Sunday, September 22


How long will the debate about Jesus go on? How long will man debate His origin, His will, His words, and His call? And how long will we debate the consequences of inaction? In John 7, after more debate among the people and leaders, some believe and some do not, just like today. Yet He reminds them that the call will not remain forever. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.

Young Marrieds & Families
We’re excited to launch brand-new HABFs (Home Adult Bible Fellowships) for young married couples and young families! These small groups will begin meeting later this month, and if you’re not in a group yet, trust us: you’re missing out. Questions? Contact Terri.

Membership Classes
Our next set of Membership Classes begins on Sunday, Sep. 29, at 9am in Rm. 124. The 4-class series includes two more Sunday-morning sessions on October 6 & 13, followed by a wrap-up class on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8:45am in the Conference Room. Questions? Contact April.

RUOK (A Middle-School Retreat)
Middle school students in grades 6-8 are invited to join Green Student Ministry on a weekend fall retreat at Camp McPherson in Danville, OH. Registration opens Sep. 15. Standard retreat price is $165/student; register early and save $15! Contact Ramona to register.


27 | Coffee Break (Special Needs)

29 | Membership Classes Begin


4-5 | Reclaim

13 | Global Outreach Prayer

19 | Coffee w/ Carmen (Women)

25-27 | RUOK (Middle School)

27 | Your Life & Legacy


Kids Ministry – Help with our 4- and 5-year-olds and Kindergartners on Sundays at 9am. Lead or assist in a classroom.

Worship – We are seeking donations of artificial Christmas trees for our Christmas stage set. We can accept 6’-12’ trees in new or good used condition. Needed by November 1.

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Join us for Reclaim, presented by Authentic Intimacy, on October 4 & 5. Discover God’s plan for intimacy and why it matters. Visit for info or to purchase tickets.

Sew & Sow Craft Show
Join Women for Oppressed Women (WOW) for the Sew & Sow Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10am to 3pm (Akron Campus). Enjoy handmade crafts, on-site food options, and make-and-take Creativity Clinics.

Your Life & Legacy
Are you prepared to share your legacy? Learn more at an interactive estate-planning workshop on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 10:30am. Advance registration is required; sign up online at

Child Dedication
Commit to raising your child in a Christ- centered home in the presence of friends, family, and your church community. Dedicate your child in our next ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2. Find more details and register at

The Great Debate | Mike Castelli

John 7:1-52

Up to Jerusalem

Feast of Booths
Leviticus 23:33-36, 23:39-43

Rejected by Brothers
Psalm 69:7-9; Matthew 13:55-56; Mark 3:20-21; Luke 18:19

His Time – Not Yet
John 1:29, 2:4, 3:14-15, 6:15, 12:24

Fear of Man
Mark 8:38; Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 1:8-12; 1 John 2:28

The Mark of God

Reveal God

Father’s Will = Jesus’ Will = Your Will
Matthew 6:9-10; Romans 12:2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 13:20-21

Father’s Words = Jesus’ Words = Your Words
Deuteronomy 6:5-7; Psalm 119:11-13; 2 Peter 4:10-11

It Will Show!
Matthew 12:35; Luke 6:43-45; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:5

The Great Debate

Some Believe
John 1:10-13, 8:30, 10:42, 11:45

Some Reject
Luke 16:26; John 8:21

His Call Remains
Isaiah 55:1-3; Revelation 22:20

Read John 8 for next week.


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I See The Lord (Vertical Church Band)

Stand In Your Love (Bethel Music)

Lord I Need You (Matt Maher)

Glorious Day (Passion)

Heaven (Passion)

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