Monday, March 23, 2009

Sermon Text for Sunday, March 29, 2009

Join us this Sunday for the culmination of our "Praise for the Past, Faith for the Future" campaign. The day begins with a Breakfast Buffet in the CAC from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., followed by a Combined Celebration Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30.

Following is the main sermon text for Sunday: Matthew 26:6-13 (NIV)
[6] While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, [7] a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. [8] When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. [9] "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor." [10] Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. [11] The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. [12] When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. [13] I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Following God's Financial Plan Sunday, March 22, 2009

To coincide with our capital fund campaign, "Praise for the Past, Faith for the Future," we have been emphasizing the theme of stewardship in our worship services.
In this Sunday's sermon, "Following God's Financial Plan," we will explore five biblical principles for experiencing financial freedom from the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. God has a word for us that if practiced will not only bring great stress relief in tough economic times, but will give us an incredible sense of joy as we serve Him and build up His kingdom.

Join us Sunday and bring a friend.

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sermon Text for Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Praise for the Past, Faith for the Future," our church stewardship emphasis continues. This Sunday's message text is shown below:

2 Samuel 24:18-25 (NKJV)

18 And Gad came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19 So David, according to the word of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded. 20 Now Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming toward him. So Araunah went out and bowed before the king with his face to the ground. 21 Then Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” And David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be withdrawn from the people.” 22 Now Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him. Look, here are oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing implements and the yokes of the oxen for wood. 23 All these, O king, Araunah has given to the king.”
And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God accept you.” 24 Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe