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"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119.105)

Read the Bible in 2020!

Want to read the Bible through in 2020? Bible Reading schedules for either the New Testament only or the entire Bible (Old and New Testaments) are available in the foyer of the Sanctuary, in the church office, and you can download either schedue through our website (CLICK HERE).

Our plan for the New Testament in a year is really pretty simple! You will read one chapter a day, five days a week. If you miss a day, you can catch up on the weekends! The reading schedule does not simply straight through the NT but varies the order of the books. This way, we can distribute the four gospels throughout the year rather than reading them consecutively.

This plan for the entire Bible goes through the Old and New Testaments simultaneously so that you are in both all year, but the material is distributed in a unique way. While the OT follows generally the biblical order, the Psalms are distributed about every other day to facilitate times of praise. Proverbs is done similarly in the latter part of the year. In the NT, the gospels are distributed throughout the year rather than back to back to back to back, and Luke's writings (Luke/Acts) and John's writings are gathered together. Hebrews is read along with Exodus and Leviticus, which gives a better understanding of all three. This plan averages 2-4 chapters in the Old Testament daily (including Psalms) and a single NT chapter or less.

Or read on if you have an iPhone or iPad for information on accessing the entire Bible plan (Old and New Testaments) and read it directly from your device...

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40 Days of Serving!

Sunday, January 26-March 5, 2019

God has called us to be a community of faith, hope, and love. As such, we are to minister to one another, helping each other along the journey of life. But there’s more. He wants us to expand the community by sharing the message of faith in Jesus Christ with others and including them in our community. One of the most powerful ways of sharing the message of Jesus is by serving others in the Name of Jesus. Our world around us has heard enough “talk”—they need to see our faith in action that gives credibility and authority to our message. But how do we go about serving? That’s where the 40 Days of Serving comes in—it is designed to give biblical and practical help as we seek to grow in this area of following our Lord Jesus. 

We hope you will join us on this journey! It includes 40 daily readings. The format is simple: there is a short (one page) “chapter” for each of the 40 days. We pray that this will both encourage you and equip you in your desire to share Jesus with others as together we are pursuing life in Christ with passion and purpose! You can get the free booklet from our church office OR you can CLICK HERE to download a PDF file OR you can click on "CONTACT US" in the Main Menu above and leave your email address with a short message if you would like to receive the daily reading as an email each day of the 40 Days of Serving.

The 40 Days of Serving begins Sunday, January 26, 2020, and goes through Thursday, March 5, 2020. In addition to the daily readings, there will be six messages in Sunday Morning Worship as well as testimonies from church members and special Wednesday night Bible studies and more...

Psalms for the Soul

Choosing Joy!

Message Series 

Life can be tough for us all. As Paul entered the city of Philippi to preach the good news of Jesus—the first place in Europe the gospel was shared that we know of—he was promptly imprisoned! Once released, he started a vibrant church there. Most of the members struggled financially, but faith in God gave them a generosity beyond their means. They helped Paul over and over in the months and years to come.

Later, Paul was imprisoned yet again—this time in Rome, after he had appealed to Caesar and was awaiting the emperor’s ruling. As he writes a love letter to this special church, his main message to them is that, in spite of the circumstances of life, no matter how difficult, in Christ you can choose joy! 

This is a message for us all. Join us in this series as we learn many practical lessons in life—especially how we can rejoice in the Lord and can learn to say, with Paul, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

This message series began in September 2019 and will take a break for Advent and for 40 Days of Serving. It will complete in Spring 2020.

See "Upcoming Messages" under "Sermons" menu tab for individual messages... 

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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

To help face tragedies...

Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...

Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Ancient City Church, we would love to be yours!  

 

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Pitts 2018 headPastor Fred O. Pitts
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)