Hi Friends,

The foundation of our faith is God’s inspired scriptures, the Bible.  Yet, there can be so many questions that we can hear, and have ourselves, about the Bible. Isn’t it unreliable since it was written so long ago?  How do we know that what was written back then is really what we are reading today?  What about the stuff in it that is really weird?  What about the things that are offensive and regressive? Isn’t it better to have faith and spirituality and not be tied to a book?

This Sunday we will be looking at these questions and seeing how we can now that the Bible can be trusted historically, culturally and personally. If you have a friend or family member who has questions about the faith, this could be a great time to invite them to join us either online or at our outdoor service at Front and Mifflin.

Also, please note that our Sunday morning prayer meeting is now in person at our outdoor location.  We start praying at 9am.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Jeff

Announcements

Small Groups: Next week, join one of our bi-weekly Small Groups online meetings. They will be held Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm (new!) and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at 7:30pm. Sign up at: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online.

Men’s Bible Study: The men’s Bible study is next week via Zoom. We will be studying Philippians. Join us weekly on Tuesdays (7-8am) or bi-weekly on Wednesdays (7:30-8:30pm). To join, sign-up online: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online. 

Women’s Bible Study: The bi-weekly women’s Bible study is next week via Zoom. Join us as we study 1 Peter, every other Monday at 7:30pm, Friday at 10am, or Sunday at 1pm. We also have an inductive bible study every Saturday at 9am. To join, sign-up online: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online. 

CC Care FB: Check out our Facebook Group for resources for the community Christ Church South Philly Community Page

Children’s Ministry: Children’s Ministry is every Saturday at 10am on Zoom.  Join our email list by sending an email to [email protected]

TTR Meetings: The combined New Life Recovery Meeting and Women’s Family Support Group meet on Friday night from 7-8:30pm via Zoom.

Online Giving: Give online at christchurchsouthphilly.org/give

Texting Numbers: New to Christ Church?- Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000 // Want to connect more? Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000.   

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Prayer and Praise Night: We look forward to gathering socially distant with masks outside at Jefferson Square Park on August 29, 2020 at 6:30pm for a time of prayer and worship. Lyric sheets will be provided. 

Call to Worship

The Lord  looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. – Psalm 33:13-22 

Celebrating God in Song-  Playlist

  1. Only King Forever
  2. Before the Throne of God Above

Pastoral Prayer-  Pastor Matt

Scripture Reading

Sermon:  Isn’t the Bible Unreliable and Regressive?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:3-20 

Speaker:  Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Responding to God’s word in Song and Communion- Jeff Boettcher

  1. Jesus Firm Foundation

 

Benediction

All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever. (1Pe 1:24-25 ESV)