July 2, 2017 – Nehemiah 8:1-10 “The Joy of the Lord”

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Carolyn Kuryn Preaching

Nehemiah 8New King James Version (NKJV)

Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.

So Ezra the scribe stood on a platform of wood which they had made for the purpose; and beside him, at his right hand, stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Urijah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah; and at his left hand Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God.

Then all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, helped the people to understand the Law; and the people stood in their place. So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.

And Nehemiah, who was the governor,[a] Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law.

10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

June 25, 2017 – James 1:12-18 “Trials and Temptations”

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James 1:12-18New Living Translation (NLT)

12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

June 25, 2017 Bulletin

June 18, 2017 – James 1:9-11 “What Do You Boast About?”

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James 1:9-11 New Living Translation (NLT)

Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.

June 18, 2017 Bulletin

June 11, 2017 – James 1:5-8 “Trust Equals Wisdom”

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James 1:5-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

June 11, 2017 Bulletin

June 4, 2017 – James 1:1-4 “What are You a Slave To?”

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James 1:1-4 New Living Translation (NLT)

Greetings from James

This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad.

Greetings!

Faith and Endurance

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

June 4, 2017 Bulletin

May 28, 2017 – II Timothy 3:16-17 “Does the Bible Have the Final Authority in Our Lives?”

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As we continue to explore if the Bible is inerrant and infallible, we will answer the question, “Should we try to bring all our thinking and feeling and acting into line with what the Bible teaches”.

May 28, 2017 Bulletin

May 21, 2017 – Acts 9:3-18 “The Authority of the Apostles”

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The apostles spent time with and learning from Jesus.  The Gospels are the things that they saw, heard, remembered and recorded.  The words that were applied to Yahweh in the Old Testament, the apostles applied to the risen Jesus in the New Testament.

May 21, 2017 Bulletin

May 14, 2017 – Matthew 5:17-19 “Inside the Drama”

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Theologian John Piper writes:  “God may lead us to see things and know things, but all our revelatory experiences with God are subordinate to Scripture.  Therefore, we are not infallible.  God is.  And the word He inspired is.”  As we read the Bible, the Holy Spirit makes it real and personal to us.  But God has bound His infallible word to Scripture.

May 14, 2017 Bulletin

May 7, 2017 – Psalm 119:1-18 “Is the Bible Free from Error?”

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What does the Bible, in particular the Old Testament, have to say in its own presentation of its divine truthfulness and authority?   In reading the Bible’s unique an glorious witness to its own grandeur, we see not just a divine claim but a divine reality.

May 7, 2017 Bulletin

April 30, 2017 – II Peter 1:16-21 “The Living Word”

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Jesus and the early Christians lived and breathed the air of biblical authority.  For them, the Bible had absolute authority over their lives, because it came from God.

April 30, 2017 Bulletin