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Sunday Recap for October 22, 2017:
From Grief to Glory

New to Christ Church? Welcome Lunch on November 5th after service! We would love to take you out for lunch to get to know you and be known by you, and answer any questions you might have! Please email April if you're interested in joining us!
Mission Highlight: Thank you, Paul, for leading us in prayer for San Francisco's District 9 this Sunday. 
  • District 9 encompasses some of the most diverse, vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods in San Francisco—the Mission, Bernal Heights, St. Mary’s Park, and Portola.
  • District 9 is estimated to be 44% white, 43% Hispanic, 23% Asian, and 4% black.
  • About 50% of residents of District 9 are from another country.
  • Over 40% of residents in District 9 have a bachelors degree or higher.
 
We praised God for loving all the people and neighborhoods of District 9. We prayed that whether we believers live, work, or visit District 9, that we think not just of what we can take, but how we can give, serve, and love so that knowledge of God will cover the earth, as the waters covers the sea. We thanked God for the diversity of District 9 while asking us to be peacemakers and leaders in listening and loving sacrificially when there is tension or misunderstanding. We prayed for those hurting in District 9, whether that be from sickness, loneliness, shame, guilt, poverty or oppression, that God comfort and strengthen them and send us to be sources of comfort and strength, as Jesus is constantly for us. We prayed for Hillary Ronen, District 9 supervisor to justly serve the needs of everyone in District 9. We prayed that Jesus, our best and only hope, the riches of his salvation, family and friendship, be seen and known in District 9. We asked God to wake up his saints to share the good news of Jesus with this community.  
Question #40: What should we pray?
 
Answer: The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.
Link to video and resources

Ephesians 3:14-21: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.  
Link to this Week's Sermon: “From Grief to Glory" (Mark 16:1-8)
 

“First, to quote Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15:17: ‘If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.’ Second, there is then no hope of our rising either; we must expect to stay dead too. Third, if Jesus Christ is not risen, then he is not reigning and will not return, and every single item in the Creed after ‘suffered... and [was] buried’ would have to be struck out. Fourth, Christianity cannot be what the first Christians thought it was—fellowship with a living Lord who is identical with the Jesus of the Gospels. The Jesus of the Gospels can still be your hero, but he cannot be your Savior if he did not rise.” - J.I. Packer

Main Idea: If we believe that Jesus was resurrected, that changes everything. We are moved from sorrow to hope, from grief to Glory.

Sermon Application Questions / Sermon Slides
This sermon series: The Jesus We Know

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