First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.
All services, Bible studies and prayer meetings are suspended at this time due to the rise in COVID- 19 and delta variant cases.
The message for this week is “Lord, to whom shall we go?”
Prior to the death of Christ, many of his followers were starting to withdraw and stopped walking with him. They had difficulty understanding and accepting the lessons Jesus was teaching them.
One day Simon Peter, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus , was asked directly by Jesus if he wanted to go away too. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life” (John 6:68).
Another conversation a short time after his question to Peter was with the Pharisees in the temple in Jerusalem. He said to them, “‘I will go away, and you will seek me, and will die in your sins. Where I am going you cannot come.’ They asked ‘Who are you?’ Jesus said to them, ‘What have I been saying to you from the beginning.’ After this, many came to believe in Him. He then said to them, ‘If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine: and you will Know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).
Jesus allows everyone to answer the same question he asked of Peter and the people at the temple: “Do you want to follow me or not?” For many, it can be an easy answer: yes. For others, it is a lifetime of uncertainty and questions.
Scripture of the Week
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for me, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward.”
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