Worship Guide



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October 2, 2022

Toe: The Journey Back In

Part 1: Is the truth out there?

Pastor Jon Fredricks

Today’s Scripture: Luke 1:1-4


Luke 1:1-4 (NIV)

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

John 20:31 (NIV)

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 8:32 (NIV)

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Acts 17:27 (NIV)

God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.


1 - Sit at a Hungry Table

Luke 1:1-2 (NIV)

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.


2 - Read What Satisfies

Luke 1:3 (NIV)

With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

John 8:31-32 (NIV)

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.


3 - Say No to Imitation

Luke 5:31-32 (NIV)

Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

John 10:10 (NIV)

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Acts 3:19 (NIV)

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,


4 - Take a Risk - But Not Alone

John 14:6 (NIV)

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Psalm 107:9 (NIV)

for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

John 8:31-32 (NIV)

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.


AFTER THE LIVESTREAM

Pray
Jesus, I know that I have been separate from you my entire life. I have tried to pretend otherwise, but I realize today that my decisions, choices...my sin has separated me from God. I believe you are the Son of God and my only way forward. Please save me as I surrender the rest of my life into your hands. Thank you that you hear me!


Let us know!
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Start Reading!
We think the Gospel of John is a great place to start. Consider using the app: YouVersion.

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Sharing Christ with compassion & developing followers fully devoted to Christ. 

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