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JUNE 23  Drowning The Demons   Luke 8:26-39

6They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.  27When Jesus stepped ashore, He was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.  28When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at His feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?  I beg You, don’t torture me!”  29For Jesus had commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man.  Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.  

30Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” 31“Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him.  And they begged Him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.  32A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into them, and He gave them permission.  33When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.  34When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 35and the people went out to see what had happened.  When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.  36Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. 37Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear.  So He got into the boat and left.  38The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with Him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”  So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

 

JUNE 2  Jesus Prays for Us   John 17:20-26

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[a] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”


 

 

MAY 26  Hands of Blessing   Luke 24:44-53

44He 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.”  45Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  48You are witnesses of these things.  49I 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.”  50When He had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them.  51While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven.  52Then they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.  53And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.  

 

 

MAY 19  A Whole New World   Revelation 21:1-7

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.  2I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.  4He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  5He Who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”  Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”  6He said to me: “It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.  7He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be My son.”

 

 

 

MAY 12  The Heart of Our Shepherd   Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

 

 

MAY 5  Jesus Changes Lives - Sauls, Yours, Others!   1 Timothy 1:12-17

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

APRIL 28  Doubting Thomas   John 20:19-31

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  20 After He said this, He showed them His hands and side.  The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.  21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!  As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.”  22 And with that He breathed on them and said, “Receivethe Holy Spirit.  23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”  24 Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.  25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”  But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe it.”  26A week later His disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  27Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see My hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into My side.  Stop doubting and believe.”  28Thomas said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”  29Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  30Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  31But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.

 

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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MAY 26

Acts chapter 16 - Paul and Silas are sent to prison

 

MAY 19

Acts chapter 16 - The first converts in Europe

 

MAY 12

Acts chapter 16 - Paul and the man from Macedonia

 

APRIL 28

Acts chapter 15 - Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas

 

APRIL 14

Acts chapter 15 - The Council's letter to Gentile believers

 

APRIL 7

Acts chapter 15 - Do Gentiles need to be circumcised?

 

MARCH 31

Acts chapter 15 - Paul and Barnabas go to Jerusalem for a church meeting

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NEW MEMBER CLASS

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 introduction video for each session and then print off the corresponding lesson to read.  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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1. Why Jesus? 

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2. Why the Bible?

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3. God's Law

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4. Nature of God

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5. Who is Jesus Christ?

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6. Who is the Holy Spirit?

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8. Baptism

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9. Confession and Absolution

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10. Communion

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11. End of Time

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12. Christian Life

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