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Many Members of One Body

Christian Heights would like to thank our visitors from the United Methodist church in Nevada, MO. They slept overnight in our building on their way to Red Bird Mission.

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Sermon: What Part Am I? (Greg Gee)

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 (NET)

12:12 For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body – though many – are one body, so too is Christ. 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit. 12:14 For in fact the body is not a single member, but many. 12:15 If the foot says, “Since I am not a hand, I am not part of the body,” it does not lose its membership in the body because of that. 12:16 And if the ear says, “Since I am not an eye, I am not part of the body,” it does not lose its membership in the body because of that. 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, what part would do the hearing? If the whole were an ear, what part would exercise the sense of smell? 12:18 But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided. 12:19 If they were all the same member, where would the body be? […]

Prayers

Added Alice Stagner (sick)
Added Mary Hilton (sick)
Added Sherry Litchfield (sick)

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The Man Saw That He Could Not Defeat Jacob

The church received some storm damage during the previous week. A lightning strike short circuited the fire alarm, a light switch, and thermostat. Worship was moved down stairs to the basement until the air conditioning is fixed in the sanctuary.

Patsy W. asked the church to begin collecting Box Tops for Education coupons and Campbell’s Soup labels after she returned from Kentucky Annual Conference. All of the labels collected will go toward supporting the Red Bird school in Beverly, KY.

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Sermon: Calling Spiritual Fathers (Greg Gee)

Genesis 32:22-30 (NET)

32:22 During the night Jacob quickly took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 32:23 He took them and sent them across the stream along with all his possessions. 32:24 So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 32:25 When the man saw that he could not defeat Jacob, he struck the socket of his hip so the socket of Jacob’s hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him.

32:26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” “I will not let you go,” Jacob replied, “unless you bless me.” 32:27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.” 32:28 “No longer will your name be Jacob,” the man told him, “but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed.”

32:29 Then Jacob asked, “Please tell me your name.” “Why do you ask my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. 32:30 So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, “Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived.”

Prayers

Added Barbara Pritchett (cancer)
Added Debra Oysten (Tommy’s sister, pacemaker)
Added Eva Joyce’s grandson (Lupus)
Added Maria Curcio (surgery)

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Who am I, that I should go

Today was Rev. Steve Latham’s last day to preach. Following the just completed Kentucky Annual Conference our new minister will arrive in July.

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Sermon: Do you have an excuse? (Steve Latham)

Exodus 3:9-14 (NET)

3:9 And now indeed the cry of the Israelites has come to me, and I have also seen how severely the Egyptians oppress them. 3:10 So now go, and I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”

3:11 Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, or that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 3:12 He replied, “Surely I will be with you, and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: When you bring the people out of Egypt, you and they will serve God on this mountain.”

3:13 Moses said to God, “If I go to the Israelites and tell them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ – what should I say to them?”

3:14 God said to Moses, “I am that I am.” And he said, “You must say this to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Prayers

Added Sue Waltz family

The potluck today was a good send off for the pastor.

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The Gates of Hades Will Not Overpower it

This update should’ve been made yesterday, but I was flat on my back all day Sunday. I am feeling better today, though.

Sermon: Who’s Church is it? (Steve Latham)

Matthew 16:13-18 (NET)

16:13 When Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 16:14 They answered, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 16:17 And Jesus answered him, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven! 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Prayers

Added Terri Holtsclaw (Surgery)
Added Jack Holtsclaw (health issues)
Added Juanita Pullen (car accident, marriage difficulties)