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Grow August 18, 2016

MID-WEEK

Jesus is the Life that is truly life.

Let’s not accept anything other than the real thing!

Brothers and Sisters,

We’ve spent 10 weeks considering the wisdom given to us in the book of Proverbs. We’ve asked God to show us how to do life well.

Sunday, I shared revelation the Lord had given to me about the uniqueness and excellencies of Jesus found in Proverbs, starting with verse 30:4-

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Whose hands have gathered up the wind?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and
What is the name of his son?
Tell me if you know!

As I traced through Proverbs, I saw a theme of life and of the ways to life. Three pictures stood out:

The path of life (2:19, 12:28, 15:24)
The fountain of life (10:11, 13:14, 14:27, 16:22)
The tree of life (3:18, 11:30, 13:12, 15:4)

I made the case that these are pictures of Jesus, fully revealed through the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament.

Let’s share his name and his Good News with all those we know, for the glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Learning to live and love in Jesus with you,

Denis

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Upcoming Dates:

August 21 – Messy Church – Week 1 – We will consider the introduction to Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth and the implications for MCC.

August 27 – Denis Teaching on Israel – Parish center 9-11 a.m. Denis will lead this interactive time, ideal for those wanting to learn more about Israel and possibly join our Israel discipleship trip March 24-April 4 2017.