Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
A Word From Mike…
John 20.19-22 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
This passage from Mark was our cornerstone scripture this past Sunday. I wanted to share this again today, mainly for those who were unable to attend. This passage highlights four key points for the disciples, and for us, in our faith journey.
Peace – Jesus says “Peace be with you” to the disciples twice. Once in the shock of an moment and a second time for the timeframe of the future.
Proof – In the same ways we can look to history and scripture as helps of proof, Jesus gave the disciples proof by showing them his wounds.
Purpose – Do you ever feel like your life lacks purpose? Jesus clarifies our true purpose in life. To accept and act upon our call to be “sent.”
Power – When Jesus breathed on the disciples it was that they would receive the power of the Holy Spirit.
You and I share this calling together. The trust that God gives in us to live out of this calling is both intimidating and exciting. Thankfully, we have the opportunity to walk side by side as we strive for such a lofty goal.
Thanks for sharing the journey!
On Wednesday Evening, April 26th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over Ephesians chapter 4 pt. 2, and the students will participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at6:30. If possible, please try to arrive on time. We do many activities on Wednesday nights, and I want to make sure that the students get the full experience before the 8:00 p.m. pick up time.
On Sunday Evening, April 30th , We will meet for a fun activity and start a new discussion series over friendship.
Thanks – Dustin
If you have any students that would potentially be interested in youth group, please contact Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!