John 11:38-44 • April 21, 2019 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.
We believe death impossible to overcome. We may not say it. We may even say the opposite, but if we are honest, we know this to be true. And yet before us, in what is arguably one of the most fascinating series of events recorded in the Scriptures, John, who became as a little brother to Jesus, gives us *proof*, perhaps difficult proof for those who have not come to trust Jesus, but proof nonetheless, that death is not impossible to overcome. If we had time we could look at the various historical and documented items that support the historicity of the Bible, and the unlikeliness of it even presently existing if not Divine in origin, but today we will all have to have faith for a moment—or at least enough doubt in our suspicions—to accept that these words are history and not fiction. And according to these words… Jesus defeated death and promises the defeat of death for any who trusts in Him.
Join Us For Easter And Good Friday
8:00a | 10:00a | 12:00p • April 21, 2019
Easter | 8:00a | 10:00a | 12:00p Good Friday | 7:00p WHAT IS RISE? God has an exquisitely and immeasurably beautiful plan for us, for you. Our lives often feel breathless, as though we are lifeless shadows of the beings we were meant to be. The scriptures tell us that God has always wanted more for us, and He has made a way for us in Jesus. When Jesus rose, so did we. When we RISE with Him, we leave behind all the brokenness and shadow of what once was. This Easter, join us as we RISE. This Good Friday, join us as we consider the beautiful weight of the cross of Jesus. His broken body as the breaking of our chains. His sacrifice as our reward. His death as our life. Join us this Friday as we remember its goodness. Good Friday Gathering: 7:00p
1 Corinthians 2:6-13 • March 31, 2019 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.
We want to know the mind of God without hearing and heeding the Spirit of God. Now, maybe you are here and you would not consider yourself a follower of Jesus, and you would say, “I do not know, or even believe that there is a God.” Fair enough, but can you be honest enough and admit that if there is a God, most of us want to know Him on our own terms... not on His. God should be able to be known, we think, in a way that does not require a deep and abiding affection; a rich and obedient relationship; a rooted and communal faith; or the persistent and pervasive presence of the Holy Spirit. But as Paul transitions the thrust of his communicated hope for the Corinthians from the Cross to true wisdom, he instructs them and us: The mind of God can only be known through the Spirit of God. If you want to know what, why or when, with respect to God’s thoughts, then you must be tapped in completely to God’s Spirit. Church In The Wild | Hidden Wisdom | 1 Corinthians 2:6-13