Vision series - Week 1 Loving

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11 February, 2024Stephen ScottVision Sunday

Over the next 2 months we will be unpacking the Vision Series.

What is our vision here at MCC?

What do we want to look like? Do we see what we want to see?

That is Marion Church of Christ aims to be a loving, generous, healthy community of passionate disciples of Jesus.

So this week Pastor Stephen spoke on how it is to be LOVING. What does it look like to be a loving church?

What does the bible say and mean about being a loving people and church?

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It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

- John 13:1-17

More from 'Vision Sunday'

Vision Sunday 2024 Sermon

4 February, 2024 Stephen Scott

Our vision can leak over time - can't it.

Sunday Pastor Stephen reminded us where God is leading us and who He wants us to be, beginning and ending with Jesus.

Who do you say Jesus is?

Matthew 16:13-19

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hadesb] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will bec] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bed] loosed in heaven.”

Peter sees clearly who Jesus is. You are the son of God as you promised. In Jesus we find salvation.

1 Peter 2:4-5

The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual housea] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the living cornerstone of which the church is built on. The risen Lord and Saviour.

God placed Marion CC in this mission field.

We have a heart for this community to know Jesus and be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community as we together we Discover Jesus Value People and Build Community.

Caleb’s Voice has continued to work behind the scenes for a number of years - looking ahead, following paths, changing directions, waiting for doors to be opened, praying and discerning God's will for Marion CC into the future. Jesus gave us a promise in Matthew 16. He promised to build His church.

Listen to Pastor Stephen's sermon to hear The Word and God's vision over our mission field at Marion CC for 2024.