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Jesus Predicts His Death
21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Manis going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Lord, you understand;
remember me and care for me.
Avenge me on my persecutors.
You are long-suffering—do not take me away;
think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.
16 When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name,
Lord God Almighty.
17 I never sat in the company of revelers,
never made merry with them;
I sat alone because your hand was on me
and you had filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my pain unending
and my wound grievous and incurable?
You are to me like a deceptive brook,
like a spring that fails.
19 Therefore this is what the Lord says:
“If you repent, I will restore you
that you may serve me;
if you utter worthy, not worthless, words,
you will be my spokesman.
Let this people turn to you,
but you must not turn to them.
20 I will make you a wall to this people,
a fortified wall of bronze;
they will fight against you
but will not overcome you,
for I am with you
to rescue and save you,”
declares the Lord.
21 “I will save you from the hands of the wicked
and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.”
Marks of the True Christian
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,[a] serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[b] Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[c] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Power of the World is Chiseled in Stone, But the Power of God is Molded in Flesh and Blood.
Altar of Peace (Ara Pacis)
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.--NLT
Sign up below to bring one of the items still needed. We especially need to borrow tents, camping gear, camping chairs, unlit Christmas trees or other indoor plants, bean bags, and gallon milk jugs. Bring all donations to church tomorrow or at the latest by Wednesday, June 24. We also need more helpers the day of!
Sign Up for VBS
Saturday, June 27 9am-9pm
Optional Family Camp-out in the gym
Please sign your kids up so we can plan accordingly. Those who invite friends will be awarded a special surprise. Sharing Christ through Vacation Bible School is a great way for your kids to serve!
Decorating This Week
Here are all the decorating times this week. Let Coli know when you can stop by to help!
- Sun 6/21 after church
- Mon 6/22 4:30-8:30 pm
- Tue 6/23 4:30-8:30 pm
- Wed 6/24 4:30-8:30 pm
- Thu 6/25 10:00 am-8:30 pm
- Fri 6/26 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Sunday, June 28 Breakfast
Join us on Sunday morning for breakfast before worship. We'll begin serving food at 9:00. Contact Amy Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to bring an item to share.
The Big Big Church Meeting July 12th
Mark your calendar for the annual voters' meeting right after church service on Sunday, July 12.