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Newsletter for the Week of
May 22, 2016

"Bless the Lord, O my soul! Worship his holy name!"

Spotify link to this Sunday's worship songs
This week's Sermon: "Hope and the Servant" (Isaiah 41-66)
 
What motivates you to love God and live for him? Often it can seem like a carrot and stick scenario in the Bible. We can very easily read different passages and conclude that the lesson is follow the rules and things will go well. Break these rules and things will not. But if we take a step back and look at what God is doing in the whole history of humanity, we see that it is not a scenario of do good get good, do bad get bad. God motivates with love and grace based on your identity. God is not after a performance-based relationship. You are an image bearer of God that has been redeemed and united to Christ. Understanding who God is and who we are changes the way we live.
 
Main Idea: The Servant is Lord.

Sermon Application Questions / Sermon Slides
This sermon series: Year of Biblical Literacy


This week's New City Catechism #20:
Who is the Redeemer?

Answer: The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.
Announcements:

Biblical Literacy lecture this Monday, May 23rd, 7 PM at Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores) on Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament with Tremper Longman. Author, scholar and professor will teach what wisdom literature tells us about God, relationships, sexuality, suffering, and the meaning of life.

New to Christ Church? Welcome Lunch on Sunday, June 5, after service. It will be a great chance to meet us and ask questions over a meal. Email Michelle if you are interested!
MichelleTom May2016
Mission Highlight: Thanks Michelle, for sharing the update from Hands at Work in Africa! We are so thankful for all that God is doing through you and our other brothers and sisters in Christ. Let's keep praying for Michelle and her team, and for the rest of our family in Mcheneka. 
Preschool Lessons and Grade School Lessons!

A question you can ask your kid(s) or a kid in our church:
What does God do with his power?
Recurring Announcements
  • Please join us in A Year of Biblical Literacy. This year, we are reading through the Bible together as a congregation. We have a Scripture reading schedule (never to late to hop on!), videos, and other resources to help us along. 
  • Sign up for the online newsletter! You can go to christchurchsf.org/#newsletter!
  • Youth Group Discussions every Sunday after service, 12:00 - 12:30pm Older youth welcome and encouraged to join us in the "Chill out" section of the Cafeteria!
Have any questions, comments, thoughts to share? Please email us!
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