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We’re a resort village church, relaxed and warm. Dress up, dress down, come as you are. We are located at 975 C Avenue, Coronado, California. Resident or tourist, you’ll be among friends who desire to know Christ and make Christ known.

 

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   Blended Style - 10:30am

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    Apr252019

    « Sunday Sermon Recap! »

    Good Wednesday to you,

     

    This past Sunday we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I hope you were as blessed as I was! However, our celebrations were certainly dimmed by the tragic attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka, as well as the unfortunate fires that burned Notre Dame. In light of the response (both positive and negative) to the rebuilding of Notre Dame, and the increased persecution of Christians world-wide, one can only wonder what the future holds for Christianity in the US and in Europe. Regardless of our answer, Christianity will not only continue, but thrive as long as the Church remembers to keep Jesus at the center.

     

    Sunday, we looked at Peter’s encounter with a Roman Centurion named Cornelius. A Gentile, he feared God, prayed regularly, and he was generous toward God’s people. He was a good man by all accounts. Yet, he was missing something. In a vision, he was told to send for Peter. Meanwhile, Peter was having his own epiphany with regard to the ceremonial laws that had previously prevented any contact with Gentiles and certain foods. The “wall of separation” between the Jews and the Gentiles was being removed (See Ephesians 2:14-18).

     

    Upon being received into the home of Cornelius, and hearing what happened to Cornelius, Peter has another epiphany – “God does not show favoritism but accepts people from every nation who fear Him and do what it right” (Acts 10:34,35). Peter goes on to explain the good news of “peace through Jesus Christ,” who alone is the judge of the living and the dead. Jesus, who had an anointed ministry among the people was killed, but God raised Him from the dead on the third day. HE IS RISEN! The missing piece (or should I say missing “peace”) for Cornelius is summed up in Peter’s statement, “that everyone who believes in [Jesus] receives forgiveness of sins through His name (Acts 10:43).

     

    The news reports noted that Notre Dame had been neglected for decades. Christianity in France (and throughout Europe) has been neglected for hundreds of years. Could the same be said about the Church in America? If Notre Dame is rebuild, could it be the “embers” of Christianity still burn? Will there be a revival in France? Europe? America? As long as we keep Jesus front and center, there will always be hope!

     

    Next week we will be looking at the role of doubt in our faith. Our Scriptures will be Psalm 150 (Call to Worship), Psalm 118:13-29 (Old Testament verses for first service), and John 20:24-31 (sermon text).

     

    Have a blessed day. I hope to see you (or hear from you) soon!

     

    Grace and peace,

     

    Pastor David

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