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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Adopted

Scripture Readings:
Galatians 4:4-7
Romans 8:14-15

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 549
Deep Brook -177

Sermon:
Adopted

Bible Memory Verse for December:
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. [John 9:5]

Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Romans 8:14-15
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve

The Christ Candle

Lighting the Christ Candle on the Advent Wreath

Reader: On this Christmas Eve, we join with Christians all over the world who are gathered to celebrate the birth of the one who is the light of the world.

Pastor: We are here to worship God, and his Son Jesus, born this night in Bethlehem of Judea.

Reader: Over the last few weeks, we have lighted four candles. The first was the candle of hope, reminding us of the promises God made through his prophets that he would raise up a savior for his people Israel. That savior is Christ, the hope and salvation for Christians everywhere.

Pastor: The second was the candle of peace, reminding all Christians that it is only by walking with God that true peace can be found. Christ brings the peace of God to us. He calls us to share with each other the peace that he gives.

Reader: The third candle of joy reminds us of the beautiful angels that God used to spread joyful messages. An angel announced the birth of John to Zechariah, the birth of Jesus to his mother, Mary. It was an angel who brought the news of Jesus’ arrival to the shepherds on the fields outside Bethlehem. God calls all Christians to be filled with joy ourselves and to share that joy with each other.

Pastor: The fourth candle is the candle of love to remind us that Jesus is God's gift of love to us, and that, in him, the light of love triumphs over any darkness in our lives. Love never fails; it transforms all those who give it and receive it. God calls us to share his love with each other.

Reader: We are able to share with you these messages and gifts of hope, peace, love and joy only because of Jesus. We light the Christ candle to remind us that the light of the world was born this night. People who walked in darkness have seen a great light.

(Light the white Christ Candle as the following is spoken.)

Together: For to us a child is born,to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NIV)
Let us pray.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Advent 4: LOVE

Scripture Readings:
John 13:33-35

Responsive Readings:
Deep Brook - 810
Clementsport - 561

Sermon:
The Father’s Love

Bible Memory Verse for December:
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. [John 9:5]

John 13:33-35:
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Readings for Advent 4: The Love Candle

Reader:
Today we light the Love Candle. At Christmas we celebrate the love God showed us by sending us HIs Son, Jesus Christ. “This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations”.”
[Matthew 12:17-18]

Pastor:
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
[1 John 4:7-9]

Reader:
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
[1 John 4:10-11]

[Light the Love Candle]

Together:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [John 3:16]

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Advent 3: the candle of Joy


Reader:
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.[Matthew 2:9-10]

Pastor:
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. [Luke 1:41-44]

Reader:
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. [Luke 1:46-48]

Pastor:
Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” [Nehemiah 8:10]

Together:
[Philippians 4:4]
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

2nd Advent: Peace

Scripture Readings:
Luke 2:8-14

Responsive Readings:
Deep Brook - 629
Clementsport - 529

Sermon:
Prince of Peace

Bible Memory Verse for December:
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. [John 9:5]

Luke 2:8-14 
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Reading for Lighting the Peace Candle:

Reader:
For unto us a Child is born, 
Unto us a Son is given;
 And the government will be upon His shoulder.
 And His name will be called
 Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God,
 Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. [Isaiah 9:6]

Pastor:
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
 [John 14:27]

Reader:
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” [John 16:33]

Pastor:
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. [Matthew 5:9]

[Light the Peace Candle]

Together:
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 4:7]

Sunday, December 2, 2018

1st Advent: Hope

Scripture Readings:
1 Peter 1:3-5, & 13 
Matthew 12:18-21 
Hebrews 6:19a 

Responsive Readings:
Deep Brook - 547
Clementsport - 570

Sermon:
The Power of Hope

Bible Memory Verse for December: 
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. [John 9:5]

Reading for Lighting the Hope Candle:
Pastor:
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. [1 Peter 1:13]
Reader:
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, when we light the Candle of Hope. The Prophets who lived hundreds of years before Christ told the world of a New Hope: a Saviour, our Light in the Darkness.
Pastor:
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. [Isaiah 40:31]
Reader:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. [Isaiah 9:6]
[Light the Hope Candle]
Everyone:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. [Romans 15:13]
Pastor:
Let us pray



1 Peter 1:3-5, & 13 
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 
4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

Matthew 12:18-21 
18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. 
19 He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; 
20 a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; 
21 and in his name the Gentiles will hope. ”

Hebrews 6:19a 
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast”


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Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Power of Faith

Scripture Readings:
Matthew 17:18-20
James 1:5-8  

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 551
Deep Brook - 579

Sermon:
The Power of Faith

Bible Memory Verse for November:
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
[Galatians 6:7]

Matthew 17:18-20
18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

James 1:5-8
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Your redemption draweth nigh

Scripture Readings:
Luke 21:20-36

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 565
Deep Brook - 783

Sermon:
Your redemption draweth nigh

Bible Memory Verse for November:
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
[Galatians 6:7]

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Newness

Scripture Readings:
Romans 6:4
Ezekiel 36:26-28

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 538
Deep Brook - 94

Sermon:
Newness

Bible Memory Verse for November:
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
[Galatians 6:7]

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[Romans 6:4]

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
[Ezekiel 36:26-28]

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Reap in Joy

Scripture Readings:
Nehemiah 8:8-12
Philippians 2:5-11

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 528
Deep Brook, 752

Sermon:
Reap in Joy

Bible Memory Verse for October:
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us
and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [1 John 4:10]


Nehemiah 8:8-12
8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.
12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

Philippians 2:5-11 (NIV)
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sowing and Reaping

Scripture Readings:
Galatians 6:7-8
Psalm 126:4-6
Hosea 10:12

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 527
Deep Brook, 115

Sermon:
Sowing and Reaping

Bible Memory Verse for October:
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us
and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [1 John 4:10]

Galatians 6:7-8
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Psalm 126:4-6
4 Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
    like streams in the Negeb!
5 Those who sow in tears
    shall reap with shouts of joy!
6 He who goes out weeping,
    bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
    bringing his sheaves with him.

Hosea 10:12
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Peace Formula

Scripture Readings:
Philippians 4:6-7
Judges 15:14-19

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 526
Deep Brook, 176

Sermon:
The Peace Formula

Bible Memory Verse for October:
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us
and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. [1 John 4:10]

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Letter

“Do not be anxious about anything, 
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving 
let your requests be made known to God. 
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
[Philippians 4:6-7]

The Peace Formula:
p + s + t = Gp/u

Anxiety, stress, worry, and nervous exhaustion are destroyers. They rob us of peace, joy and satisfaction, and corrode our faith. But how do we protect our hearts from anxiety? The apostle gives us a system for beating stress, and since I know everybody loves math, I wrote it into an equation: p + s + t = Gp/u. Prayer, plus Supplication, plus Thanksgiving brings the God-peace that is beyond Understanding.

Prayer is a conversation with Jesus; learn to tell Him what is on your mind, and learn to listen to what is on His mind. Prayer gets our focus off of ourselves and onto the Lord.
Supplication is bringing your needs and concerns to God. Instead of trying to do it all on your own, turn to Him for help.

Thanksgiving is a spirit of Gratitude. Thanksgiving gets our focus off of what we do not have, and onto what we have been blessed with. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” We tend to focus on the thorns and forget the roses, and this produces deadly anxiety. Thank God for the roses!

The result? Not a silver-lining, Hallmark card optimism, but Peace: the Peace of God that is beyond all our understanding.
What kind of peace is that?

When Jesus stood in the bow of the foundering ship on stormy Galilee, He said, “Peace,” and the storm was over. Anxiety is a storm in our hearts, when the Prince of Peace speaks, the storm is over. Get closer to Him, and the storm cannot sink you.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Pastor Nathan Waterman

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Following from a Distance

Scripture Readings:
Luke 22:54-62

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 525
Deep Brook, 736

Sermon:
Following from a Distance

Bible Memory Verse for September:
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life
for my sake and the gospel's,
the same shall save it.  [Mark 8:35]

Luke 22:54-62  (NIV)
54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. 55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”
57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.
58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”
“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.
59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”
60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Holy Cross

Scripture Readings:
1 Corinthians 1:18-24

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 535
Deep Brook, 50

Sermon:
Holy Cross

Bible Memory Verse for September:
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life
for my sake and the gospel's,
the same shall save it.  [Mark 8:35]

1 Corinthians 1:18-24
1:18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."
1:20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.
1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
1:23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
1:24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

The collect for Holy Cross Day, from The Book of Common Prayer:
O BLESSED Saviour, who by thy cross and passion hast given life unto the world: Grant that we thy servants may be given grace to take up the cross and follow thee through life and death; whom with the Father and the Holy Spirit we worship and glorify, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Who is my neighbour?

Scripture Readings:
Luke 10:25-37

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 528
Deep Brook, 71

Sermon:
Who is my neighbour?

Bible Memory Verse for September:
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life
for my sake and the gospel's,
the same shall save it.  [Mark 8:35]

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ears to Hear

Scripture Readings:
Matthew 13:13-15
Hebrews 3:7-8

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 527
Deep Brook, 473

Sermon:
Ears to Hear

Bible Memory Verse for August:
When the Son of Man cometh,
shall He find faith on the earth?
[Luke 18:8b]

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Let Us Pray part 2: Stand in the Gap

Scripture Readings:
Ezekiel 22:30
1 Timothy 2:1-3
Luke 18:1-8

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 552
Deep Brook, 658

Sermon:
Let Us Pray part 2: Stand in the Gap

Bible Memory Verse for August:
When the Son of Man cometh,
shall He find faith on the earth?
[Luke 18:8b]

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Let Us Pray


Scripture Readings:
2 Chronicles 7:14
1 Samuel 7:2b-10
Philippians 4:6-7

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport, 562
Deep Brook, 646

Sermon:
Let Us Pray

Bible Memory Verse for July:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

2 Chronicles 7:14
14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 Samuel 7:2b-10 (CEB)
2b ...and the whole house of Israel yearned for the Lord.
3 Then Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, “If you are turning to the Lord with all your heart, then get rid of all the foreign gods and the Astartes you have. Set your heart on the Lord! Worship him only! Then he will deliver you from the Philistines’ power.”
4 So the Israelites got rid of the Baals and the Astartes and worshipped the Lord only.
5 Next Samuel said, “Assemble all Israel at Mizpah. I will pray to the Lord for you.”
6 So they assembled at Mizpah, and they drew water and poured it out in the Lord’s presence. They fasted that same day and confessed, “We have sinned against the Lord.” Samuel served as judge of the Israelites at Mizpah.
7 When the Philistines heard that the Israelites had assembled at Mizpah, the Philistine rulers went up to attack Israel. When the Israelites learned of this, they were afraid of the Philistines.
8 The Israelites said to Samuel, “Please don’t stop praying to the Lord our God for us, so God will save us from the Philistines’ power!”
9 So Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as an entirely burned offering to the Lord. Samuel cried out in prayer to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him.
10 While Samuel was offering the entirely burned offering, the Philistines advanced to attack Israel. But the Lord thundered against the Philistines with a great blast on that very day, throwing the Philistines into such a panic that they were defeated by Israel.

Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Strengthen your Brothers

Scripture Readings:
Luke 22:31-32
Ephesians 3:14-19

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 546
Deep Brook - 380

Sermon:
Strengthen your Brothers

Bible Memory Verse for July:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

Luke 22:31-32  (NLT)
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.
32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”

Ephesians 3:14-19  (NIV)
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Who do you think you are?

Scripture Readings:
Isaiah 61:1-2a
Luke 4:17-21
Mark 6:1-6

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 553
Deep Brook - 127

Sermon:
Who do you think you are?

Bible Memory Verse for July:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Love

Scripture Readings:
1 John 2:15-17
John 3:16-17 

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 561
Deep Brook - 475

Sermon:
Love

Bible Memory Verse for July:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

1 John 2:15-17 
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

John 3:16-17 
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Scriptures

Scripture Readings:
Nehemiah 8:1-13

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 542
Deep Brook - 472

Sermon:
The Scriptures

Bible Memory Verse for July:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, 
and a light unto my path. 
Psalm 119:105

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Gym

Scripture Readings:
1 Timothy 4.1-10

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 564
Deep Brook - 679

Sermon:
The Gym

Bible Memory Verse for June:
These things have I spoken unto you,
that in me ye may have peace.
In the world ye have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

1 Timothy 4:1-10 
4 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Not in Vain

Scripture Readings:
1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 562
Deep Brook - 658

Sermon:
Not in Vain

Bible Memory Verse for June:
These things have I spoken unto you,
that in me ye may have peace.
In the world ye have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 
50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 “O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Lettuce

Scripture Readings:
Hebrews 10:19-25

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 560
Deep Brook - 381

Sermon:
Lettuce

Bible Memory Verse for June:
These things have I spoken unto you,
that in me ye may have peace.
In the world ye have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

Hebrews 10:19-25  (NKJV)
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
21 and having a High Priest over the house of God,
22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Born Again

Scripture Readings:
John 3.1-21

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 551
Deep Brook - 785

Sermon:
Born Again

Bible Memory Verse for May:
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.   [Hebrews 10:23]

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Two Masters

Scripture Readings:
Luke 16:13-15
1 Timothy 6:9-10

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 559
Deep Brook - 628

Sermon:
Two Masters

Bible Memory Verse for May:
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.   [Hebrews 10:23]

Luke 16:13-15
13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

1 Timothy 6:9-10
9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Promises

Scripture Readings:
Luke 24:44-53
Acts 1:9-11

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 537
Deep Brook - 364

Sermon:
The Promises

Bible Memory Verse for May:
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.   [Hebrews 10:23]

Luke 24:44-53
Jesus said to his disciples, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you-- that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

Acts 1:9-11 King James Version (KJV)
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Transplant

Scripture Readings:
Ezekiel 36:26-28
Revelation 3:20

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 556
Deep Brook - 523

Sermon:
Transplant

Bible Memory Verse for April:
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[Romans 6:4]

Ezekiel 36:26-28
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.

Revelation 3:20
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Courage to Change

Scripture Readings:
John 16:31-33

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 540
Deep Brook - 628

Sermon:
Courage to Change

Bible Memory Verse for April:
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[Romans 6:4]

Sunday, April 8, 2018

How do you know?

Scripture Readings:
John 20: 30-31
Romans 1:18-23

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 537
Deep Brook - 473

Sermon:
How do you know?

Bible Memory Verse for April:
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[Romans 6:4]

John 20: 30-31
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Romans 1:18-23 
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Alive!

Scripture Readings:
Galatians 2:20
Romans 6:1-11

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 536
Deep Brook - 364

Sermon:
Alive!

Bible Memory Verse for April:
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[Romans 6:4]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Scripture Readings: 
John 12:12-19 

Responsive Readings: 
Clementsport - 534
Deep Brook - 42

Sermon: 
Hosanna Crucify

Bible Memory Verse for March: 
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 Corinthians 1:18]

John 12:12-19 
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 
13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!”
14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.
17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Three Crosses

Scripture Readings: 
Luke 23:33-43

Responsive Readings: 
Clementsport - 535
Deep Brook - 379

Sermon: 
Three Crosses

Bible Memory Verse for March: 
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 Corinthians 1:18]

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Being There

Scripture Readings:
Matthew 26:36-46

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 533
Deep Brook - 26

Sermon:
Being There

Bible Memory Verse for March:
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 Corinthians 1:18]

Matthew 26:36-46  
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

Sunday, March 4, 2018

That They Might Have Life

Scripture Readings:
John 10:7-11

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 555
Deep Brook - 785

Sermon:
That They Might Have Life

Bible Memory Verse for March:
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 Corinthians 1:18]

John 10:7-11 
7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Our Father

Scripture Readings:
Romans 12:1-2
Matthew 5:43-48

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 525
Deep Brook - 162

Sermon:
Our Father

Bible Memory Verse for February:
“If you abide in My word,
you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”
[John 8:31-32]

Romans 12:1-2  
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Matthew 5:43-48  
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Treasure

Scripture Readings:
Matthew 6:1-21

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 540
Deep Brook - 73

Sermon:
The Treasure

Bible Memory Verse for February:
“If you abide in My word,
you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”
[John 8:31-32]

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Holy Wrath

Scripture Readings:
Ephesians 4:26-27
James 1:19-20
Mark 11:15-17

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 567
Deep Brook - 162

Sermon:
Holy Wrath

Bible Memory Verse for February:
“If you abide in My word,
you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”
[John 8:31-32]

Ephesians 4:26-27 
26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 
27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

James 1:19-20 
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 
20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Mark 11:15-17 
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Washing Feet

Scripture Readings:
John 13:1-15

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 544
Deep Brook - 471

Sermon:
Washing Feet

Bible Memory Verse for February:
“If you abide in My word,
you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”
[John 8:31-32]



John 13:1-15   (ESV)
13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thy Word

Scripture Readings:
Jeremiah 23:25-29
2 Timothy 3:14-17
John 1:1

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 542
Deep Brook - 472

Sermon:
Thy Word

Bible Memory Verse for January:
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
[2 Peter 3:13]

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Broken

Scripture Readings:
Exodus 6:7-9
2 Corinthians 4:7-10
Psalm 34:18

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 532
Deep Brook -722

Sermon:
Broken

Bible Memory Verse for January:
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
[2 Peter 3:13]

2 Corinthians 4:7-10  (NET Bible)
7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, 10 always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Adopted

Scripture Readings:
Galatians 4:4-7

Responsive Readings:
Clementsport - 530
Deep Brook -471

Sermon:
Adopted

Bible Memory Verse for December:
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

Galatians 4:4-7 
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.