Revealing Glory

Learning for Life: 9:30

Worship Service: 11:00 am

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Bulletin: February 23 2020

Newsletter:  February 2020

Scriptures: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; Matthew 17:1-9

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Richard Hovey

What is the significance of Jesus transfiguration? Why did he give a few of the disciples a glimpse of His glory? Is there significance to Moses and Elijah being present? Jesus, while fully human, was so much more than a mere mortal; Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets – He is the Son of God. Jesus, the Anointed One, was going to die; he was going to lay down his life for us – not as a good man willing to die for others, but as the Son of God. What does this mean for you and I?

Desire and Loss

Learning for Life: 9:30

Worship Service: 11:00 am

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Bulletin: Bulletin February 16th

Newsletter:  February 2020

Scriptures: James 4.1-8; Psalm 138; Matthew 16.13-27

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Joel Russell-MacLean

Diverging Plans

Learning for Life: 9:30

Worship Service: 11:00 am

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Bulletin: February 9, 2020

Newsletter:  February 2020

Scriptures: Isaiah 56.1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Matthew 16.1-12

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Joel Russell-MacLean

 

A Disciple Emulates Their Teacher

Learning for Life: 9:30

Worship Service: 11:00 am

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Bulletin: February 2nd

Newsletter:  February 2020

Scriptures: Isaiah 29.13, 14, 18-21; Psalm 36; Matthew 14.6-33

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Joel Russell-MacLean

Apprenticeship can be the best school. Human beings seem made for working alongside a mentor, watching how they do things, and then doing it themselves. We learn by imitation. We also learn much better when we actually do what we are learning, instead of just reading about it.

When Peter famously stepped out of his boat to walk to Jesus on water, he was being a good student, a good disciple. He was there to learn his teacher’s way of life, and that required doing what the teacher did.

Jesus had compassion for the crowds of people in the midst of his own grief. He gathered them and taught them. Then he said to his disciples, “You give them something to eat.” When they were uncertain how to do this, Jesus provided the food, and showed them how.

Like them, we are not asked to anything more than be good disciples. We too are called to do what Jesus did, knowing that Jesus provides.

In this story, following also has a dark side as Jesus was following John the Baptist. This series of events began with the revolting story of the beheading of John the Baptist, executed as part of dinner entertainment for the king. While Jesus grieved for his cousin, a prophet he admired, he must also have considered that he would be next.

Compassion without Compromise

Learning for Life: 9:30

Worship Service: 11:00 am

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Bulletin: January 26 2020

Newsletter: January 2020

Scriptures: Ezekiel 34:11-16; Psalm 100; Matthew 9:35-10:23

Songs: 

Richard Hovey

Jesus was often moved with compassion for people in need. He saw the crowds as harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He called upon his disciples to pray, yes to pray for workers. They prayed – and shortly thereafter were sent to proclaim the good news of the gospel to the lost sheep. They were told this mission would not be easy. They would be rejected by some. Yet they were to go, not fending for their own needs but the needs of others.

What does the compassionate heart of Jesus mean for us today as his disciples? Do we compromise the heart of Jesus?

 
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