Sunday Worship | December 4, 2022
Call to Worship | Judges 5:3
Confession of Faith | Apostles Creed
Praise and Worship
Representative Prayer | Deacon Caleb Choi
Scripture Reading | Acts 8:26-40
Sermon | The Service of Philip
The Lord’s Supper
Welcome! We are blessed to worship with you today. We pray that you may experience and enjoy His grace as you worship with His people. Each Sunday program is available online at newlifecolorado.net > Resources > Sunday Program. If you are new and/or want to get connected, please email us: welcome@newlifecolorado.
FYI- NET Fellowship
Our church’s NET ministry’s worship service has been moved up to 1:30pm in the NRG room. They will be using the fellowship hall around 3pm for their fellowship. Please greet our NET family with warmth and love as we finish our fellowship while they start theirs.
Starting December, we will be collecting recycling items in blue bins around the church. Please place paper, cans, bottles, and cardboard in those bins, and for everything else, please discard in the trash cans.
Christmas Fellowship 12/17
As we take a quarterly month break for CG in December, let’s gather together as a ministry to celebrate Christmas on Saturday, December 17th, from 5p-8p. There will be a potluck dinner, games, and white elephant for those who want to participate. Please sign up on the Google Sheet sent through email for planning purposes. If you need the link to the Sheet or are able to help prepare for this event, please speak with Pastor Tim or D. Sam!
Christmas Presentation 12/23
Our annual Christmas presentation from various departments in our church will be held on Friday, December 23 from 7:45p-9p. If interested, come out and enjoy the show!
Membership Class- January
If you are interested in taking membership class, please speak with Pastor Tim. The deadline for applications is Sunday, December 18.
Scripture Reading| Acts 8:26-40
26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
33 In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
Sermon Series Title: “Church Beginnings”
Sermon Series Summary: From now until around Easter, we will be in the book of Acts, covering chapters 1-12. After the Ascension of Jesus Christ, we see the NT church being born by the power of the Holy Spirit. Through this series, we see the church being built, the kingdom going forth, and the gospel being proclaimed.
We see Deacon Philip continue in his ministry as he presents the gospel to an Ethiopian eunuch with great wealth and authority. The eunuch most likely visited Jerusalem and was not allowed in the inner courts of the temple. By the working of the Spirit, Philip presents the gospel of Christ to him which is the hope of restoration and redemption.
1. The Example
2. The Exile
3. The Explanation
1. Have there been times when you’ve felt like the Lord was leading you nowhere for no reason? How did you navigate that season?
2. How do you relate to the brokenness of the Ethiopian eunuch?
3. How does the gospel minister to his and our brokenness?
Today: Mina & Esther
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Next Week: Helen & Grace L
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Prayer: E. Tommy Han
Fellowship: Jihoon, Jesse, and Jessica
Title: The Salvation of Paul | Text: Acts 9:1-19a
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