Beginning this Sunday, we are doing a sermon series entitled: “New Life Ambassadors.” As members of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Royal children of the living God, we are called to be Ambassadors of Good News. The “New Life” is a reminder of our 2020 theme: “New Life 2020.” We have received the incredible new life that comes from the gospel of grace. We were, “dead in our sins and in the uncircumcision of our sinful nature, God made us alive with Christ” (Colossians 2:13 NIV). We are filled with eternal life. God gave us this “New Life” so that we would share it with others who are without Jesus. Therefore, we have become “New Life Ambassadors.”
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Scripture Reading during the opening song set:
Psalm 23:1-3 ESV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
“New Life Ambassadors”
“Purpose for Pain”
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NLT
1. THE HEART OF GOD: v3-4
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
Psalm 103:13-14 NLT
2. THE PROVISION OF GOD: v5-6a
For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God
will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even
when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you.
Philippians 4:19 NIV 1 Peter 36-7 NIV 2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT
3. THE PLAN OF GOD: v6b-7
Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT Romans 12:12 NIV Philippians 1:6 NIV
Call to Action:
- RELY: Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
- CONFIDENCE: Romans 5:3-5 NLT
- THANKSGIVING: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
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Here is this Sunday's theme:
"Purpose for Pain"
This Sunday morning we are going to talk about the "Purpose for Pain." We all struggle with different types of pain and suffering in life. It all seems so random. However, when we discover there is a purpose for our pain in suffering, that changes everything.
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