Held on Saturday, August 26, 2017
Main Session 1 – Sacrifice: The Finished Work of Jesus Christ on the Cross
Speaker: June Restrepo
In order to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we must understand what led to his willing sacrifice. In His obedience and willingness to take on our sin, He perfectly glorified His father by satisfying the sin payment as no animal was able to. A thorough understanding of the inadequacy of animal sacrifices, the enormity of the debt all sin creates, and the immeasurable love our just and merciful Heavenly Father possesses will all be discussed.
Main Session 2 – A Living Sacrifice: The Worship and Work of the Christian
Speaker: Julie Parfrey
How merciful our God is that He became the perfect and final sacrifice for us! No longer are animal sacrifices needed because Jesus completely satisfied God’s wrath against sin once and for all. Now believers worship God by becoming “living sacrifices” for Him; but what exactly does that entail? Learn from Romans 12:1-2 what moves us into a life that pleases God and gives us understanding of His perfect will.
Breakout Option – The Sacrifice of Intentional Relationships: Discipleship in the local church community
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Speaker: Amy Dufek
Scripture, God’s wonderful written words to his people, commands discipleship (Matthew 28:18-20)! Yet, so many of us believe that we aren’t called to disciple, don’t feel equipped, don’t know where to start, or simply don’t know what it is. Let’s look together at this command to disciple using Paul’s example to the church in Thessalonica. We will discuss how we as women in a local church can be intentional in sharing ourselves for the sake of the Gospel, how this “sacrifice” honors the Lord, and why discipleship is a great blessing for the church. Our prayer is that this session turns your fears and inaction into joy and energy for helping others follow Christ.
Breakout Option – The Sacrifice of a Broken and Contrite Heart: A study on the gift of Repentance
Speaker: Jill Mcllveen
Jesus opened the Sermon on the Mount with this Beatitude: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” As we grow mature in our walks with Christ, we begin to see more clearly the realities and impact of our sin. This was the experience for King David as he was remorseful of his passion for Bathsheba and the darkness of his actions to have her. David gives us a glimpse of his heart’s process of repentance through Psalm 51. In this breakout we’ll explore this precious Psalm’s application to our 21st century lives, along with digging into the Bible’s definition of conviction, the role of our conscience, confession and forgiveness. How do these spiritual realities affect my sanctification (becoming more like Christ while I wait for Him to return)? How can repenting from my sin actually be used to bring God glory and be a gospel opportunity with someone else?
Breakout Option – The Sacrifice of Praise: Giving Thanks in all Circumstances
Speaker: Lana Harwood
Typically, it’s easier to praise God when life is going well, but challenging in difficult and disappointing times. As believers, we are called to acknowledge God in all things, continually offering up praise. This is a sacrifice of our plans and desires, seeking His will. We will discuss how to rely on God’s grace and have a heart response that lifts up the name of Christ, rather than forcing ourselves to sound thankful. As we strive to be Christ focused and honor Him, we can dispel complaining and discontentment, and sincerely put on an attitude of gratitude.
Breakout Option – The Sacrifice of a Shared Life
Speaker: Nicole Hutto
How can our interaction with our family, neighbors, co-workers and friends leave behind a lingering aroma that we know Christ? “The Sacrifice of a Shared Life” will be a look into the life and example of Jesus as he poured his time and love into the lost and hurting people God brought Him into contact with each day. We are not talking about casual acts of kindness but true compassion guided by the will of the Father. Hebrew 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”