Bridge March 30, 2016

 

Our church body is grieving with Harvey and Charae Smith. Please allow as much time as you can to pray for this family.

Craig and Ana are also in the Hospital with Hudson, please pray for them also.

Past

Nehemiah 9:5-12

“Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham. You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.

“You saw the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt; you heard their cry at the Red Sea. 10 You sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day. 11 You divided the sea before them, so that they passed through it on dry ground, but you hurled their pursuers into the depths, like a stone into mighty waters. 12 By day you led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.”

This Easter Sunday we reflected on the timeless truths that are rooted in God’s character. God’s people in Nehemiah 9 remembered and celebrated what God had done for his people in the Exodus. They found their courage in reflecting that they served the same God who delivered Moses and the Israelites. As Christians we also know that the God who showed His love and power to his people in the Old Testament was showing his love and power trough the Cross and the Empty Tomb. As the Son of God, Jesus is the embodiment of God’s character—His love and His power. Our God is truly timeless!

Easter was a time of remembrance at Cross Timbers. We were reminded that through his conquest of sin and death Jesus is the true exodus, the true light in the wilderness, the Word of God, and the true manna from heaven. While we embrace these old truths, we also want to rejoice in the reality that they can be new to us everyday.

God’s Timeless Love

God’s amazing love through his sacrifice on the Cross never gets old.

  • How did you celebrate the Cross this past week?
  • What is particularly meaningful about Jesus’ sacrifice for you today?
  • How can we show the love of God to those who need it this week?

God’s Timeless Power

God’s victory over death and all the pain and sickness that is associated with it was acomplished on that first Easter Sunday. It is this beautiful and timeless truth that we celebrate every Sunday and especially on Easter.

  • What was special to you about this Easter?
  • How do we still celebrate the truths of Easter even as we grieve?

Future

Sunday’s Text:

Luke 14:25-33

Supplemental Text:

Matthew 10:16-39

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