Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson
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May 28 - "Pervasive Love" -  Jonah 4.  Key Verse:  Should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left - and also many animals? - Jonah 4:11.  Central Thought:  It is so easy to run ahead of God and presume that he must do such and such!  That presumption resulted in anger and pouting on Jonah's part, and it can do the same to us.
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June 4 - "Deborah and Barak" - Judges 4, 5.  Key Verse:  "Certainly I will go with you," said Deborah.  "But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman."  So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. - Judges 4:9.  Central Thought:  The combination of interpersonal respect and God's help were the ingredients for success.  And so it is yet today.  Hebrews 11 encourages us to pick our heroes carefully!  If their lives are not godly, how can they be our heroes?
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June 11 - "Gideon" - Judges 6 - 8.  Key Verse:  When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior." - Judges 6:12.  Central Thought:  Like Gideon, we may be tempted to answer a perceived call from God with excuses.  But each of these excuses and more are answered in promises God gives to those who trust him.  When God calls, he also provides the resources for us to answer.
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June 18 - "Jephthah" - Judges 11.  Key Verse:   Jephthah answered, "Suppose you take me back to fight the Ammorites and the LORD gives them to me - will I really be your head?" - Judges 11:9.  Central Thought:  There are no perfect church leaders.  The solution is to be on the lookout for diamonds in the rough, potential leaders who are open to mentoring.  Paul trained Timothy and Titus for years to assume leadership roles; tomorrow's leaders need today's training.
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June 25 - "Samson" - Judges 13 - 16.  Key Verse:   "You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb.  He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines."  Judges 13:5.  Central Thought:  "Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it" (Provers 22:6).
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July 2 - "Moses" - Exodus 3.  Key Verse:   "Now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.  So now, go.  I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." - Exodus 3: 9, 10.  Central Thought:  "Now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.  So now, go.  I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." - Exodus 3:9, 10.
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July 9 - "Isaiah" - Isaiah 6.  Key Verse: Then I heard the voice of the LORD saying, "Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?"  And I said, "Here am I.  Send me!" - Isaiah 6:8.  Central Thought:  To take a nonchalant view of one's own unholiness probably indicates a failure to understand what it means to be holy.  We know that "God is love" (1 John 4:8, 16).  Do we also know that God is "holy, holy, holy"?
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July 16 - "Jeremiah" - Jeremiah 1.  Key Verse:   "Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. - Jeremiah 1:8.  Central Thought:  There was never a self-made prophet or a self-made apostle.  And there are no self-made servants of Jesus in the twenty-first century.  We must draw our strength from the Lord!
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July 23 - "Ezekiel" -   Ezekiel 1 - 3.  Key Verse:   He said to me, "Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.  Go now to your people in exile and speak to them.  Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says,' whether they listen or fail to listen." - Ezekiel 3: 10, 11.  Central Thought:  Ezekiel's prophecies contain some of the bleakest words in Scripture regarding the fate of those who resist the truth of God's Word.  The same prophecies contain great words of hope and conclude with the promise, "The Lord is there" (Ezekiel 48:35).
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July 30 - "Amos" - Amos 7.  Key Verse:   Amos answered Amaziah, "I was neither a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.  But the LORD took me from tending the flock and said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'" - Amos 7:14, 15.  Central Thought:  Amos knew who he was, and he knew his task.  God expects the same of us.  "We must obey God rather than human beings!" (Acts 5:29).
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August 6 - "Called to Witness" - Acts 1, 6, 7.  Key Verse:   Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom.  We will turn this responsibility over to the - Acts 6:3.  Central Thought:  A growing church is like a living organism in that difficulties encountered must be addressed before they become crippling.  Methods for ministry are subject to change and when they do, God is preparing potential new leaders.
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August 13 - " Called to Break Down Barriers" - Acts 8.  Key Verse: Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. - Acts 8:35.  Central Thought:  A Christian should love the Bible, not just for the marvelous encouragement it is personally, but also as the true sword of the Spirit to be used in fighting unbelieve among those who need the gospel (Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12)
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August 20 - "Called to Preach"  - Acts 9: 1 - 31.  Key Verse:   In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias.  The LORD called to him in a vision, "Ananias!"  "Yes, Lord," he answered. - Acts 9:20.  Central Thought:  Paul became the great apostle to the Gentiles.  He fought a lonely battle to gain an equal place in the church for all people.  Ananias was called by God to overcome his fears and minister to the church's greatest enemy at just the right time.
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August 27 - "Called to Be Inclusive" - Acts 10.  Key Verse:   (Peter) said to them:  "You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile.  But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean." - Acts. 10:28. Central Thought:  The Christian faith is intended to be universal,  The church is not just for those of a "targeted demographic."  Jesus expect us to invite everyone from everywhere.
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