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MEMBER ALERT:

The next men’s Bible study is June 21st, 7 pm, at the church building

Bible study for the ladies on the English-speaking side is July 21st at 10 AM via Zoom.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) - June 26 through June 29, 2024. Helpers and assistant teachers are needed. See Kim Bramble or Arnoldo Velasquez for further details.

Workday at the building in preparation for VBS, June 22nd starting at 9 AM

Bible classes: The 2nd quarter of our “Shaping Hearts” Bible class curriculum starts on Sunday April 7, 2024. The walls of the hallway, showcases great stories in Exodus. These accounts teach us about God’s mighty hand, and His power. God rescues the Israelites from the Oppressor, the Passover Lamb provides salvation, and the red sea is parted to allow the Israelites to escape. Your child will learn how the Old Testament is truly a tutor to lead us to Christ (Galatians 3:24). This is exciting

Lessons are taught Sundays 10-10:45am, and Wednesdays 7:30- 8:15pm. We encourage you to bring your young ones to both classes so the can benefit most from lessons. Our prayer and goal is that our young ones will love the Truth and internalize the Truths in scriptures so they may become obedient and faithful disciples of Christ. Let us all do our part to encourage our young ones to memorize scripture, develop holy habits, and love to come to Bible classes and worship services. Parents and guardians, we are honored to journey with you on this path. If you did not receive the Bible class letter from our shepherds, please contact brothers Kwaku or Riley

Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board for hall monitors, Sunday morning greeters, meal contact persons and Bible class substitutes and assistants on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Pray for our shepherds and the flock (our congregation): that we may all submit to the Lord's will and His design for His Church that He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28, 31; 1 Thessalonians 5:11-24; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:1-21; Titus 1:6-15; 1 Peter 5:1-11).

MEMORY VERSES

John 1: 40 - “One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother NASB95

John 1: 41-42 - He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter). NASB95

Encouraging One Another

The Apostles: Doubters Who Became Evangelists

“. . . who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:3,4).

PHYSICALLY, JESUS WAS A DESCENDANT OF DAVID. But that does not tell the whole story about Him. He was also, as Paul said, “declared to be the Son of God . . . by his resurrection from the dead.” Even if a person had not been convinced by the other miracles Jesus performed (John 20:30,31), His resurrection could not be explained in any other way. If that took place, He was indeed the Son of God — and His gospel is to be believed and acted upon.

Jesus’ own disciples, especially the twelve apostles, are an interesting case. They had seen all of the miracles, and they had heard all of Jesus’ preaching. On some level, they had become believers (Matthew 16:13–16). But when Jesus was crucified, their hopes were dashed: He was dead, so how could He be the Messiah? But when they saw Him with their own eyes after His resurrection, they understood what the resurrection meant.

Thomas (who has often been called “Doubting Thomas”) was perhaps the hardest to convince. Not present when the Lord first appeared to the apostles after His resurrection, Thomas declared that he would need to see Jesus for himself. But later, when Jesus appeared and Thomas was present, Thomas drew exactly the right conclusion: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28).

If the resurrection took place, there is simply no other conclusion we can reach. And we can’t argue that the stories of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances were made up and later added to the records of His life. There simply wasn’t enough time for this myth-making process to occur. The New Testament documents began to be written within 20–30 years after the resurrection. Those who wrote them knew beyond a doubt whether the resurrection had taken place — and rather than deny an event which they knew had actually come to pass, they were willing to die for their testimony. Having been doubters, they became evangelists. And it was the resurrection that turned them around.

“The fact that Jesus did arise from the dead was the only thing that brought absolute conviction to the hearts of even his disciples that he was the Son of God. His resurrection from the dead left in their minds no trace of doubt” (Robertson L. Whiteside

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Sunday AM Adoración En Español
    Sunday, June 23rd, 20249:00am
  2. Sun AM Bible Class English/Clase Bíblica
    Sunday, June 23rd, 202410:00am
  3. Sunday AM Worship English speaking
    Sunday, June 23rd, 202411:00am
  4. Sun PM Worship
    Sunday, June 23rd, 20246:00pm
  5. Sunday AM Adoración En Español
    Sunday, June 30th, 20249:00am
  6. Sun AM Bible Class English/Clase Bíblica
    Sunday, June 30th, 202410:00am
  7. Sunday AM Worship English speaking
    Sunday, June 30th, 202411:00am
  8. Sun PM Worship
    Sunday, June 30th, 20246:00pm
  9. Sunday AM Adoración En Español
    Sunday, July 7th, 20249:00am
  10. Sun AM Bible Class English/Clase Bíblica
    Sunday, July 7th, 202410:00am