GREETINGS, EVERYONE! As the much-needed and much-appreciated rains came this morning, our plans to work on siding and roofing the storage shed dissipated. The work will be postponed to later this week, very likely Thursday. If you are able to come out on Thursday morning, we would welcome you. Please see Ronnie Stahl for details.
MMO: The Mission/Vision team has set the goal for $1500 for the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering. So far we have received $590. We will receive the offering throughout the month of September. You can read more about it at this link.
THE LORD'S DAY (9/18):
Question 31: What do we mean by Christ’s humiliation?
Answer: By Christ’s humiliation we mean that he was born, and that in a low condition; that he was made under the law, and underwent the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross; that he was buried, and continued under the power of death for a time.
Scripture: Luke 2:7; Galatians 4:4; Isaiah 53:3; Luke 22:44; Matthew 12:40; 27:46; Philippians 2:8; Mark 15:45-6.
Question 32: What do we mean by Christ’s exaltation?
Answer: By Christ’s exaltation we mean his rising again from the dead on the third day, ascending up into heaven, sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and coming to judge the world at the last day.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:11; Mark 16:19; Acts 17:31.
ICYMI: The past two Sunday's sermon audio "Kingdom Etiquette" on Luke 14:7-14 and The Parable of the Great Banquet on Luke 14:15-24
Other previous messages are archived here. Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSES: Our Fighter Verses this week are Proverbs 29:1, 11, "He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. ... A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back"
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE The Five-Day Bible Reading Plan is attached to this e-mail for your convenience. You may want to access additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
BONUS: This week in worship we will be singing Come, Christians, Join to Sing, All the People Said Amen, You Are My All, and Christ Our Hope in Life and Death. Take a few moments to listen to the links and sing along in preparation for our time of congregational singing on the Lord's Day.
BONUS BONUS: Living Hope Food Pantry item for donation this month is ROLLS OF PAPER TOWELS. Please place items for donation in the grocery cart in the church fellowship hall, or take them directly to Living Hope just two blocks east of the church on Main Street. Living Hope has expanded its hours to the evening on Mondays, so check out both the thrift shop and the food pantry.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon