Weekly Bulletin


 

United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion 

Sunday August 23 , 2020

Prelude

Welcome and announcements

Call to worship

Arise, O Lord, O God, lift up your hand, forget not the afflicted.

Why do the wicked renounce God and say in their hearts, “You will not call to account?”

The Lord is Ruler forever and ever.

The nations shall perish from God’s hand.

O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek, you will strengthen their hearts.

You will incline your ear to do justice to the orphan and the oppressed so that people on earth may strike terror no more.


Hymn 138- “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

Children's Time

Sermon- The Prayer of God’s Kingdom as Taught By Our Lord And Savior—Matthew 6:9-13

Joys and Concerns/Blessing of Backpacks

Offering

Closing hymn 136- “The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want”

Benediction


THE PRAYER OF GOD’S KINGDOM-Matthew 6:9-13

Everything in life has a designer and a design. A blue print is a pattern for us to follow.

Although prayer can be simple, it needs to be taught. Prayer is an earthly request to heaven. Heaven is the source and earth is the resource. Prayer is giving earthly license to heaven’s ministry. Humankind is giving heaven authority to perform what He wants to do on earth. Genesis 1:26-28-

God created man to have dominion over everything. In verse 28 God said we should subdue

the earth. Prayer is the most important task for humankind; yet it is the least activity performed by humankind.

Our Father-Though we are diverse, coming from Africa, Asia, Europe, America, God is our father. We may be red, yellow, black or white, but we are siblings, offspring of the same father. Our father is Abba, the provider and sustainer of life. Do you know God as the source of life? Are you acquainted with the creator of humankind? All things on earth and in heaven were created by Him. Our means that prayer is not personal but communal. In God’s kingdom, it is communal. In the body of Christ it is important to pray for other people. Prayer should never be selfish because He is not your father, but our father. God’s kingdom community is more important than you. There is a lot of internal fighting and confusion because we bring our own needs instead of others. God wants everybody to be blessed, and God is interested in everybody’s testimony. Always approach God as the source and the earth as a resource. Some of us depend on the resource for survival. The source can permit you to lose your resource-a lost job, house, farm, health in order to remind you that He is your source. Our father which art in heaven means the government is in heaven and the earth is a colony. Stop depending on people because resources have a limit which can run out. If heaven is the bakery, the earth is the retailer (store).

Hallowed be thy name-Give reverence to God’s name. Do not misuse or abuse the name of your father in heaven. Thy kingdom come-We need the culture of heaven here on the earth. We need to pray for the whole evil/selfish system to be replaced by heaven’s good/selfless system. If the earth is full of Christians, why should we be afraid of thieves and corrupt leaders?

Thy will be done-Pray for heaven’s purpose, will and intent to be accomplished on earth. God’s desire must fill the earth. Why pray for Jesus’ rapture or second coming when your family members are not yet saved? Jesus died for all so no mankind will perish in their evil ways. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven-God’s will must be materialized in earth’s politics, commerce, economics, trade, energy, military, security, entertainment, etc. God wants heaven to come on earth, not earth to be abandoned by citizens of God’s kingdom. Evidence of God must be seen in the home, at school, at our workplaces, on the field, etc. Every leader in the country, a colony of God, must have godly values. What do you do when presidential candidates and governors are anti-God (against the source/supplier of our every need)?

Give us this day our daily bread, not our weekly, monthly or yearly bread. Petition God not for personal use but community needs. Everything we need to make bread-the sun, rain, soil, humidity, time, nutrients, harvest time, etc. is provided free of charge by God. Bread means ideas; concepts; strategies; skills to improve, expand, and develop businesses. There is so much wealth in heaven so God is building a commonwealth on earth, His colony. In heaven the streets are made of God, whereas in the colony gold is used for exchange of goods and services. God wants us to pray because it is possible for evil people-thieves, abusers, vandals, robbers, scammers, killers, etc.- to be reached or connected to heaven. The kingdom of heaven will come to earth through the salvation of or wicked humans. Our kids need a model for marriage-we cannot afford to put a wrong pattern or template or role model in front of our children. We are only stewards; these are God’s children.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us-This is conditional. Our welfare, well-being wealth, and health depend on that of our neighbors. How can you be healed when you never forgive your offenders? Democracy is individualistic but we are together; we need each other. Daily needs mean that we must leave tomorrow’s stress in God’s hands. Only God must be worried and stressed about tomorrow because He has our backs. Why is a prayer meeting the least attended gathering in the church? People have tried and no results so they refuse to come.

And lead me not into temptation-Protect me against the spirit of greed and gluttony. When God says that we must give out generously, He wants you to make space to receive more and better. God gives you your wages and salary and expects ten percent, your tithe, seed in the ground to enable God to bless you, but we spend all hundred percent. No wonder we are poorer than the church mouse.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever-We should never take God’s glory for granted. Whatever happens in life, let us give the glory to God and keep our blessing. Children must be brought up to reverence God, to see God as their father, source and sustainer and their parents as stewards, resources and mentors (role models).

God loves us. Amen


How do we pray for our leaders/friends/enemies? Insert the name of person

1-Help………………..to accept wise counsel. (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22)

2-Open ………………heart to hear the Word of truth and respond to the Gospel of salvation. (Ephesians 1:13)

3-Teach………………to trust in You. (Psalm 21:7)

4-Guard…………….from the influence of the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

5-Give………………discretion, wisdom, and understanding in making decisions. (1 Chronicles 22:12, 1 Kings 3:9)

6-Open ……………..heart to Your reproof and pour out Your Spirit on ………… leadership. (Proverbs 1:23)

7-Deliver………….from opinions contrary to your Word. (Psalm 119:105)

8-Protect …………from harm, and bless and protect……………..family. (Psalm 21:11, Ezra 6:10)

9-Enable ………….to carryout ……………duties with humility toward You and toward others. (1 Peter 5:5)

10-Bless …………with strength, endurance, and stamina. (1 Chronicles 16:11, Isaiah 40:31)

11-Equip …………to act according to Your will and to make choices pleasing to you. (Hebrews 13:20-21)

12-Give…………..the courage to do the right thing even when urged to do the wrong thing. (Proverbs 2:11-15)

13-Teach………..to have a tender heart of compassion toward those …………. leads and serves. (Colossians 3:12)

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Announcements/Calendar: Today-Blessing of backpacks

 Finance meeting- Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 P.M. in East Room

 Ad. Board meeting-Tuesday, August 25th at 7:00 P.M. in East Room

 If you have any information that needs to be included in the September newsletter please have it in the secretary’s office by Wednesday, August 26th. Slip it under the door or email the information to umc@outlook.com.

 Sunday, August 30th-This is the 5th Sunday of the month so both Zion and First will worship together at Kessel Park at 10:00 A.M. Bring your lawn chairs.

 At the back of the sanctuary are 2 cards-a birthday card for Craig Morrison and congratulation’s card for Craig and Flossie for being inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.

 On Sunday, September 13th, there will be a special offering for the Don Davis Fund. More information of this fund will be in the newsletter.

 We are in need of a church secretary. if you are interested or know someone who might be interested, contact Roy Gorter at 563-203-7017.



United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion         

Sunday August 16, 2020

 

Prelude

Welcome and announcements

Call to worship

Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me bless God’s holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all Gods’ benefits,

Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases

Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy

Who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.

Hymn 172- “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Children's Time

Sermon- The Prayer Life Of Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ

Joys and Concerns/Blessing of Backpacks

Offering

Closing hymn 66- “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

Benediction


THE PRAYER LIFE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST-Matthew 4:12-23

Matthew 4:12- When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee…

How do you react to bad news? Do you take yourself away from business as usual to talk to God in order to make a right decision? John Wesley said, “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth. God does nothing but in answer to prayer.”

Luke 6:12-13- One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: …

Do we spend time in prayer to choose our spouses (life-partners)? How much time do we spend in prayer to choose a church, a car to buy, a house to buy or rent, friends, or playmates for our children?

Mark 1:35- In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.

Jesus never skipped on his morning devotion and prayer. Thus, he was ready to make lemonade with whatever lemons life threw at Him.

Hebrews 5:7- While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.

As children of God in intimate relationship with our heavenly father, do we have a “lone time with God” to visit on issues in life?

Luke 21:37- Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives.

Jesus enjoyed days in the temple and evenings on the Mount of Olives as was his custom. The disciples followed Jesus when the crowds acclaimed him and when life was filled with miracles. They also accompanied him-indeed, were invited to join him- when his humanity was showing, when he faced temptation in deep turmoil and anguish. Jesus was not a loner-leader, but a leader who allowed his disciples to be close to him even though that openness allowed one to betray him as followers sometimes do to their leaders.

Matthew 14:22- Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.

Luke 22:40- “On reaching the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’”

Jesus gives his disciples the same advice that he himself will shortly follow: to pray in the crisis, that the temptation will not get the better of them. Shall we pray like Jesus prayed in order to get results!!! Amen

How do we pray for our leaders/friends/enemies? Insert the name of person

1-Help………………..to accept wise counsel (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22)

2-Open ………………heart to hear the Word of truth and respond to the Gospel of salvation (Ephesians 1:13)

3-Teach………………to trust in You (Psalm 21:7)

4-Guard…………….from the influence of the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

5-Give………………discretion, wisdom, and understanding in making decisions (1 Chronicles 22:12, 1 Kings 3:9)

6-Open ……………..heart to Your reproof and pour out Your Spirit on ………… leadership (Proverbs 1:23)

7-Deliver………….from opinions contrary to your Word (Psalm 119:105)

8-Protect …………from harm, and bless and protect……………..family (Psalm 21:11, Ezra 6:10)

9-Enable ………….to carryout ……………duties with humiliation toward You and toward others (1 Peter 5:5)

10-Bless …………with strength, endurance, and stamina (1 Chronicles 16:11, Isaiah 40:31)

11-Equip …………to act according to Your will and to make choices pleasing to you (Hebrews 13:20-21)

12-Give…………..the courage to do the right thing even when urged to do the wrong thing (Proverbs 2:11-15)

13-Teach………..to have a tender heart of compassion toward those …………. leads and serves (Colossians 3:12)-……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Announcements/Calendar: Today-Blessing of backpacks as well as August 23

 SPRC (PPRC) meeting-Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 P.M. in East Room

 Finance meeting- Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 P.M. in East Room

 Ad. Board meeting-Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 P.M. in East Room

 Interested in becoming church secretary? Contact Roy Gorter at 563-203-7017.

 Craig Morrison’s 100th birthday-Thursday, August 20-send cards to 703 E. 2nd St.


August 9, 2020

Call to worship

O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually.

Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.

O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, and Cresco his chosen ones.

The king sent and released Joseph; Jesus, the Lord’s chosen one set us free.

He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions, to instruct his officials at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.  Praise the LORD!

 

Hymn 526   -What a friend we have in Jesus

Children's time

Bible Study-Assurance of Answered Prayer-John 16:24

Joys and concerns

Offering

Closing hymn 130-God will take care of you

Benediction`

 

 

Assurance of Answered Prayer (John 16:24; I John 5:14)    

 Another attack from the enemy is to try to make you doubt the effectiveness of prayer: by saying, “You don’t think God is personally interested in you, do you?  There’s no way He is going to even listen to you, much less answer your prayers.” The truth is, now that you are a child of God because of Jesus Christ your Savior, you have the unique privilege of speaking to God through Him.  God wants you to come confidently into His presence (Hebrews 4:16) and talk to Him about everything (Philippians 4:6).

 

 

ASSURANCE OF ANSWERED PRAYER- Memory Verse-John 16:24

1-John 16:24-Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

In whose name should we pray?..............Does God provide when we ask?..................What results from asking in Jesus’ name? ……………..

2-Isaiah 59:1-2- Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. What separates us from God?

3-John 15:7-If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. What are the conditions for answered prayer?......

4-Matthew 7:7-8- “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

What results from asking, seeking and knocking?.................

5-Psalm 66:18-If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

What prevents us from receiving answers to our prayers?...................

6-James 1:6-8-But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

 James 4:2-3-You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. Why does God hold back answers to our requests?

7-Matthew 7:9-11- “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Which answer does God give us-good or bad?...........

8-James 1:17- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 4:3- When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. How does God reply to our requests when He knows would be good, bad, needed at another time?.....

9-1 Thessalonians 5:16-17- Rejoice always, 17 pray continually-How should we pray?.............

10-Matthew 26:41-“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Why should we pray?....

11-Philipians 4:8-9- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.- which things must fill our minds?....

How do we pray for our leaders/friends/enemies? Insert the name of person

1-Help………………..to accept wise counsel (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22)

 2-Open ………………heart to hear the Word of truth and respond to the Gospel of salvation (Ephesians 1:13)

3-Teach………………to trust in You (Psalm 21:7)

 4-Guard…………….from the influence of the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

 5-Give………………discretion, wisdom, and understanding in making decisions (1 Chronicles 22:12, 1 Kings 3:9)

 6-Open ……………..heart to Your reproof and pour out Your Spirit on ………… leadership (Proverbs 1:23)

 7-Deliver………….from opinions contrary to your Word (Psalm 119:105)

 8-Protect …………from harm, and bless and protect……………..family (Psalm 21:11, Ezra 6:10)

 9-Enable ………….to carryout ……………duties with humiliation toward You and toward others (1 Peter 5:5)

 10-Bless …………with strength, endurance, and stamina (1 Chronicles 16:11, Isaiah 40:31)

11-Equip …………to act according to Your will and to make choices pleasing to you (Hebrews 13:20-21)

 12-Give…………..the courage to do the right thing even when urged to do the wrong thing (Proverbs 2:11-15)

13-Teach………..to have a  tender heart of compassion toward those …………. leads and serves (Colossians 3:12)-  

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Announcements/Calendar:

Interested in becoming church secretary?  contact Roy Gorter, 563-203-7017.

 

UM Circle, Aug 12th 1:30pm.   Please wear a mask.

Order of Service for Sunday 08/02/2020

 

Welcome and announcements

 

Call to worship

P- Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!

A-Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

P-From you let my vindication come!

A-Let your eyes see the right

P-I call upon you for you will answer me O God

A-Incline your ear to me, hear my words

A-As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when

I awake I shall be satisfied with beholding your presence.

 

Hymn 463-Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

 

Children's time

 

Sermon-The prayer life of believers in the Kingdom of God

 

Holy Communion/Joys and concerns

 

Offering

 

Closing hymn 384-Love divine, all loves excelling

 

Benediction`

 

 

08/02/2020-      THE PRAYER LIFE OF THE BELIEVER IN GOD’s KINGDOM-James4:1-10

James 4:1-10

What is the source of conflict among you? What is the source of your disputes? Don’t they come from your cravings that are at war in your own lives? 2 You long for something you don’t have, so you commit murder. You are jealous for something you can’t get, so you struggle and fight. You don’t have because you don’t ask. 3 You ask and don’t have because you ask with evil intentions, to waste it on your own cravings.

4 You unfaithful people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world's friend becomes God's enemy. 5 Or do you suppose that scripture is meaningless? Doesn’t God long for our faithfulness in[a] the life he has given to us?[b] 6 But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble.[c] 7 Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you. 8 Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Cry out in sorrow, mourn, and weep! Let your laughter become mourning and your joy become sadness. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

 

       Prayer is a very vital study, though most Christians who prepare for the ministry neglect it and lack the most powerful weapon the world ever knew. Today, we shall talk about what is prayer? How we pray? Why we pray? Types of Prayer? Weapons of our warfare in prayer? Pray for our leaders & ourselves

What is prayer? -The soul’s desire for God – a cry, a supplication- an appeal from the child to the Father-beseeching the Lord- calling on the Lord-lifting up the heart -pouring out the heart - seeking the face of the Lord.

 -Prayerlessness is a sin against the Lord-(1 Sam. 12:23)-But me? I would never sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. I will teach you what is good and right.

 - We must pray without ceasing (1 Th. 5:16-18)- 16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Commands to pray –Matthew 7:7-11- Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Whoever seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door is opened. 9 Who among you will give your children a stone when they ask for bread? 10 Or give them a snake when they ask for fish? 11 If you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.   

Time to pray – daily, in the morning (Psalm 5:3), twice daily (88:1); thrice daily (Psalm 55:17; Daniel6:10); without ceasing (I Thess.  5:17)

Postures & attitudes – Bowing down; bowing the knees; bowing the head; Where to pray –everywhere.  How? We pray to the Father- through Jesus Christ-by Holy Spirit’s help-Pray with forgiving spirit (Mark 11:25

How do we pray for our leaders/friends/enemies? Insert the name of person

1-Help………………..to accept wise counsel (Proverbs 11:14; 15:22)

 

2-Open ………………heart to hear the Word of truth and respond to the Gospel of salvation (Ephesians 1:13)

 

3-Teach………………to trust in You (Psalm 21:7)

 

4-Guard…………….from the influence of the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

 

5-Give………………discretion, wisdom, and understanding in making decisions (1 Chronicles 22:12, 1 Kings 3:9)

 

6-Open ……………..heart to Your reproof and pour out Your Spirit on …………leadership (Proverbs 1:23)

 

7-Deliver………….from opinions contrary to your Word (Psalm 119:105)

 

8-Protect …………from harm, and bless and protect……………..family (Psalm 21:11, Ezra 6:10)

 

9-Enable ………….to carryout ……………duties with humiliation toward You and toward others (1 Peter 5:5)

 

10-Bless …………with strength, endurance, and stamina (1 Chronicles 16:11, Isaiah 40:31)

 

11-Equip …………to act according to Your will and to make choices pleasing to you (Hebrews 13:20-21)

 

12-Give…………..the courage to do the right thing even when urged to do the wrong thing (Proverbs 2:11-15)

 

13-Teach………..to have a  tender heart of compassion toward those………….leads and serves (Colossians 3:12)-  

 

 

 


United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion         
Sunday July 19, 2020

 

Prelude

Welcome and announcements

Call to worship

Hymn 419- I am thine O lord

Children's time

Sermon-Assurance of Salvation (continued)

Joys and concerns

Offering

Benediction

Closing hymn-hymn 396-O Jesus I have promised

 

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Announcements/Calendar

 

Pastor Derrick’s standard office hours are 9am-3pm Sundays through Thursdays. 

 

Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30pm, there will be a short meeting at Cresco Methodist (First) Church.  All members of the Administrative Board, PPRC Committee, and Trustees are welcome.  















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Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;

According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.

 

Hymn: 363-And Can it be that I should gain

Children’s Time

 

Sermon

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION-Memory Verse: 1 John 5:11-12

1-And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Who gives eternal life?...............................

Who is the source of eternal life?.....................

Where can eternal life be found?...................

Who has eternal life? …………………………….

Who does not have eternal life?...........................

2-Rom. 5:8- But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. How has God shown his love for us?...........

3-John 1:12- Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

Who gives the right to become the children of God?....................

How can one become a child of God?...............................

4-Eph. 2:8-9- For it is by grace you have been saved ,through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Does human effort, religion and good works save?............................

5-Rev. 3:20- Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. When does Christ come into our life?..................................

6-John 5:24- “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

What has God done for us? Past………………………...Present……………………..  Future…………….

7-John 20:31- But these are written that you may believe[a]that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Why was the Bible written?.................

8-2 Cor. 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come

[a] The old has gone, the new is here!-What happens when one is joined to Christ?........

9-Gal.5:22-23- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

What are the attitudes of a new creature (fruits)?.....................         

 

Joys & Concerns

Communion

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Offering

 

Closing Hymn-369-Blessed Assurance

 

Benediction

 

 

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Announcements/Calendar

 

Congratulations, Pastor Derrick, on your ordination into the United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 11.