeemed gone home to be with the Lord [Philippians 1.21; 2 Corinthians 5.6-8]).
  4. Who is this man? How long ago did this happen? What details does Paul tell us? Has anyone experienced a vision or revelation like this?
  5. Paul had had other visions and revelations. Acts 9:12; 16.9-10; 18.9-10; 22.17-21; 23.11; 27.23-24.  Has anyone ever felt the Lord’s presence and direction and comfort in a very personal, vivid and clear way? Paul must have spoken about some of these with his closest friends, they would have needed to know about many of them. However in his letters he does not normally share the content of his visions and revelations. Why? (2 Corinthians 12.6)
  6. Someone who frequently says things like, “The Lord told me this morning to . . .” Are they crazy? Are they lying? Could this be used to manipulate?
  7. Read 2 Corinthians 12.7. Would this be a good title for this passage of scripture: Ecstasy and Agony? Why?
  8. Anyone want to share some of their “THORNS”?
  9. What does 2 Corinthians 12.8-9 tell us about prayer? Was Paul’s prayer “unanswered”?
  10. Can anyone identify something painful that the Lord has and/or is using in their life to advance the Kingdom of God?
  11. Anyone bewildered about how the Lord could possibly use their “weakness”?
  12. 2 Corinthians 12.10. Share and pray for one another’s:
  • weaknesses
  • insults
  • hardships (things lacking or desired but not attainable)
  • persecutions
  • calamities

CLOSE. (perhaps stand, hold hands ….. say together multiple times: “For when I am weak, then I am strong. “)

Let us pray that we can move beyond this just being “theory” or a Bible verse we know, and truly experience God’s power as we live daily aware of our helplessness and need to depend on Him.

August 19 & 20

 Saturday @ 6 pm and Sunday @ 10.30 am

Responsive Reading Psalm 95:1-7
Call to Worship Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Welcome Al Walsh
Songs of Praise
Sing! Sing! Sing!
Our Great Savior
Together in Prayer
Giving Come Thou Fount Oostdyk Family
Sermon 2 Corinthians 13.1-14 Church Complete
Frank Ellis
Response to the Word Just As I Am

2 Corinthians 13.1-11

This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

2  I warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not spare them—

3  since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

4  For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God.

5  Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

6  I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.

7  But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.

8  For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

9  For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.

10  For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come I may not have to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

11  Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.


  • NO Choir Rehearsals in August
  • 6:00 First Full AWANA (Worship Center)
  • 6.00 pm Extreme Lives (Students 7–12th grade) (Room 400)
  • 6.15 pm Men’s Challenge group (Room 401)
  • 6.15 pm Intercessory Prayer group (Room 109)
  • 6.15 pm Worship Prep Teams [Voices, Band & Orchestra] (Worship Center)
  • 6.30 pm Adult Bible Study (Rooms 301 & 302)

CHURCH CONFERENCE This Sunday, August 20, following the service

Soup and Salad Fellowship And Q & A after the Saturday evening worship service each week

AWANA First Full session of our new year Wednesday, August 23 @ 6pm

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Every Thursday, starting August 31st Choose 9:30am or 6:30pm. The study is WHAT LOVE IS with Kelly Minter. Cost is $13 for the workbook. Facilitator: Amy Walsh NEXT MEMBERSHIP MATTERS DINNER September 15 @ 6pm

BACK TO SCHOOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC SKATE NIGHT Monday August 21st from 630-9pm At the Skate Factory (485 27th Ave SW) $3.50 per person if paid in advance

INDIA TEAM Pastors Bob and Tyler and Matthew Oostdyk going to India to assist Josh and Micah in sharing Christ with those who have never heard. October 4-15, Pray for them and this effort. Financial help is needed to help with the cost.

Let us help get you connected.  Complete this form and Pastor Al will contact you.



Mission Serve Update

  • 6/24 Leave Vero 7.45am
  • 6/24 pm – 6/25 am @ Tabernacle Baptist in Cartersville, GA
  • 6/25-7/1 Knoxville
  • 7/1 Return to Vero 8.00pm

Our team will be re-roofing and painting homes. The project is organized through the Knoxville Leadership Foundation.

Our adult leaders:

  • Bob & Lynn Littleton
  • Scott McAdam
  • George  & Teresa Pastor
  • Rodney Temple
  • Noah Littleton
  • Chris Hatton
  • Kim Devane
  • Roscoe Edden
  • Beautiful Edden
  • Bob Valentin
  • Joel Milliman



Simple. Text GIVE  to (772) 210-3521

This is King’s Baptist Text To Give number.

Donating By Text

To donate by text, you simply:

  1. Text the amount (e.g. $50) you would  like to give to our number 772.210.3521
  2. If you have donated by text before, you will receive a confirmation text in response that your gift has been received successfully and you are done.
  3. If it’s the first time you are donating by text, you will be given a link and asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you need to do is text in the amount and do not need to reenter your payment information.

Want more details …..

Text Giving Commands

The following are a list of commands that the text giving system accepts:

Command Description
$50 Donate $50 to your church. You can type any amount; the dollar sign is optional (e.g. $50 and 50 both work).
give $50 Same as above.
give Our online giving number, (772) 210-3521, will respond asking how much you’d like to give.
$50 weekly Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week. Frequency options are ‘weekly’, ‘biweekly’, ‘monthly’, and ‘yearly’.
refund Refunds the previously given contribution. You can only refund your own gift with this command within 24 hours of giving the gift. If the previously given contribution started a recurring gift, the recurrence will also be canceled.
update Allows you to update your payment method or recurring gift. Our text giving number,  (772) 210-3521, will respond with a link where you can make these changes.
unlink Unlinks a your phone from the text to give system
commands Provides you with a list of the available text commands

Summer Sports and Fitness Camp For Boys and Girls

June 12-16

9 a.m. till Noon

Cost: FREE!
What? A fun-filled week of sports and fitness activities! Each day kids will have snacks and a Bible Story, as well as choosing activities such as basketball, soccer, flag football, fitness, archery, and field games. We are also excited to have a kid-friendly Ninja Warrior Course!

Different track options to choose from based on age:


Track 1   

  • Snack
  • Basketball
  • Field Games
  • Soccer
  • Bible Story

Track 2

  • Field Games
  • Snacks
  • Flag Football
  • Bible Story
  • Basketball


Track 3                                          

  • Bible Story
  • Field Games
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Snacks

Track 4 

  • Basketball
  • Bible Story
  • Soccer
  • Snacks
  • Flag Football

Track 5  

  • Flag Football
  • Bible Story
  • Snacks
  • Fitness/Ninja Course
  • Soccer


Track 6                                                            

  • Soccer
  • Snacks
  • Bible Story
  • Archery
  • Fitness/Ninja Course

Track 7

  • Fitness/Ninja Course
  • Flag Football
  • Bible Story
  • Snacks
  • Archery       

Track 8   

  • Archery
  • Soccer
  • Snacks
  • Bible Story
  • Field Games


Track 9    

  • Bible Story
  • Fitness/Ninja Course
  • Archery
  • Field Games
  • Snacks

Track 10

  • Snacks
  • Archery
  • Fitness/Ninja Course
  • Basketball
  • Bible Story


What do my kids need to bring?

A lot of our activities will be outside. We ask children to come in comfortable (but modest) clothing, closed-toe shoes, and a hat. We will have water stations set up throughout the campus, but ask children to bring a water bottle. Please have sunscreen applied before coming to camp each day.

How do I select a track option?

Look at the tracks that are available for your child’s age group. In the appropriate box on the registration form, input your child’s desired track option. We only have a certain number of spots available for each track, and we assign spots on a first come basis. If you decide to wait until the first day of camp to register, we will assign your child to the tracks we have available.

Are all the activities outside?

No. Our Bible story and snack time will be inside, so kids will have at least one hour inside each day. Basketball will also take place inside. We will have tents and water coolers set up at each outside activity, and will have frequent water breaks at each activity.