18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet.
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Did you know at one time owning a Bible was illegal for the ordinary person, believing it was worse, often resulting in torture and death!
Bibles were copied and shared with brethren, they could not be purchased so the only way to have one was to copy the scriptures illegally from a friend.
This way for centuries the word of God, the Holy Scriptures, were shared in the vernacular language until the age of printing, and then later, the Reformation. The church of Christ existed prior to the Reformation and were the only people to have the Bible except the Roman Catholic Church.
Do you know who Barton Warren Stone (1772-1844) and Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) were?
Did you attend the Cane Ridge Revival ? Come and find out !
1.) Forgiveness is ________________________
2.) Forgiveness is a______________________
3.) Forgiveness is a_______________________
4.) Forgiveness is a_______________________
5.) Forgiveness is a _______________________
Rummage Sale for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
CEF is hosting a rummage sale on August 5th. We would be more than happy to pickup any and all leftovers from yard sales you, or someone you know, is having between now and August 5th.
Last year, after our rummage sale, proceeds were divided and given to several ministries within Marion County, but the reach was global.
Please contact Cheryl Lee at
800-347-5322 or 740-262-0939 to arrange for pickup.
Next Level: Family
1.) Family is___________ idea.
2.) Family prepares us for__________ outside the home.
3.) Family is a battlefield of________________
4.) Family is a conduit of___________________
5.) Family is a glimpse into God's plan for eternal________________
Scripture references for today:
I Timothy 5:1-16
Exodus 20:12 NIV- "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
Ephesians 6:1-4 NIV- 'Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."
1.) Marriage is_________________ idea.
2.) Marriage is to demonstrate God's love for the_____________________________.
3.) Marriage is a place of _________________________________.
4.) Marriage is hard __________________________.
5.) Marriage is a growing _______________________.
1 Corinthians 7:1-16
Celebration Christian Church served at the medical clinic and church in Peredo, Haiti. Together, they led VBS and painted on the compound, meeting many friends along the way. Our team discovered that they not only changed lives in Haiti, but their lives were also changed forever by their brothers and sisters in the Caribbean.
EVANGELISM Sharing Christ With Others
1 Corinthians 12:1-31
1.) Spiritual gifts are for the ___________ of the body
2.) Spiritual gifts are not in ___________ with one another
3.) Spiritual gifts allow us to ___ ____ _____ __ _____ ________
4.) Spiritual gifts _____ _____
5.) Spiritual gifts must NEVER be ________
1.) You are created to grow
2.) Spiritual stagnancy is sin
3.) Both self and corporate development are necessary
4.) Balance in discipleship is key
5.) Success in growth is the development of others
NEW TO CELEBRATION? You are a VIP!
We are hosting a VIP party on Sunday, June 4th immediately after church in our cafe. Ask questions, make connections, and get plugged in! This is an opportunity to meet our pastor, members from our leadership team, for us to meet you! Refreshments are available and no RSVP needed! See you there!
1.) Faith restores our connection with God
2.) Faith is the bedrock of Christian Doctrine
3.) Faith requires action as an extension of love
4.) Faith is walking in the steps of God
5.) Faith is walking in the strength of God
6.) Faith is walking in the grace of God
7.) Faith is walking in the wisdom of God
8.) Faith is walking in the foresight of God