Preaching Series – March 2023

Our Lenten journey this year focuses on Christ and His Church. Our theme is:

Lent: Who is this Jesus? What Church do you want? What Church do you need?

During this season, we ware to ask our- selves if we are trying to build a church and ministry based on our wants and desires or if we are pursuing the heart of Christ, if we see and understand what Christ desires in His Church and if we watch how He lived and ministered on this earth. If we search for answers to those questions, hopefully we will seek to conform our desires to His and seek to build a Church in His image. Instead of building a church we want, we will build the church we need—one that glorifies God alone!

05 March
Scripture Numbers 22:7-14
Matthew 5:1-12
Sermon The Blessed Life

12 March
Scripture Luke 4:16-30
Mark 6:1-6
Sermon Easily Offended

19 March
Scripture Amos 5:18-24
Luke 21:1-4
Sermon I Hate All Your Show

26 March
Scripture I John 2:7-11
John 15:1-11
Sermon Abide in Me

02 April Palm Sunday
Scripture Psalm 147:1-6
Matthew 23:37-24:8
Sermon Gathered Children

06 April Maundy Thursday
6:30PM with dinner in the Fellowship Hall
Scripture Isaiah 50:4-9
Matthew 26:36-46
Sermon Into the Hands of Sinners

07 April Good Friday
No worship, scriptures for meditation
Scripture Exodus 26:31-35
Mark 15:33-41
Sermon The Eye of the Beholder

09 April Easter
Sunrise: 7:00AM, Boy Scout Lake
Scripture I Corinthians 15:12-14,
20-22, 53-57
Message Sweet Victory

09 April Easter
Festival Service at St. John’s: 10am
Scripture Job 19:23-27
Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon Encountering the Risen Lord