Tune into the message prepared for us for this morning by watching the video below.
Study Guide & Followup Questions
In what ways would you say you are ready for Christ’s return? In what ways would you say you are not ready?
Do you see any of the following warning signs in your life?
Loss of the distinctive joy of the Christian life
Difficulty in loving others - find yourself being critical of others, complaining.
Loss of a healthy perspective of yourself (spirit of humility)
2)SONGS OF RESPONSE
Spend some time in song and worship, responding to the teaching Lyrics will be on all the YouTube videos below. Watch inline below, or click the playlist to open in another window.
All Hail Power of Jesus name
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
All Glory Be Forever
I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)
Is He Worthy?
(prepared by [Josh Hage )
"My House shall be called a House of prayer."(Matthew 21:13) Those words of Jesus are both a reminder to us and a call to action. God's House is no longer a temple building in Jerusalem, but a living breathing Body, made of true believers. Each one of us, a Living Stone, comes together in Christ, our Chief Cornerstone to make this new, spiritual temple. Therefore, just as God wanted his Temple to be known as a house of prayer, in the same way, he wants our very lives, which now make up this new Temple, to be characterized by prayer. In light of Christ's command to be people of prayer, here are 5 things we can pray for this week.
1.) Pray that we would Honor God with our lives: (Matthew 6:9) When we Honor God, we recognize that he is the ultimate authority. When God is on the throne of our hearts, and only then, can we live in such a way that we experience true Peace, and Hope, and Joy.
2.) Pray that we live with boldness: (Acts 4: 28-29) (Eph 6:19-20) (Ps 138:3) Brothers and Sisters, in this tumultuous time, let us speak the Truth boldly! Now is the time to preach the good news, both with our words and with our actions. Let us not confuse politeness with timidity or cowardice, but let us pray for, and seek out opportunities to share our Faith. If the Lord is for us, who can be against us!
3.) Pray for Wisdom: (James 1:5) True wisdom, begins with recognizing God for who He is. More valuable than riches, Wisdom leads us down the right(and righteous) path. In this critical time in the history of our nation and our Church, let us seek to do what is wise. The Lord is generous in giving us the wisdom we need, we only need to ask Him.
4.) Pray for our Nation: (Prov 14:34) Righteousness exalts a Nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Let us pray that our Nation does what is right, turns away from evil, and seeks the Lord!
5.) Pray for our church: (Acts 2:42) Let us continue to pray for our church, in our little corner of the world. Pray for our new building. Pray that we would be a light in our community. Pray for our elders. Pray that we as a church are in step with God's Spirit. Pray that as we walk in step with God's Spirit, others would come and join us.
A note from Daniel Pack on one of the songs selected for this morning: I'm really excited to bring this song to our congregation at some point. I put it on the Playlist this weekend. In light of these unpredicted times we are living in, i believe it's important to have songs of rooted in hope. I love this song. Here's the backstory of how it was written.
Shoe boxes and labels are still available. Feel free to call Sharon McCurdy at (530) 524-1051 with any questions that you may have. https://video.samaritanspurse.org/channel/operation-christmas-child/ For the next TWO Sunday afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 you will be able to drop your filled Christmas Shoeboxes odd at either of the following homes: Shane and Marla Hays Stan and Sharon McCurdy 528 Armando Ave. 9819 Cow Creek Drive Redding, CA 96003 Palo Cedro, CA 96073
A word from Churchill about his upcoming trip!
Next week we will send an email on if church will be in person or online again!