Getting what we want is tricky for a lot of reasons. On Back to Church Sunday on September 16, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is beginning a new teaching series entitled Success: Get Everything You Really Want.
What do you want? Is it a what? Perhaps it's a who. Maybe it's a state of mind. Are you sure it's what or who you really want? Did you know you’ll never get what you really want until you discover what you really value?
“In this series, we’ll discover, we get what we really want when we pursue what is of greatest value,” said Martin Hawley, pastor.
In addition to the launch of Success, South Bay is celebrating “Back to Church Sunday,” which is part of a national movement of churches across America. Everyone is welcome to attend and invited to a free lunch catered by LaVolpe Restaurant after the 11:00 a.m. service.
In this four-part study, Pastor Hawley reveals how to get success and everything you really want in life.
1. Do You Know What You Really Want? (James 4:1-3) – September 16: If you don't know what you really want, you'll probably end up with exactly what you don't want. We all have wants. But actually getting what we want can be tricky . . . and even dangerous. It usually leaves us wanting more. If what we want leads to a cycle of wanting more and more, maybe we want the wrong things. So, what do you really want?
2. Choose Wisely (Romans 7:15–16, 18–19; Galatians 5:19–21 (NLT); James 1:14–16) – September 23: What we naturally want is rarely what we ultimately want. We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what’s valuable isn’t natural. We’ve all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it's not what is most valuable—it’s not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires?
3. Last Things First (Romans 7:15; Galatians 5:22-23, 25-26) – September 30: Discover what you value, value what you discover, and don't be surprised if you discover God in the process. What do you want? What do you really want? We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value.
4. Think It Through (Romans 12:1-2) – October 7: We get what we really want when we surrender to what God really wants for us. What you naturally want is often in conflict with what you ultimately value. But your heavenly Father knows what you need. He wants for you what you really want. So, how do you put aside those natural wants and pursue what you ultimately value?
As a non-denominational Christian church, South Bay Bible Church was started in 2006 with the mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The church is dedicated to creating environments where people are encouraged to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
To find out more about South Bay Bible Church and their upcoming events, please visit southbaychurchli.org.
About South Bay Bible Church: South Bay Bible Church is a non-denominational Christian church known for Biblical messages applicable to everyday life. The church meets at 578 Montauk Highway in East Moriches, NY. The church’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our service schedule includes two convenient times: Sunday morning 9:00 and 11:00, and online anytime. A nursery and children’s church are available. For more information, go to southbaychurchli.org, call (631) 909-8241, Facebook, or Twitter @sbbcli.