What do you do with your questions and doubts about the Christian faith? Expressing doubts or asking questions can often be viewed as taboo, but is that really how God wants us to view them? What if our doubts or questions are the very means God wants to use to strengthen our faith? That’s what we are going to be exploring this week at Christ Church as we meet an unlikely doubter who gets welcomed by Jesus.
Call to Worship
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psa 100:1-5 ESV)
Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)
All Creatures of Our God and King
How Great You Are
This is Our God
Testimony and prayer
Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids
Neighborhood Prayer Walk
In response to the recent escalation of violence in our neighborhood, next Sunday night we are going to gather at 4pm at Dickinson Square Park and then break into small groups to walk various blocks in our neighborhood and pray.
Every other year, the Sovereign Grace Northeast churches gather for a multi-day event to enjoy fellowship, hear great preaching and worship together. From May 23-25 2019, we’ll gather at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. We’d love to have you join us! Featuring: Pastor Kevin DeYoung. Visit www.celebrationnortheast.org for more information.
New Members Class (SIGN UP ON PROGRAM)
This class pops the hood of our church and takes a look at the engine that drives us. Whether you want to become a church member, or are just curious about who we are, this class is a great opportunity to learn more about what the Bible teaches us about the local church and how we apply that here at Christ Church. Part 1 is on March 24th and Part 2 is on 31st immediately following our Sunday Service. Lunch and child care are provided. Sign-up online at https://christchurchsouthphilly.org/card/exploring-christ-church-class/ or sign up on the insert including in this program and drop the insert in a pocket hanging from a chair in front of you.
Our small groups are this week on the 26th, 27th, and 28th! These groups are a vital part of our community life where we gather in smaller numbers to eat together, study the bible and pray. This is also one of the best ways to connect with people from the church. For more information, look for the handout at the Info Table.
Sermon: Doubters Welcome
Text: Luke 7:11-35
Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher
Sharing the Lord’s Supper
Give Me Faith
This I Believe
But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt (Jude 1:20-22 ESV)