Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ:
The Gospel: easy as 1-2-3
“How beautiful are ... the feet of those who bring good news" (Isaiah 52:7).
A few years ago, I read this introduction about the Gospels. “I haven’t always liked the Gospels. ... The churches I went to didn’t preach much or talk much about them. We talked and preached about “the gospel,” which we defined as the forgiveness of sins available through Jesus’s death, burial and resurrection, but curiously “the Gospels” [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John] didn’t fit much into that; ... the main reason I was never much interested in the Gospels is because I didn’t know what to do with them” (Reading the Gospels Wisely, Ch 3). In this sermon series, we’ll “focus on Jesus (Luke’s Gospel’s), then on Paul.
First, the word gospel comes from the Hebrew word (besar). In the Greek OT, the Septuagint, the word besar is translated as “evangelize.” Besar is mentioned seven times in the book of Isaiah, (Isaiah 40:9 twice, 41:7, 52:7 twice, and 61:1 and in 60:6). Two of the seven times “to evangelize” is quoted in the NT (Luke 4:18, Rom. 10:15).
Second, “to evangelize” in Luke’s Gospel, is mentioned ten times (1:19, 2:10, 3:18, 4:18, 43; 7:22, 8:1, 9:6, 16:16, 20:1). To evangelize is used to announce Jesus’ birth (1:19, 2:10); to draw attention to John’s preaching (3:18); to inaugurate Jesus’ preaching (4:18, 43). To evangelize is used to proclaim the good news. To evangelize is the preaching of Jesus himself (4:18, 4:43, 7:22, 16:16; 20:1).
Third, to summarize, to evangelize means to preach good news about Jesus in his coming, his birth, his preaching, and it is climaxed in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. To evangelize is to fulfill God’s plan of proclaiming the “good news” of Jesus among the nations. “How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation.” It is the verse Paul the Apostle uses in Rom.10:15. To evangelize is to lift up Jesus (1 Cor. 15:3-8). To evangelize is as easy as 1-2-3.
If you are interested hearing a message about the gospel of Jesus come join us at the Santa Paula Church of Christ. 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.
January 20, 2019
Communion for January……. Blaskey Family
Greeters: January 20th …. Patsy & Judy
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Mike Marlow
Song: To God Be the Glory (#4)
Opening Prayer: Tony Atliano
Songs: I Know the Lord Will Make a Way for Me (#523)
How Great Thou Art (#76)
Lords Supper: Ken Ary/Ray Blaskey
Songs: Fairest Lord Jesus (#288)
Trust and Obey (#915)
Sermon: Robert Perez- The Gospel: easy as 1-2-3 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: 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-1Cor. 15:3-4a
Song of Invitation: Blessed Assurance (#480)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Pete Reyna
There will be a Men’s Leadership meeting on Sunday Jan. 27th after service.
The Lions Club eye event will be on Feb. 16th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. here at the church.
The dates for the City of Children trip are, Feb.23-25. Those interested in going see Ken Ary.
There is a newsletter update from Lindsey Russell in China at the front entrance of the church.
There will be a Superbowl Devotional at the home of the Perez family on Feb. 3rd at 3:30 p.m., devotional at half time.
We will be having a meeting for Surf Camp 2019 on feb. 10th after service, those interested please attend!
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