READ THE BIBLE WITH US THIS YEAR
 
For the week of May 20-26, 2024
 
                           Old Testament Reading                    New Testament Reading                                  
 
Mon.                                  I Chronicles 1-2                                                              John 7:32-53
                                    
Tues.                                 I Chronicles 3-5                                                             John 8:1-20
 
Wed.                                  I Chronicles 6-7                                                              John 8:21-36
 
Thur.                                  I Chronicles 8-10                                                          John 9:1-23
                                     
Fri.                                        I Chronicles 11-13                                                          John 9:24-41 
 
Sat.                                      I Chronicles 14-16                                                           John 10:1-21 
 
Sun.                                    I Chronicles 17-19                                                            John 10:22-42 
 
 MEMORY VERSES:  John 9:24-25
 
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”
 
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER
 
No one can share your testimony like you can. Don’t hesitate to tell the unsaved what Jesus Christ has done for you!
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Something to Think About

GOD’S INSATIABLE HUNGER FOR SINNERS                             Lowell C. Hesterman
 
“For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!” And they began to celebrate. * Luke 15:24 (NRSV)
 
We have ambivalent feelings about the word sinners. While it may not be a problem for us to join with the congregation to confess that we are sinners, if someone classifies us with sinners we might be uncomfortable. While tax collectors and discernible sinners crowded up close to listen to Jesus, we’d be more comfortable standing at the edge with the Pharisees and the scribes.
 
Well-publicized sinners aren’t popular. A star athlete may lose all endorsements if caught in a scandal. A politician will lose votes if caught up in fraud. Our first impulse is to shun such people.
 
The parable Jesus told about the ungrateful son is both comforting (when we think of our sinfulness) and provocative (when it pushes us to reach out to sinners). God is the hero.
 
God’s insatiable love for sinful children could not be repressed.
With a similar insatiable hunger, God reaches out to us when we fall to our own wayward living, whatever shape it takes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Something to Think About
 
GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF CHURCH                       O.K. Storaasli
 
My son, give me your heart. Proverbs 23:26 (NIV)

Once in a while you hear people complain that they get nothing out of church. But this is really not the point. The church is a place where we have opportunity to put in, as well as take out. Perhaps it could truly be said that we only get as much out of church as we put in. You don’t get money out of the bank until you put some in.
 
Does your idea of church membership simply mean attending one service per Sunday? Has it ever struck you that the congregation has every bit as much to do with the preaching of the sermon as the preacher has, that people who come prepared to worship, people who have prayed for their pastor, are the very dynamic of the church’s service? Has it ever struck you that it is grossly unfair to expect the church to do exactly what you demand if you, as a part of it, do nothing at all for it?
 
A well-known minister remarked pungently and almost despairingly that the trouble with most churches was that so many people connected with them were not really members but only “registered customers.” We are the church, you and I believe in Christ. We are a part of the great Communion of Saints. Put in your heart, and you will reap rich blessings.
 

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From the Pastor’s heart;
 
Don’t forget to use this time to reach out to others. Spend some time each day calling members on the telephone and offering to pray with them.
 
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Pastors Requests
Remember II Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.”
 
While we wait on God’s healing grace, let us fast and pray for His visitation. Pray for God to intervene and bring an end to this virus that we are facing. Pray for God to calm our spirits and help us to trust Him.
 
Pray for the lost to be saved. Pray for the unrighteous to turn to God. Pray for God to be glorified in the crisis we are going through. Pray in faith; pray with the confidence that God will hear and answer our prayers.