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Lessons From Parables

Lessons From Parables

Credits on conceptual elements to Dr. Heather and Eric Crews from Courthouse Road Church in North Chesterfield; Ann Williams and Ruth Philingane from Petersburg SDA. Inspiration from the Bible and book Christ’s Object Lessons by Ellen G. White.

Join us on a Journey through Scripture exploring the great Parables taught by Christ Jesus.

October

07 – Elder John – Sermon/Parable Persistent Widow” based on Luke 18:6-7

14 – Pr. Jesse – “Broken–The Parable of the Workers analog to Jonah and Communion” Matt.20;26:27–28;Jonah 1–4

14 – Afternoon meeting with participants of the “Leading People to Christ” Seminar – Pr. Jesse/Dr. Shoemaker

21 – Elder Joseph – Sermon/Parable “Hidden Treasure” based on Matt. 13:44

26 – Session 1 – Pr. Shawn Boonstra, Pr. Jesse, Dr. Shoemaker, Elders “A Pale Horse Rides–Rome is Burning”

27 – Session 2 – Pr. Shawn Boonstra, Pr. Jesse, Dr. Shoemaker, Elders “A Pale Horse Rides–Barbarian Fire”

28 – Session 3 – Pr. Jesse “How A Disciple of Socrates Missed The Mark” – Baptism

28 – Session 4 – Pr. Shawn Boonstra, Pr. Jesse, Dr. Shoemaker, Elders “A Pale Horse Rides–An Underground Movement”

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November

04 – Elder Ken – Sermon/Parable “First the Blade, Then the Ear” based on Mark 4:26,29

04 – Afternoon/Evening– Special Bible Study “A Pale Horse Rides” Dr. Shoemaker/Pr. Jesse

11 – Pr. Jesse – Hosting a visiting preacher

18 – Brother Jason – Sermon/Parable “The Pearl” based on Matt. 13:45,46

25 – Pr. Jesse – Sermon/Parable “Leaving Behind The Ways Of A Child”

December

02 – Elder Ken – Sermon/Parable “Like Unto Leaven” based on Matt. 13:33; Luke 13:20,21

08 – Pr. Jesse, Elders – Agape Communion

09 – Pr. Jesse – Sermon/Parable “Tares” based on Matt. 13:24-30, 37-43

16 – Elder Joseph – Sermon/Parable “Like a Grain of Mustard Seed” based on Matt. 13:31, 32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18,19

23 – Pr. Jesse – (Devotional) Christmas Sabbath Program (Mrs. Selena Rice leads in Worship Program)

30 – Elder John – Sermon/Parable The Sower and the Seed” based on Matt. 13:1-9,18-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15

31 – Elder Ann Williams – Sunday New Year’s Vespers “Things New and Old” based on Matt. 13:51,52

2018

January

*06 – Dr. Jean Cadet – Sermon/Parable “Good Samaritan” based on Luke 10:25-37

*13 – Elder Joseph – Sermon/Parable “Ten Servants” based on Luke 19

20 – Dr. Rollin Shoemaker – Sermon/Parables “Lost Sheep, Coin & the Prodigal Son”

27 – Pr. Jesse – Sermon/Parable The Talents” based on Matt. 25:14-30

*Weather/Snow Permitting

Easter Bible Series Themes

Sabbath April 8, 2017
Title: Clutching the Truth
Text: Acts 2:42
Hymn # 1: # 109 Marvelous Grace
Hymn # 2: “I Have Decided”
Key word: truth
Further reading: Luke 18:9-14

Sunday April 9, 2017
Title: Gethsemane
Text: Luke 22:41-42
Hymn # 1: # 505 I need the Prayers of those I Love
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: prayer
Further reading: Luke 6:6-11; 11:2-4, 9

Monday April 10, 2017
Title: Enemies of the Cross
Text: Luke 22:51
Hymn # 1: # 316 Live out Thy Life within Me
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: healing
Further reading: Luke 13:10-17

Tuesday April 11: 2017
Title: Influential Lines
Text: Luke 22:63-65
Hymn # 1: # 528 A Shelter in the Time of Storm
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: Mocking
Further reading: Luke 13:1-9

Wednesday April 12, 2017
Title: Thumbs on the Scales
Text: Luke 23:1, 6-7
Hymn # 1: # 154 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: backbone
Further reading: Luke 23:18-19

Thursday April 13, 2017
Title: Unconditional
Text: Luke 23:26
Hymn # 1: # 328 Must Jesus bear the Cross Alone
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: bear/carry
Further reading: Luke 9:57-62

Friday April 14, 2017
Title: Two out of Seventy
Text: Luke 23:45
Hymn # 1: # 163 At the Cross
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: Death
Further reading: Luke 17:11-19

Sabbath April 15, 2017
Title: Redemption Comes
Text: Luke 24:5
Hymn # 1: # 251 He Lives; # 526 Because He Lives
Hymn # 2: “I have Decided”
Key word: lives
Further reading: Luke 7:11-17

Theme Song

I Have Decided

The words for “I have decided”
# 1
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.
# 2
Though I may wander, I still will follow;
Though I may wander, I still will follow;
Though I may wander, I still will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.
# 3
The world behind me, The cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
No turning back, no turning back.
# 4
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.

# 5
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
No turning back, no turning back.

Finding Jesus in Revelation Part 1

Pastor Jesse began the series by explaining the 4 ways Revelation is viewed; as history of the past (preterist), a history of the early church to the second coming (historicist), a view of the future (futurist), and a book with personal meaning for each of us (symbolic or idealist).  The SDA church follows the historical view but for this series we are going to let the Bible interpret Revelation by using the Old Testament as the keys to unlock the symbolism found.

Pastor Jesse also covered the first 4 keys: read the text in its literary context, reading the scripture around the verse may change or focus the meaning; understand the historical context, the time in which the passages were written may lead to a better understanding; examine key words, looking at the meaning of the original language may open up new insight; compare with the rest of scripture, using the rest of the Bible to find similarities may help you understand the writer’s intent or point of view.

Next week we will cover 3 additional keys to use when reading Revelation.  These will be presented by Jason Meyer.

Finding Jesus in Revelation

Starting October 29th, we will begin a 10-part series on Finding Jesus in Revelation.  Come worship with us and explore this important topic with us.
Presenters
October 29 – Jesse Nascimento
November 5 – Jason Meyer
November 19 – Joe McDaniel
November 26 – John Rice