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Pay Attention to Your Spirit | Sermon Preview

This weekend is the final message in our Summer Sermon Series, Finding God’s Will. We’ve considered how using scripture, reason and tradition can help us find God’s will for our lives. These are great resources you can use to answers questions like, “What does God want of me? From me? For me?”

We’ll finish our series by talking about how our experiences with God can help us answer those questions, too.
Here are the two passages of the Bible we’ll talk about this week:

Ephesians 2:1-10
From Death to Life
You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

2 Chronicles 36:22-23
Cyrus Proclaims Liberty for the Exiles
In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of King Cyrus of Persia so that he sent a herald throughout all his kingdom and also declared in a written edict: ‘Thus says King Cyrus of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the Lord his God be with him! Let him go up.’

What was the last experience with God you had?

Here’s a funny clip to get you thinking.

2018-08-21T09:27:28-06:00 August 21st, 2018|Church|0 Comments

What is the Bible?

Are you ready to start reading the Bible with us?

Our year-long reading plan begins in just a couple of days.  Make sure to check back here frequently to get thoughts, questions and ideas from each day’s readings from Pastor John.

Here’s a great video to watch as you get ready to dive into the world of the Bible.



Happy reading!

 

 

2017-12-30T20:20:45-07:00 December 30th, 2017|Bible Project|0 Comments

Our Christmas Eve Offering

The Lydia Patterson Institute has served El Paso for 104 years.  But did you know that “La Lydia” has been a blessing to our church, too?  We have had pastors of our church who attended the school, and others who were a part of the ministry.

That’s part of the reason we’re excited about our Christmas Eve offering.  We’re tithing the night’s offering.  So, 10% of everything we receive from the Christmas Eve offering will be given to the Lydia Patterson Institute.

That means we’ll be helping students achieve their educational goals.  95% of all graduating Seniors attend college.  There’s so much to be proud of at LPI.  We’re hopeful you’ll help us support their work.

You can see some of what happens at the school for yourself by watching the video below:

We’ll see you Christmas Eve for our candlelight service.  We can’t wait!

If you would like to leave your Christmas Offering online, just follow this link.

 

2017-12-30T20:50:20-07:00 December 20th, 2017|Church, Worship Services|0 Comments

The year of the Bible!

I am excited about incorporating The Bible Project at our church!

I remember the first time a Bible story “jumped out” at me. It was Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son. I had read it before, but this time something happened. As I read, I noticed specific points of the younger son’s experience that seemed a lot like mine. That day I read the Bible differently. It wasn’t just the Bible; it was God’s word. Now, all this happened before I started preaching. Yes, I was a normal church member—just like you. When I began reading the Bible differently God began showing me new things and leading me to what he wanted me to do.

That’s why I am extremely excited about 2018 because we’re making it The Year of the Bible. We are hosting an all-church Bible reading plan that will take us all through the Bible. Our weekly sermons and sermon follow ups will be based on our reading. We’ll be using resources from The Bible Project to illustrate everything the Bible is. I’m convinced the Bible is about to come alive to a lot of people in our church. You’re going to be able to read the Bible in a new way. And, who knows what God is ready to show you!

Stay blessed…john
Source: The Bible Project @ Kelsey

2017-12-20T09:23:06-07:00 December 18th, 2017|Bible Project|0 Comments

Christmas at Kelsey

Do you have Christmas plans?
We’d love to celebrate Christmas with you and your family! There are several events planned to help you make Christmas a meaningful time. Everyone’s always invited and everything is free. So, consider yourself invited and help us by sharing the invitation.

 

Children’s Christmas Program
Sunday, December 10th @ 6pm
Come watch the kids share the Christmas message with everyone. After the program stay for cookies, refreshments and lots of pictures! It’s always a fun time for everyone.

Youth Christmas Caroling
Friday, December 15th
Our youth group visits members and friends in the nursing home and those who are home bound to sing Christmas carols with them. If you would like them to visit someone you know in Corpus, contact our office.

Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 17th @ 6:30pm
Our choir has been preparing a musical message for you. Come hear the sounds of Christmas, and make this a family tradition. Of course, there’s always a great time to be had at the fellowship time afterwards.

Sidewalk Christmas
Wednesday, December 20th
We’ll have holiday treats and music available on the church sidewalk. Come and have fun and enjoy a bit of Christian fellowship.

Service of the Longest Night
Thursday, December 21st @ 7pm
In all the Winter Wonderland and Most Wonderful Time of the Year feelings, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are often a difficult time for many people. We take time to pause and recognize the hurt and loss many of us feel during the holidays.

Christmas Eve Candlelight
Sunday, December 24th @ 7pm
It’s Christmas! Celebrate the Savior’s birth as we worship together.

New Year’s Eve Worship
Sunday, December 31st @ 7pm
We’ll usher the New Year with a time of worship, prayer and sharing. Let’s give God thanks for the year that has passed and prayerfully look forward to 2018!

2017-12-04T15:12:35-07:00 December 4th, 2017|Church|0 Comments
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