Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
The Santa Paula
Church of Christ
The Good News Letter
276 W. Santa Paula, CA 93060
Office: (805)525-3645 Fax: (805)525-7195
Minister: Robert Perez
Spanish Minister Virgilio Garcia
Secretary: Stacy Salazar
Santa Paula Church of Christ – Hope
“Here is my servant … in whom I delight; and on him I will put my Spirit … In his teachings, all nations will put their hope” (Isaiah 42:1, 4)
Whenever you become discouraged, especially as a Christian servant of God, the above text is a good reminder of how our God feels toward us. Not only does God delight in his chosen people (us) and will give us the gift of his spirit to help us. However, if one continues reading Isaiah reminded his people of the seven things that God would never do. He would not shout, he would not cry out, he would not raise his voice, he would not break us, he would not snuff us out, he would not falter nor be discouraged from his mission on earth (Isaiah 42:2-4a). Why? Because he wants us to do the same, to be just like God when it comes to his mission on earth and that we must never get tired or discouraged when it comes to “Proclaiming justice” among the nations” (vv. 1, 3, 4). The result of God’s servants doing their job is that in return God does his job; that is all the nations of the world would put their hope in him.
The problem was that when the prophet Isaiah wrote this message of hope they had been exiled into a foreign land. So, anyone could at least understand why they were discouraged. Here were a group of B.C. followers of God who had everything, all the right ingredients (The Torah, Kings, Prophet and Priest) to remain faithful, but what they just couldn’t live up to what God asked of them. So, therefore Jesus had to come. Jesus was the only Prophet, Priest, King and Law abiding Israeli who followed laws perfectly.
So, when Jesus was at the peak of his ministry, Matthew-Levi one of Jesus followers when he saw Israel’s New Testament leaders started to reject Jesus and his teachings he looked back into this Old Testament Prophecy and applied it to Jesus. Instead of writing “In his teachings all nations will put their hope” Matthew wrote “In his NAME [Jesus] nations will put their hope” (Matthew 12:21). That is the difference. Our hope is on and in Jesus. Merry Christmas.
If you are interested in hearing a sermon on hope this Sunday, come to the Santa Paula Church of Christ. We are located right across from the cemetery at 276 W. Santa Paula Street. Our Spanish Service begins at 9:00 a.m. and our English service begins at 10:45 am.
Robert Perez (minister)
December 17, 2017
Communion for December…Marlow Family
December 17th …. Patsy & Judy
December 24th ……Ken & Gloria
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Ken Ary
Songs: Praise Him! Praise Him! (300)
I Stand in Awe (96)
Opening Prayer: Bob Russell
Song: When My Love to Christ Grows Weak (350)
Lords Supper: Rey Jimenez Jr./Pete Reyna
Song: Thank You Lord! (47, During Lords Supper)
Unto Thee, O Lord (794)
Sermon: Robert Perez – Hope
“Here is my servant … in whom I delight; and on him I will put my Spirit … In his [Name], all nations will put their hope” (Isaiah 42:1, 4, Matt. 12:21)
Song of Invitation: Joy to the World (1018)
Announcements/ Closing Prayer: Tony Atliano
We are collecting toys for needy families for Christmas.
Please donate a toy, there is a box at the front entrance of the church.
Ventura Church of Christ is hosting 3rd Sunday Singing today Sunday December 17th at 2:30 p.m.
We will be going Christmas Caroling on Wednesday December 20th. We will be meeting at the church at 5:00 p.m. We will also be doing the White Elephant Gift Exchange that evening.
Javier Fontanel-12/2 Eddie Salazar-12/6
Cheryl Carpenter-12/13 Daniel Perez-12/19
Saul Fernandez-12/28 Michelle Ming-12/30
Ray & Sonia Blaskey-12/21
Servando & Yolanda Torres-12/22
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