Meadows Church
When God Calls Your Name: Called out of Darkness
Welcome to Meadows Online! We know this time in our world is both historic and unprecedented. We also know we serve a God who's outlasted wars, diseases, depressions, and every other kind of global event ever! God is with us in both the times of peace and the times of uncertainty. As you learn to navigate these days, we are here along side of you. Thank you for joining us virtually today!
Locations & Times
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  • Meadows Church
    3001 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

Meadows and Covid-19

For all the latest resources, info and updates on Meadows' respond to the COVID-19 crisis, please go to:

https://meadowsbaptist.org/covid19/

Meadows Online!

Join Meadows as we stream each week online!

http://www.meadowsbaptist.org/live
Check out our Meadows Facebook Pages!
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We have both a group page - more for everyday content sharing and that is: www.facebook.com/groups/MeadowsPlano
And a business page where we post official releases and where you can interact with our live streaming services.
That link is: https://www.facebook.com/MeadowsBaptist/









Giving to Meadows' Ministries

Thank you so much for your continued generosity as you faithfully give to allow Meadows to continue to operate during these uncertain days. To give today, click the link below:

http://meadowsbaptist.org/give
You're not alone in the fight
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Men of Meadows, do you have a struggle with unwanted sexual behavior such as viewing pornography?
You're not alone!
It's reported that 68% of christian men have admitted to struggling with unwanted sexual behavior*.
You don't need to fight alone.
There is help!

Contact pastor Tim from more info
tim@meadowsbaptist.org

*according to a survey by Pure Desire Ministries International
Celebration Choir Has Resumed*
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Wednesday Nights
at 6:30 in the Worship Center

*We will resume as soon as soon as the COVID-19 crisis has subsided.
Meadows Jazz Orchestra*
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4pm in the Worship Center!

*We will resume as soon as soon as the COVID-19 crisis has subsided.
AWANAs*
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Wednesday Nights
at 6:30 at Meadows

*We will continue to follow the PISD school schedule dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
Men's and Women's Bible Studies*
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Meet On Thursday Nights at 6:30pm

The ladies will meet in the worship center.
The guys will meet in the love building (external modular)

Contact Wayne Sharp for more info at waynes@meadowsbaptist.org

*We will resume as soon as soon as the COVID-19 crisis has subsided.
The Meadows’ Commitment to a Ministry Safe Campus
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At Meadows we recognize the safety of our children and students to be of utmost importance. We also recognize that with the latest reports of sexual predators inside churches around the nation, this is a concern for all parents and church goers. As such we want to reiterate the steps we've taken and continue to take to ensure our campus is a safe place for your entire family.
Prayer
- For a demon-free zone
- For God’s help and protection of children and students
- For the Holy Spirit to empower and guide workers
Procedures
- Security cameras
- Locked entrances to church and preschool area
- Background check for all workers with children and students
- Ministry safe training of 8 sessions concerning sexual abuse
- Best practices policies for workers
- Mandatory reporting to authorities of concerns
- Partnership with our Meadows Christian Learning Center that is subject to state guidelines
Persistence
- Vigilance in observation
- Following through with requirements and training
New Sermon Series Continues Today
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We are surrounded by connection.
Our smartphones keep us connected to media, information and one another, even if just on a surface level. We text, tap, swipe, and call every day.
But are you listening for the most important call?
Join us as we begin the series
When God Calls Your Name: Responding to the High Calling of God
1. God’s call out of darkness is sobering.
~ “called you out of darkness”
~ Darkness was our dwelling place (Colossians 1:13)
++ The darkness of spiritual death (separated from God) Ephesians 2:1
++ The darkness of spiritual deceit (sabotaged by sin) 1 John 2:11
++ The darkness of spiritual dominion (submitted to Satan) 2 Corinthians 4:4
2. God’s call out of darkness is awe-inspiring.
~ “called you . . . into his wonderful light”
~ Compare to Jesus’ call of the dead man, Lazarus (Jn. 11:43)
~ The call “out of” is also a call “into”
++ A chosen people: selected (John 15:16)
++ A royal priesthood: connected (Colossians 4:12)
++ A holy nation: affected (Romans 12:1-2)
++ God’s special possession: protected (Zechariah 2:8b)
3. God’s call out of darkness is compelling.
~ “that you may declare the praises of Him who called you”
~ Marching orders (Acts 26:18)
~ Darkness dispellers (Matthew 5:14a,16)
~ Eternal darkness (compare 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 and 1 John 1:5)