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The Cost of Following Jesus


The Cost of Following Jesus - Matthew 8; 16; Luke 9; 14 Jesus taught that following Him is not easy. It requires commitment and sacrifice. When we trust in Jesus, we give Him complete control of our lives. True life is found in Jesus, who gave up His life to rescue us from sin and death. He is worth it. Key Passage "The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and remind y...

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Jesus Taught About God's Kingdom

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Jesus Taught About His Kingdom - Matthew 5 Jesus taught people what it means to follow Him. He taught how people should live, how they should treat one another, and how to love God. People who trust in Jesus live to honor God and lead others to know Him. Key Passage "The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you"- John 14:26 T...

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Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Blind

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Jesus Healed A Man Who Was Blind - John 9 Our sin makes us unable to see the truth about God. Jesus came as a light in a dark world. He came to give us sighttrue understanding of God and His kingdom. Those who trust in Jesus see who He is and worship Him. Key Passage "Yet he himself bore our sicknesses... punishment for our peace was on him, and we are healed by his wou...

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Jesus Healed a Lame Man

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Jesus Healed A Lame Man - John 5 The man at the pool was unable to help himself. Jesus healed him, and he obeyed Jesus' commands. In a similar way, we are unable to free ourselves from sin. Jesus calls us to trust in Him. When we trust in Jesus, He frees us from the power of sin and death so we can follow Him and obey Him. Key Passage "Yet he himself bore our sicknesses...

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Jesus Healed a Woman and a Girl

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Jesus Healed A Woman and A Girl - Mark 5 Jesus showed his power as the Messiah. Jesus can heal and give dead people life! Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save people from sin and death. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sins and changes us to be more like his Son. Key Passage "Yet he himself bore our sicknesses... punishment for our peace was on him, an...

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Jesus Healed Ten Men

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Jesus Healed Ten Men - Luke 17 Ten men cried out to Jesus, and he healed them. One man had faith and was saved. When we trust in Jesus, he heals us from something greater than a disease; He saves us from our sins. We can thank God and worship him for making us new. Key Passage "Yet he himself bore our sicknesses... punishment for our peace was on him, and we are healed ...

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Jesus And Nicodemus

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Jesus And Nicodemus - Luke 4 Nicodemus needed new lifeeternal lifebut he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed his love in this way: He sent his one and only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life. Key Passage "For God loved the world in this way: He gave his ...

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Jesus Taught In Nazareth

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Jesus Taught In Nazareth - Luke 4 Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God's plan to send a Messiah. The Messiah would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah's words and announced that he is the promised Messiah. Key Passage "For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son so ...

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Jesus' Early Miracles

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Jesus' Early Miracles - Mark 1 Jesus cares about people. Jesus' miracles helped people and showed that He is the Son of God. Through Jesus, God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. He provides forgiveness and life with God forever. Key Passage "For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish ...

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Jesus Called The Disciples

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Jesus Called Disciples - Matthew 4; 9; Mark 13; Luke 56 Jesus came to earth to show what God is like and to save people from their sins. This is great news! Jesus told His disciples to tell others about Him, and we are Jesus' disciples when we trust in Him. Everyone in the world needs to hear the good news about Jesus. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" ...

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Galatians 1:6-10 Study Guide


Download a PDF of the full Study Guide Galatians 1:6-10 6I am astonished that you areso quickly desertinghim who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel7not that there is another one, butthere are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.8But even if we or anangel from heaven should preach to you agospel contrary to ...

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John Pointed to Jesus

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John Pointed To Jesus - Matthew 3; John 1; 3 John the Baptist told people to get ready for Jesus, the promised Messiah. Now that Jesus was on earth, John's mission was complete. Jesus was greater than John, and John joyfully stepped aside as Jesus began His earthly ministry. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30 He (Point up with both hands) ...

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Jesus' Temptation

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Jesus' Temptation - Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4 Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30...

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Maundy Thursday | God's Passover Lamb


Readings Passover and the Lord's Supper - Matthew 26:2029; Mark 14:1723; Luke 22:1430Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet - John 13:117:26Jesus and the Disciples Sing a Hymn Then Depart to the Mount of Olives - Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26; Luke 22:39Jesus Predicts Peter's Denials - Matthew 26:3135; Mark 14:2731; Luke 22:3134The Garden of Gethsemane - Matthew 26:3646; Mark 14:32...

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Holy Week Family Devotional

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PALM SUNDAY Here Comes The King! Matthew 21:1-11 Thousands of Jews were traveling to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover Festival. With the first Passover (Exodus 11-12), God rescued his people, Israel, from slavery to the Egyptians. Through the sacrifice of a perfect lamb, the Angel of Death passed over Israel's homes and spared the death of the firstborn sons. Celebr...

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Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection

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Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection - Matthew 2628; 1 Corinthians 15 Jesus' death and resurrection is the center of the gospel. In Adam, we were spiritually dead in sin, but Jesus died to pay for our sins. Jesus is alive! God gives new life to everyone who trusts in Jesus. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30 He (Point up with both hands) M...

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Jesus' Baptism

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Jesus' Baptism - Matthew 3; Mark 1;
 Luke 3; John 1 Jesus never sinned, but He obeyed God and was baptized like sinners are baptized. Baptism reminds us of Jesus' death and resurrection. It reminds us that when we trust in Jesus, we turn from sin and start a new lifea life lived for Jesus. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30 He (Point up ...

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Video Update - March 30, 2020


Hey church! Watch as Pastor Jon Merkling gives us a recap on last week and an encouragement for the week ahead. One thing mentioned in the video is how to stay connected with us on social media. Like, follow or join our pages below: facebook.c...

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Jesus As A Child

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Jesus As A Child - Matthew 2, Luke 2 Jesus came to earth to do God's plan, and even as a boy, Jesus knew that. Jesus got ready to do what God sent Him to do. God sent Jesus into the world to die on the cross and rescue people from sin. Key Passage "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." - John 1:1 In The (Put hands together b...

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A Message To Parents


Hey Parents! I know that this strange time has been challenging for us all, including our kids. I know many of your kids are already missing their friends and don't quite understand why they're not allowed to go anywhere. Other kids may be viewingthis as an extended break, but soon I thinkthey will struggle with the uncertainty of it all and the reality that things aren't...

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Jesus Was Dedicated

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Jesus Was Dedicated - Luke 2 God had promised His people that a Savior was coming. When Simeon and Anna saw Jesus, they knew He was the Savior. Jesus came to save people from sin. We can trust Jesus to save us from our sins; and like Simeon and Anna, we get to tell others the good news. Bible Story Video Jesus Was Dedicated(Luke 2) Bible Story Summary Mary and Josep...

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Two Reminders of God's Sovereignty


If you're anything like me, you have been checking the news every five minutes for the last week or more. I'm typically not one who checks things that often, but since the Coronavirus news began to break in the US, I have followed it closely, alternating between local and national news sites, wanting to know more about where it is spreading, what is closing, and what our l...

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