Sermon: April 4, 2021

All a Witness Needs to Know

by Michael Lewis

April 4, 2021

All you need to know to be a witness:

1. Jesus is risen!

“After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them…”  -Acts 1:3-4

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living…”  -1 Corinthians 15:3-6

“It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence.”  -2 Corinthians 4:13-14

2. Jesus is returning.

“For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ”  -Philippians 3:18-20

Acts 29

“Boldly and without hindrance he preached the Kingdom of God and taught about Jesus Christ.”  -Acts 28:31

 

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Bulletin: April 4, 2021

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Our Worship…

Let us Worship
Jesus, Hold My Hand
Victory in Jesus
Family News
Special Offering for Bible Camp
Matthew 27:45-54; 28:1-6
Video: Sounds of the Cross
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Low in the Grave He Lay
Because He Lives
Lord’s Supper
Humble Yourselves
Said I Wasn’t
(children dismissed to their worship)
Video: Change: The Work of Easter
Message: All A Witness Needs to Know
Father God
Prayer of Blessing
Our God, He Is Alive

Church Family Update…

Today we celebrate Resurrection Sunday… Each family attending this Sunday will receive a free copy of Max Lucado’s book, “He Still Moves Stones.” If you haven’t already done so, pick up your copy in the lobby before leaving this morning.

This morning we will take up a special contribution for our new Bible Camp site… This is the first time churches of Christ in North Idaho and Eastern Washington have gone in together to purchase a Bible Camp. The camp site is 50 acres of heavily wooded land with some developments and buildings on the property. The funds are needed to build camp structures and to make the site “camp ready.”

A BIG Thank you to all who helped with hosting Family Promise families this week… We had a great response, thank you to everyone who participated. The families so appreciate your love and care.

Thank you so much for being generous with our pantry needs… We especially need cereal and juice of any kind. PLUS, we will begin collecting bread and milk that can be kept in our freezer.

So In Love… The So In Love Bible Class resumes on Tuesday, April 6, 10:30am – Noon in the teen barn. All Ladies Welcome.

Praise Team… is looking for new members. Do you enjoy singing? This is a fun and rewarding way to get involved! Join us Wednesday nights at 7pm.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Caleb Swaim
What is your favorite scripture?
Proverbs 22:10
What is your favorite food?
Potatoes
What is your favorite movie?
Into the Spiderverse

Movie Night

When: Friday, April  9th
Movie: Avengers
Time: 6-8 p.m. Youth Group

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Encouragement from Dale Herboldt

In Luke 15, Jesus shares several “lost” parables, the first is about one-hundred sheep! One sheep turns up missing and I would figure I was pretty lucky that only 1 is missing! I would go home with the 99 and feel pretty happy. This story shows how Jesus is obsessed with “lost” things and along with the “lost coin” and the “lost son” allows us a window into the Mind of God. The “lost sheep” story ends with an outstanding declaration in verse 7, “I tell you in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Then in verse 10 of the next parable, it is announced that the “Angels of God” rejoice over sinners when they repent! If angels are this interested in us, it is only natural for us to be interested in them.

Please consider getting involved in our Sunday morning class at 9:00am “A Study of Angels” beginning April 4 as we consider what the Bible reveals to us regarding the “Angels of God”.

Dale Herboldt

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Sermon: March 28, 2021

Passover

by Michael Lewis

March 28, 2021

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Bulletin: March 28, 2021

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Our Worship…

Great Is the Lord Almighty
To God Be the Glory
Family News
Introduction to This Day
Video: Mara
On Bended Knee, Come into His Presence
The Cup of Sanctification
Come, Share the Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy (sopranos v.1; altos v.2 tenors and base v3; everyone v4)
The Cup of Instruction (Deliverance)
Thy Word
I’m Gonna View that Holy City
The Cup of Redemption (The Lord’s Supper)
Lamb of God
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
The Cup of Praise
A New Anointing
He is Exalted
Invitation
There’s a Stirring
Prayer of Blessing
Sing Hallelujah to the Lord

Church Family Update…

The drawing for the beautiful quilt will be today…The  women’s ministry has raised over $700 to help Family Promise. Thank you.

We will celebrate Resurrection Sunday next Lord’s day on April 4th… Each family attending next Sunday will receive a free copy of Max Lucado’s book, “He Still Moves Stones.” Those sheltering at home will be mailed a book if they request one. It will lift your spirit.

Remember our special offering for our new Bible camp is next Sunday too.

Thank you so much for being generous with our pantry needs… We especially need cereal and juice of any kind. PLUS, we will begin collecting bread and milk that can be kept in our freezer. Stackable milk cartons are best! When donating, let a staff member know so we can be sure to keep the milk cold.

So In Love… The So In Love Bible Class ladies working with our elders about the best time to resume their class; and, the decision is to begin next week. The class  resumes on Tuesday, April 6, 10:30am – Noon in the teen barn. All Ladies Welcome. Safety precautions will be followed but everyone will adjust quickly and enjoy class.

Help Needed… One of our members living in Sunshine Meadows in Coeur d’Alene needs help with rides to church. If you can help please call the church office.

Family Promise… We start our week tonight!  Families are currently being housed in hotels and we are just providing the meals.  Please text or call Freda Campbell to sign up to help.(208-818-6559) We currently have one family but the FPNI staff is searching for a second family.

Praise Team… is looking for new members. Do you enjoy singing? This is a fun and rewarding way to get involved! Join us Wednesday nights at 7pm.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Rosemerri CampbellWhat is your favorite scripture?
Matthew 14:22-33 What is your favorite food?
Pizza

What is your favorite movie?
 Isn’t it Romantic

New Class!

This Sunday we are starting our new class called, Who Am I?

This class explores helping students embrace their spiritual identity.

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Encouragement from David Bruner

Encouraging note for week of March 24

This past month I have had the opportunity to teach the adult class on I Thessalonians. Several times Paul talked about encouraging others. In I Thessalonians 5:11 he says: ‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ Then he also reminds us in Ephesians 4:29  ‘Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen.’ When we encourage others we should be building them up, but have you ever stopped to think that what we say or do may not be building others up? It could be discouraging. We need to be intentional with what we say and do that others are built up. We need to be encouraging, kind, and loving as God would like us to be.

DB

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Sermon: March 21, 2021

Unity
The People of Jesus Becoming Jesus

Part 4:
“Anatomy of a Church Fight”

by Michael Lewis

March 21, 2021

Romans 12:14-21

As far as it depends on us:

1. We cannot have unity without empathy.

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”  -Romans 12:15

One of the greatest acts of cowardice within the church are when the upset refuse to speak personally with those with whom they are upset.

“So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.”  -Matthew 5:24

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”  -Ephesians 4:26, 27

“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense…”  -Matthew 18:15

2. We cannot have unity without the pursuit of harmony.

“Live in harmony with each other.”  -Romans 12:16

Biblical harmony is NOT about thinking or behaving exactly alike. It is about bestowing upon another Christian the blessing of being valued like Jesus values them despite any differences they may have with you.

You may hold any personal conviction you believe is consistent with God’s Word and the Mind of Christ, as long as you never do anything to intentionally hurt another believer who may think differently than you.

“Live in harmony with one another. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.”  -Romans 12:17

“Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”  -Romans 12:17

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”  -Hebrews 12:2

3. When peace is our goal, grace dominates our church life.

We cannot have unity without a passion for pleasing Jesus and a commitment to demonstrate His grace to others.

Jesus came full of grace and truth.  (John 1:14, 17, 19)

Ephesians 4:29-32

To be Jesus in this time and in this place.  He made the first move… Now it’s your move…

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Bulletin: March 21, 2021

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Our Worship…

He Gave Me A Song
Joy
It is Well With My Soul (V.1 & 3)
Family News
Special Announcement from our Shepherds
Shepherd’s Prayer
As The Deer
Light the Fire
I Stand in Awe
Holy Ground/Holy Ground
Lord’s Supper
In Christ Alone (vs 1, 4)
You are My All in All (standing, dismiss children)
Video: Someone
Message: Anatomy of a Church Fight
When We All Get to Heaven
Prayer of Blessing
Shout Hallelujah

Church Family Update…

Last Sunday for our women’s ministry and those involved with last year’s Ladies Fall Fellowship to raise funds for Family Promise… Next Sunday they will draw for a quilt they made together. But you may also just donate funds that will be used to help families as they emerge from the Family Promise Ministry to establish a new home. Help if you can.

Like most things during “this time of pandemic, we will celebrate Resurrection Sunday in a little different way this year on April 4th… While not doing our big advertising push to get visitors to come this year, we will make a book (200 plus pages) by Max Lucado available to each family present and watching on Livestream. The book is called: “He Still Moves Stones.”

Thank you so much for being generous with our pantry needs… Next couple of weeks we especially need cereal and juice of any kind. PLUS, we will begin collecting bread and milk that we can keep in our freezer.

Next Sunday…

Diapers Needed

YES. WE SAID DIAPERS! Do you know there are government programs for food, shelter, and many other necessary items…but nothing to help struggling young families to keep their infant children in diapers. Ever tried to wash out an already used disposable diaper so it might be reused? HOPE NOT. Please do what you can to bring diapers (assorted sizes) as soon as you can. Thanks.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Rachel Cutler

Who is your favorite Superhero?
Rocket Raccoon

What is your favorite food?Pepperoni Pizza

What is your Favorite Movie?
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Our first Ignite is today at the Klein’s home @ 5:00

Fajitas, Minute to Win it, Games, a Devotional, and Birthday cake to wish Lily a Happy 13th Birthday!

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Activity Calendar: April 2021

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Encouragement from Christian

Church family,

Wow! What a year it has been! Each day this year I have been reminded of the love of Jesus. Even though we have been going through trials, God has been moving! I am coming up on 6 months of working here! I can’t tell you the blessing this family has been to me! They say 2020/2021 was a year of hardship. For some that was true! I can’t help to also be reminded that it was a year of new beginnings. A year of joy in the midst of hardship! I am so excited to continue working with this family at DG! I love all of you and cannot wait to continue to cultivate the next generation of the church and learn alongside them! Thank you for the support I have received daily! I pray that God continues to work through me and through this family of believers as well!

My prayer for all of you is that we see this year as an opportunity to reach others! Praying for your health and safety! Praying that God continues to show His light through you, as you have shown me. 🙂

God Bless,
Christian E

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