“News For You”

Hi everyone, 

This weekend I plan to bring the message, “Are You Completely Sold Out To God?” from Genesis 22:1-19.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes below before Sunday to get the most out of the message.  This weekend SCC Missionaries Josip and Anna from Croatia will be sharing with us at the end of each service. Josip and Anna will also be guest speakers in Joe Walker’s Sunday School class at 10:00am. 

Sunday Morning Prayer Time 

Please join us for prayer Sunday mornings at 7:30am in Room 101, it is a powerful time together. 

Pray Oregon Coast 

Our next Pray Oregon Coast is scheduled for 6:00pm Friday, May 20th (tomorrow) at Shoreline Community Church.  Since Shoreline is hosting the community event this month, we are hoping to have a good representation from our church family.  Please join us for this special time of community prayer and worship! 

Women’s Breakfast 

A women’s breakfast is scheduled for this 9:00am this Saturday in the Passover Room, ladies, we hope you can join us.  For more information, call Smile Massie at 541-267-6545. 

PPC Baby Bottle Fundraiser 

We will be collecting the baby bottles this weekend for the Pacific Pregnancy Clinic.  If you took home a baby bottle with you, please return it this weekend.  Thanks! 

Liberal Companies Take A Stand For Abortion 

The following information comes from a fortune.com article by Andrew Marquardt dated May 16, 2022.  

“Some of the country’s biggest corporations have now said that they will cover the costs of employees who need to travel to get an abortion. On Monday, Starbucks Corp. became the latest company to pledge to pay for employees who need to travel more than 100 miles to get an abortion, joining others like Amazon, Microsoft and Apple.” 

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Matthew 19:14

Work In Sanctuary 

Work continues in the front of the Sanctuary as we hang our new ship lap.  We have a few more things to do, but are excited to see how the project turns out when it is completed.  Special thanks to Susan Godines and Denise Dunithan for all of the staining they did. 

We are looking forward to having you join us for the many activities this weekend.  Have a blessed week in the Lord! 

In Christian Love, 

Michael J. Barnard
541-808-0902 (Church)
541-297-1571 (Cell)
www.shorelinecc.us
Teaching God’s Word, loving the people!

“Your Sorrow Will Turn To Joy”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Your Sorrow Will Turn To Joy” from John 16:16-33; communion will follow.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible Study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We hope to see you this Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00am; Sunday School begins at 10:00am.

Services are broadcast live through our website @ shorelinecc.us (Sermons link) or on the Shoreline Community Church, North Bend facebook page. Services are also broadcast on Rumble and 10:00am Sunday mornings on 98.7 FM K-Light Radio in Coos Bay. We hope you can join us this Sunday at Shoreline!

“The Promised Holy Spirit”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Promised Holy Spirit” from John 16:1-15. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes to get the most out of this week’s teaching.

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am; Sunday School begins at 10:00am. We hope that you can join us in person, but if not, services will be broadcast live through our website (shorelinecc.us – Sermons link) and through the Shoreline Community Church, North Bend facebook page. May God bless you with an awesome week as you walk closely with Him!

“The Preacher” – Pastor David Rymer

When Elvis Presley was popular in the mid-fifties,

girls would swoon at the mention of his name. But 

Jesus’ name is much more popular than any human 

name, because people don’t faint at the name of 

Jesus – they “walk and leap, and praise God. How 

about you? (Acts 3:8). So too, God’s word says,

“For every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue 

shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall 

give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:11-12).  

Are you ready for that great and fearful day?

                     We know nothing of love

                     until we meet Jesus!

                         

Good Friday And Resurrection Day Celebrations

Friday, April 15 ~ “Good Friday Service” (6:30pm) ~ Pastor Dave Rymer will be bringing the message, “Jesus, Man Of Sorrows” from Luke 23:13-46 at the church on Friday evening; communion will follow the message.

Sunday, April 17 ~ “Resurrection Day Celebrations” ~ This Sunday Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message “He Is Not Here, He Is Risen!” from Luke 24:5-6.  You can expect some outstanding music and touching videos during this service, we hope you will invite family and friends to attend with you.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

All of our services are broadcast live through our website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons link) and on the Shoreline Community Church facebook page.  Hope to see you this Sunday!

“the preacher” – Pastor Dave Rymer

“At midnight I will rise up to give thanks unto thee 

because of thy righteous judgments (Psalm 119:62).

Most people do not rise up at midnight to give thanks                                                       

to the Lord God, but they wake up at the crack of

dawn to rebel against Him and see how many sins

they can commit before they get caught. Anyone 

who rises up at midnight to give thanks to the Lord

is an extraordinary person; anyone who praises 

Him at 7:00a.m. has a great day in store for them.

Anyone who praises the Lord God all day long

is almost unheard of. If you’re telling yourself, you

don’t deserve a second chance with God – remind

yourself that you didn’t deserve the first one either.

The Preacher

“For ever. O Lord, your word is settled in heaven” 

(Psalm 119:89). It is one thing to have God’s Word 

settled in heaven, and it is another thing to have

it settled in our hearts and in our lives. Once the 

Word is settled in our hearts and lives it will bring  

forth the glorious fruits of righteousness that 

brings praise, glory, and honor unto Him. Any-

thing that brings praise, glory, and honor unto 

us needs to be given back to Him for – He knows 

how to handle it better!

                             Pastor David Rymer

“The New Testament Church”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The New Testament Church” from 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am; Sunday School is at 10:00am with three adult electives. Services are also broadcast live through our website (www.shorelinecc.us – Sermons link) and on the Shoreline Community Church facebook page. Hope you can join us this Sunday!

The Preacher – Food for thought!

“I have esteemed the words of his mouth more 

than my necessary (daily) food” (Job 23:12). It 

is better to eat God’s cake than Satan’s cookies. 

Job said that he esteemed (respected) God’s 

words. It is one thing to respect His words, and 

another thing to obey and follow them. It is the

better of wisdom to listen to Him without getting 

lippy and rebellious at the things He tells us to 

do. But if you insist upon having it your way – 

have at it, for there will come a day in which you 

will regret eating Satan’s cupcakes in hell rather 

than God’s prime rib in heaven.

                                 Pastor David Rymer

The Preacher

If you change your thinking, God will change your life.  You can’t go 

around thinking thoughts of defeat and failure and expect God to fill 

you with joy, power, and victory. You can’t go around thinking 

thoughts of poverty and lack and expect God to fill you with 

abundance. You can’t live a life of victory if you have a victim’s mentality.  

If you are happy – tell your face about it.

                Pastor David Rymer

The Preacher

“If you abide in me and my word abides in you, 

you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done 

unto you” (John 15:7).  Now we know why some

folks get what they want from God, while others 

don’t. To abide in Christ takes more than a visit 

once in a blue moon. He is interested in real 

fellowship. He wants no part of a quick “Hi, how 

are you – see you later when I  have more time.” 

To abide in Christ involves long visits. Some folks 

enjoy short visits, some are interested in knowing 

Him intimately, and some take long vacations 

from Him – which one are you?

                         The Preacher

“Love And The Spiritual Gifts”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message “Love And The Spiritual Gifts” from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; communion will follow the message. We have been learning that the work of the Holy Spirit is critical in the life of every believer and the proper use of our spiritual gifts is essential to the health of the local church. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to prepare your hearts for the message.

We hope you can join us at 8:30 or 11:00am on Sunday; don’t forget that it is Daylight Savings time this weekend and we have to spring forward an hour. Services will also be broadcast live through our website (Sermons link), on the Shoreline facebook page, and later in the day on Rumble. Hope to see you this Sunday!

Something to think about

 “See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but

as wise, redeeming the time, for  the days are evil.  ,

Wherefore be not unwise, but understanding what

the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:5-7).

Evidently some Christians who do not know what

the will of the Lord is are unwise. Not only are they

unwise, but they live a dangerous life relative to the

lies, tricks, and traps of Satan who can take them

captive anytime he wants to (2 Timothy 2:26).

If you want to know the will of God is, begin with

Matthew 1:1 and go on from there. ~ Pastor Dave Rymer

“God’s Design For the Local Church”

This weekend as we continue our series on the Holy Spirit, Pastor Mike Barnard to bring the message “God’s Design For The Local Church” from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am Sundays; Sunday School is at 10:00am. We hope you can join us either in person, or live on the internet through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (Sermon’s link) or on facebook live. Our services will also be on Rumble and tape delayed on Spectrum TV channel 192.

“Finding And Using your Spiritual Gifts”

This weekend as we continue our series on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Finding And Using Your Spiritual Gifts” from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message. Missionaries Tom and Karen Owen will also be here from Tensed, Idaho.

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am; three adult electives are offered during the Sunday School hour at 10:00am. If you are unable to join us in person, services are also broadcast live on YouTube and facebook live through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (Sermons-link).

“An Offense To The World”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message “An Offense To The World” from John 15:18-27. As we come to Sunday’s text, Jesus begins warning His disciples about the coming persecution and how they would become an offense to the world because of Him. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes to get the most out of the message.

We hope you can join us this Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00am, services will be broadcast live through the shoreline website (shorelinecc.us – Sermons link) and on the Shoreline Community Church, North Bend facebook page if you are unable to attend in person. See you Sunday!

“I am the vine, you are the branches”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “I Am The Vine, You Are The Branches” from John 15:1-17. We hope that you have been enjoying this series through the Gospel of John, please read through the attached Digging Deeper Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We hope to see you at 8:30 or 11:00am, we have now resumed our Children’s Sunday School at both services. Hope to see you this Sunday!

The Coming Of The Holy Spirit

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Coming Of The Holy Spirit” from John 14:15-31; communion will follow this Sunday’s teaching. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible Study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Church services are at 8:30 and 11:00am Sundays. Please check out our website at shorelinecc.us to see all of the activities that take place each week. We hope that you can join us in person this Sunday, if not, you can watch us live through our website (just look for the sermons link); you can also fine us live on our Shoreline Community Church, North Bend, OR facebook page. Hope to see you Sunday!

“Ministers Of The New Covenant”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Ministers Of the New Covenant” from 2 Corinthians 2:12-3:6. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We hope you can join us at 8:30 or 11:00am in person; Sunday School is at 10:00am. If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to join us on the internet through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (Sermons link) or through the Shoreline Community Church, North Bend, OR facebook page. Hope to see you this Sunday!

“In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions” from John 14:1-15. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am; both services are also broadcast live through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (Sermons link) and on the Shoreline facebook page. Hope to see you this Sunday!

“LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Love One Another As I Have Loved You” from John 13:21-38.  Please read through the attached Digging Deeper Bible Study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.  Jessie and the Shoreline Youth will be leading the worship music.

We invite you to join us this Sunday in person or watch us live through our website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons link); you can also watch the services live on the Shoreline facebook page. Hope to see you this Sunday! (Services are at 8:30 and 11:00AM)

 

“A Tender ACT OF SERVICE

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “A Tender Act Of Service” from John 13:1-20. Please read the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We invite you to join us at 8:30 and 11:00am, or watch us live through the Shoreline Community Church facebook page. You can also watch us live through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (Sermons link). Hope you can join us this Sunday!

Stealing Christmas

It’s just after 5 a.m. and I am once again restless, reaching out to the Lord and wanting to know why. It’s just days away from Christmas, and what use to be my all time favorite time of the year isn’t the same. Something is wrong and has been for years.

This morning in my prayer time, (I usually find I say what is really wrong when I go to the Lord) something came out that nailed it. It feels like someone stole Christmas! The sad thing is that it is true!

When I talk to people, whether they know the Lord or not, they all say the same thing, just worded differently; I just can’t get into it this year, it just feels different. It could be stress, separation, Covid, the death of a friend or loved one, surgery; loss of income… wanting it to be like it use to be is the baseline!

The sad thing is that someone has been trying to steal Christmas and from day one, and his name is Satan. This isn’t anything new; he is just bolder as his time gets shorter. My guess is that it will continue to get worse each year for each one until we decide that we are not going to let him and take Christmas back! No one can take away our love for Christ Jesus or Christmas unless we let them.

Christmas was never about pleasing people, over decorating, overextending our credit, over eating, over doing, over scheduling and exhausting ourselves… on the contrary! Christmas was and still is not about what we give or do for each other but it was and is and always has been about what God has given to us. He has always given us His best, just look around.

God has given us a beautiful planet to live on, it could have been Mars! He gave us a beautiful background, look at the trees, flowers, waterfalls and oceans! He gave us songbirds, butterflies, fields, amusing squirrels, buffaloes and on and on I could go! He gave us people! Tall, short, skinny round, blondes, redheads, brunettes, blue eyes, brown eyes, green eyes, and grey. He gave us skin tones that are so varied and voices! Sopranos, baritones, altos and everything in between. And don’t forget laughter which in itself makes me laugh. And would we ever forget, all that we need to do is just look up! Sunrises, sunsets, clouds, clear skies, snow, rain, rainbows, stars, meteorological showers and so on.

This being said, how could we ever doubt that He is creative? How could we ever believe that He would be of the mindset that this is not good enough or that he doesn’t love us; and why would we EVER allow the greatest gift given to mankind to be “stolen” because we feel sorry for ourselves?

Christmas is about restoration, hope, healing, sharing and so very much more. It is about our Creator, the one Who created the sun, moon and the stars reaching down through time and giving! It isn’t that Christmas is given to us each year; it is that Christmas is up to us to remember. It is our responsibility to remember and celebrate the deep love of a Father, the undeserved compassion, the forgiveness that we FREELY can and have received when we ask. It is not up to God to give us anything more than He has already given.

Christmas cannot be stolen from a heart of thankfulness and gratitude. It cannot be stolen from one who truly knows and understands just what God has already done. It is a time of our stopping our own selfishness and thanking God for salvation from a world of sin, from bad relationships, from poverty of soul… from separation from Him!

Whatever we are feeling right now is up to us, it is a choice. We can be thankless or thankful. We can be hopeless or hopeful. We can allow Christmas and all that is stands for be stolen or hold onto it with every fiber in our being and fall on our knees in tears and thank God for giving not just a day or a present but the greatest gift ever given.

His name is Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, the lily of the Valley, Son of the living God, Beautiful, Living Water, The good Shepherd, The Light, the Gate, Bread of Heaven. He gave us a Savior… He gave us His best, He gave us his son and His name is Jesus.

May we all take our problems, issues, loneliness, hurt, pain, joy and peace, thank God for giving us His love wrapped up in a Person. May we all stop looking around for fulfillment and humbly thank God for satisfying our greatest need… forgiveness. May we all take back what the enemy has stolen and give God the glory for all that He has already done.

Merry Christmas!

Tami De Spain

“The Coming of the forerunner”

This weekend we enter into the Christmas season as Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Coming Of The Forerunner” from Luke 1:5-25, 57-66.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message. 

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am with the Sunday School hour beginning at 10:00am. We hope you can join us either in person or live online at 8:30 and 11:00am. To watch online, simply go the the Shoreline Community Church, North Bend facebook page or to our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (Sermons link). Hope to see you this Sunday!

“being sons of the light”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Being Sons Of The Light” from John 12:20-35; communion will follow. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

This weekend we return to our two service format. Worship services will be at 8:30 and 11:00am with Sunday School at 10:00am. We hope you can join us in person or live online through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (sermons – link).

News For You!

Hello everyone,

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Fruitless Fig Tree” from Matthew 21:12-27 as we pick up the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem following His Triumphal Entry; please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message. 

Time Change (Fall Back)

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday.  The good news is we all get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. 

Shoreline’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

This Sunday will be Shoreline Community Church’s 15th anniversary as a church. We hope you can join us for this special celebration.

Two Services

We plan to return to our two-service format on Sunday, November 14th, our Sunday morning service has been filling up once again so that we need to make a move.  With the new format, our church services will be at 8:30 and 11:00am each Sunday with Sunday School at 10:00am.  Note: Our all church prayer time will be at 7:30am Sundays in Room 101.

Mary Norris “Celebration Of Life”

A Celebration of Life will be held for Mary Norris (the mother of Vicki Young) this Saturday at 10:30am in the church Sanctuary.  If ever there was a Proverbs 31 woman, it was Mary.  I hope you can join us as we celebrate a very special life and family.

Men’s Breakfast

Our next Men’s Breakfast is scheduled for 9:00am Saturday, November 13th in the Passover Room.

Communion

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this month on Sunday, November 14th.

The Food Locker

Shoreline Community Church has a food locker available for anyone in need.  If you are in need of food, or know of someone who is, please let them know that we have free food available at the church office.

Have a blessed week as you walk closely with the Lord,  I hope to see you this Sunday!

In Christian Love,

Michael J. Barnard
541-808-0902 (Church)
541-297-1571 (Cell)
http://www.shorelinecc.us
Teaching God’s Word, loving the people!

“the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Triumphal Entry Of Jesus Christ” from John 12:12-19; please read through the attached Digging Deeper Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Shoreline Community Church will be returning to our two service format on Sunday, November 14th at 8:30 and 11:00am; until then we will continue meeting with only one service at 10:30am. We invite you to join us in person this Sunday at 10:30am; or watch us live on the internet through our website at shorelinecc.us (sermons link). Hope to see you Sunday!

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Go Into All The World And Preach The Gospel” from Acts 1:1-8; InFaith Missionary Kris Cain will also be with us to share part of the message.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of Sunday’s teaching!

Please join us at 10:30am in person, on the Shoreline Community Church facebook page live, or on Youtube live through our website at shorelinecc.us (sermons line). Hope to see you this Sunday!

“Forgiveness”

This Sunday Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Forgiveness” from 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11; Stefanie Ahlers and the SCC Worship Team will lead our worship music.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We hope that you can join us live at 10:30am Sunday or live online through our website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons link). See you Sunday!

“The End Draws Near”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The End Draws Near” from John 11:45-12:11. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Hope to see you this Sunday at 10:30am either in person or live through our website at: shorelinecc.us – sermons link.

“Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead”

This Sunday Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Jesus Raises Lazarus From The Dead” from John 11:25-44.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.  Note:  Church has now been moved back indoors for the winter.  We will continue with one 10:30am service temporarily, but as the church begins to grow again, we plan to go back to our regular two services. 

If you are unable to join us at 10:30am Sunday, we invite you to watch us on facebook live or to watch us live through our website at shorelinecc.us – sermons link. Hope to see you this Sunday!

 

“Dealing With False Accusations”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Dealing With False Accusations” from 2 Corinthians 1:12-22; Sunday School is at 9:30am. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible Study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We will be meeting indoors this Sunday with only one service at 10:30am. If you cannot join us in person, we invite you to join us live on facebook live, or through our website (shorelinecc.us – sermons link) at 10:30am. Hope to see you this Lord’s Day!

“The God Of All Comfort”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard to bring the message, “The God Of All Comfort” from 2 Corinthians 1:1-11; Stefanie Ahlers and team will be leading the worship music.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message. 

Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the outdoor worship services. Shade is available on the south side of the property and we have 13 parking spots available for cars, first come first serve. Hope to see you this Sunday at 10:30am; Sunday School is at 9:30am.

“A Preview Of The Future Resurrection”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “A Preview Of The Future Resurrection” from John 11:1-26; communion will follow. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We invite you to join us at 10:30am outside on the lawn. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, metal chairs will be available for those who don’t have any.

The service will also be broadcast live on the Shoreline Community Church facebook page and website at http://www.shorelinecc.us (sermons link). Hope to see you this Sunday.

“Jesus Celebrates Hanukkah”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Jesus Celebrates Hanukkah” from John 10:22-42; please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes to get the most out of the message.

We are currently on our summer schedule meeting outdoors at 10:30am with Sunday School at 9:30am. Please bring a comfortable lawn chair; if you do not have one, we have plenty of metal chairs. Have a wonderful week in the Lord, hope to see you this Sunday!

“Restoration”

Good morning everyone,
As I had mentioned previously, Psalm 80 is all about restoration. We see this theme repeated in the refrain, “Restore us, O God of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!” This is repeated in verses 3, 7, and 19. But another theme in this psalm runs parallel to God’s restoration of Israel. This theme is “less obvious” (I say that in quotes because while it is not mentioned directly by name, it envelopes this psalm in a very clear and obvious way). That other theme is God’s mercy. Take for example verse 8. It says, “You have brought a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the nations, and planted it.” Obviously, this “vine” is Israel when God miraculously led them to freedom from Egypt. When Asaph talks about this vine being planted, he is referring to Israel’s conquest of the land of Canaan and the subsequent victories that followed. What is not usually seen is the actual miracle that that was. Israel is one nation. They were not the biggest nation in the world, and their population and their military was comparably small to the rest of the world. The land of Canaan had 7 nations that called Canaan home. Seven nations that were bigger, stronger, and/or at least more established in the land than Israel was. But, because of God’s mercy to Israel (all you Bible scholars know that Israel did not deserve His mercy after wandering in the wilderness for 40 years because of unbelief), Israel defeated the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and the Jebusites. This was God’s eternal mercy on display. His mercy is further seen in verse 14. It seems that Israel was experiencing some tribulation because Asaph cries out to God and “reminds” Him to “visit this vine and the vineyard which Your right hand has planted, and the branch that You made strong for Yourself. It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.” (Vvs. 14-16) God’s mercy is also shown in His discipline of His children because our other option would be extinction. We are sinners and don’t deserve a second chance but God gives us multiple chances to come back to Him. Quick side note, God need only to glance and mankind will perish as is evidenced by verse 16. Charles Spurgeon said, “Men can do little with their arm, but God can do all things with a glance.” What a mighty God we serve! Lastly, His mercy is seen in godly leaders. Verses 17-18 says, “Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself. Then we will not turn back from You; revive us, and we will call upon Your name.” God’s mercy to a nation is revealed through its leaders that God appoints. Righteous leaders will lead righteously. And the whole nation benefits. But this verse is also looking ahead to the Messiah’s reign, when the world will experience what true peace, and righteousness, and justice looks like. Call upon Him and you shall be saved from the wrath of God due to your sin! Repent and experience life! Do not mistake God’s mercies for inaction. Blessings from Oregon.

“The Good Shepherd Discourse”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message “The Good Shepherd Discourse” from John 10:1-22; Stefanie Ahlers and team will be leading the worship music. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We hope you can join us at 10:30am this Sunday for outdoor worship. Worshipers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on; metal chairs will be provided for those who don’t have a chair. Please dress accordingly for the weather as it can change in a moment on the Oregon coast. Hope to see you this Sunday at 10:30am; Sunday School begins at 9:30am! Note: Thirteen parking spaces are available for cars; first come, first serve.

“Being Reconciled To God”

This weekend, Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Being Reconciled To God” from 2 Corinthians 5:10-12; Shoreline Missionaries David and Carrie Kim will also be with us to share. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

During the summer months, church has been moved outside onto the lawn and we only have one service at 10:30am. Please bring a comfortable lawn chair and appropriate clothes for the weather. The church will be providing metal chairs for those who don’t have one. We have 13 parking spaces for cars on the lawn if you prefer to worship that way; first come first serve. Hope to see you this Sunday at 10:30am; Sunday school is at 9:00am. Our services will be broadcast live through our website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons link).

“Jesus Heals The Man Born Blind”

This Sunday Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message “Jesus Heals The Man Born Blind” from John 9:1-25; the SCC Worship Team will lead the worship music. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

This Sunday we continue our summer outdoor worship on the lawn at 10:30am; Sunday School is at 9:30am in the church building. Please bring your lawn chairs and dress accordingly for the weather. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch live through our website at: http://www.shorelinecc.us sermons link, or on the Shoreline Community Church facebook page. Hope you can join us at 10:30am!

“Before Abraham Was Born, I Am”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Before Abraham Was Born, I Am” from John 8:37-59; Stefanie Alhers and team will lead the worship music. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

A reminder of our new starting times:

* Prayer Time: 8:15-9:15am (Room 101)

* Sunday School: 9:30-10:15am

* CHURCH SERVICE: 10:30am (Note: 13 spots are available for cars)

We hope you can join us 10:30am Sunday either in person at Shoreline Community Church or live online through the Shoreline facebook page or through our website at http://www.shorelinecc.us – Sermons link.

“I Am The Light Of The World”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message “I Am the Light Of The World” from John 8:12-36; Alex Neuman and team will lead the worship music. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

During the summer months we will be worshiping outdoors on the big lawn next to the church office at 10:30am; Sunday School will begin at 9:00am. Services will also be broadcast live on the Shoreline facebook page and through our website at shorelinecc.us – sermons link. Hope you can join us this Sunday!

“Trusting God Against All Odds”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Trusting God Against All Odds” from Romans 4:13-5:1. We encourage you to read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We hope you can join us in person at 8:30 and 11:00am, if not, we invite you to join us on facebook live through the Shoreline facebook page or on Youtube live through our website at shorelinecc.us – Sermons link. Hope to see you this Sunday!

Down The Halls Of Heaven

No one can describe Heaven as is attested by Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:4. We can only imagine what Heaven will be like. We do know the sun will not be needed as God’s presence will be there which will give both light and warmth (Revelation 21:23). Heaven is a beautiful place and one in which God desires all people to dwell in. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His saving work and you shall be saved. Walk with Him in this life so that you may walk with Him down the halls of heaven.

Down The Halls of Heaven

Down the halls of Heaven I walk to and fro
Awestruck by His grace and beauty everywhere I go.
The sights I see, the sounds I hear; it’s beauty beyond depiction
The warmth and glow of His presence flows free without restriction.
As I walk amazed and enamored (I cannot even speak!)
I catch a glimpse of His beautiful face and my knees become so weak.
I fall down in awe and worship in front of my Creator
And then I feel His loving hands lift up this former sinner.
His gracious arms envelope me and I am filled with peace
For all the sin that I once knew is gone now; it has ceased. 
In the halls of Heaven I now forever stay
Living in His presence and my crown, to Him, I lay.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!
Who was and is and is to come! The Perfection of Beauty.

~ Alex Neuman

You Are My Strong Refuge

Good morning everyone,

Continuing on in Psalm 71, I will be looking at verses 7-9. Verse 7 says, “I have become as a wonder to many, but You are my strong refuge.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭71:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ We, as Christians, are confusing to the world. The Gospel does not make sense, after all how could it? If something sounds too good to be true it must be right? It makes no sense that a God who dwelled in Heaven would depart His glory to come down and die for humanity. Christians are different than everyone else and stick out like a sore thumb (at least they should). You must be out of your mind! Well it is true and anything else would be too good to be true, but not the Good News of Jesus Christ. Those who are not saved do not understand. But this is not some elite club that only some people can be a part of and that by invitation. There is an invitation but it is open to all. All one needs to do is believe that they are a sinner in need of a Savior and that Jesus came down to die in order to purchase their freedom. Verse 8 says, “Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day.” Psalms‬ ‭71:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ I like sugary foods and sugary drinks (oh and pizza!) but even my tongue will get tired of those flavors if I have them too much and too often. I have already grown tired of some flavors. But not so with the praises of God. I should never grow tired of singing His praises and the sweet flavor that it brings to my soul. The delight that it brings to His face is enough to keep me satisfied. I remember (a few years ago) feeling like God was smiling down on me and it felt amazing! Lastly, verse 9 gives hope for aged. The psalmist says, “Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭71:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ God doesn’t care how old or young you are. He is concerned with your heart. He can use a person in their old age just as effectively as one in their prime. The heart is what matters. Keep your heart looking up and dedicated to Christ the LORD! Blessings from Oregon! ~ Alex Neuman

“My Strong Refuge”

Good morning everyone,
I will try to keep this devotional short today as there is a lot. To begin with, I have started on Psalm 71. In verse 3, the psalmist describes the personal nature of God. Verse 3 says (emphasis has been added), “Be MY strong refuge, to which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save ME, for You are MY rock and MY fortress.” ‭What this verse shows us (besides the fact that God truly does save) is that God is a personal God. How many religions can say that the god they worship is personal? This personal relationship between God and man is seen throughout the Psalms. God is mine!! Next, in verse 4, the psalmist entreats God to save him from the hand of the wicked man, the hand of the unrighteous man, and the hand of the cruel man. This made me think of the verse in Ephesians where Paul said God is able “to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Mind you, God is more than able to defeat any evil force no matter how big or strong it is. But the psalmist mentioned three men and I was reminded of God’s three-fold promise that He is more than able. In verse 5, the psalmist admits that he hopes in God for “You are my trust from my youth.” How important it is for us to trust in God from our youth. However, you may be saying that you were a rebel in your youth and are unqualified to make such a statement. I beg to differ. Aging is a fact of life. Follow God now and when you are older, you may say (along with the psalmist) “You are my trust from my youth.” Lastly, verse 6 is a call to praise God. One of the reasons I appreciate the Psalms is because one can never praise God enough. There are numerous calls to worship and praise and praise is beautiful. Verse 6 says, “By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.” The psalmist recognized God’s sustaining power even before he was born! Life is truly a gift! Unfortunately, we as a society either don’t understand this or do not appreciate it. Charles Spurgeon said this, “God is the circle where praise should begin, continue, and endlessly revolve, since in Him we live, and move, and have our being.” Rest assured of your God believer. Blessings from Oregon.

Written by Alex Neuman

“Rejected By His Own”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Rejected By His Own” from John 7:1-24; Stef Ahlers will lead the worship music. Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We invite you to join us at 8:30 or 11:00am live in the Church Sanctuary or live on video through our website (shorelinecc.us – Sermons link). Hope to see you this Sunday!

“Jesus’ Power Over Nature”

This Sunday Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Jesus’ Power Over Nature” from John 6:1-21; Pastor Phil Jeffery will be leading the worship for the final time at Shoreline Community Church before becoming pastor of Lakeside Community Church.

Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We invite you to either join us this Sunday in person or live online at 8:30 or 11:00am. If you would like to watch us online, you can do so through out website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons link). Hope to see you this Sunday!

“The Great Commission”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Great Commission” from Matthew 28:16-20; Alex Neuman and team will lead the worship music.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

We invite you to join us in person at 8:30 and 11:00am or watch us live on video this Sunday morning through our website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons link)! Shoreline Community Church is located at 1251 Clark Street in North Bend, Oregon.

“The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ”

This Sunday Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ” from Matthew 27:62-28:15; the SCC Worship Team will be leading our worship music.  Please read through the attached Digging Deeper Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message. The service will feature videos and special music along with a message that reminds us all why the resurrection is so important to us. 

A Good Friday Service is scheduled for 6:00pm Friday, April 2nd with Pastor Shay Spencer bringing the message. Resurrection Day services are scheduled for 8:30 and 11:00am Sunday, April 4th. We hope you can join us in person, but if not, please join us online through our website at shorelinecc.us (Sermons – link)!

“Crushed At Gethsemane”

This weekend Pastor Mike Barnard plans to bring the message, “Crushed At Gethsemane” from Matthew 26:30-46 as we begin preparing for our Resurrection Day Celebrations; communion will follow the message.  Please read through the attached “Digging Deeper” Bible study notes before Sunday to get the most out of the message.

Services are at 8:30 and 11:00am. If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to watch live on either facebook live or Youtube live through our website at shoreline.us. Hope to see you Sunday!