Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson
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Starting December 3rd, there will be 1 class using the book "Experiencing Father's Embrace" by Jack Frost (1). and 2 classes of the Standard Lesson (2).

December 3 -  (1). "My Encounter With Father's Embrace" . . . .(2) "Faith in Jesus" - Acts 3.  Key Verse: By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong.  It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. - Acts 3:16.  Central Thought:  The challenge of trust confronts every generation.  Will we continue to put our trust in ourselves, or will we find genuine wholeness as we faithfully commit to the risen King Jesus?
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December 10 - (1) "You Were Created for Love" . . . . (2) "Faith to Discern" - Acts 13: 1 - 12.  Key Verse:  When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord - Acts 13: 12.  Central Thought:  Like the leaders in Antioch, we need to share God's perspective on our broken world, ready to be his instruments.  We need to act by a faith that sees God at work in even the most surprising circumstances.
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December 17 - (1) "You Are Father God's Happy Thought" .  . . (2) "Faith to Persevere" - Acts 14; Colossians 2: 6, 7. Key Verse:  (Paul and Barnas) preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples.  Then they returned to Lystra, Iconim and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.  "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God." - Acts 14: 21, 22.  Central Thought:  God is bringing people to saving faith through the faithful witness of his suffering peple.  We realize that the power of Christ is often most clearly demonstrated amoung his people when they suffer.
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December 24 - (1) "The Prodigal Father" . . . .  (2) "Faithful Seekers of the King" -  Matthew 2: 1 - 12.  Key Verse:  On coming to the house, (the Magi) saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.  Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrth. - Matthew 2:11.   Central Thought:  God knows hearts, and he perceived that the wise men would seek him faithfully despite danger if given an opportunity.  They did.  Do you?  God lights the way for those who seek to bring him glory.
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December 31 - (1) "The Older Brother Syndrome" . . . . (2) "Faith to Unite" - Ephesians 4.  Key Verse:  As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4: 1 - 3.    Central Thought:  As we grow as indiduals, the church collectively grows in maturity and numbers.  When we find that we and / or our church isn't growing.  It may be time for a siritual checkup to determine whether something is amiss.
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January 7 - (1) "Dealing With Father Issues". . . .  (2) "A Sincere Faith" -  Daniel 1.  Key Verse:  Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. - Daniel 1: 8.  Central Thought:   These four young men shose to see their circumstances in terms of an open door to honor God before pagans.  Daniel was not disrespecctful toward those in authority, and neither should we be.  Taking a strong stand need not mean being belligerent.
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January 14 - (1) "Dealing With Mother Issues". . . .  (2) "A Bold Faith" - Daniel 3.  Key Verse:  Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!  They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God" - Daneil 3: 28.   Central Thought:  No matter what fires we face, "the Fourth Man can always find his people" (Dale Ralph Davis).  God is not in the business of abandonment.
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January 21 - (1) "Would You Rather Be Right or Have Relationship?". . . .  (2) "A Prayer for an Obedient Faith" -  Daniel 9: 1 - 19.   Key Verse:  Lord, listen!  Lord, forgive!  Lord, hear and act!  For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name. - Daniel 9: 19.  Central Thought:   Daniel's focus is on his people's desperate need for the forgiveness that God alone can provide.  Note carefully that Daniel spends much more time acknowledging than asking.  Do we pray that way?
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January 28 - (1) " Walking in the Light". . . .  (2) "A Strong Faith" -  Daniel 10, 11. Key Verse:  "Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed," he said.  "Peace!  Be strong now; be strong."  When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said,, "Speak, my lord, since you have given me thrength." - Daniel 10: 19.   Central Thought:  Never forget the price that so many individuals paid so that we may have and read the Bible.  May we, like Daniel, set our hearts to understand and humble ourselves before God so that his Word may accomplish all that he desires of us.
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February 4 - (1) "Abiding in Love". . . .  (2)  "Faith Without Works Is Dead" -  James 2: 14 - 26.  Key Verse:  .In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. - James 2:17.   Central Thought:  Works will not save us.  After we walk through the doorway of faith in Christ, then works are the evidence of commitment to God and his ways.  The difference is in the purpose:  we can never be saved by good works, but we cannot be saed without them.
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February 11 - (1) "Walking in the Spirit". . . .  (2) "A Disciplined Faith" -  James 3: 1 - 12.  Key Verse:  But no human being can tame the tongue.  It is a resless evil, full of deadly poison. - James 3:8.   Central Thought:  "Do not be quick with our mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.  God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few."  (Ecclesiastes 5: 2).  We will never regret harsh or hurtful words if they are never spoken.
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February 18 - (1) "Restoring the Heart of the Family". . . .  (2) "Faithful Disciples" -  Act 9: 36 - 43..  Key Verse:  Peeter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed.  Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up."  She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. - Acts 9: 40.   Central Thought:   Dorcas's legacy was more than clothing.  When she died, her legacy was grateful people who had been objects of her kindness and for whom she had modeled the love of Christ.  What sort of legacy will you leave?
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February 25 - (1) Conclusion & Review. . . . .  (2) "The Good Fight of Faith" -  1 Timothy 6: 11 - 21. Key Verse:  Fight the good fight of the faith.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. - 1 Timothy 6: 12.   Central Thought:  As leaders of the church, we must be careful with the money with which we are entrusted and thankful to God for his provision.  When we do this, we are fighting the good fight with a winning strategy.
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