Sunday School | John 16:1-33 ~ “The Pain and The Joy” | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.” -John 16:20
If they had known about the resurrection at the time of the crucifixion, their joy probably wouldn’t have been as great at His resurrection. [HT: Becky Dawson]
Morning Worship | “Good News from the Graveyard” | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel…” -2 Timothy 1:10
For the unbeliever, death means leaving the land of the living and going to the land of the dying. For the Christian, death means leaving the land of the dying and going to the land of the living.
Evening Worship | Leviticus 27:1-34 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.” -1 Corinthians 8:5
vs. 1-8 Dedicating of Lives: As you give to the Lord, you must give of yourself to the Lord first. (2 Corinthians 8:1-5- Able to give above and beyond because they gave wholeheartedly to the Lord first.)
vs. 9-25 Dedicating Posessions: vow offerings were a celebration of the fulfillment of the vows
vs. 26-34 Addressing issues that might arise with pledges (For example, no firstborn can be vowed, they already belong to the Lord…)
*Promises made in our giving shows our spiritual condition.
*Read our church covenant to remind yourself what you have promised God and your fellow members you will be responsible for.