We continue in our Lenten series, "Tempted". This week we'll focus on Matthew 4:5-7. Satan, once again, tries to tempt Jesus into proving He's the Son of God, but it's also a temptation to get him to do supernatural tricks to get men to follow Him... How many times do we allow Satan to twist our thinking, even rationalizing doing something wrong, if the ends justify the means. Please read ahead and see how Jesus answers him and be ready for an awesome weekend of worship and strength to overcome any temptation!
God bless you all, and thanks for being a part of our church family,
Sermon Enhancer: With Lent beginning this week we'll take a look in the Book of Matthew over the next few weeks to remember the time and temptation Jesus faced in the wilderness. We have a Savior who understands and has been tempted in every way. Therefore, He strengthens those who turn to Him and gives strength to overcome every temptation. This week we'll start with Matthew 4:1-4. Please take the time to read. Think about who sent Him into the wilderness? Why? And, how did Jesus respond to the temptation?
God bless you all. Wash your hands frequently, sanitize on the way in and out of church, and invite someone new this week! God is doing some amazing things!
Sermon Enhancer: This weekend we'll focus on the importance of the sacrament of Communion. Our passage comes from 1 Corinthians 11:17-26. The apostle Paul is writing to the church to encourage them in the proper understanding of 'The Lord's Supper'. Please read ahead and encourage someone new to join us as we celebrate this important sacrament in the church.
God bless you all and I look forward to worshipping with you this weekend.
Sermon Enhancer: This week we'll wrap up our series: At the Master's Feet. We've taken a look at the parables and the context in which Jesus shared this important teaching. Our passage this weekend comes from Luke 15:1-7, "The Parable of the Lost Sheep". The parable follows very difficult teachings of Jesus about who will not enter the Kingdom of God. For a full understanding, read chapters 13-15. 13 and 14 share the cost of being a disciple and His contention with the self-satisfied who thought they were holy. These two chapters lead one to stop and wonder, "Am I really a committed disciple?" Chapter 15 rounds out the difficult teachings with the heart of God. Jesus tells three parables in a row that demonstrate God's love for the lost ones.
Please read ahead, know that you are loved, and God is calling us into a deeper understanding of being a true disciple.
God bless, and looking forward to worshipping with you this weekend.
Sermon Enhancer: We continue in our series, "At the Master's Feet". This week we'll be focusing on the parable of the Persistent Widow. It can be found in Luke 18:1-8. The widow has gone to court. Her judge doesn't care about God or justice. He tries dismissing her because as a poor widow he has nothing to gain by caring about her case. Through persistence, she finally wins him over. Jesus uses this story to make a point each one of us needs to hear. Please read ahead and see if you can discover the key point He's trying to make for all Christians.
God bless you all. Thank you. Please invite someone new this week.
Looking forward to worshipping with you this weekend.