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Warning Against the Teachers of the Law
38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces,39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
1 Kings 17:8-16
Word of the Lord came to Elijah
8 Then the word of the Lord came to him: 9 “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”
12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”
13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”
15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.
The Blood of Christ
24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Annual Christmas Program
PRACTICE THIS SUNDAY AFTER CHURCH!
This year the kids will lead the singing portion of the worship service on Sunday, December 6. We will practice right after church until about 12:15 throughout November. Practice will also take place every Wednesday during kids class.
You can also have your kids listen to the songs through Youtube when you're at home. faithbentonville.com/practice
Jr High Retreat
Please be in prayer for a safe and spirit-filled trip this weekend of the youth and volunteers who are going to a retreat on Petit Jean Mountain this weekend. Thanks for all who have financially provided donations.
Women's Prayer and Share
Sundays at 6:30 at the Escher's
We're meeting Sunday, Nov. 8 and 22.
We'll be doing outdoor and indoor clean-up on Saturday, November 14. Meet any time between 7 am and noon. We'll head to lunch afterwards.
Saturday GAME Night!
Meet in The Source (6:00-8:00 pm, Nov. 14) for a laid back evening of games and snacks. Bring your favorite snack and board/card game to share. All ages are welcome!
Have you been attending Faith Bentonville and are ready to become a member? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if this next step is right for you!
Fall Wednesday Classes
Students in grades 7 and 8 or who have not completed confirmation yet will meet with Pastor Cris and Jeff Pracht.
Kids in grades 6 and younger will rotate through classes with Karra Pracht, Athina Manirath, and Coli Escher in a similar style to VBS.
The Basics of Faith
Wednesdays 6:15 pm
Join Matt Yeager's community group on Wednesday as they go though Luther's catechisms.
Connecting New Women Group
Every Wednesday until mid-November at 6:15 pm at Faith
Led by Cher Evans
Open to any woman in the area who wants to study and discuss ''After the Boxes Are Unpacked''
Women's Bible Study
"Bad Girls of the Bible"
Nov 8. (chapter 9) and Nov. 22 (chapter 10)
Faith at 9 am
Meet at Panera every Friday at 7 am
Reading/discussing Old Testament prophets
BBQ at Nick's house! Past, present, and future attendees are welcome to come on Saturday, Nov. 14. at 5:00PM Email Nick for more details (email@example.com).
Schommer's Community Group
For November, they will be meeting on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 24. They're studying prayer.