Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ (SPCC)
Easter on a Napkin
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance (italic and bold emphasis mine): that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4a)
A few of years ago a good friend of mine preached a sermon entitled “The Gospel on a Napkin” The gospel on a napkin was a visual (see below) of 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. 1 Corinthians explains Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection as of first importance. The first row, the PAST, represents the first Easter. It shows the Jesus death on a cross, his burial in a tomb and his resurrection. The second row represents, the PRESENT, how we in 2019 symbolically could participate in Jesus’ death by 1) dying to sin and 2) burying our sins in water baptism and then 3) coming up out of the water as a new person in Christ. The last row, the FUTURE, represents how all of us one day will die, be buried and because of Jesus did on the cross and our willingness to confess and to believe in Jesus and by being baptized into Jesus’s name we too will be raised from the dead. What is missing in this explanation is that also Christ appeared to his followers after the resurrection (1 Cor. 15:4b-8). So, we too must continue the work out our faith by appearing and proclaiming Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (the DBR) to people on earth.
This message of Jesus death, burial and resurrection is what Easter on a napkin is all about? For those of you that know family members who speak Spanish we at the SPCC are having a Spanish-speaking Bible Campaign Friday and Saturday Night at 7:00 p.m. Also, Please come visit with us and hear a special Easter message about Jesus this Sunday.
We are located at the Santa Paula Church of Christ, 276 W. Santa Paula Street, (across from the cemetery). Our weekly services begin at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and at 10:45 a.m. in English. Oh, one last invitation. Next weekend we have a special guest speaker named Roger Woods. He is an elder and preacher. His timely topic from Luke 10:30-37 is LIVING LOVE FIRST.
God Bless you,
April 21, 2019
Communion for April…. Peggy Russell
Greeters: April 21st ……Freda & Gloria
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Caleb Castillo
Opening Prayer: Bob Russell
Lords Supper: Mike Marlow
Sermon: Robert Perez- Easter on a Napkin3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance (italic and bold emphasis mine): that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4a)
The Pepperdine Lectures are April 30-May 3, 2019. Our minister Robert Perez will have a class on May 1st at 3:15 p.m.
There will be a potluck on Sunday May 12th after service.
There will be a monthly business meeting on Sunday May 12th at 1:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday Singing will be hosted by Park Avenue Church of Christ on Sunday May 19th at 2:30 p.m.-Verified by minister-Leander Jackson.
There will be a Men’s leadership meeting on Sunday May 26th after service.
Ana Gloria Herrera-4/29
Bob & Liz Pérez-4/8
Virgilio & Martha García-4/21
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDIES
Bible Study and Fellowship
Sunday Morning Spanish
Spanish Worship- 9:00 a.m.
Spanish Bible Study-10:45 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m.
English Bible Class: 9:45 a.m.
Worship in English: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible study:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
English and Spanish
Santa Paula Church of Christ
276 W. Santa Paula St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Office: (805)525-3645 Fax: (805)525-7195
English Minister: Robert Perez
Spanish Minister Virgilio Garcia
Secretary: Stacy Salazar