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You Are My Beloved Son, In Whom I Am Well Pleased

Sermon: The Start of Lent (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb26-2012

Mark 1:4-13 (NET)

1:4 In the wilderness John the baptizer began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 1:5 People from the whole Judean countryside and all of Jerusalem were going out to him, and he was baptizing them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins. 1:6 John wore a garment made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 1:7 He proclaimed, “One more powerful than I am is coming after me; I am not worthy to bend down and untie the strap of his sandals. 1:8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

1:9 Now in those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 1:10 And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 1:11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.” 1:12 The Spirit immediately drove him into the wilderness. 1:13 He was in the wilderness forty days, enduring temptations from Satan. He was with wild animals, and angels were ministering to his needs.

Prayers

Added Family of Jeff McGee

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By This My Father Is Glorified, That You Bear Much Fruit

The Ash Wednesday service is this week. February 22 at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome!

The website move happened on Saturday (now hosted by EnergyNet). The feedback@christian…heightsumc.org address was down all day Friday. So please resend if you happened to send me anything important on that day. There should not be any broken links but please inform me if something isn’t working.

Sermon: Three Ways to Dwell in God’s Love (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb19-2012

John 15:7-11 (NET)

15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. 15:8 My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.

15:9 “Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love. 15:10 If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 15:11 I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.

Prayers

Added Sarah Oyston
Added Kendall Clark
Added Jessica Hightower (blood clots)
Added Faith Litchfield
Added Jessica Parkes

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Not That We Loved God, But He Loved Us First

Sermon: God is Love (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb12-2012

1 John 4:7-21 (NET)

4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. 4:8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 4:9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

4:11 Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another. 4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us. 4:13 By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit. 4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Prayers

Added Aunt Mary Turner (age 90, in hospital)
Added Janice Wigley (Evansville hospital)
Added Evelyn Simpson (brain tumor)
Added Family of Logan Renner
Added Carla’s mother (age 85, neck surgery)
Added Makayla and Boogie (bronchitis)

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Persistence

Sermon: We Are Not Spectators (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb5-2012

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (NET)

9:19 For since I am free from all I can make myself a slave to all, in order to gain even more people. 9:20 To the Jews I became like a Jew to gain the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) to gain those under the law. 9:21 To those free from the law I became like one free from the law (though I am not free from God’s law but under the law of Christ) to gain those free from the law. 9:22 To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means I may save some.

9:23 I do all these things because of the gospel, so that I can be a participant in it.

Prayers

Added Josh Bruce (pneumonia, blood clots)

Photo of Mom and Dad cleaning up after communion.

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