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SUNDAY 
 
10:00 AM     Worship & Teaching  - Pastor Bob Lawrenz
   
                      Message:  Matthew 26:1-19 - "The Alabaster Box"
                 
                                 Scripture Reading: Zechariah 11:12-14
                   

The first verses of Matthew 26 echo Psalm 2 where we read how the rulers gather together and conspire against the Lord and his anointed one.  Notice that the leaders do not assemble until after Jesus first announces it to his disciples. Jesus announces his coming death to the disciples; then the religious leaders gather. It is almost as though they are being given permission by Christ to proceed. Jesus will submit himself to these coming events, but make no mistake. Jesus is in charge. He knows that his hour has come. “Father, lead me to the cross.”

The anointing of oil on the head was reserved for the guest of honor, accompanied by the washing of feet. But instead of common household oil, Mary uses this very expensive perfume. And she not only anoints Jesus’ head, she pours it out on his head. Once again, this extravagant, excessive act of love is in direct contrast with the temple priests who we are told carefully counted out the thirty coins of silver for Judas. Mary with reckless, careless abandon pours out the perfume on Jesus’ head and lets it run all down his body. The gospel of John tells us she also poured some on his feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The word “Christ” or “Messiah” means the anointed one, and Mary anoints her Messiah with this extravagant act of love.


TUESDAY
 
10:00 AM     Ladies Prayer & Bible Study - Norine Lawrenz

                                                         
Our Ladies Prayer and Bible Study meets at 10:00 A.M. each week, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

Study time is preceded by a time of worship to the glory of Jesus Christ, and an opportunity to pray for one another's needs, and concerns, as well as the needs of the Body of Christ. Prayer is on par with preaching and teaching as a priority in a healthy church. So we focus a great deal on our prayer time together.

We are currently Digging Deeper in Word Study. Each week we choose a new word to study, looking at dictionary definitions, Hebrew and Greek Lexicons, and then where it is found in scripture.

Word studies are an important aspect of studying God's Word. The meaning of words, especially those in Hebrew and Greek, often have layers of meaning that are sometimes missed in the English translations. Word studies deepen our understanding of Scripture and bring new insights to familiar passages.

Come Join Us for a spiritually uplifting time of fellowship, worship, prayer, and Bible study.

                    


As a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea, Micah prophesied during the momentous years surrounding the tragic fall of Israel to the Assyrian Empire (722 BC), an event he also predicted (Micah 1:6). Micah stated in his introduction to the book that he prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah in Judah, failing to mention the simultaneous string of dishonorable kings that closed out the northern kingdom of Israel.
During this period, while Israel was imploding from the effects of evil and unfaithful leadership, Judah seemed on a roller-coaster ride—ascending to the heights of its destiny in one generation, only to fall into the doldrums in another. In Judah at this time, good kings and evil kings alternated with each other, a pattern seen in the reigns of Jotham (good, 2 Kings 15:32–34); Ahaz (evil, 2 Kings 16:1–4); and Hezekiah (good, 2 Kings 18:1–7).
- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/micah.html#sthash.i25F9AvV.dpuf
As a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea, Micah prophesied during the momentous years surrounding the tragic fall of Israel to the Assyrian Empire (722 BC), an event he also predicted (Micah 1:6). Micah stated in his introduction to the book that he prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah in Judah, failing to mention the simultaneous string of dishonorable kings that closed out the northern kingdom of Israel.
During this period, while Israel was imploding from the effects of evil and unfaithful leadership, Judah seemed on a roller-coaster ride—ascending to the heights of its destiny in one generation, only to fall into the doldrums in another. In Judah at this time, good kings and evil kings alternated with each other, a pattern seen in the reigns of Jotham (good, 2 Kings 15:32–34); Ahaz (evil, 2 Kings 16:1–4); and Hezekiah (good, 2 Kings 18:1–7).
- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/micah.html#sthash.i25F9AvV.dpuf
SATURDAY

  9:00 AM       Men's Prayer - All Are Welcome!

Men's Prayer is a time for men to come together in fellowship, and pray for those in need, though all are welcome. If you are in need of prayer and would like the men of this church to do as James 5:14 says, please do come!


"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord."





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