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JUNE 17  The Fatherhood of God   John 20:17

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

 

 

 

JUNE 3  It's a Heart Thing!   Mark 2:23-28

23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as His disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.  24 The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”  25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?  26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat.  And he also gave some to his companions.”  27 Then He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

 

 

 

MAY 27  From Woe!   To Go!   Isaiah 6:1-6

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple.  2 Above Him were seraphs, each with six wings:  With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  3 And they were calling to one another:  “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.”  4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.  5 “Woe to me!” I cried.  “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”  6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.  7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”  8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”

 

 

 

 

MAY 20  The Church's Grand Opening   Acts 2:1-21

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.  6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.  7 Utterly amazed, they asked:  “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans?  8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language?  9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”  12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”  13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”  14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd:  “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.  15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose.  It’s only nine in the morning!  16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:  17 ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.  18 Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.  19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.  20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.  21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

 

 

 

 

MAY 13  This is Love   1 John 4:10

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed His love among us:  He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.  10 This is love:  not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.  13 We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.  14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.  15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.  God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.  17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him.  18 There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  19 We love because He first loved us.  20 If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar.  For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.  21 And He has given us this command:  Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

 

 

 

MAY 6  Ascension - Past, Present & Future   Luke 24:44-53

44 He [Jesus] said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:  Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”  45 Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  46 He told them, “This is what is written:  The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  48 You are witnesses of these things.  49 I am going to send you what My Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”  50 When He had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them.  51 While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.  53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

 

 

 

APRIL 29  Abiding in the Vine   John 15:1-8

1“I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Gardener.  2 He cuts off every branch in Me thatbears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  4 Remainin Me, and I will remain in you.  No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.  Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.  5 I am the Vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.  6 If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrownaway and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  7 If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.  8 This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.

 

All Scripture verses are New International Version (NIV)®, courtesy of Zondervan Corporation, L.L.C.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS

Adult Bible Class meets every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.



CURRENT SERIES

THE BOOK OF ACTS

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JUNE 3

Acts chapter 2 - Peter quotes the Psalms

 

MAY 27

Acts chapter 2 - Peter addresses the crowd

 

MAY 20

Acts chapter 2 - Peter addresses the crowd

 

MAY 13

Acts chapter 2 - The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost

 

MAY 6

Acts chapter 1 - Someone to take the place of Judas

 

APRIL 29

Acts chapter 1 - Someone to take the place of Judas

 

APRIL 22

Acts chapter 1 - Jesus is taken to Heaven

 

NEW MEMBER RESOURCES

GodConnects is a video-based adult confirmation course developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). It has been doctrinally reviewed by the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) and covers Christian doctrine in 12 topics. Each topic begins with a short video and is supported with a downloadable discussion guide and PowerPoint presentation.


Watch the video for each session and then print off the corresponding lesson.  Each adult member of your family who is interested in membership at Ascension should do this.  Read and study each of the lessons.  Feel free to underline or highlight those parts which prove to be most helpful.


When you have completed all 12 lessons, please notify the Church Office at (915) 833-1009.  An upcoming, short orientation meeting will be held soon to complete the process of your membership to this wonderful family of believers.  During this orientation session, you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions or to seek further clarification on the GodConnects course.  We will also give you a quick overview of our congregation's history and our mission, vision and goals.

We look forward to walking together with you in Christ.

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