Sunday Morning Services

Sunday
9:00 AMSunday School lesson

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December 7 - "Worship Christ's Majesty".  Key Verse:  The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. - Hebrews 1:3.  Central Thought:  Christ relates to God and reveals God like no other.  As the very image of God and as the one who is exalted in Heaven, Christ deserves our worshipful praise.
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December 14 - "Make a Joyful Noise".  Key Verse:  Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. - Psalm 95:1.  Central Thought:  May we worship together to declare the worth of God!  He is a God indeed above all gods because he is the maker of all.

December 21 - "Give Glory to God".  Key Verse:  The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. - Luke 2:20.  Central Thought:  The contrast in today's passage is between the power of the world and the lowliness of the Son of the almighty God.  That contrast is the contrast of the ages!  If we know Jesus, we can never think of life in the same way again.  
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December 28 - "Worship God's Son".  Key Verse:  When they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.  Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God." - Matthew 14:32, 33.  Central Thought:  When we find ourselves in situations that we simply cannot handle, we have to abandon ourselves to his strength.  That's when faith grows.
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January 4 - "Jesus' Model for Prayer".  Key Verse:  He said to them, "When you pray, say:  'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.'" - Luke 11:2.  Central Thought:  Learning to pray is a central part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.  We should pray with structure, with persistence, and with expectations.  God is a giving God, but we are to ask in prayer.
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January 11 - Jesus' Prayer for His Disciples".  Key Verse:  My prayer is not for them along.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. - John 17:20, 21.  Central Thought:  When the church presents a united front of faith, its message of calling God's wayward children back to him through Jesus becomes powerful and effective.
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January 18 - Jesus' Intercession for Us".  Key Verse:  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet he did not sin. - Hebrews 4:15.  Central Thought:  In the New Testament era, we are all priests, and we all can pray for each other.  Even so, we ultimately and always rely on Jesus, our faithful and eternal high priest, to intercede for us at the very throne of God.
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January 25 - "Powerful Prayer".  Key Verse:  Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. - James 5:16.  Central Thought:  Prayer requires an active role from us.  We pray about our own needs and those of others.  Prayers are personal entreaties to God, our Lord and Master, who hears and answers in accordance with his will.
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February 1 - "Feasting and Fasting".  Key Verse:  When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. - Matthew 6:17, 18.  Central Thought:  The Christian will have to work through many tests in his or her spiritual walk, and selective use or nonuse of food may be one type.  The secret is to rejoice and handle feasting or fasting so as develop patience or steadfastness.
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February 8 - "Serving Neighbors, Serving God".  Key Verse:  "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell ino the hands of robbers?"  The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him."  Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise." - Luke 10:36, 37.  Central Thought:  Jesus' story challenges the ways we commonly think about ourselves, others, and God.  Loving God compels us to love others in the same way, to reach out graciously and generously to those who have need of salvation just as we did.
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February 15 - "Serving the Least".  Key Verse:  The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of theses brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25:40.  Central Thought:  Jesus is not absent from our world.  He rules from on high and is present among us wherever people have great need.  The ones who serve those who are thought to be "the least" in the eyes of the world serve the Lord who rules over all. 
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February 22 - "Clothed and Ready".  Key Verse:  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the deveil's schemes. - Ephesians 6:11.  Central Thought:  Three principles are essential to success in our spiritual battles:   awareness of the situation, advance preparation, and mutual support during the conflict.  Through good stewardship of our spiritual resources, we will win!
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March 1 - "The Lamb of God".  Key Verse:  I have seen and I testify that this is God's Chosen One. - John 1:34.  Central Thought:  John the Baptist is a pivotal figure, his ministry signaling that a transition was underway.  His testimony still rings forth today:  Jesus is "the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29). 


10:00 AMWorship Service