The following passages of Scripture will be read and considered in our 10:30 AM worship service on Sunday, February 24, 2019:
I thought, “Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.” But it is the spirit in mortals, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
I Corinthians 16:13-14
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be of good courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!
3Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.2He came to Jesus* by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ 3Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’* 4Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ 5Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.* 7Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You* must be born from above.”*
Q 40 (cf: Luke 11:28)
Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.