Question & Answer Livestream

Sunday, April 26th at 6:00pm

Pastor Marc is joined by returning guests David Dover and Patrick Chaney as well as newcomer Tyler Vela (learn more about Tyler’s ministry HERE).

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing policies, this Q&A event is LIVE via YouTube.

 

 

 

Making Time for Rest (Holy Week Devotionals, Wednesday)

 

Scripture

Luke 9:1-2,10, “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. … 10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

 

Reflections:

  • Think of all the wonderful and amazing blessing that God has given in this life? All the wonders of nature, relationships, and different abilities that we have.
  • What are some ways that you can slow down and get the rest that you need and praise God for (and enjoy) the many blessings He has given?

Asking the Right Question (Holy Week Devotionals, Tuesday)

 

Scripture: Matthew 22:15-46

15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk. 16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men. 17 Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

1But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tax money.”

So they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”

21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went their way.

23 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 24 saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh. 27 Last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.”

29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” 33 And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”

They said to Him, “The Son of David.”

43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: 44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’? 45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

 

Reflections

  • Despite our questions and doubts and excuse-making, Jesus still offers us grace and patience as we wrestle through issues and seek answers.
  • What secondary issues or questions do you allow to influence how you think about the main question, “Who is Jesus Christ?”

The Sovereign Servant (Holy Week Devotionals, Palm Sunday)

 

Scripture: Matthew 21:7-11

They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”

10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

 

Reflections:

  • Too often people think about Jesus as just some other person making some claim on our lives, but how does it change things when we realize that He is the sovereign King and Creator who has rightful claim over all thing … yet who humbly comes calling us to Himself?

Get The ZOOM App

ZOOM Video Conferencing

Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, we will try a new service that should allow our online classes to be more interactive without the need to sign up for an account with YouTube.

  • No need to register an account
  • Works on any computer, smartphone or tablet.
  • You WILL need to download the App for your device.

 

  • We will post the link to join the meeting to the website, Facebook page, and LHBC Group Text on Wednesday about 30 minutes prior to class start.

 

Services Resume, Sunday, May 10th!

While churches were not strictly forbidden from gathering, Liberty Hill had opted to suspend in-person gatherings and began holding remote services. On Monday, April 27th, Governor Abbott issued an executive order allowing business to begin to reopen under certain guidelines. As we begin to get out and resume a more normal daily life in general, we have decided to also begin the transition into more normal church life as well.

Beginning Sunday, May 10th, Liberty Hill will resume gatherings for Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening Bible study.

Sunday School resumed May 24th, in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00am.

Sunday Evening Bible Study resumes June 7th at 6:00pm.

All other events will remain suspended for now. Over the next several weeks, we hope to begin activities again as we determine the best and safest course of action to do so.

We WILL continue livestreaming the Sunday services and Wednesday Bible study.

If you have a condition that places you at higher risk from the disease, or just prefer to play it safe for now, please feel free to remain home. I do not want anyone to feel they are obligated to return to church in person at this time.

But for those who are able and wish to gather, we will be open with the following guidelines to help us all get through this time safely.

We all know that the Coronavirus can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. While LHBC will be mindful of federal and state laws and guidance, our aim is to take actions to protect our congregation, especially our at-risk population, and to be a comfort and support during this time.

These initial guidelines are taken from Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, issued on April 27, 2020 on religious services.

  1. Hand sanitizer with be provided in the entrance. Please apply on entering the church and leaving. As always, wash hands frequently.

 

  1. Say “Hello” instead of a handshake or hug. Maintaining good social distance (about six feet) is very important. Please keep at least 6 feet between you and fellow members.

 

  1. Keep at least two empty seats (or six feet separation) between parties in any row, except as follows:
    • Two or more members of the same household can sit adjacent to one another, with two seats (or six feet separation) empty on either side
    • Two individuals who are not members of the same household but who are attending together can sit adjacent to one another, with two seats (or six feet separation) empty on either side
    • Alternate rows between attendees (every other row left empty)
  1. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask and want one, several ladies in the church are making some available. Make sure it covers your mouth and nose and wash after use in regular wash and dryer.

 

  1. After service, a volunteer will wipe frequently touched objects such as door knobs, countertops, rails, pews, song books, etc.

 

  1. Rather than passing the plate, Tithes & Offerings can be placed in the container at the back of the church. Members opting to remain at home can still mail in their tithes and offerings or deposit them directly to the bank in Moody.

 

  1. For now, the only activities will be Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening Bible Study. All other activities such as Children’s Ministry, Nursery, Sunday evening service, Youth gatherings, Sunday School, Baptisms, Communion, and meal days will remain suspended as we devise means by which to reintroduce them with appropriate precautions.

 

  1. If you are in a higher risk group, those who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes and feel more comfortable attending remotely for now, please do so.

 

  1. We want to remind anyone with a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell to please stay home.

 

  1. These guidelines are ever changing. Please pray for our church and for us to all transition back to a normal in the next few months.

 

Liberty Hill Baptist Church is more than a building on a hill and gatherings. It is a family of people dedicated to following Christ, and dedicated to one another. We will be return to normal services and events soon enough. In the meantime, let’s be sure to keep one another close in our hearts.

Thank you, and God bless,

Pastor Marc

 

RESOURCES

The link to the live broadcast of church services can be found here: Liberty Hill Live 

RightNow Media: Get access to thousands of bible study videos on virtually any topic imaginable: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/LibertyHillBaptist (or Text “RightNow LibertyHillBaptist” to 41-411)

McLennan County Shelter-in-Place Order (PDF): http://co.mclennan.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/10076/McLennan-County-COVID19-Order-to-Shelter-in-Place-PDF—ADA

Family Worship resources from the Southern Baptists Texas Convention: https://sbtexas.com/church-ministries/adult/family-ministry/resources-for-families/

Catch up on reading through the Bible in 2020: https://fivedaybiblereading.com/

Free Resources from LifeWay: https://www.lifeway.com/coronavirus

Find School Meal Programs: https://sites.google.com/view/tx-food-resources/meal-finder-map-texas?authuser=0

List of Local Food Banks: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/tx-waco

Website with lists of local information, updates, and resources: https://www.actlocallywaco.org/cvresources/

 

Service Information and Notes

Order of Service, May 24, 2020

  • Call to Worship, James Duhon
  • Prayer
  • Announcements
  • Song Service, Lynn Holt
    • Hymn #315, “Wonderful Words of Life”
    • Hymn #630, “Heaven Came Down”
    • Hymn #249, “Nothing But the Blood”
    • Hymn #617, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
  • Sermon, Pastor Marc Lambert: “Remorse Without Repentance”
    • Matthew 27:3-10
  • Hymn #521, “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary”

 

Sunday Evening

  • Sunday Evening services are temporarily suspended
  • RESUMES JUNE 7th!! 

Wednesday

  • Bible Study: “The Book of Philippians” continues
  • Youth temporarily suspended

 

Tithes and Offerings

  • We encourage our church family to continue to tithe and support our church.  Anyone who wishes to may drop off their tithes at the Moody Bank and specify it is tithes for the LHBC account or send checks to church address, 1155 Liberty Hill Rd, Moody, TX  76557 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Today – Sunday School resumes in fellowship hall.
  • Sunday, June 7th – Sunday evening services resume.
  • Note – Offering plate is on the table for dropping in tithes.
  • Note – Gathering together church services have resumed for those wishing to come and worship.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Services will still be livestreamed for those who still choose to play it safe and stay home. No nursery for the time being.
  • Note – Sermons should be posted by Tuesday or Wednesday and live on YouTube.

 

Weekly Reading Plan: Week 21

  • 2 Samuel 13-14; Acts 28
  • 2 Samuel 15-17; Psalms 3, 63; Romans 1
  • 2 Samuel 18-20; Psalm 34; Romans 2
  • 2 Samuel 21-23; Psalm 18; Romans 3
  • 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21; Romans 4

 

REGULARLY SCHEDULED

  Sunday School – 10:00 am

   Sunday Worship – 11:00 am

   Wednesday  – 7:00 pm

  

Pastor Marc’s Email:  pastormarc5183@gmail.com

 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugqUID3u5TFl57LUmt-5YQ

 

Liberty Hill Live

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NEXT LIVESTREAM:

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

May 27th 7::00 PM

 

[Video Will Appear Here Closer to Time of the Event]

 

Liberty Hill now has the ability to stream services live over YouTube. This will allow us to be accessible to a wider audience than streaming over Facebook alone would previously allow.

During this current concern over the Corona-virus, we want all of our members and neighbors to remain safe. To that end we have suspended in-person gatherings, and provide online alternatives to “attend” worship service and Bible study online.

While watching a service is never the same as being present, we want to offer you the opportunity to gather with your church family in spirit even if not in body.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

11:00 am

Current Series: The Gospels, What Did Jesus Do?

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

7:00 pm

Current Series: “The Book of Philippians”

 

The livestream for Sunday, May 17th, 11:00 AM will appear above closer to the time of the event:

 

We encourage our church family to continue to tithe and support our church.  Anyone who wishes to may drop off their tithes at Moody Bank and specify it is tithes for the LHBC account or send checks to church address, 1155 Liberty Hill Rd, Moody, TX  76557