“What’s a Christian Follower to Do?” (Luke 9:51-56; 1 Peter 2:19-25) Sunday April 23, 2017
Call to Worship
L: He was pierced because of our transgressions,
P: Crushed because of our iniquities
L: The punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.
P: God’s righteous Servant will justify many. He carried their iniquities
U: Therefore God gave Him the many as a portion, and He will receive the mighty as spoil.
Scriptures (Luke 9:51-56; 1 Peter 2:19-25)
Our first reading comes from the good news according to Luke.
51When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
52And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him;
53but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.
54When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”
55But he turned and rebuked them.
56Then they went on to another village.
Our second reading comes for the first letter of Peter.
19For it is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly.
20If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God’s approval.
21For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps.
22“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
23When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.
24He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
25For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
Here ends our readings. May God bless our understanding.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Richard Walker Sermon: “What’s a Christian Follower to Do?” (Luke 9:51-56; 1 Peter 2:19-25) Sunday April 23, 2017
“What’s a Christian Follower to Do?”
Sermon Slide Video:
April 30 10:30 am
Come engage with us in a very special worship service on Sunday, April 30, 2017,
WHEN CCC YOUTH WILL BE LEADING OUR PRAISE, WHICH WILL BE ALL ABOUT JESUS! OUR TOPIC IS “LOVING DIFFICULT PEOPLE” AND OUR THEME IS JESUS ON THE BEACH!
JOIN WITH US THAT MORNING FOR AMAZING SINGING, SERMONS, SCRIPTURE, DANCE, MUSICAL SOLOS & ENSEMBLES, ART AND A FEW LAUGHS ~ ALL BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE YOUTH OF CCC!
THIS SERVICE WILL SERVE AS AN ANTIDOTE TO THE NOTION THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS GOING DOWNHILL!!!
—Laura, Rhonda, & the CCC Youth
All Creatures Great & Small Event
Pet Adoption and Pet Blessing
Saturday May 6 10 am – 2 pm
Typical Questions and Answers:
Is there any charge for this event?
Absolutely not! Whether you’re an animal agency or animal lover, it’s free of charge and open to all the public. It’s our gift to the community.
Do you have a lot of adoption agencies attend?
Yes. Please know that we try to get representatives from different breeds as well as the SPCA. You may have to fill out an application at this event in order to be approved for adopting your new family member.
Do you advertise the event?
Yes. We advertise through Facebook promotions, Craigslist, Other Social Media and we also ask that our members put up flyers.
I’d like to participate. What are my options?
If you’re an animal agency that would like to set up a booth to promote your organization, please fill out the contact form information at the top of this post. If you’re an animal lover, just come to the event with your animal friend or a picture.
What is the Animal Blessing service?
It’s an outdoor celebration located on Compass Christian Church’s expansive lawn area with representative animal agencies of the community, and refreshments. The highlight of the service is when people bring their animals forward to be blessed, receiving a special “blessing tag.” If your pet doesn’t travel well bring a picture of your pet and we’ll bless it.
Why are animals blessed?
Because God created them and declared them “good” (Genesis 1:25), and because for many people their pets mediate unconditional love and are a blessing to those who love and care for them. This service recognizes and celebrates this reality.
What kinds of animals are welcome?
All kinds! Dogs, cats, birds, pygmy goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, parrots, snakes, turtles, iguanas and even squirrels! You and your beloved pet, of whatever persuasion, would be warmly welcomed! For your pet’s safety, we advise leashes for dogs and any other species must be caged at all times.
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July 25-Aug 2
Cost: $1450 approx
How Can I Help?
- You can attend our mission trip
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