April 14 bulletin
“The Word is Quick, Powerful, Sharp”
Expect the Unexpected !
Impact Hour streams live at 10 am
Sermon streams live at 11:00 am
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9:00 am—Music and Prayer with Worship Team
10:00 am—Impact Hour: Clay Stidham
"Our View of Prophecy" 11
11:00 am—Worship for all ages
Open Communion Served
11:30 am— Children’s Church and Nursery meet in Creekview Room. iTeens meet in breakfast area.
Morning Message: Pastor Clay Stidham
“Hosanna: Save Now!”
12:15 pm—Commitment and Dismissal
1:00 pm—Prayer at the Office
April 15—Monday Marys Ladies Bible Study 10 am Office
April 17—Men’s Bible Study 7 pm at Office
April 19—Good Friday service Blueridge Christian Center 6 pm
April 21—Easter service at Solterra
April 27—Women’s Fair Planning at Office 10 am
In the News
Short on electricity, food and water, Venezuelans return to religion
CARACAS, Venezuela - The lights in Petare had gone dark. Again.
The people of Venezuela's largest slum were used to the blackouts that halt the flow of water, exhaust their supplies of expensive candles and fray their already thin patience.
But this would not be like any other lightless night in the hillside barrio. Amid the darkened alleyways, a strange, joyful sound emerged between the zinc-roofed homes. Tambourines jingled, maracas rattled, drums throbbed. Voices called all who could hear to salvation.
"Cristo sana y salva . . ." 10 members of the Restoring Hearts church sang against the darkness. "Christ heals and saves. . . ."
Buffeted by political and humanitarian crises, one of Latin America's least religious countries is turning to faith. As the political stalemate between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó grinds into another month, and shortages of electricity, food and water reduce life to a daily struggle to survive, leaders across religious traditions are reporting a flood of worshippers, lapsed and new, searching for comfort and answers.
Word For Worship
BY HENRY M. MORRIS, PH.D. | SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
“Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.” (Psalm 118:26)
This is the climactic verse of Psalm 118, one of the great Messianic psalms. It was fulfilled, at least in a preliminary way, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a small donkey just one week before His resurrection, thereby acknowledging that He was fulfilling Zechariah’s prophecy: “. . . behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding . . . upon a colt the foal of an ass” (Zechariah 9:9).
As He rode into the city, many “took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord” (John 12:13). Many Christians even today still commemorate that occasion on what they call Palm Sunday, one week before Easter.
But most of the people—now as well as then—doubted and soon repudiated Him altogether, crying out for Him to be put to death. He knew, of course, that this is what would happen, and He had already said: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, . . . ! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: . . . Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” (Luke 13:34-35).
The prophecy applied especially to the nation as a whole, but the principle certainly applies also to individuals. When anyone sees in his mind’s eye the Lord Jesus coming, if he will welcome Him gladly rather than turn Him away, then Christ will indeed come into his heart, “having salvation” and bringing “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8), and he can say with deep thanks: “Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD.” HMM