Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson

  
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December 4 - "God Promises a Savior " - Luke 1: 28 - 38.  Key Verse:  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. - Luke 1: 31.  Central Thought:   Joseph and Mary accepted the "adventure" of the divine plan, even though it meant changing their own plans.  When we agree to be part of God's "adventure," we won't be taking the journey alone.  He will be with us every step of the way!
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December 11 - T"he Affirmation of the Promise" - Luke 1: 39 - 56.  Key Verse:  Mary said, "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." - Luke 1: 46, 47.  Central Thought:  God still calls ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  The church today is filled with people who should identify with Mary's statement that "he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant" (Luke 1:48).
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December 18 - "The Forerunner of the Savior" - Luke 1: 1 - 25, 57 - 80.  Key Verse: The angel said to him: "do not  e afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.  Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.  He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth." - Luke 1: 13, 14.  Central Thought:  The account of Zechariah and his family is proof that God always keeps his promises.  Grant that our doubt be replaced by faith as we wait for your plan to unfold on your schedule.
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December 25 - "The Savior Has Arrived" -  Luke 2: 1 - 21.  Key Verse: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. - Luke 2:11.  Central Thought:  We too can become messengers of the gospel without changing our earthly vocations.  Invite God to interrupt your routines that you might better share the news of Christ's arrival in a world desperately in need of it.
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January 1 - "Praise God for Creation" - Psalm 33: 1-9.  Key Verse: By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. - Psalm 33.6.  Central Thought:  Worship should not be confined to a sanctuary or worship center.  By lifting our "worship awareness" to a higher level, we find endless things that point our hearts to the Lord, the maker of the heavens and the earth and the provider of our daily needs.
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January 8 - "Praise God with a New Song" - Psalm 96.  Key Verse:  Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. - Psalm 96:1.  Central Thought:  Until Jesus returns, an important task is to 'say among the nations, 'The Lord reigns'" (Psalm 96: 10).  Glorify your Creator as you carry out his will and as you invite others to do so as well. 
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January 15 - "Praise God the Provider" - Psalm 65: 67: 6, 7.  Key Verse:  You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. - Psalm 65:5.  Central Thought:  God the Creator is a person in Psalm 65, worthy to be praised and worshipped.  May you honor the Lord with your heart full of thanksgiving.  may your voice of joy join with the witness of earth as we lift our praises to the Lord, the Creator of all.
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January 22 - "Praise God the Creator" - Psalm 104.  Key Verse:  How many are your works, Lord!  In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. - Psalm 104: 24.  Central Thought:  We cannot help but see the hand of the transcendent Creator, who is greater than and distinct from his creation.  May we, like the psalmist, recognized God in his mighty power to create as we offer praise and thanks of his care of us.
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January 29 - "Praise God with All Creation" - Psalm 148.  Key Verse: Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created. - Psalm 1: 48: 5.  Central Thought:  Do unbelievers see lives lived "to the glory and praise of God' (Philippians 1:11) or lives lived in praise of self?  Only a people near to God can convince a fallen world that it needs to repent as it returns to its Creator.  Our task to praise is also our witness.
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February 5 - "Re-Created to Live in Harmony" - Galatians 3: 26 - 4:7.  Key Verse:  There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. - Galatians 3: 28.  Central Thought:  As we understand one another in our differences, let us remember how we came to God's people:  not by our own doing, but by Christ's. 
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February 12 - "New Birth Brings Freedom" - Galatians 4.  Key Verse:  Now that you know God - or rather are known by God - how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces?  Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? - Galatians 4:9.  Central Thought  In every place and age, some have sought to add to the gospel in ways that ultimately result in diminishing thee freedom the gospel gives.  If we are to be truly free in Christ, then he and he alone must be the object of our trust.
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February 19 - "Freedom in Christ" - Galatians 5: 1 - 17.  Key Verse:  You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. - Galatians 5:13.  Central Thought:  If we truly believe that Christ's cross saves us from the ruin of our lives, do we let the cross define what should become the purpose of our lives?  For what has Christ set us free?

February 26 - "Christ Creates Holy Living" - Galatians 5: 18 - 6:10.  Key Verse:  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22, 23.  Central Thought:  Today's test gives us a huge task.  But it gives us just as big a reason:  the grace of God that grants eternal life by faith in Christ.  And it gives us just as great power:  God's Holy Spirit, who enable s us to overcome the old life to reflect God's grace.
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