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Sermon Notes

1 Peter 4:8-10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,

Luke 2:8-20

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”

Matthew 2:1-12

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”

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News & Events
  • Celebrate Recovery’s 5th Year Anniversary

    | 07:00 PM | Adults

    The festivities start at 7:00 with the Worship Band then The Skit Guys. The Skit Guys will perform their short-christian-skits and comedy sketches for you.  These comedy skits and sketches use humor to challenge ideas and illustrate themes for Christian and non-Christian audiences alike.  So make plans to join us for a night of fun and celebration. There will refreshments following the show.

  • Avenue Moms Fall 2017

    | 09:00 AM | Women

    Avenue Moms exists to create opportunities for moms of all ages to connect, learn from one another and grow closer to Christ. Our spring semester kicks off August 28 from 9:00 – 11:00am in The Venue. Cost is $30 per semester without childcare. Cost is an additional $5 per child with childcare.

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  • Grief Share

    | 05:30 PM | Adults

    Grief Share is a Christ-centered tool to help people find or deepen their faith in Christ as they examine soul-level questions about death, dying, their own mortality and eternal life. The Avenue is offering a new Grief Share group starting Sunday, September 10, 2017. The group will meet on Community Room 1 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. If you need more information please contact brenda@theavenuechurch.com.

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  • First Step Children’s Bible Study

    | 04:00 PM | Kidz

    First Step Knowing Christ:  It means to have a close relationship with God.  You will begin with this book – First Step – because knowing Christ is the First Step in having a close relationship with Him!  This study is for children in grades 3rd-5th and will meet in Backstreet from 4-5pm.

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  • Gadgets and Gizmos 5th grade Bible Study

    | 04:00 PM | Kidz

    Gadgets and Gizmos are things, inventions, trinkets that are uniquely created. You are a one-of-a-kind creation, created by the most creative Creator in the universe: God! If you are in 5th grade, join us in Backstreet for this 9 week study.

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Ways to Give

Online Giving

You can give a one-time gift or a recurring donation, using your checking account, debit, or credit card.

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The Avenue Church App

You can give, watch worship experiences, and keep up with events around The Avenue. Download on your devices app store.

On Campus

Give cash or check in the buckets during our worship experiences or the giving boxes as you leave the auditorium. You can also give with a debit or credit card at our giving kiosks in the lobby.

Text Giving

We offer the ability to text-to-give by texting “$Amount” to 84321 (ex. $200).

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Sermon & Worship
Sermon Notes

1 Peter 4:8-10

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,

Luke 2:8-20

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”

Matthew 2:1-12

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”

LOOK FOR SIGNS 

INTERPRET PROPHECIES

LIVE IN OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION

News & Events
  • Christ Alone – Tuesday AM Women’s Group in Ennis

    | 09:00 AM | Women

    Have you ever felt like you’re working so hard to be a “better” Christian, only to feel more frustrated than ever? Possibly empty? First-century believers could certainly relate. In this study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon we will find that Paul worked hard in his letters to convey one simple truth: Jesus in all you need. Join us for the study, Christ Alone!

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  • Men’s Group in Ennis

    | 06:30 PM | Men

    Join us as we meet together for four weeks to take our next step in faith with other men in the church.

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  • Child Dedication – Ennis

    | 09:30 AM | Parents

    Child Dedication provides an opportunity for parents to publicly declare their intent to raise their child(ren) in a way that honors God. The Avenue Church commits to partner with each family as they take this next step toward God. This event is intended for children ages birth through 4 years old.

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  • Ownership – Step 1 Class

    | 12:30 PM | Adults

    Interested in knowing more about becoming an Owner at The Avenue? Attend this meeting where we explain our vision, beliefs and much more. You will learn the process and the steps you need to take to become an official Owner at The Avenue.

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  • Christmas at The Avenue

    | Adults, Kidz

    Experience Christmas with us!

    December 23rd at 4:00pm and 6:00pm in Waxahachie and 6:00pm in Ennis.

    December 24th at 10:00am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm in Waxahachie and 10:00am | 12:00pm in Ennis



Give

Ways to Give

Online Giving

You can give a one-time gift or a recurring donation, using your checking account, debit, or credit card.

GIVE NOW

The Avenue Church App

You can give, watch worship experiences, and keep up with events around The Avenue. Download on your devices app store.

On Campus

Give cash or check in the buckets during our worship experiences or the giving boxes as you leave the auditorium. You can also give with a debit or credit card at our giving kiosks in the lobby.

Text Giving

We offer the ability to text-to-give by texting “$Amount” to 84321 (ex. $200).

Spanish Service