Nov. 4th ‘Mourning Turned into a Feast” *Isaiah 25:6-9, John 11:32-44 Isaiah prophesied that God will bless God’s people with a feast featuring rich food and fine wine. God will destroy the shroud of death at this time. The text from John is the story of the raising of Lazarus. This message will focus on encouragement for those who are grieving and an ultimate promise for all of us. We should also remind our folks of the Praying at Noon books and ministry during the announcement time. This is All Saints Sunday and communion Sunday.
Nov. 11th ‘A Story of Loyalty’ *Ruth 1:1-18 We will read this passage in two segments. This passage is the beginning of the story of Ruth. Naomi and her family travel to Moab, her husband dies, he two sons also die, and her daughters-in-law at first both plan to be loyal, but in the end, only Ruth returns with Naomi as she travels back home. We will focus on her loyalty and also the loyalty of veterans and others on Veterans Day.
Nov. 18th ‘God Restores’ *Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 This passage shows how God blessed Naomi through Boaz and Ruth. We will explore the cultural beliefs of the importance of having a son in order to pass on the family name and a woman’s dependence on a man to provide for her. Ruth’s son, Obed, was of course king David’s grandfather. God blessed Ruth by restoring the family name.
Nov. 25th ‘Who Needs a King?’ *Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37 This is Christ the King Sunday. The text in Revelation declares that Jesus Christ is the ruler of the kings of the earth. We have been made a kingdom of priests as we serve His kingdom. ‘He who loves us and freed us from our sins’ is a key verse in this text. The text from John is the account of Jesus before Pilate when Jesus declares that His kingdom is not of this world.
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