Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson

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March 6 - "Powerful Faith" - Mark 9: 14-29.  Key Verse:  Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!" - Mark 9:24.  Central Thought:   Belief and unbelief, faith and failure characterize today's lesson.  The father's plea "help me overcome my unbelief was refreshingly honest.  May that man's honesty be ours as well!
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March 13 - "Simple Faith" - Mark 10: 17 - 31.  Key Verse:  Jesus looked at him and loved him.  "One thing you lack," he said.  "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me." - Mark 10:21.  Central Thought:  Man desires to be independent not only of other people but of God as well.  We want to become king of our lives (Genesis 3:5).  Sin is more than breaking God's rules; it is declaring our independence from God.

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March 20 - "Struggling Faith" - Mark 14: 26 - 31, 66 - 72.  Key Verse:  "Truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "today - yes, tonight - before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times." - Mark 14:30.  Central Thought:  Spiritual arrogance can lead to ruin.  Truly, we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13), but "pride goes before destruction, a naughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).


March 27 - "Resurrection Faith" - Mark 16: 1 - 8.  Key Verse: "Don't be alarmed," (the angel) said.  "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid him." - Mark 16: 6.  Central Thought:  Jesus is Lord over death, having conquered it.  That makes him Lord over eternal life - your eternal life.
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April 3 - "Amazing Faith" - Luke 7: 1 - 10.  Key Verse:  When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel." - Luke 7:9.  Central Thought:  Jesus himself declared, "I have not found such great faith even in Israel" (Luke 7:9).  May our faith match that of the centurion's! 
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April 10 - "Shameless Faith" - Luke 7: 36 - 50.  Key Verse:  "I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven - as her great love has shown.  But whoever has been forgiven little loves little." - Luke 7:47.  Central Thought:  God was willing to send his Son to die and pay the penalty of the sin-debt that we owe.  God offers forgiveness for even the worst sins.  May our gratitude for this match that of the sinful woman.
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April 17 - "Recovered Faith" - Luke 8: 26 - 39.  Key Verse:  The people went out to see what had happened.  When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind. - Luke 8: 35.  Central Thought:  The demoniac lived in darkness; through Christ, he came out into the light.  Jesus sent him back to testify to the people who had seen his struggles, proclaiming God's power and mercy in rescuing him (Luke 8:39).  Jesus calls us to do the same.
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April 24 - "Tested Faith" - Luke 15: 11 - 24.  Key Verse:  "This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found,"  So they began to celebrate. - Luke 15: 24.  Central Thought:  Jesus told the story of the prodigal son to get people thinking about the wondrous grace of our Heavenly Father.
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May 1 - "Increased Faith" - Luke 17: 1 - 10.  Key Verse:  Watch yourselves.  If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. - Luke: 17: 3.  Central Thought:  Jesus taught his disciples how to forgive and implored them not to place limits on their forgiveness.
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May 8 - "Grateful Faith" - Luke 17: 11 - 19.  Key Verse:  One of them when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. - Luke 17:15.  Central Thought:  We begin to heal when we yield our independence and throw ourselves into the arms of our Father.  Healing is nurtured when we follow this faith with gratefulness as expressed through praise and thanksgiving.
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May 15 - "Humble Faith" - Luke 18: 9 - 14.  Key Verse:  "The tax collector stood at a distance.  He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'" - Luke 18:13.  Central Thought:  The essence of Christian faith is the recognition that we cannot save ourselves.  Our only hope is found in humbly trusting God and his mercy.
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May 22 - "Childlike Faith" - Luke 18: 15 - 17; Mark 10: 16.  Key Verse:  "Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." - Luke 18: 17.  Central Thought:  If the world and the church were led by responsible, spiritually mature adults who had childlike faith and humble spirits, what a difference we would see!
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May 29 - "Joyous Faith" - Luke 19: 1 - 10.  Key Verse: "The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." - Luke: 19: 10.  Central Thought:  Jesus is no longer among us physically to seek and save the lost.  he has given that task to us (Matthew 28: 19, 20).  We, like Simon Peter, are to fish for people (Luke 5: 10), and the fisherman's net does not discriminate.
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