Worship Through the Word
Sunday May 27th
Worship Through the Word
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Front Cover : Proverbs 10:7
7 The memory of the just is blessed:
Inside Cover : Psalm 96:2
2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim the good news of
his salvation day after day.
Call to Worship : Psalm 67 (NIV)
1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—[b]
2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.
5 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.
7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
This Memorial Day Weekend we take a moment to Honor and Acknowledge
all those men and women who died for this great country
to protect our Freedoms given to us by God.
God Bless America Land That I Love.
An amazing encounter: The written Word and the Risen Christ – Luke 24
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a legend. The Christ has come and risen as promised. Knowing this Jesus will transform your life, Jesus gives peace to all who trust in Him in faith.
Jesus not only fulfilled the Gospel, the Lord Jesus is the Gospel!
Scripture Reading : Luke 24: Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.48 You are witnesses of these things.
A. God’s promises of good news (v 44)
Jesus declares the Gospel
The Old Testament declares the Gospel
B. God’s promises are fulfilled by Jesus Christ (vs 46)
C. God’s promises are kept (vs 46)
Knowing God’s promises
Experience God’s promises
Proclaim God’s promises
Thanking God for his promises
From Our Daily Bread – May 31, 2018 - The cross reveals God’s heart for the lost.
Notes from ODB - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
The loud, sorrowful cry pierced the dark afternoon air. I imagine it drowning out the sound of mourning from friends and loved ones gathered at Jesus’s feet. It must have overwhelmed the moans of the dying criminals who flanked Jesus on both sides. And surely startled all who heard it.
“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” Jesus cried out in agony and in utter despondency as He hung on that cross of shame on Golgotha (Matthew 27:45–46).
“My God,” He said, “my God, why have you forsaken me?”
I cannot think of more heart-wrenching words. Since eternity, Jesus had been in perfect fellowship with God the Father. Together they had created the universe, had fashioned mankind in their image, and planned salvation. Never in the eons past had they not been in total fellowship with each other.
And now, as the anguish of the cross continued to bring devastating pain on Jesus—He for the first time lost the awareness of God’s presence as He carried the burden of the sins of the world.
It was the only way. Only through this time of interrupted fellowship could our salvation be provided for. And it was only because Jesus was willing to experience this sense of being forsaken on the cross that we humans can gain fellowship with God.
Thank You, Jesus, for experiencing such pain so we could be forgiven.
Jesus, we again stand in awe at Your sacrifice. We kneel in Your presence and with gratitude acknowledge what You did for us on the cross. Thank You for making it possible to have fellowship with the Father forever.
The cross reveals God’s heart for the lost.