Our church is not a building, but people. Wherever two or three of us gather together, Jesus is present with us.
We're glad that you've joined us in this space. Although we love to gather face to face, our hope is that you will encounter the Living God as you walk through these various components of service, in this unique season.
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Church At Home - Sunday, April 5
As we gather today from our homes, let’s remind ourselves that God is the one who holds all of life and the world together; when we fix our eyes on Him, it leads to peace.
Today is Palm Sunday, the day where Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, and was recognized as the King who came in the name of the Lord! Here are a few ways that you can turn your heart in adoration to our God, and worship Him as King:
1. Read these verses in Luke 19:28-40; take some time to pray aloud: Lord thank you for being our God, because you are King__________ [insert what is true about your situation, our world etc.]
2. Join together in singing these songs:
- Praise the King
- Be Thou My Vision
- King of My Heart
Please open up your Bible, and read these verses from 1 Corinthians 15:12-23, and verses 35-49.
We encourage you to engage with the sermon through the Discussion Questions below.
practical next steps
Hey folks! Here are three things I want to leave you with as we think about being homes that grow as disciples, serve our neighbours, and share Christ:
1. 1000 Hampers for families in need in Surrey
- A big THANK YOU to many who signed up to “Give Help” and have been able to be involved in this great initiative.
- Find out how you can still help at City Dream Centre
2. Be Attentive to the Vulnerable
- Are there 1-2 individuals or families, isolated seniors, or front-line workers that you could be attentive to over the next 3-4 months?
- Commit as a household to reach out with texts, phone calls, and offer help where safe and appropriate.
- Lift up the hopeless, fearful, and the anxious in your neighbourhood
- Like Paul, ask for an open door to share your faith during these times (Col. 4)
- Pray on your own, as a family or with friends, or join us online; Monday mornings at 7:30 am or Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm.
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Lastly, a few other announcements:
- Join us on Good Friday for stations of the cross
(service posted at 9am, please gather communion supplies and we encourage you to virtually meet with your SG or a friend or two)
- Join us Easter Sunday to celebrate together!
(service posted at 9am)
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philipians 3:20-21
You can engage with these discussion questions as a family or with a friend immediately following the sermon, or you can dig into them as a Small Group or Zoom Group throughout the week!
- What experiences in life have brought you great joy? (with God, others, and creation) Now imagine what that might be like in its fullness (or totally redeemed) when we see Jesus face-to-face (cf. 1 Cor 13:12)? Spend a few minutes wondering and imagining together.
- What do you think it will be like to be face-to-face with Jesus one day? What is something you hope to do with him or talk to him about?
- What questions do you have about the Resurrection of the dead as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 15? Let those questions lead you into deeper wondering on this topic.
- How is the Christian view of the Resurrection of the dead more than optimism?
- How have you seen Christians living out risky love sourced in their eternal hope these days?
- The ongoing meals provided for the vulnerable by many churches and organizations
- Team of Canadian doctors flying to Italy with Samaritan’s Purse to help with the crisis.
- How does God giving us a sure hope of resurrection change how we live now? Try to speak specifically about your current life situation.
- Spend some time imagining what will be the best parts of having new bodies…being a part of a redeemed humanity (no more sin or death)…and living in the new heavens and new earth.
- One author in writing about our life in the New Heavens writes, “we cannot make something our goal if we know nothing about it.”
- Wonder together and try to grow in awe. Let some of these scriptures guide you:
• Isaiah 35; John 17.24; 1 Corinthians 2.9; 1 Corinthians 13.21; 1 Corinthians 15; Philippians 3.21; Revelation 21