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Sunday Recap for December 17, 2017:
The Way of Jesus

Please join us on Sunday, December 24th, 10:30 AM at 460 Arguello Blvd. for a family-friendly, Christmas Eve Carol Service! It will be a joyous time to remember and celebrate the Son of God who came to us as a humble baby and will return again as King!

It will be a shorter service with singing and a Christmas message--a perfect opportunity to invite family and friends to hear and partake in the good news! 

Baked goods from Arsicault will also be provided, along with special treats and activity bags for the kiddos, so please come early! We hope to see you there!
Mission Highlight: Thank you Amanda and Andrew for sharing the Advent devotional and Mission Highlight this Sunday. After reading the Magnificat, Amanda read Dietrich Bonhoeffer's devotional about how God is with the lowly, and that celebrating Christmas is about "laying down all power, all honor, all reputation, all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism before the manger; whoever remains lowly and lets God alone be high; whoever looks at the child in the manger and sees the glory of God precisely in his lowliness." And this is not the call of Christians just at Christmas or when it is convenient, but at all times, through Christ. 

In line with this, Andrew led us in prayer for our sister in Christ, Latisha (very right), a care worker they got to know in Mcheneka, Malawi, our sister community, who is the very reflection of God laying down everything to love and serve others. Christ shines through Latisha in her love and service for the orphans she takes care of (pictured). Along with her own child, she cared for the other children, visiting their homes, coming early to the care centers, always singing praises to God with joy. We thanked God for making Latisha and using her to show us all how his love is. We prayed that God continue to be with her, to give her strength and encouragement, to use her to bless those around her, and to use those around her to bless her. We prayed for the children under her care. 
Question #50: 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.
Link to this Week's Sermon: “The Way of Jesus" (1 Peter 4:12-5:14)

“C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity makes a brilliant observation about gospel-humility at the very end of his chapter on pride. If we were to meet a truly humble person, Lewis says, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble. They would not be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.” (Timothy Keller, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness)
Main idea: The way of Jesus is humility.

Sermon Application Questions / Sermon Slides
This sermon series: The Church That Knows Jesus

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