Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson

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March 2 - "An Eternal Kingdom" - 2 Samuel 7: 4 - 16.  Key Verse:  Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me, your throne will be established forever. - 2 Samuel 7: 16.  Central Thought:  God's promise to David of a lasting kingdom encouraged people to look forward to a greater future, one secured by God's faithfulness and accomplished by his mighty power.

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March 9 - "Son of David"- Psalm 89: 35 - 37, Isaiah 9: 6, 7: Matthew 1: 18 - 23.  Key Verse:  "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet. - Matthew 1: 21, 22.  Central Thought:  Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of God's promises, from the Old Testament through the New Testament, and for eternity.

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March 16 - "Peter's Report" - Psalm 110: 1 - 4, Acts 2: 22 - 27, 29 - 32.  Key Verse:  Seeing what was to come, "David" spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. - Acts 2:31.  Central Thought:  Jesus' resurrection was the ultimate fulfillment of God's promise to David that a descendant of his would reign forever.

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March 23 - "Worthy Is the Lamb" - Revelation 5: 5 - 13.  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 faced with difficult circumstances in this life.  It is tempting to despair, but God's plan to redeem the world will be carried out to completion, and he will rule forever over all.

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March 30 - "Triumphant and Victorious" -   Zechariah 9: 9, 10; Matthew 21: 1 - 11.  Key Verse:  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!"  "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"  "Hosanna in the highest heaven!" - Matthew 21: 9.  Central Thought:  The prophecies of Zechariah and others are not fulfilled by random chance.  The events they foresaw are pieces of God's deliberate plan carried out in the life of Jesus.

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April 6 - "Jesus Cleanses the Temple" - Isaiah 56: 6, 7; Jeremiah 7: 9 - 11, March 11: 15 - 19.  Key Verse:  Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? - Jeremiah 7:11.  Central Thought:  The temple in Jerusalem was designed to be a place of joy, worship, and prayer, but it was corrupted by human sin.  Christians, as "temples of the Holy Spirit," must be diligent to resist spiritual corruption. 

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April 13 - "A Messianic Priest-King" - Jeremiah 23: 5, 6; Zechariah 6: 9 - 15, John 19: 1 - 5.  Key Verse:  "The soldiers) went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail king of the Jews!"  And they slapped him in the face. - John 19: 3.  Central Thought:  Jesus came as a Messiah, priest, and king to fulfill the roles described in advance by the prophets.  This was God's plan for our salvation a king would die, rise again, and be exalted to reign forever. 

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April 20 - "The Third Day" - Hosea 6: 1 - 3, Luke 24: 1 - 12.  Key Verse:  "Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:  'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'" - Luke 24: 6, 7.  Central Thought:  Jesus' resurrection opens the door to eternal life for all (Philippians 3:10 - 12).  This is not an abstract idea, but truth based on historical events in the life of Jesus and foreseen by Old Testament prophets like Hosea.

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April 27 - "From Suffering to Glory" -  Isaiah 53: 3 - 8, Luke 24: 25 - 27, 44 - 47. Key Verse:  Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. - Luke 24: 27.  Central Thought:  The entirety of the Old Testament bears witness to the messiah.  Without this Old Testament background, our understanding of Jesus and his purpose would be limited and inadequate.

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May 4 - " Jesus Resists Temptation" - Deuteronomy 6: 13 - 16; Matthew 4: 1 - 11.  Key Verse:  Jesus answered, "it is written:  'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" - Matthew 4:4.  Central Thought:  Jesus showed us that God's Word is powerful for resisting temptation.  We must read it, meditate on it, and internalize it.  Then when we need it most, it will be there for us.

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May 11 - "Jesus' Mission on Earth" - Isaiah 61: 1 - 3, Luke 4: 14 - 21.Key Verse:  He began by saying to the, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." - Luke 4:21.   Central Thought:  Jesus' mission on earth was written about by the prophets hundreds of years in advance and was not what many people expected.  Many people today are also mistaken about what they expect from Jesus.

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May 18 - " Jesus' Teaching on the Law" - Matthew 15: 1 - 11, 15 - 20.  Key Verse:  "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'" - Matthew 15: 8, 9.  Central Thought:  While people judge by what they see, Jesus taught that God is concerned about unseen qualities - thoughts, feelings, and attitudes.  A person's actions reflect the condition of the heart. 

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May 25 - "The Greatest Commandment" - Leviticus 19: 18; Deuteronomy 6: 4 - 9; Mark 12: 28 - 34.  Key Verse:  "'Love the Lord your God with all  your heart and with all  your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'  The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12: 30, 31.  Central Thought:  The Old Testament law prepared God's people to be a nation set apart for him in order that they would be ready for the new covenant:  obeying the teachings of Jesus, being empowered by the Spirit, and making disciples of all nations.

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