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OUR EASTER SERVICE – RESURRECTION PROOF

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Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

[26] Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” [27] Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” [28] Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” [29] Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  (John 20:24-29 ESV)

“Seriously?  You’re telling me you believe that a man rose from the dead?  You actually believe that?”  Have you ever had a friend ask you a question like this and you’re not sure how to answer?  Or have you yourself ever wondered if Jesus’ resurrection ever actually happened?  Have you ever thought, “Where’s the proof for the resurrection?”  Did you know there were those in the Bible who doubted the resurrection?  One of Jesus’ own followers Thomas doubted the resurrection.  Thomas asked for proof of the resurrection.  He doubted until Jesus showed him his nail-scarred hands.  This Easter Sunday you’re invited to touch the nail scarred hands of Jesus, so to speak.   It’s my hope you’ll come away from the message more solidified in your faith and knowing how to lovingly answer those who doubt the resurrection. This is a great Sunday to invite your friends who might be wondering about the faith.  It’s my hope we’ll all leave the day saying what Thomas said upon touching the nail scarred hands, “My Lord and My God!”  Come celebrate with us this Sunday, 11am, at Hyatt Place Hotel in Grandview Yard.

By His Grace,

Eric

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GET TO KNOW “WATER FOR GOOD”

A Night to Hear Stories and More from David DeArmey

WED., FEB. 18, 7PM at Seventh Son Brewing. The event is free to the public.

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How does access to clean water impact a community? What is the role of Water for Good in the context of conflict? Water for Good has been focused not just providing access to clean water in rural areas, but making sure that the water keeps flowing through a maintenance program. Come and find out what it’s all about!

David DeArmey currently serves with Water for Good to provide lasting access to clean water and hope to people living in one of the world’s most unstable countries, the Central African Republic.  In the last year and a half, David has met with farming families in remote villages. He heard the stories of people who have been living in the bush, hiding from rebels. He made connections with the local cycling team and biked 100km through the streets of the war-torn capital city with the cycling team, aiming to promote peace.

Please join David and volunteers from Capital City Grace Church to hear these stories and learn more about Water for Good and the Central African Republic!

Water for Good will provide appetizers, sweets, coffee, tea, soda, and water. Other drinks are available for purchase from the Seventh Son team.

The Real Water Crisis from Water for Good on Vimeo.

Seventh Son Brewing

1101 N. 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

Free parking lot at Seventh Son and in lot across N. 4th St.

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This Sunday: You Have Power…for Mission

Last Sunday we kicked off our new message series on the Book of Acts called, “The Spirit-Powered Church.” We were challenged to refocus our lives around Jesus’ mission. Are you living on mission with Jesus? Jesus is passionate about rescuing people by seeing them come to know Him. Living on mission isn’t another thing to add to our “To-Do” list. Rather, living on mission is to happen as we go about our daily lives. It’s the belief that God has placed you where you’re at – in your job, your home, your friendship – for a purpose. It’s no accident. He primarily wants you there to do His mission.
But, if we’re honest, living on mission can be intimidating. We may feel like we don’t know what we’re doing or don’t know how to carry out His mission. If you feel like that you have help. You actually have The Helper in the Holy Spirit. Jesus has given us God’s Spirit to live in us and empower us for mission. This Sunday we’ll look at one person in Acts who was weak…until he relied on the Spirit and God used him for great things. You’ve been given power…for mission. Join us at 11am, Hyatt Place Hotel.
We’ll also be celebrating Bread and Cup this Sunday. Hope you can be there!

Thoughts on Prayer – “Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.” – Oswald Chambers Psalm 16 is a prayer of praise to God. It recognizes our Lord as the only true God who keeps us safe, gives us what is good for us, counsels us, is always there for us, and promises that we will spend eternity with Him. This week during your devotional time, read and meditate on Psalm 16.
We want to give our church family an opportunity to pray together on a weekly basis on Sunday mornings before our worship service begins. You are invited and encouraged to come to the Hyatt Place at 10:30 to 10:45 each week and join in a time of prayer for our church. We will meet in the Kids Room.

Cap City Kid’s January – Helper’s names and lesson.
Today – Tony/Amy – Lesson 10, God Hears Hannah and Samuel
18 – Julie/Sylvia – Lesson 11, David and the Giant