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We have found the Messiah!

No sermon today, most of it was inaudible because Rev. Latham walked away from the microphone. Sorry.

Sermon: John 1: 35-41  (Steve Latham)

John 1:35-41 (NET)

1:35 Again the next day John was standing there with two of his disciples. 1:36 Gazing at Jesus as he walked by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 1:37 When John’s two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 1:38 Jesus turned around and saw them following and said to them, “What do you want?” So they said to him, “Rabbi” (which is translated Teacher), “where are you staying?” 1:39 Jesus answered, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about four o’clock in the afternoon.

Andrew’s Declaration

1:40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus. 1:41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah!” (which is translated Christ).

Prayers

Added Dennis Monroe (house fire)
Added Michael Curcio (Christian attitude)
Added Doris McGuire (health issues)

The worship service was preceded by honoring the Christian and American flags on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Put Aside Your Excuses

The church website has a new theme installed. The old theme was left unmaintained by its owner; it was time then to move. Don’t hesitate to email me if there is something you are looking for. (feedback at christianheightsumc dot org)

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Sermon: Put aside your excuses (Steve Latham)

Luke 14:16-24 (NET)

14:16 But Jesus said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many guests. 14:17 At the time for the banquet he sent his slave to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is now ready.’ 14:18 But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please excuse me.’ 14:19 Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going out to examine them. Please excuse me.’ 14:20 Another said, ‘I just got married, and I cannot come.’ 14:21 So the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the master of the household was furious and said to his slave, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ 14:22 Then the slave said, ‘Sir, what you instructed has been done, and there is still room.’ 14:23 So the master said to his slave, ‘Go out to the highways and country roads and urge people to come in, so that my house will be filled. 14:24 For I tell you, not one of those individuals who were invited will taste my banquet!’”

Prayers

Added Susie Jones (cancer)
Added Virginia Lack
Added Shooting victims’ and family

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Justified Freely by His Grace

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Sermon: You Gotta Have Faith (Greg Gee)

Romans 3:21-31 (NET)

3:21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed – 3:22 namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 3:24 But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 3:25 God publicly displayed him at his death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 3:26 This was also to demonstrate his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.

3:27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith! 3:28 For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. 3:29 Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too! 3:30 Since God is one, he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 3:31 Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not! Instead we uphold the law.

Prayers

Add Maggie Selvidge (travel mercies)

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A Mothers Love

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Sermon: A Mother’s Love (Greg Gee)

Matthew 20:20-23 (NET)

20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling down she asked him for a favor. 20:21 He said to her, “What do you want?” She replied, “Permit these two sons of mine to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 20:22 Jesus answered, “You don’t know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” 20:23 He told them, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give. Rather, it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

Prayers

Added Jessica Cannon (Flooding problems)
Added Joann Stanley (Knee surgery)
Added Family of Barbara Taylor
Added Joe Driver
Added Sarah Belle Lawrence (fall, knee injury)

Roses were distributed to all the Moms in the congregation.

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Live according to the Spirit

The Basement sale raised over $1000 this year.
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Sermon: untitled  (Greg Gee)

Romans 8:1-17 (NET)

8:5 For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. 8:6 For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, 8:7 because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. 8:8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Prayers

Added Tommy Billings’ Mother
Added Kimberly Poe Brown
Added Raymond Oliver