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“…having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Hebrews 1:4

Think about all the awesome things you read about in the Bible about Angels. An angel took Adam and Eve out of the Garden and sealed the entrance. Angels visited Abraham and Sarah to prophesy the birth of Isaac. Angels delivered Lot from Sodom. Angels were in Jacob's vision of a stairway to heaven. One angel alone brought Pharaoh to his knees during the final plague by striking down the firstborn in all of Egypt. Angels shared their food in the form of manna with the children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness. Angels brought the law from God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Angels also strengthened the great prophet Elijah so he wouldn't die. One angel rescued Israel from pending defeat by destroying 185,000 Assyrians in one night. An angel appeared in a fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. And it was an angel who kept Daniel alive in the lions' den.

While it's easy for us to see that Jesus is the greatest figure of all history, can you imagine for a moment how this might not be as obvious to the Hebrew Christians who were suffering persecu-tion, wishing an angel would come their way to rescue them? We can understand why the first-century Hebrews would hope for the deliverance they had read about in their Scriptures. In fact, almost every supernatural event in the history of their people had angels who played an im-portant role in it.

Pastor Bert

Preparation for sunday October 17th

Sermon Series: Hebrews “Faithfulness to the End”

Title:  Jesus, better than angels

Passage: Hebrews 1:4-14


Reflection  for Sunday: Read Hebrews chapter 1, and the cross references. The Pastor to the Hebrews understands that Angels were highly respected beings, but he wants the readers of his sermon to know that the angels aren't the all in all. They're great, but Jesus is greater.


question  for Sunday:  How does 1:13 show that Christ is not an angel and never has been? Why is it absolutely essential to the Christian faith to affirm the full deity of Jesus Christ?


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Sunday October 17th

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Leader: Grace

“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.’”

Revelation 5:9

  •           Worthy Worthy

    Link to YouTube for this week's song 1 of worship

  • At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

    Link to YouTube for this week's song 2 of worship

  •                                       Let it be Jesus

    Link to YouTube for this week's song 3 of worship

Connect Church Prayer Gram

October 17th, 2021


“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,”     1 Timothy 2:1


 

Call to Worship:  ““The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. 7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods!” Psalms 97:6-7

 

Pray for our church: “O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. Isaiah 25:1 Lord our God, we praise You. You are Lord of All. You are our Creator, Savior, and Spirit. You are the God who keeps every promise. You are the One who gives us strength and peace. You are our hope, the One who lifts us out of the pit and plants us on a solid foundation. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. You are everything and we praise You. Amen.

 

Pray for those in local, state, and national offices.

 

Pray for our partners in Spain:

If you have been following the daily volcano videos on YouTube from the Canary Island of La Palma, you know that part of the cone collapsed on Sunday sending rocks the size of buildings and forceful gushes of magma down new paths causing even more destruction. Cumbre Vieja Volcano shows no signs of abating. Pray for the three churches on the island and their pastors as they distribute aid sent by the national association of evangelicals in Spain as well as the national Alliance church. 


We praised God last week for his provision to LIFE International School. This week we bring before you four areas for intercession:

Our staff. New staff face cultural adaptations and all of us face spiritual battles that often stretch our faith in ways we have not been tested before. Pray that they would develop and display God’s heart for our students as they strive to be Godly mentors each day. 

Our students. For open hearts and minds that are receptive to God’s word and the work of the Spirit. One child gave her life to Christ last week! 

Increased enrollment. We desire to fully utilize the amazing staff and extra space that we now have, towards touching more lives for Christ! We also need the income to meet our increased financial needs. :-) 

Final stretch toward our accreditation visit! All of our documentation for the accreditation visit is due on OCT 18. With all the changes of this summer (new staff additions and the building changes), there remains significant work toward updating and compiling all the policies, procedures, and documents required for the accreditation team.

 

Panta ta Ethne (Matthew 28:19 “all nations”): Emirati Arabs in the UAE

 

Persecuted Church:  Colombia