Sunday Morning Services

 
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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!