“The Church is ________”

Sunday Teaching @ 10.30  


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November 1, 2020 FCC “home churches”  10:30 AM

 Online with PB’s home church:

            Welcome and Call to Worship — Hebrews 13:15-16

            Praise in song and giving – “Amazing Grace”

            Scripture Reading – Matthew 16:13-19

            Teaching – “The Church is _____” (part 3 of 3)

            Response in prayer and song – “Build My Life”

            Prayer for our discussion and prayer time

 Offline in your home church settings:

(It is okay if you are not ready to share or pray aloud. If asked, simply say “I’ll pass this time” whenever and as often as needed.)

  • Discuss questions from the teaching
  • Share any prayer concerns and pray for one another
  • Pray also for:
    • the PEACE series, starting next Sunday
    • the Prayer Night/Prayer Tent, Monday, 11/9
  • Have someone read Numbers 6:24-26 as a closing blessing
Message Notes & Worship Songs 

“The Church is ________” (part 3)

Recap of parts 1 and 2:  The Church is made of those who believe in the identity and role of Jesus – “Jesus is Lord.” In addition, the Church are those who believe in their identity and role in Jesus – “stones He is using to build His house.”

Jesus builds His Church – His people, His direction, His timing. Jesus protects and empowers His Church – to withstand and to plunder Satan’s kingdom.

Big idea from part 3:   The Church, you and I, are entrusted with the keys to Jesus’ Kingdom; opening the way for others to enter.

Key Bible passages: Mt 16:19; Mt 23:13/Lk 11:52; Isaiah 22:15-22



Who used “the key,” opening the way for you to Jesus’ Kingdom?

Did anyone ever close the door to Jesus on you or a loved one?

What might be the next right step for you or this home church?


Worship Song Lyrics
Amazing Grace

Verse 1
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see

Verse 2
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Verse 3
Through many dangers toils and snares
I have already come
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

Verse 4
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun
CCLI Song # 4755360
CCLI License # 2247047
Build My Life

Verse 1
Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Verse 2
Jesus the name above ev’ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken
CCLI Song # 7070345
CCLI License # 2247047


















We are a community  fueled by FAITH, compelled by LOVE.  Our identity and worship is rooted in the knowing that we are loved by God lavishly; therefore
we seek to love God fully, love One Another deeply,
and love the Other sacrificially.


“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to  His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28

 Blake Wood

                                Lead Pastor

Ebenezer Murengezi

Youth Pastor






Sandy Warner; Administrative Assistant

Sandy Warner

Administrative Assistant

Chris Hirtriter


Dana Neff

Children’s Director



Faith Community Church is full of opportunities to build relationships and get involved.
“My husband and I have been attending FCC for just over a year now and we continue to be awed by how this faith community has felt like home and incredibly thankful that God has provided a place for us to worship and get involved in Kingdom work when my husband’s work schedule doesn’t allow us to attend together on Sunday mornings. We are extremely appreciative that the church represents the city we live in, its diversity reminds us of God’s love for everyone and challenges us to live out that love in service to one another regardless of where we come from. The teaching from Pastor Blake brings new perspective and insights into God’s Word. FCC brought us back to God and we are SO THANKFUL for this church family!!

– Alison Sloop


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1660 South Main Street 
Harrisonburg, VA 22801