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Sermon & Worship
Sermon Notes

1 Corinthians 6:12

“Everything is lawful for me,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is lawful for me,” but I will not let myself be dominated by anything.

Our phones can…

  • Amplify our addictions
  • Cause us to treat others harshly
  • Feed our craving for instant approval
  • Distort our identity
  • Tempt us toward unhealthy isolation and loneliness

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

  • Do my smartphone behaviors move me toward God or away from Him?
  • Do my smartphone behaviors edify me and others or do they build nothing of lasting value?
  • Do my smartphone behaviors expose my freedom in Christ or my bondage to technology?

Practical Boundaries:  We either learn how to control it or get rid of it.

  • Turn off unnecessary push notifications
  • Delete time wasting apps
  • At night keep your phone out of the bedroom
  • Use an alarm clock
  • Guard your morning disciplines
  • You don’t have to respond immediately
  • Ask your family members
  • At meals, leave your phone out of sight
  • When spending time with others, leave it off
  • Take periodic breaks

1 Peter 5:1-4

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

News & Events
  • BIG WKND 2017

    | Parents, Students

    BIG WKND is DRIVE Student Ministry’s Disciple Now weekend. It is a can’t miss weekend for students! They are gone for over 48 hours in a distraction free environment, so that they are able to focus on what God has for them.

    The event starts Friday, February 10th at 6pm, and it ends on Sunday, February 12th at 12:30pm (after the second experience on Sunday).

    Our students will be together at the church for our Worship Sessions, and they will stay the night in Host Homes on Friday and Saturday night.

    Our theme this year is UNIFY. We will be discussing what it means to be ONE body, and how we need to be united as a student ministry and a church.

    COST IS $65. SIBLING COST IS $50. PRICE GOES UP ON JANUARY 23RD TO $85, SIBLING COST WILL BE $70.

  • South Dakota Summer 2017 – Informational Meeting

    | 12:30 PM | Kidz, Parents

    Informational Meeting: February 19, 12:30-2pm, The Venue

    Who should attend this trip: Families

    Purpose: To partner with Connection Church of South Dakota by providing free block parties for the community in local parks. Connection Church of South Dakota exists to create friendly environments where people can find Christ and grow to love and serve God. Connection church works to start churches where people can be real and discover who God wants them to be.

  • Baptism

    | 09:30 AM | Adults, Students, Young Adults

    We will be having baptism after each worship experience. Register today to take your next step through baptism.

    Register
  • First Step

    | 06:30 PM | Parents

    Is your child asking questions about what it means to make God the Boss of their life? If so… register them for the First Step class.

    Register
  • Ownership – Step 1 Class Waxahachie Campus

    | 01:00 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.

    Register


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).

Sermon & Worship
Sermon Notes

1 Corinthians 6:12

“Everything is lawful for me,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is lawful for me,” but I will not let myself be dominated by anything.

Our phones can…

  • Amplify our addictions
  • Cause us to treat others harshly
  • Feed our craving for instant approval
  • Distort our identity
  • Tempt us toward unhealthy isolation and loneliness

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

  • Do my smartphone behaviors move me toward God or away from Him?
  • Do my smartphone behaviors edify me and others or do they build nothing of lasting value?
  • Do my smartphone behaviors expose my freedom in Christ or my bondage to technology?

Practical Boundaries:  We either learn how to control it or get rid of it.

  • Turn off unnecessary push notifications
  • Delete time wasting apps
  • At night keep your phone out of the bedroom
  • Use an alarm clock
  • Guard your morning disciplines
  • You don’t have to respond immediately
  • Ask your family members
  • At meals, leave your phone out of sight
  • When spending time with others, leave it off
  • Take periodic breaks

1 Peter 5:1-4

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

News & Events
  • BIG WKND 2017

    | Parents, Students

    BIG WKND is DRIVE Student Ministry’s Disciple Now weekend. It is a can’t miss weekend for students! They are gone for over 48 hours in a distraction free environment, so that they are able to focus on what God has for them.

    The event starts Friday, February 10th at 6pm, and it ends on Sunday, February 12th at 12:30pm (after the second experience on Sunday).

    Our students will be together at the church for our Worship Sessions, and they will stay the night in Host Homes on Friday and Saturday night.

    Our theme this year is UNIFY. We will be discussing what it means to be ONE body, and how we need to be united as a student ministry and a church.

    COST IS $65. SIBLING COST IS $50. PRICE GOES UP ON JANUARY 23RD TO $85, SIBLING COST WILL BE $70.

  • Finding I Am Women’s Bible Study – Night of Worship in Ennis

    | 06:30 PM | Women

    As are wrap up our series “Finding I am”, we invite you to attend a night of worship!  A time to connect with other women and grow deeper in our faith through worship and teaching. We will also launch registration for the new study Seamless (books will be available that night).  Our night will be from 6:30-8:30 and childcare will be provided.

  • 2017 Girls Conference

    | Adults, Parents, Students

    We’re excited to announce our Girls Conference for 2017 will be April 7 – 8. This event is for all girls grades 6th-12th. It is going to be an incredible event where our girls will learn that they are a Child of God! The conference this year will be held at The Venue on campus. The price is $35 until April 1. From April 2-7 the price will be $50. Space is limited, so REGISTER NOW!

    Register
  • First Step – Ennis Campus

    | 06:00 PM | Kidz, Parents

    If your child has been asking questions pertaining to his/her faith and you feel it is time for them to dig a little deeper, have them join us for the First Steps Class!!! Our heart is to walk along side your child as they learn more what a relationship with Jesus looks like and how to take their “first steps.”

    Pizza will be served for dinner.

    Register
  • Egg Drop

    | 11:00 AM | Kidz, Parents

    Easter egg hunts done The Avenue way:  30,000 eggs, inflatables, ponies, petting zoo & food for purchase!



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

¿Te interesa un servicio completamente en español? The Avenue en español se reúne cada domingo a las 12:45 PM en nuestro Ennis Campus (906 S. Kaufman St. Ennis, Tx 75119). Ofrecemos un servicio con música emocionante y predicación aplicable. También, si tienes niños (edad 0-5º grado), tenemos un servicio planeado específicamente para ellos en Kidz Avenue. Si estás visitándonos por la primera vez, busca una persona de nuestro VIP Team vestido en rojo. Ellos pueden mostrarte donde está todo y ayudarte con tu visita. ¡Únete con nosotros este domingo!

¿Más preguntas? Manda un mensaje a information@theavenuechurch.com. Alguien te responderá dentro de dos días.

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