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Bulletin for June 3, 2018

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Matthew 5:17-45

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment….

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell….

31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool… 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven.

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Goosechase for Connekkt Youth TODAY! (6/3)

Connekkt Youth (rising 6th graders up through recent grads) will be off on a scavenger hunt after church today, June 3. The afternoon will start off with pizza, and then break into teams with an adult driver to head out and find the clues hidden throughout the city. The chase will end at the Bazer’s home with a feast of “tacos in a bag” and some 9-square. Cost is $5 per participant. Please let Shane Bazer shanebazer@gmail.com know if you can be a driver.

Remember: the best place to keep informed is our youth FB page!

Guatemala 2018 • August 19-25

If you’ve never heard of our global ministries partner, Lemonade International, take a moment today to watch their introductory video on our web site. But I need to warn you: it is powerful and moving.

Our 2018 Mission Team is gearing up for their first team meeting, but there is still time and space for another team member or two to join us. The trip is from August 19-25. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Curtis (this year’s team leader). He would love to hear from you.

Bulletin Archives

Bulletin – 2018-05-20

You Have Heard it Said
Part 3 – Creating Weapons from Plowshares
Genesis 1:27-28; 1 Samuel 15:3; Leviticus 12:1-5; 21:17-23; 25:44-54; Proverbs 23:13-14; 1 Timothy 2:11-13

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Bulletin – 2018-05-13

You Have Heard it Said
Part 2 – Moving Out of Sacrifice, Violence and Tribalism
Leviticus 1:1-9; Isaiah 1:11-17; Malachi 3:6

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