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Sermon for December 24, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on December 24, 2017 “Jesus’ Dynasty of Grace ”; Scripture lesson was from 2 Samuel 7:1-7, 16.

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Mark 1:4-11.  On Wednesday, January 3, 2017, Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Is It Time?  Kairos vs. Chronos”

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40

Please click on the links below for our Sunday Bulletin and Announcements:

Worship Bulletin 12-31-17

Announcement 12-31-17

Jesus Is Presented in the Temple

22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;[a] this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.[b] 27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon[c] came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon[d] took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant[e] in peace,
    according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
    and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[f] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna[g] the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child[h] to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth

39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

Faith Family News

Our January 2018 newsletter is now available.    Please click on the link below to start reading.  Enjoy!  We wish you a blessed, wonderful New Year.  God’s blessings to all!

Faith Family News January 2018

Click on the link below to see what is going on for January 2018.

January 2018 Calendar

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Jesus’ Dynasty of Grace”

Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-7, 16

Please click on the links below for our Sunday Bulletin and Announcements:

Worship Bulletin 12-24-17

Announcement 12-24-17

2 Samuel 7:1-7, 16

God’s Covenant with David

Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.”

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders[a] of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” 

16 Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me;[a] your throne shall be established forever.

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in 2 Samuel 7:1-7,16.  On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon Title: “Are You Ready for Some Gossip?”

Scripture: John 1:6-8, 19-28

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Worship Bulletin 12-17-17

Announcement 12-17-17

John 1:6-8

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

John 1:19-28

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”[a] 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said,

“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,
‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’”

as the prophet Isaiah said.

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah,[b] nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, 27 the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” 28 This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

 

 

Sermon for December 10, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on December 10, 2017 “Getting Ready for Christmas”; Scripture lesson was from Mark 1:1-8.

New Sermon Posted for December 3, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on December 3, 2017 “Watching for His Coming”; Scripture lesson was from Matthew 13:24-37.

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in John 1:6-8, 19-28.  On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.