Sunday School & Bible Study at Living Hope

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  • 9:00 AM, Sunday mornings
  • No registration necessary
  • If your child is too young for a class, they can be with you during Adult Bible Study
  • If your child is too old for a class, we have a Teen Bible Study group as well!

Topics for Adult Bible Study this fall:

  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Isaiah 49
  • Male & Female He Created Them
  • From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

Our Worship service begins at 10:00. Please join us!

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The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:16-17

John the Baptist was, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

He told the people “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.

At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

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John prepares the way for Jesus

john the baptizer

John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”) John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

John then said, “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

edited verses taken from Matthew 3:1-13

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Happy Labor Day

Labor Day 2019

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Hannah and Samuel

The Bible tells us that a long time ago there was a man named Elkanah. He and his wife  Hannah had no children, which sadden Hannah greatly.

Samuel is presented to Eli I Samuel 1:24-28

Year after year Elkanah and Hannah went to worship the Lord Almighty at the house of the Lord at Shiloh. Once, while they were there, Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly.  And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give me a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life.”

Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house at Shiloh. As Hannah kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”

“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not think that I am a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”

She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way, and her face was no longer sad.

In the course of time Hannah gave birth to a son.  She named him Samuel (which means heard by God) saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”  She told her husband that when Samuel was old enough, she would take him and present him before the Lord, and Samuel would live there always.

After Samuel was old enough, his father and mother took the boy,  young as he was, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh.

Hannah brought the boy to Eli, and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give Samuel to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Then Hannah thanked God, saying: “My heart rejoices in the Lord… There is no one holy like the Lord…”.  Then Elkanah and Hannah went home, but the boy Samuel stayed and served the Lord under Eli the priest.

Each year Hannah made Samuel a little robe and took it to him when she went up with Elkanah to worship God. Eli would bless Elkanah and Hannah, saying, “May the Lord give you children to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the Lord.” Then they would go home. And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she had more children–three sons and two daughters.

The boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord, and he continued to grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and with people.  The Lord was with Samuel and spoke to him.  All Israel recognized that Samuel was a prophet of the Lord.

Excerpts and edited verses taken from 1 Samuel 1

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Naaman healed of leprosy

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.

Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria!  He would cure him of his leprosy.”

Naaman goes to Israel for healing from leprosy II KIngs 5:5

Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. “By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. “I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”  So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten sets of clothing.  The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.”

As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God?  Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy?  See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!”

When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes?  Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.”  So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house.  Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”

Naaman2

But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.  Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel?   Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?”  So he turned and went off in a rage.

Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?  How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!”  So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.     2 Kings 5:1-14

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