J. Gordon Duncan

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Hot Dog Cookout and Shindig 082110

Whenever you move into a new community, getting to know your neighbors used to be the top of the todo list..  Everyone wanted to meet the people across the street, around the corner, and at the end of the cul-de-sac.  Unfortunately, there is a trend these days for folks to treat their home like a bunker where they can hide out from the world.  It is a rare community where people actually know each other.  Believe it or not, some churches take this attitude as well.  Essentially, if you want to get to know the church, you have to walk into their doors at their times and on their terms.

This isn’t true of Sovereign King Church though.  We want to know our new neighbors.  We want to meet the great folks around our new space in the Family Dollar Shopping Center on Highway 50 in Garner.  We want to find out how we can love them and serve them and be a benefit to the community.  We thought the best way to do that would be to throw a party, so that is exactly what we are going to do.

On Saturday, on August 21st, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, we are going  throw a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” Hot Dog Cookout, party, and shindig right outside for our new space.  Everything that day will be absolutely free, and the goal will be for SK to get to know their neighbors and for our neighbors to get to know SK.

We are going to have our famous Flat Bed Pickup Grill working again.  There will be a corn-hole tournament, sidewalk chalk, and water gun fights.  And get this, the first 250 kids that come through will receive a brand new stuff animal courtesy of SK and the Garner EMS.  Word has it, the EMS will be bringing out their giant rescue truck as well, so tours of the coolest truck in town will be available.

SK really wants to let our new Garner community know how we Create Community and Engage Community for the glory of Jesus Christ, so we will also have lots of information about the stuff that SK does to handout.  We will also be glad to give folks a tour of our new facility explaining how we transformed a smelly gym into a worship space.

We hope to see each and everyone of you on Saturday August 21st from 12pm to 3pm for our Welcome to the Neighborhood Hot Dog Cookout.  If you have questions, call SK at 919-412-8161 or email Gordon at jgordonduncan@yahoo.com.  You can also find directions to our space here.  Hope to see you then.

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Grace to the Humble – SK Service Preview for 080810

When God answers Hannah’s prayer and gifts her with a child after years of barreness, there is much more going on than the mere asking for and answering of prayer.  As Dale Davis says in his wonderful commentary on 1 Samuel,

“This is no piddly affair – this is a manifestation of the way God rules and will bring his kingdom.  Hannah’s relief is a sample of the way God works and of the way he will work when he brings his kingdom in its fullness.   The saving help God gave Hannah is a foretaste, a scale-model demonstration of how God will do it when he does it in grand style…every time God lifts you out of the miry bog and sets your feet upon a rock is a sample of the coming of the kingdom of God, a down payment of the full deliverance, the macro-salvation, that will be yours at last.”

The story of Hannah and the subsequent giving away for her son Samuel is a beautiful picture of what God does for all those who have faith in Jesus.  He rescues us.  This week, at SK, we are going to continue looking at the song that Hannah sings as she present her son Samuel to the ministry.  We are going to see a wonderfully in-control God pouring our blessings on the humble and opposing the proud, and in it, I hope we can all find ourselves as the humble beautiful a wonderfully, gracious God.

If you would like to worship with us at SK, we meet each Sunday at 10:30am, and you can find directions to our space here.

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment