Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ (SPCC)
Gospel and Sexual Integrity Part II
“Everything is permissible ... but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible but I will not be mastered by anything” (1 Cor. 6:12)
Last Sunday we began our sermon with these words. God does not say no sex before marriage to ruin our fun. God gives us ways to live that are to bless us and not to harm us. 1 Corinthians 6:12 says “Everything is permissible ... but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible but I will not be mastered by anything.” And verse 18 says “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.” While we may be able to have sex outside of marriage, it is not good for us and can become something that takes over our life. God know how He made us. He know what is good for us and for our relationships, and He wants what is best in our lives. Sex outside of marriage is harmful to us. We wound our spirits, our future, our relationships-and we wound the other person. So, the Bible is not so irrelevant as some might think. Chapter 7 of 1 Corinthians is loaded with issues in regards sexual misconduct, singleness, divorce and remarriage.
This Sunday, we will continue that series with the issues in second part of the chapter. Read 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 in preparation for the sermon #2.
Whatever hard questions you may have regarding sexual issues, remember this: Jesus died for our sins which included broken relationship due to sexual misconduct. We can be restored and choose a different path. You may be in great relationship patterns that are a blessing, or you may be in terrible ones that cause pain. You can choose to continue the patterns that you are in or you can choose new patterns? What do you need to do? What will you choose? (The thoughts were taken from relationship IQ leaders manual: What About Sex?, “Closing and Prayer,” 27).
If you are interested in hearing part II of my sermon series on the Gospel and Sexual Integrity, then come to our service this Sunday. We are located at 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. Our Mid-week class is at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday’s.
(Minister at the SPCC)
Welcome March 24, 2019
Communion for March…. Danielle
Greeters: March 24th…. Ray & Sonia
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Mike Marlow
Songs: I Stand in Awe of You (#96)
Come Let All Unite to Sing (#121)
Opening Prayer: Bob Russell
Song: Amazing Grace (#129)
Lords Supper: Rey Jimenez Sr.
Songs: Lamb of God (#176)
I Gave My life For Thee (354)
Sermon: Robert Perez-The Gospel: A motivation for sexual integrity Pt. III continued-1 Cor. 7
Song of Invitation: Heavenly Sunlight (#611)
There is a Surf Camp 2019 meeting today after service.
There will be a Women’s Bible Study on Thursday April 4th at 6:00 p.m. here at the church.
Ventura Church of Christ is hosting Senior Saints potluck on Friday April 5th at noon.
The church will be hosting a “work day" on April 6th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or until done, to help clean and set up the new playground, lunch and drinks will be provided.
There will be a baby shower/potluck on April 7th for the Gutierrez family after service.
There will be a movie night “Pilgrims Progress” on Sunday April 7th at 5:00 p.m. here at the building.
Marcus & Suzanne Ketterman-3/10
Danny & Stacy Salazar-3/20
Ruben & Elsie Gonzalez-3/28
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