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Sermon Message ~ "Shipwrecked"
April 19, 2020
On this Maundy Thursday, I encourage you all to watch this short Youtube video clip, a dramatic interpretation of the "Last Supper". Meditate on the spirituality and significance to communion.
http://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/bible-videos Meeting in an upper room with His disciples, Jesus washes their feet, institutes the sacrament, and co...
Keep Your Distance!
Good Day My Brothers & Sisters,
Yesterday was the commencement of Holy Week, five days that hold special significance for all Christians. Here's how:
Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem to participate in the Passover. This was the beginning of the end of his human life. Jesus entered the city by way of the east gate, (AKA Golden Gate or Gate of Mercy). It is believed Jesus will enter through this gate upon his second coming. Please read Ezekiel 44:1-3 This is why the gate is still locked to this day.
This Thursday will be Maundy Thursday, in remembrance of the Last Supper, during which Jesus shared what we know today as communion with his disciples; a vital element for all Christians. In some traditions, Maundy Thursday is celebrated with a basic Mediterranean meal accompanied by the washing of feet. In Jesus' day, feet-washing was done by a servant, and he did so to show the importance of servanthood.
The next day is Good Friday. This is the day Jesus suffered denial, severe punishment, public humiliation, and false accusations. What's "good" about this you may ask? Good Friday is the day Jesus set us free from the bondage of sin. He took upon himself the sins of the world and offered Himself as the sacrifice on the cross. As believers in Christ, we too shall experience these things as we take up our cross and follow Jesus, leaving sin behind.
Saturday is traditionally the end of Lent, our 40-day journey of deep reflection. On this day, Jesus’ body was placed in a nearby tomb, and a large stone was placed in front of the entrance with guards standing watch outside.
The following day, Easter Sunday is the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection. According to the Gospels, on the third day after his crucifixion, Jesus is raised from the dead, defeating death/sin. Christians around the world celebrate the Risen Lord, for it is because of his defeat of sin that we are assured of salvation and eternal life!
On a side note: isn't it funny how the secular world commemorates Easter with Easter eggs and candy and has very little connection if any with Christianity? To me, it is a metaphor of the soul looking for Jesus to fill the void within us all.
As you can see being Christian is not easy nor is it for everyone, for if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
Happy Holy Week,
Anthony P. Lopez
Be Holy in all that you DO!
disciples.org General Minister and President Teresa Hord Owens will be the speaker in an online Easter service April 12, 2020.
Live for the LORD
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 that we are to move beyond our childlike folly. Let us read what Paul's teaching was saying:
· 3 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?
This time is a wonderful opportunity for us to move beyond being carnally-minded, a time for spiritual growth. This is a time to fully embrace the meal the Lord has to offer for us. In the name of Jesus Amen!
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Have no Fear!
"Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
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Please, consider your safety and that of others, only going out when necessary. There are still far too many people who are complacent and not heeding our government's advice. We still have not seen the potential impact of COVID-19 in our state.
The bible tells us in Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
Let us be wise and look out for each other.
[03/19/20] These are the times that call for, "patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus". Revelation 14:12
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As your pastor, I want you to know I realize and understand we are facing some unusual circumstances and challenges in our world, country, and community. Many of these obstacles are out of our control, but we know that our God/Jesus is in control and that our government is doing all that they can to mitigate the Covid-19 crisis. I believe we must do our part in trying to contain the spread of the virus, but I also believe we have "nothing to fear but fear itself" as Franklin D. Roosevelt put it! We must put our trust and hope in God.
I ask you to take this opportunity to draw close to the Lord and give Him thanks above all else. I encourage you to write a letter or call someone you love or haven't thought about for some time, read a book, or complete some of those unfinished projects that you never quite had the time to complete.
To bring you some comfort in these trying times, I've noted a few biblical verses below. Please take a little time out of your day to meditate on the word, seeking God's counsel and guidance. I had a coffee mug that read "the universe is unfolding exactly as it should". The world is no longer about 'ME' or 'I' but about 'WE' and 'US'. We are all in this together and together we can make a difference. And know that I am praying for you all!
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The One who fears is not made perfect in love.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”
Your Servant-hood Pastor,
Anthony P. Lopez
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New Roadrunner Food Bank "Intake Process"
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Where is your heart; with God or Man?
More pic's of the Blindfold Dinner
Lions Blindfold Dinner held in the Fellowship Hall. It was lots of fun!!!
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