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Faith Family News – August 2017

Calendar – August 2017

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

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

Sermon: “Life’s Greatest Treasure”

Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

If you would like to read ahead, please click on the links below:

Worship Bulletin 7/30/17

Announcement 7/30/17

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

31 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

The Parable of the Yeast

33 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with[a] three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

 

Three Parables

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46 on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Treasures New and Old

51 “Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

 

 

 

 

New Sermon Posted for July 23, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for the Sunday service on July 23, 2017 “On Good Seed, Weeds, Grace & Harvest” Rev. Dr. J. Ziccardi preaching. The Scripture Lesson was from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon: “On Good Seed, Weeds, Grace & Harvest”

Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

24 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28 He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42 and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears[a] listen!

If you would like to read ahead, please click on the links below:

Worship Bulletin 7/23/17

Announcement 7/23/17

 

 

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Pastor Gary 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!

New Sermon Posted for July 16, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for the Sunday service on July 16, 2017 “The Good Soil,” Rev. Rosalind Ziccardi preaching. The Scripture Lesson was from Romans 7:15-25.

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Pastor Gary 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!

New Sermon Posted for July 9

There is a new sermon audio file posted for the Sunday service on July 9, “The War for Independence.” The Scripture Lesson was from Romans 7:15-25.

 

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Rosalind Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon: “The Good Soil”

Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-13

The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:1-9New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears[a] listen!”

The Parable of the Sower Explained

Matthew 13:18-23New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.[a] 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

If you would like to read ahead, please click on the links below:

Worship Bulletin 7-16-17

Announcement 7-16-17

 

 

New Sermon Posted for July 2

There is a new sermon audio file posted for the Sunday service on July 2, “Render Unto Caesar.” The Scripture Lessons were from 2 Chronicles 7:11-22, and Mark 12:13-17.