Elementor #2054

Invocation to Worship
Welcome and Words of Ministry
Songs of Christ’s Passion
All Glory, Laud, and Honor
Jesus Paid It All
Hallelujah, What A Savior!
Children’s Feature Pastor Tyler Bursick
Giving Grace, Grace
Worship Choir and Orchestra
Soloists: Aleyah Faulkner, Unique Edden, Truth Edden, Rebecca Goldstein, Charlotte             McKenzie, Amelia McKenzie, Danielle McLean, Grace Norwood
Sermon Pastor Frank Ellis
Response to The Word There Is a Redeemer

 

BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS at 9 & 11:30

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP only at 10:15

SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Every Saturday @ 6:00pm Reminder that preschool care is available during the worship service.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

  • 6:00 Awana
  • 6:00 Extreme Lives (Students 7 – 12 grade)
  • 6:15 Intercessory Prayer group (Room 109)
  • 6:30 Adult Bible Study (301-302)

FOOD DONATION SUNDAY with KING’S KUBBARD

 

CHURCH CONFERENCE UPCOMING DATES

April 28th at 6pm

 

LORD’S SUPPER UPCOMING DATES

April 18th & 19th

 

KING’S COMFORTERS
King’s Comforters needs more men and women volunteers to visit our homebound. If you are interested in serving, please contact Susan Bowles at 772-559-0903 and be a part of this impactful ministry.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT
April 20th 10am – Noon. The Preschool and Children’s Department invite all preschoolers and elementary students thru 6th grade to join them at Charles Park for food, fun, and Bible Stories. King’s will provide chicken, hotdogs and drinks. All you have to do is bring a side to share and some chairs or a blanket for you and your family.

 

AWANA, YOUTH, & WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT BIBLE STUDY CANCELLED 4/17

 

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON APRIL 19TH GOOD FRIDAY

 

WORSHIP NEWS


EASTER MUSICAL APRIL REHEARSALS
Sunday April 14th – 4:00pm – 8:30pm

 

THIS IS GOD – A KING’S EASTER WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7pm

Good Friday, April 19 at 7pm

 

2019 KINGS YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND WORK DAYS – IMPORTANT DATES

  • Passion Camp June 10-14 Daytona Beach
  • Mission Serve Washington DC July 5-15 Mission trip and sightseeing

 

APRIL 20TH JOY GROUP

Bob & Lynn Littleton share their Israel Trip

Special Music – Sebastian River Jazz Quartet

 

MEN’S MONTHLY PRAYER GATHERING IN FELLOWSHIP HALL

Saturday, April 27th at 7:30am for time of prayer and fellowship with light breakfast.

 

OVERFLOW SEATING
You’ve probably noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to find a seat during our Sunday worship service. We love having this problem, and we have a great solution too.

Last year we used the AWANA auditorium for a live overflow, and many of us found we actually preferred the overflow. We’re doing that again, and we need your help to get this going. Please consider joining us, starting this Sunday, in the AWANA auditorium. You’ll be engaged in worship with the same music and preaching at the same time as your brothers and sisters in the main auditorium.

It’s a great way to serve guests and others who might otherwise have no place to sit.

Worship April 6 & 7

April 7, 2019 Worship and Week

John 5:24 Jesus the Son of God

Invocation to Worship
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)12 He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Singing A Call To Worship Nothing But The Blood
Welcome and Words of Ministry
Songs of Praise
All The Way to Calvary
Victory in Jesus
Turn Your Eyes
Children’s Feature Pastor Tyler Bursick
Giving This Is My Father’s World Arranged by Annsley West King’s Strings and Woodwinds 
Sermon JESUS: The Son of God John 5.9-26 Pastor Frank Ellis
Response to The Word Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus 

BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS at 9 & 11:30

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP only at 10:15

SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Every Saturday @ 6:00pm Reminder that preschool care is available during the worship service.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

  • 6:00 Awana
  • 6:00 Extreme Lives (Students 7 – 12 grade)
  • 6:15 Intercessory Prayer group (Room 109)
  • 630 Adult Bible Study (301-302)

 

Class List for Reference:

9am Classes:
Room 109    Systematic Theology – John Blanch
Room 107    Irwin Hunt
Room 401    Steve Lewis
Room 300    Dan Storz
Fell. Hall  Larry Hoffeditz
Room 301    Rich Forsen
Room 305    Ann Montgomery
Room 303    Larry Johnson

11:30 Classes:
Room 301    Dan Mattson
Room 303    James Namvar
Room 401    Jim Beckley
Room 109    Noah Littleton
Fell. Hall  Jim Schorner

FOOD DONATION SUNDAY with KING’S KUBBARD

CHURCH CONFERENCE UPCOMING DATES
April 28th at 6pm

LORD’S SUPPER UPCOMING DATES
April 18th & 19th

KING’S COMFORTERS
King’s Comforters needs more men and women volunteers to visit our homebound. If you are interested in serving, please contact Susan Bowles at 772-559-0903 and be a part of this impactful ministry.

“35th Annual Walk For Life”
Care Net Pregnancy Center of IRC
Saturday, April 13th
Riverside Park, Vero Beach
For more info, Call 772-569-7939
Flyers are up at the Welcome Center

EASTER EGG HUNT
April 20th 10am – Noon. The Preschool and Children’s Department invite all preschoolers and elementary students thru 6th grade to join them at Charles Park for food, fun, and Bible Stories. King’s will provide chicken, hotdogs and drinks. All you have to do is bring a side to share and some chairs or a blanket for you and your family.

AWANA CANCELLED 4/10 & 4/17

WORSHIP NEWS
EASTER MUSICAL APRIL REHEARSALS
Wednesday, April 10th 6pm- 8:30pm
Sunday April 14th – 4:00pm – 8:30pm

THIS IS GOD – A KING’S EASTER WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 7pm

Good Friday, April 19 at 7pm

2019 KINGS YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND WORK DAYS – IMPORTANT DATES 

  • Bridges to Life Walk April 13th
  • Passion Camp June 10-14 Daytona Beach
  • Mission Serve Washington DC July 5-15 Mission trip and sightseeing

JOY GROUP APRIL 20TH
Bob & Lynn Littleton share their Israel Trip
Special Music – Sebastian River Jazz Quartet

OVERFLOW SEATING
You’ve probably noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to find a seat during our Sunday worship service. We love having this problem, and we have a great solution too.
Last year we used the AWANA auditorium for a live overflow, and many of us found we actually preferred the overflow. We’re doing that again, and we need your help to get this going. Please consider joining us, starting this Sunday, in the AWANA auditorium. You’ll be engaged in worship with the same music and preaching at the same time as your brothers and sisters in the main auditorium.
It’s a great way to serve guests and others who might otherwise have no place to sit.

IS JESUS THE SON OF GOD?

Is Jesus the Son of God?

One way to look at that is to ask if the Bible ever makes the claim that Jesus is the Son of God. 

Consider the following:

Mark says it at the outset of his gospel, (Mark1:1)
The angel told Mary her child would be the Son of God, (Luke 1:35)
John the Baptist said the same thing, (John 1:34)
Nathanael said it, (John 1:49)
Martha believed it, (John 11:27)
The centurion said so, (Matthew 27:54)
Jesus claimed that He said so, (John 10:36)
Jesus clearly implies it  (John 11:4)
The demons called Jesus the Son of God, (Matthew 8:29Luke 4:41Mark 3:11)
The charge against Jesus was that He claimed to be the Son of God (Matthew 27:43John 19:7), a claim He never denied, and virtually admitted to be true, (Luke 22:70)
The Gospel of John was written to convince the reader that Jesus was the Son of God, (John 20:31)

Why, you might ask, does Jesus not say so plainly? I think the answer is found in Matthew 16:15-17:

He said to them, “And who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  And Jesus answered him, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!” (Matthew 16:15-17). 

Jesus did not want Peter and His disciples to believe He was the Son of God just because He said so. He wanted God to bring them to this conclusion, based upon the overwhelming evidence of Scripture and our Lord’s life and teaching.


DID JESUS EVER CLAIM TO BE GOD

Not with the words, “I am God,” but with words that communicated to his audience in a way that was clear and compelling.  In the following passage, Jesus is confronted by the religious leadership in response to what appears to be a simple teaching:

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”

The response of the religious leaders indicates the claim that Jesus made: 
“We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”  John 10:27-33 (NIV, emphasis mine)  

You will need to respond to the claims of Jesus Christ. 

The claim to be God is simply too significant to ignore or dismiss. 

Consider the following from C.S. Lewis:

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. … Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.”

Mere Christianity, p54-56


IS JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD?

It is sometimes suggested that Christians are narrow-minded and intolerant when, in a world full of religions, they tell people that Jesus is the only way to God.  There is another way to look at this entire issue.  Let’s frame the question this way:   

Does Jesus have the qualifications to declare the way to God?

This is not just about how people get into heaven; it relates to the authority of Jesus.  Does Jesus have the authority to tell us the way to God?  Yes.  The authority of Jesus is simply this:

  • He came from God
  • He entered the experience of death
  • He came back from the dead
  • He offers to take us to be with Him in the presence of God

Years ago, a tragedy occurred in California. A semi-religious group known as Heaven’s Gate committed mass suicide. The people followed the leader who said they could pass from this life to a better one. Essentially, he claimed to know away. 

Jesus’ claim to be the way has much, much, much greater integrity. Jesus is able to say, in essence, I came from there and I am going there and then I will come back and take you to be with me. As the way, Jesus goes first. 

We can take this a step further.  Not only does Jesus have the authority to give life, He has the power to give life as well. Staying within the gospel of John, here are seven signs – miracles – that are recorded as evidence of the inherent power of Jesus: 

Jesus has both the power and the authority to promise and deliver eternal life to those who come to Him.  All other competitors should be asked if they have better qualifications than Jesus.


CLAIMS OF CHRIST

Fortunately for the skeptic, Jesus made claims that were emphatic and extreme.  These claims give us a chance to evaluate Jesus simply and clearly.  Even though Jesus lived over 2000 years ago, His credibility can still be examined today by giving consideration to His claims.

For instance, let’s consider these two claims made by Jesus: 

I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 14:6
I am the resurrection and the life,” John 11:25

These claims are both emphatic and extreme. They are emphatic in that they point to only to Jesus.  They are extreme in that they can only be totally true or totally false.  These claims cannot be partially true and partially false.  It’s either all or nothing.

Jesus did not say that He can ask God for life.  
Jesus did not say that He knows the way to life.  
Jesus did say, “I AM the life, John 14:6.  Then He also said, “I AM the resurrection and the life.” 

Jesus claimed to have resurrection power.  “I am the resurrection.”  That’s a huge claim but then Jesus surpasses that with another claim.  “I am the resurrection and the life.”  Jesus claimed to be BOTH, the resurrection AND the life.   

Jesus did NOT say that He will bring about the resurrection or that He will cause the resurrection. Jesus claimed to BE the resurrection.  In making this claim, Jesus clearly point to Himself as the one who gives resurrection power to those who believe in Him: 

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies. (John 11:25

Not…believe anything you want.  Not…doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you are sincere. Believe in me.  Jesus eliminated all other options for the recipients of His resurrection power. 

This is what’s so great about Jesus.  He could look at people and know – some of you are going to hate me; some of you are going to crucify me; some of you are going to believe me – but for all of you, I am going to tell you the truth.   

A simple application of logic can help you to evaluate these claims: 

If Jesus made these claims and they were NOT true and He knew they were not true, He was a deceiver.
If Jesus made these claims and they were NOT true without knowing they weren’t true, He was deceived.
If Jesus made these claims and He was accurate, He is deity.

What you cannot do is hold to the position that Jesus was a good religious teacher.  
Jesus is not a good religious teacher if He was a deceiver.  That would make Him liar.
Jesus is not a good religious teacher if He was deceived about His identity.  That would make Him a lunatic. It’s simply not logical to say He’s a good man.

Jesus is only good if He is exactly who He claimed to be.
With the ability of resurrection and life, Jesus would have to be deity.  That would make Him Lord.
When examining the claims of Christ, your only options are Liar, Lunatic, Lord. 

Easter Reach 2019

Easter 2019 is a great time to invite people who need Jesus to church. Use invite cards available at our welcome desk or church office. Use social media to invite people. Take a picture of the worship folder and include a message inviting friends to join you.

You can also invite friends to the Easter Musical Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

If you are ready to follow Jesus or have come to know Him and are His disciple then the next step should be baptism. Learn more about baptism and sign up to be baptized this Easter Sunday.

Ask the Lord to give you one specific person who you will pray for and be ready to share with as the Lord directs . . . especially over the next 30 days.

Record the first name of your ONE HERE.

Frank Ellis

Senior Pastor

Frank and his wife Terri have been at King's since 2006. They have three married sons and most importantly, nine wonderful granchildren.