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Sunday Recap for December 18, 2016
Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega

Mission Highlight: Thank you Chad for leading us in prayer for our leaders. Scripture, as in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, tells us to pray for all people and our leaders, and so as a congregation we prayed for our national, state, and local leaders. We prayed for our leaders to be given wisdom, to serve all people, and to know God and do his will. We also prayed that although we may not agree with our leaders, for us to remember that God is the one who places people in authority and has ultimate sovereignty, and to trust God. We also prayed for those leaders who may not be as noticed, such a school principals, state legislators, fire department chiefs, the school board, understanding that leadership is difficult and for God to be gracious and help, to give wisdom and help leaders follow his will. Let's continue to pray for all people and our leaders!
Question #49: What does Christ's resurrection mean for us?
Answer: Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.
This week's Sermon: "Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega" (Revelations 1:8, 21:5-6)

In the book of Revelation, Jesus proclaims three times that he is the Alpha and the Omega, meaning the beginning and end of all. So what does it mean for Jesus to be the beginning and end of all? “God repeats his titles ‘Alpha and Omega’ to remind us of his lordship over all of history and the eternity beyond history in both directions, past and future.” (Dennis Johnson) The claim here is that if we are to make sense of our lives or anything in human history, we must begin and end with Jesus.
Main Idea: Jesus is the beginning and end of life and history.

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

Don't Forget!
  • 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 too late to hop on!), videos, and other resources to help us along. 
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  • 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!
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