Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson
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April 2 - "Shepherding Love" - Psalm 23.  Key Verse:  The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. - Psalm 23: 1.  Central Thought:  God is our provider for all physical and spiritual needs.  Do we yield to his leadership?  Do we accept his provisions with a sense of accountability?  Do we walk only in his paths of righteousness?  Think carefully - living eternally in his presence is at stake!
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April 9 - "Saving Love" -  John 3: 1 - 21.  Key Verse:  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but has eternal life. - John 3:16.  Central Thought:  You and I are the ones whom God loved.  He gave Jesus over to death.  By his resurrection he claimed authority that belongs to God alone.  By his authority alone can people enter God's promised kingdom, the full realization of his gracious love.

April 16 - "Victorious Love" - John 19: 38 - 42; 10: 1 - 10, 1 Peter 1: 3 - 9.  Key Verse:  The other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside.  He saw and believed. - John 20:8.  Central Thought:  Christ's resurrection is the turning point of all history.  God defeated death for all time.  He brought the evil one and those who serve him to their knees.  He brought the fullness of his undeserved blessing to all who put their faith in the risen Christ.
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April 23 -  "Reconciling Love" -  Romans 5: 1 - 11; 8: 3 - 39.  Key Verse:  I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38, 39.  Central Thought:  God's love reconciles us to him with utter certainty.  Because our relationship to God is founded on his love in Christ and not on any goodness of ours, we can have complete confidence that we are now, and will always be, his saved and blessed people.
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April 30 - "Protecting Love" - John 10: 1 - 15.  Key Verse:  John 10: 1 - 15.  Key Verse:  I am the good shepherd' I know my sheep and my sheep know me - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father - and I lay down my life for the sheep. - John 10: 14 15.  Central Thought:  We need to listen to the true shepherd and follow him.  he leads, provides, and protects.  We follow, receive, and trust.  That is the way of abundant life, the way for true sheep of the good shepherd.
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May 7 - "Sustaining Love" -  Jonah 1. Key Verse:  This terrified them and they asked, "What have you done?"  Central Thought:  many today still repeat Jonah's error.  We can say they suffer from self-inflicted "Jonah Syndrome":  They know full well what God expects in one or more areas of life, but deliberately go in the opposite direction.  How much better is is to heed God!
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May 14 - "Preserving Love" -  Jonah 2.  Key Verse:  "I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you.  What I have vowed I will make good.  I will say, 'Salvation comes form the Lord.'" - Jonah 2: 9.  Central Thought:  Shall we in wisdom learn from Jonah's error, or shall we by experience learn the same lesson the hard way?   Run to God, not from him.
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May 21 - "Forgiving Love" -  Jonah 3; Nahum 1 - 3.  Key Verse:  When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. - Jonah 3:10.  Central Thought:  Model God's forgiveness in love.  Forgiveness in love strengthens friendships in Christ.  Repentance is demonstrated in its fruits.
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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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