TODAY three of our Bible Quizzers competed in regional quizzing put on by Midland Ministries in preparation for nationals in April in the Wisconsin Dells. Regionals began Friday evening and continue through late afternoon today. Please pray for Ruthie Clements, Chloe Dixon, and Olivia Wright as they prepare to recall the Scriptures they have committed to memory.
TOMORROW is THE LORD’S DAY
On the traditional Christian calendar, this Sunday is "Palm Sunday" (also called "Passion Sunday"), both references to the events of the week before Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Tomorrow, we emphasize the "passion"part by participating in the Lord's Supper following the sermon, which is entitled "A Time to Remember Christ," and will focus on Christ as Covenant-Giver, Servant, and Betrayed One. If you haven't already done so, spend some moments in self-examination, asking some basic questions in preparation for receiving the Lord's Supper. I have attached some sample starter questions, but feel free to go deeper. Remember, the goal of self-examination is to participate in the Lord's Supper, to approach the Lord's Table with an attitude of confession and contrition for sin, and with the resolve to reconcile any broken relationships with other believers. As we do so, we feast by faith on Christ's broken body and shed blood in the symbols of bread and the fruit of the vine. We do so joyfully as members of the body of Christ in its local expression.
Below are the Scriptures that will frame our worship service. Please take a few moments to read and meditate on them in preparation for the Lord's Day. Click anywhere on the link to view a printable version of these verses, or use your favorite format for reading them elsewhere.
Fighter Verses: Philippians 2:12-13
Call to Worship: Psalm 31:9-16
Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
New Testament: Philippians 2:5-11
Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 32:1-2
Sermon Text: Matthew 26:26-29, 45-50; John 13;3-15
Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21
ICYMI Last Sunday’s Message The First Disciples, Luke 5:1-11
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READ THROUGH THE BIBLE
Week 13 of the 5 Day Bible Reading Program.
Read through the entire Bible following this plan, or read only the New Testament (in italics).
Day One: Deuteronomy 27-31; Luke 12
Day Two: Deut. 32-34; Psalm 13; Luke 13
Day Three: Joshua 1-4; Psalm 143; Luke 14
Day Four: Josh. 5-8; Psalm 14; Luke 15
Day Five: Josh. 9-13; Luke 16
(When you get through this week, you will have completed one-fourth of the reading plan. Way to go!)
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BONUS: As we prepare for the events of next week, culminating in Good Friday, take a few moments to listen to the congregation of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., singing the Hymn "Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted." Be in awe at the silent majesty of the crucified Christ, reigning as King from the tree, rejected by His own people, making full atonement for sins with His shed blood.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon