Pathways Baptist Church
Sermon Series: "Famous Last Words"
Welcome to Pathways. We hope you will feel the presence of God's Spirit throughout today's worship service. Pastor Jonathan Der will bring today's message in our sermon series, "Famous Last Words." The sermons will focus on the memorable words spoken by remarkable people from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as people in the Bible. Today's famous person is Abraham, looking at God's promises and Abraham's faith in Genesis 22. This is the story of Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac. "God will provide" is the promise. Key ideas will include the ideas of making our needs known to God, God providing according to His plan, our trust in His provision. Feel free to take notes using the YouVersion app. Fill out a Connection Card (link provided below) and let us know how we can serve you better.
Locations & Times
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  • Pathways Baptist Church
    200 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

Today's Worship Songs

The music in today's worship service is now available on Spotify using the link to the Pathways Playlist. Enjoy listening to the entire playlist throughout your week.

https://pathways.family/PathwaysPlaylist

Welcome to Worship at Pathways

Praise Song: YOU ARE MY LIFE
Praise Team
Praise Song: FIRM FOUNDATION
Praise Team
Praise Song: PROMISES
Praise Team
Happy Chinese New Year! Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year, will usher in the Year of the Rabbit for 2023. Starting today, a 15-day festival is celebrated annually based on the sighting of the new moon. One of the biggest celebrations in Asia and the Asian diaspora, the holiday heralds fresh starts and the renewal of prosperity, happiness, and health. In Chinese culture, the rabbit is considered the luckiest of the 12 zodiac animals, representing peace and longevity. Chinese people believe that what you do at the start of a new year affects your luck for the rest of the year.

Wednesday Dinners for Students

The students of Pathways, their friends, and visitors from area church student groups all meet Wednesday evenings at Pathways to fellowship, study God's word, and grow deeper in their relationship with Christ and their faith. They are asking hard questions about Jesus and Christianity. We want to encourage this time by feeding them dinner each Wednesday. Use the link below to get details for the dinners and to sign-up. The students and the VTeam appreciate your generous hospitality.

https://3strnds.com/Wed-Dinners

Small Groups at Pathways

Every stage of adult life from new college grads to senior adults has its own unique set of challenges, and our Pathways adult ministries has a group for you. We have groups that meet on Sunday morning as well as throughout the week to spend time in the Word, fellowship, and care for one another. Check out all of the opportunities that will enrich your life.  Let us know where you want to plug-in at Pathways.  We look forward to serving you!

https://pathways.family/SmallGroups
Scripture Reading
Luke 11:5-9

5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;
6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’
7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’
8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[a] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Giving Your Tithes And Offerings Online

Thank you for your financial support of the ongoing ministries at Pathways. It is greatly appreciated. For those who prefer to give online, we offer a safe and secure online giving link. We look forward to serving you at Pathways in 2023.

https://pathways.family/GIVING
Offertory Music Presentation: MORNING BY MORNING
Ananda Bossois, solo

Sermon Series: Famous Last Words

Message: "Famous Last Words: Abraham, Promises, and Faith"
Pastor Jonathan Der, Student Ministries Pastor
Genesis 22
Closing Song: 'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS
Praise Team
Benediction:
"When I stop and wait
I discover you over in
some unnoticed place
doing what I hadn't asked
being God despite me."
-Commoners Communion

Bringing People Together At Pathways

Connection Card

We want to hear from you. Your comments are important to us. Maybe you would like to speak to one of our pastors. Maybe you are seeking a small group to connect with others, have a prayer request, interested in baptism or membership at Pathways. Please use the link below and let us know how we can help you as you grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God.

https://pathways.family/CONNECT2PATHWAYS

Growing In Jesus

If you would like to learn more about Pathways Baptist Church, please visit our website using the link below.

https://www.PathwaysBC.org

RightNow Media

A FREE gift for you!

https://pathways.family/RightNowMedia

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Your first step is to read about Spiritual Gifts. Next, take the free assessment. Three - be bold! Email Kath with your results, your top gift and your secondary to kstauffer@pathwaysbc.org. Four - trust that your pastors and your church will work with you to test and explore the right volunteer role to fit you.

https://spiritualgiftstest.com/faqs
https://spiritualgiftstest.com/faqs/

Free spiritual gifts assessment.
Read the FAQs
Take the assessment.
Read the definitions and Bible sources
Read the kind of ministries / teams that benefit from this gift
Let us know your gifts by emailing jder@pathwaysbc.org

Bible Wordle App

If you like word games and want to try your hand at Wordle, you may be interested in this Christian Wordle App.

https://christianwordle.com/

An Online Search - Topical Bible

Type any search topic using the link below to find verses that address that topic.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/