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{Evangelical Orthodoxy) 925 South Shamrock Avenue, Monrovia, California Bishop Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard, Parish-shepherd/Soul-watcher Office (626)358-2136 * Fax (626) 303-2477 Email: sbcmon925@gmail.com www.sbcmonrovia.org

February 18, 2018

HOW DO CHRISTIANS SURVIVE IN A WORLD OF TEMPTATION? (I John 2:12-15)

Sons and Daughters in Light, God’s Grace to You!

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hristians are guided by the Word of God in all things; God says: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (I John 2:15).

The word in Greek, cosmos is that organized system headed by Satan which leaves God out and is a rival to Him. Though God loves the world of mankind (John 3:16), saints are not to love the world at all, for it is that which organizes them against God (I John 5:19: John 3:19; James 1:27;4:4). One of the most difficult challenges for Christians is to live in the world without the world living in them. As we live in the world, how can we live in vital union with Christ Jesus and still please Him? How are Christians not to love the world? The whole world system (based as it is on a person’s desires, their greedy ambitions, and glamour of all that they think is splendid) is not derived from God, the Father at all, but from the world itself. God confronts us with the world---what it is in stark reality and how to live in it with Christian integrity. In the New Testament the term world has a profound moral implication. The world is any person, relationship, structure of society, circumstance or situation which has been unredeemed by God’s judgment and grace. As a spiritual kingdom of saints, we live in history and in the world. Our ultimate love and loyalty is to God. Then we can love the world creatively without needing either its accolades or affluence. When we love the world as God did in Jesus Christ, we are given marching orders to care for people and introduce them to life as it was meant to be in Christ and our perspective and ambition change. With people as the focus of our concern, we can do battle with the false values of society and anything which distorts and dehumanizes persons in their primary purpose to know and love God. Amen Until He Comes, I Am Serving Christ Joyfully,

Bishop Dr. Wm. La Rue Dillard Parish under-shepherd


THEME: “CALLED WITH A HOLY CALLING” II TIMOTHY 1:8-12 The Call to Worship........................................................Lyceum Council of Elders SBC New Members Teachers Leading in Worship Co-Directors Diaconates Josephine Stokes and Melva Hill Worship Leaders....................................Diaconates Ron Demps & Walter McDonald Hymn of Rejoicing...............................................................Gathered Assembly “When we all get to Heaven” #429 Responsive Scripture...................................................Sister CaRetta Adkison Matthew 13:36-46 Fervent Prayer...................................................Exhorter Diakona Eric Johnson Glorious Praise Rising unto the Lord..........................................Gathered Assembly Financial Praise Rising unto the Lord...................................Sister Felicia McFarland Paying Tithes and Giving Offerings Tray Holders.................................................................Sisters Danielle Towels, Cynthia Jones, Onnie Pointer, Stephanie Porter, and Robin Humphries Selection.......................................................New Members/Voices of Unity Choir

Welcome.......................................................................Diakona Robert Hamilton Intercessory Prayer Selection.......................................................New Members/ Voices of Unity Choir Sermonic Gospel Message Bishop Wm. Larue Dillard, Preaching A CHRISTIAN IS TREASURE - A DISCOVERED PEARL! (Matthew 13:46) A Christian Appeal: Your Requests and Decisions for Christ To be born again, restore your faith, and/or join this parish church Special Appeal..................................................................Ariel Tolefree-Williams Announcements................................................................Diakona Thelma Jones Remarks.................................................................................Diakona Melva Hill The Doxology (Reverently Chanted) “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!” The Blessing of The Benediction and Recessional Chant “Let the Church Say Amen!


Calendar of Ministry Events February Black History Month / African Attire Optional All Month

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Monday Thursday Saturday Sunday

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New Members Annual Day Black History Presentation – New Members Bishop Dillard Celebrates 61 years as a clergyman Presidents’ Day Board of Trustees Meeting: 7:30 p.m. UWFG Breakfast: 9 - Noon Black History Presentation: – Music Ministry – Brother Langston Theard The Revelation Series “A Thief in the Night” will be shown at 9:45 a.m. in the Fannie Goodwin Bldg.

March Saturday Sunday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Sunday

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Monday Saturday Thursday Friday

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BLL Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. 116th Annual Founders Day The Lord’s Supper Celebration: 4:45 p.m. The Revelation Series “A Thief in the Night” will be shown at 9:45 a.m. in the Fannie Goodwin Bldg. City of Monrovia – MAP Block Party and Neighborhood Treasure Reveal at Second Baptist Church: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Daylight Saving Time Resumes – Set clocks AHEAD 1 hour Church Outing St. Reed Baptist Church, Los Angeles: 3:30 p.m. 76th Ushers and 40th Anniversary/Welcome & Hospitality Day: 10:45 a.m. Bishop Dillard’s 82nd Birthday Prayer Vigil: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Service: Noon

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Resurrection Service: 5 a.m. - Breakfast 7 a.m. Providence District Fashion Show @ SBC: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Lord’s Supper Celebration: 4:45 p.m. 2nd Quarter Teacher’s Meeting: 10 a.m. Fannie Goodwin Bldg. Ministry to Children Concert: 3 p.m. 16th Annual High Attendance & Bible Jeopardy: 9:45 a.m. Citizen of Zion Church Outing: 4 p.m. Thursday 26 Board of Trustees Meeting: 7 :30 p.m. Special Announcements Church Email address is now SBC925@gmail.com Church Family please pray for the following:

Diakona Thelma Jones and Family in the passing of her brother Donna Burke and family in the passing of her father Rolanda Granados and family in the passing of her mother


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February 18, 2018 Bulletin  

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February 18, 2018 Bulletin  

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