May 3rd, 2015

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This Year’s VBS is Camp Kilimanjaro. Join us June 1st through June 5th.
5pm – 8pm

Contact the Church office for registration information.

Famous Last Words (Closing Remarks)
May 24th, 2015

Acts 1:6-9 So when they had come together, they asked Him, “Lord, at this time are You restoring the kingdom to Israel ?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem , in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After He had said this, He was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

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Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Some information is ____________.

1 Corinthians 13:9-10, 12 For we know in part and we prophecy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears… Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully; even as I am fully known.

When a person surrenders to God, then they ________ power to become a _________ for God.

John 7:38-39 “Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

The Promised Gift
May 17th, 2015

Acts 1:3-5 After He had suffered, He also presented Himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While He was together with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. Jesus said, “This is what you heard from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

________________ is biblically associated with the trials and chastisement of a covenant people. It is the multiplication of 5 [grace], and 8 [renewal]. For 40 days, Jesus shows grace to His disciples for the purpose of the renewal of their faith in the kingdom of God and to introduce the spiritual connection to be produced by God’s gift.

Colossians 1:13-14 God has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus ______________ His disciples to wait for the Father’s promise that will commence their new task, to be His _________________, first to the Jew and then to the Gentile.

Jesus and John both teach a __________________ between the baptism by John and the baptism of the Spirit of God. Following the baptism by John, Jesus receives from the Father the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to take off His sandals. He himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Convincing Proofs!
May 10th, 2015

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Convincing Proofs!

Acts 1:1-3 I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach until the day He was taken up, after He had given orders through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen. After He had suffered, He also presented Himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

Luke 24:36-49 He stood among them and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and terrified and thought they were seeing a ghost. “Why are you troubled?” He asked them. “And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at My hands and My feet, touch Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” Having said this, He showed them His hands and feet. But while they still could not believe because of their joy and were amazed, He asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” So they gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and He took it and ate in their presence. Then He told them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you – that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He also said to them, ” This is what is written; the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.”

How Did Jesus Convince The Disciples?

He invited them to ________ Him.

Jesus asked them for ______ and _____ it.

Jesus reminded them of how the _________________________ were fulfilled.

Opened their minds to understand the ____________.

Assigned them a ________.

Reminded them of what the ______________.

How does Jesus convince you to be His witness?

What proofs do you have, or lack?