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. People are welcome to worship and explore God’s word together.
It is understood in 1 Thessalonians 5:4 that believers in Christ are not in darkness, and verse 5 explains why. Believers in Christ are all sons of light and sons of day. This is what the apostle John calls “children of God.” So, as children of the light and not of darkness, what should conduct look like? Verse 6 says, “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.”
The word sober means to be under self-control. The apostle Peter writes in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Those verses give a clear purpose to be watchful and vigilant, patiently waiting for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of God and savior Jesus Christ.
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, Iris Muncie will sing a special selection for the congregation.
Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.
Mid-Week Studies Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday’s prayer and Bible Study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.
Scripture of the Week
Jesus was placed in a tomb, and a rock was rolled in front of it. On the third day after that, his mother, Mary, and two other women came to the tomb.
“Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was very large. They saw a young man sitting at the right. And he said to them, ‘Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here’” (Mark 16:1-6).
Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810.