Sunday Morning Services

March 4 - "The Lord Will Provide" - Genesis 22.  Key Verse:  Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son."  And the two of them went on together. - Genesis 22:8.  Central Thought:    Like Abraham, we must trust God and God alone to provide for all our needs.  We must live in light of his promises to us.  We must go into battle equipped with his armor (Ephesians 6: 10 - 18).  Through him we will indeed triumph!
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March 11 - "There Is No God Like You" - 2 Chronicles 6: 1 - 21.  Key Verse:  You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it - as it is today. - 2 Chronicles 6: 15.  Central Thought:    God continues to speak throughout Scripture, and his words and actions are as dependable for us as they were for Solomon.  His God is indeed our God.  He will keep both his promises and those who faithfully walk with him.
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March 18 - "The People Gave Thanks to God" -  2 Chronicles 7: 1 - 11.  Key Verse:   When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying.  "He is good; his love endures forever." - 2 Chronicles 7:3.   Central Thought:    Semper Gratus, meaning "always grateful, "is a motto for Christians to live by in recognition of God's love.  Paul reminds us of the same:  "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5;18).   
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March 25 - "Keep My Statues and Ordinances" -  2 Chronicles 7: 12 - 22.  Key Verse:  If any people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7: 14.  Central Thought:   One of the foundational teachings of Scripture is that God is willing to forgive any individual or nation turning to him in true repentance (compare Luke 24; 27; Revelation 21: 24, etc).  Forgiveness is available only in Jesus.
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April 1 - "He Has Risen" -  Luke 24: 1 - 35.  Key Verse:  "It is true!  The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon." - Luke 24:34.  Central Thought:    "He has risen."  The resurrection of Christ has daily implications, consisting of both blessings and responsibilities, for all believers.
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April 8 - "The Risen Lord Appears" -  John 21: 1 - 14.  Key Verse:  Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast."  None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?"  They knew it was the Lord. - John 21:12.  Central Thought:    As Jesus rules from Heaven and empowers by his Spirit, he is no less present with us than he was with the disciples.  Are we ready to acknowledge these facts, ready to receive what he gives, and ready to testify to his constant provision? 
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April 15 - "Follow Me" -  John 21: 15 - 25.  Key Verse:  "Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?"  "Yes, Lord,"  he said, "you know that I love you."  Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." - John 21:15.  Central Thought:   Peter's calling was to rise to the challenge to follow Jesus and feed his sheep.  Marytyrdom may not be in our future.  But giving our lives sacrificially in service to Jesus must still be the theme of our lives.
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April 22 - "The Lord God Almighty" -   Revelation 4.  Key Verse:  "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." - Revelation 4: 11.  Central Thought:   Revelation has much to teach us about worship and the nature of God.  The more we know about God, the more we are compelled to worship him and the more genuine our worship becomes.  Let us worship the Lord God Almighty.
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April 29 - "Blessing, Glory, Honor Forever" -  Revelation 5: 6 - 14.  Key Verse:  "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" - Revelation 5:12.  Central Thought:   When we first read the book of Revelation, we may be astounded and even terrified by the imagery in the book of Revelation; but terror gives way to relief as we realize that in the end is it God who wins.  Our choice concerns which side we want to be on.
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May 6 - "Giving from a Generous Heart" -  2 Corinthians 9: 6 - 8.  Key Verse:  Remember this:  Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. - 2 Corinthians 9:6.  Central Thought:   A good place to start to test for a proper giving attitude is to recall the ultimate example of having a willingness to give:  Jesus.  "Though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9).  
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May 13 - " Bringing Firstfruits" - Leviticus 2:14; 23: 9 - 22.  Key Verse:  "Speak to the isralites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.'" - Leviticus 23:10.  Central Thought:   What does it mean to be "a kind of firstfruits" (James 1:18)?  Our witness is to center on representing the newness of life we have in Christ.  When people look at us, do they catch a glimpse of the good news of God's salvation?
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May 20 - "Remembering with Joy" -  Leviticus 25.  Key Verse:  Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.  it shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan. - Leviticus 25:10.  Central Thought:   The jubilee that Jesus inaugurated at his first coming will reach its ultimate fulfillment when he returns.  A trumpet will sound, and all Christians will be liberated from the curse and the brokenness of sin - to dwell with our rightful owner in his home forever.  
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May 27 - "Rejoicing i Restoration" -  Leviticus 16; Psalm 34; Hebrews 2: 5 - 18.  Key Verse:  Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him - Psalm 34: 8.  Central Thought:   Jesus' perfect example fo faithfulness when in the face of death encourages us to hold fast.  The God who vindicated Jesus by raising him from the grave will raise us too; and we will reign victorious with him!