April 30th: “Longing to Belong” Ephesians 2:19-20 [Bulletin]
The Church’s one Foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; She is His new creation by water and the Word; From heav’n He came and sought her to be His holy bride; With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died. – Samuel J. Stone, 1866
April 23rd: “The New Humanity” Ephesians 2:11-18 [Bulletin]
Jesus didn’t Christianize the Jews or Judaize the Gentiles. He didn’t create a half-breed. He made an entirely new man. ‘For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus …’ (2:10). We are God’s masterwork, a new race, in Christ Jesus! This must not be watered down. This is the answer to alienation, to racism, to prejudice, to hatred, to estrangement. – Dr. R. Kent Hughes
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week … the angel said … ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, Who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen!’
– Matthew 28:1-6
April 9th: “The King and His Kingdom” Mark 11:9-10 [Bulletin]
Even now He reigns in Zion, and our glad lips sound forth the praises of the Prince of Peace.
– C. H. Spurgeon (Treasury of David)
April 2nd: “Remembering the Past and Finding Hope for the Future” 1 Samuel 7:12 [Bulletin]
In Him the tribes of Adam boast more blessings than their father lost.
– Isaac Watts, in the hymn, Jesus Shall Reign