This week, our Bible reading plan (Adults’ Version, Kids’ Version) takes us beyond the Red Sea and en route to Mount Sinai. It turns out that life after redemption is not a walk in the park! More like a walk in the wilderness. Thankfully, the God who brings us out of slavery is also able to satisfy our hunger, quench our thirst, and overcome our enemies.
Jesus gave much the same assurance to his disciples the night before his death, which is recorded in detail in John 13-17. After his death and resurrection, life would not be easy, but they would have the love of the Son who gave himself for his friends, the comfort of the Spirit, and the promise of eternal life with the Father. By faith, they will overcome the world. These promises all become reality when Jesus suffers arrest and trial (ch. 18), death (ch. 19), and then rises again (ch. 20) to renew his disciples in their service to him (ch. 21).
Kids, this week you’ll be reading in John 5 about how Jesus healed a disabled man. Here are a few things to think about:
Sunday school is at 9:45am.
The morning service is at 11:00am.
There will be a fellowship lunch after the morning service for all who wish to join.
The evening service is at 5:00pm.
Tuesday Bible Study meets at 10:30, at church and on Zoom. We are continuing to study what the Bible teaches about heaven and angels.
Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday evening at 7:15pm, at church and on Zoom.
Ladies’ Bible Study meets Thursday at 7pm, on Zoom. The study is based on Nancy Guthrie, The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis. This week’s study is The Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:1-12:3). Read the Teaching Chapter (pages 123-140), and complete the discussion questions on pages 141-142.
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