Message Notes

May 15

The Faithful Witness

REVELATION 21:1-8

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He 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.”

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

A New Heaven and A New Earth

  • God will dwell among His people!
  • God is making everything New!
  • It is done!

Questions to Consider:

In what or who are you looking for your identity?

  • In your job?
  • In your spouse?
  • In your failures?
  • In your triumphs?
  • In your kids?
  • In your parents?
  • In your shame?
  • In your ego?


Jesus wants you to look for your identity in Him and be Lord over every aspect of your life! He is the Beginning and the End; The Alpha and Omega!

Praying Through Pentecost

Liturgies

The Apostles’ Creed 


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, 

Maker of heaven and earth; 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 

born of the Virgin Mary, 

Suffered under Pontius Pilate, 

was crucified, dead, and buried; 

He descended into hell; 

the third day He rose again from the dead; 


(whooooo!)


He ascended into heaven, 

and sits at the right hand of God, 

the Father Almighty,

From there He will come to judge 

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the holy Christian church, 

the communion of saints, 

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, 

and the life everlasting. 

Amen. 

A Call To Worship


From different lives

we come to worship.


From good weeks 

and bad weeks

we come to worship.


Bringing great times 

and painful memories

we come to worship.


Needing healing, 

needing peace

we come to worship.


With hope in our hearts

we come to worship.


To the Almighty God

we come to worship.


To the King of Kings

we come to worship.


Together

we come to worship.

 Lord's Prayer


Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

Eucharist

Our practice of communion as instructed by Jesus is a remembering of the Lord until he comes again...

It is also a re-membering of the body of Christ... In this act of faith we are reminded that we are made one in Christ and one with Christ...