Prayer of Confession

Loving Creator, we admit that we like to put You into neat little boxes-the God this, the God of that, the God of these people but not of those people.  We admit we make You too small.  We admit we make You manageable.  Forgive our short-sightedness, our self-limitedness, and our stubbornness.  Enlarge our hearts, souls, and minds so that we let go of the need to define You so that we can embrace the joy of letting You be the One who loves.  In Christ we pray. Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

The Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 25: 6 – 9

The New Testament Lesson: Acts 9: 1 – 19