World Mission Sunday @ Christ Church!

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Take some time Today, Friday, and Saturday and read the sermon text for this upcoming Sunday asking the Lord to prepare your heart for what He would have for you as you gather with the Christ Church community on Sunday – the highlight of our week!

Matthew 9:35-38        “The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few”

[35] And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. [36] When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. [37] Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; [38] therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (ESV)

Take a Day off!

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Take some time today, Friday, and Saturday and read the text for this upcoming Sunday at Christ Church and ask the Lord to prepare your heart what He would have for you as you gather with God’s people.

Matt 5:21 – 33   Love, Lust, and Integrity

21 yYou have heard that it was said to those of oldzYou shall notmurderand whoever murders will be liable ato judgment.’ 22 But I sayto you that beveryone who is angry with his brother3 will be liable atojudgmentwhoever insults4 his brother will be liable to the council;and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to cthe hell5 of fire. 23 dSoif eyou are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that yourbrother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before thealtar and goFirst be reconciled to your brotherand then come andoffer your gift. 25 fCome to terms quickly with your accuser while youare going with him to courtlest your accuser hand you over to thejudgeand the judge to the guardand you be put in prison. 26 TrulyIsay to yougyou will never get out until you have paid the last penny.6

27 hYou have heard that it was saidiYou shall not commitadultery.’ 28 But I say to you that jeveryone who looks at a womanwith lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in hisheart. 29 kIf your right eye lcauses you to sintear it out and throw itawayFor it is better that you lose one of your members than that yourwhole body be thrown into mhell. 30 kAnd if your right hand lcausesyou to sincut it off and throw it awayFor it is better that you lose oneof your members than that your whole body go into mhell.

31 hIt was also saidnWhoever divorces his wifelet him give her acertificate of divorce.’

32 oBut I say to you that everyone who divorceshis wifeexcept on the ground of sexual immoralitymakes hercommit adulteryand pwhoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

33 Again hyou have heard that it was said to those of oldqYoushall not swear falselybut rshall perform to the Lord what you havesworn.’ 34 But I say to yousDo not take an oath at alleither byheavenfor tit is the throne of God, 35 or by the earthfor it is hisfootstoolor by Jerusalemfor it is uthe city of the great King. 36 Anddo not take an oath by your headfor you cannot make one hair whiteor black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; vanything morethan this comes from evil.7

Take a day off for crying out loud!

light-beamTake some time today, tomorrow, and Saturday and read the sermon text below for this upcoming Sunday asking the Lord to prepare your heart what He would have for you as we gather – & take a day off for crying out loud!  – It’s God’s best for you!

Matthew 5:11- 20            “The witness of the Kingdom” 

[11] “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. [12] Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

[13] “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

[14] “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. [15] Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. [16] In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

[17] “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. [18] For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. [19] Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. [20] For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (ESV)