March 26, 2017 – Jesus Heals a Blind Man

Pastor Trevor Smith

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • We should humbly, honestly as the Lord, are you calling me/us blind?  Are we truly seeing?
  • Instead, are we defaulting to judgement, predisposed?
  • The blind man received his sight, a miracle, and all the Pharisees can do is to focus on the blind man’s sin and rationalized that he was unworthy of grace.
  • All were unable to see God’s glory, except the blind man.

March 19, 2017 – The Samaritan Woman

Pastor Jeff Purganan

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • The water is transformation.
  • Water represents the springing/rebirth- a transformation
  • Just prior, Jesus was baptizing more people the John the Baptist.  A concern of the pharisee, who saw John as a threat.
  • Jesus was baptizing people and giving eternal life to those who hadn’t been afforded the opportunity.  People who were looked down on.
  • Who are the people in our lives for whom we’d be persecuted for helping?
  • How many times do we let people, society get in our way of being Jesus – serving, loving, caring, feeding, evangelizing?
  • The criticism of action we receive for being Jesus – do we let it hold us back?  We should instead use is as a marker to do more of that action.
  • God’s love is bold.  Our living that example, that life – it’s bold.

March 12, 2017 – Worship

Songs:

  •  Marvelous Light
  • Build Your Kingdom Here
  • There is a Redeemer
  • Prayer: Take My Life and Let it Be
  • Communion: Behold the Lamb
  • Offering: Go Light Your World
  • Benediction

March 5, 2017 – The Beatitudes of Jesus, Part 3

Megan Pittman

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • Persecution and Righteousness: Working together
  • Persecution is a gift.  How?
  • Never feel content, happy, fulfilled when persecuted.
  • Results: violence or outcast.
  • Why are blessed for persecution in Jesus’ name?
  • It’s part of the package when setting aside yourself for Christ.
  • This is not an individual struggle. We all are in this together, as a community.
  • The Prophets endured persecution in the name of God.  They were chained, imprisoned, punished.
  • Why?  We are speaking truth. We are being Christ to others.   It’s an opportunity to be forgiving, and accepting, and loving of the persecutors.
  • How can we be righteous by Christ, not for ourselves?  One is to acknowledge we need to be saved.  Making peace for all, being merciful and loving. We will be guaranteed of persecution, but also the guarantee of the perfect relationship with Christ.

March 5, 2017 – Worship

Songs:

  • Ancient of Days
  • Days of Elijah
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Prayer: I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
  • Communion: How Beautiful
  • Offering: Blessed Be Your Name
  • Benediction