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Adult Sunday School – Origins of the Bible

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On Sunday, January 18, Pastor Moa began our latest Adult Sunday School series on the origins of the Bible. He began by asking participants to share any background or questions they have on this topic, in preparation to cover each as the series unfolds.

The class meets in Memorial Hall. If you are interested, please come and join us at 9:15 a.m.

And, if you have any question about certain Bible verses or translations, please feel free to bring these along.

Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh

‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16-17‬ NIV
“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.”

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/gal.5.16-17.niv

Sermon & Scripture for Sunday, January 25th

Please come and worship with us on Sunday, January 25th. Akum Longchar, Pastor Moa’s wife, will be preaching.

Based on the gospel lesson from Matthew 14:13-21 and Exodus 16, she will be sharing about God’s providence—both physical and spiritual blessings that keep us going every step of our way.

Along with her message from the word of God, we do have an amazing Praise Team. Come and join us in making joyful music to the Lord.

Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Before the worship, Pastor Moa will continue the study series on “How We Got The Bible” with the Adult Sunday School class.

Our Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m.

Readings for Sunday:

Matthew 14:13-21  13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.  14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.  15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”  16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”  17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.  18 “Bring them here to me,” he said.  19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.  20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.  21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

But among you there must not be even a hint of…

‭Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭3-4‬ NIV
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.”

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/eph.5.3-4.niv

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them

‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭13-15‬ NIV
“This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.”

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/1jn.4.13-15.niv

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

‭Luke‬ ‭6‬:‭35-36‬ NIV
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/luk.6.35-36.niv

Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did

‭1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭5-6‬ NIV
“But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/1jn.2.5-6.niv

For in him all things were created

‭Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭16‬ NIV
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/111/col.1.16.niv

Scripture Reading & Sermon for Sunday Worship

Sermon for Sunday, January 18th: “Traffic Rules in Jesus’ Day”

Scripture reading for  Sunday’s worship is John 1:43-51

Have you ever driven to different parts of the country and observed how different places have different traffic rules. Some of them are weird, some are funny, and some do not even makes sense. Weird traffic laws have always been a part of American culture.  The traffic laws in Jesus’ day were a whole lot less stringent and weird.

In John’s gospel, he began to define a different set of rules for those who would follow him on those ancient roads and for those of us who follow him today—that Jesus’ rules of the road are timeless and vitally important if we’re going to stay on the right track as his disciples. The best rules of the road are those that lead us straight to Jesus.

If you want to learn more about the traffic rules in Jesus’ day, please come and join us at First Baptist Church of Hudson. Our worship starts at 10:30 a.m.

John 1:430-51:

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”  44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.  45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote– Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip.  47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false.”  48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”  49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”  50 Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that.”  51 He then added, “I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Adult Sunday School – How We Got The Bible

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For the next few weeks, Pastor Moa will be talking about “How We Got The Bible” at the Adult Sunday Class.”

If you have any question about certain verses or translations, please feel free to bring those questions along.

The class meets in Memorial Hall. If you are interested, please come and join us at 9:15 a.m.