The Old Testament is filled with prophecies of the future. There are over 300 specific prophecies about Jesus. Many have to do with the circumstances surrounding the incarnation. It is amazing to read them and see how they came true. Jesus truly is “God with us.” We’re ending 2014 with this series of teachings examining the prophecies, the prophets, and the fulfillment as God came to earth to save a hurting and dying world. Please join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM for this special holiday series. Nursery and Children’s Ministry are provided for children up to age 10. Dress is always casual.
This Saturday at 4:30 PM CA is hosting a Chili Cookoff for our immediate neighborhood. If you live near the church you’re invited to participate! Please register here. Neighbors are encouraged to bring entries of your best chili. Everyone will be given a scorecard and a prize will be awarded for best chili. Live music is also provided. Call 919-471-0220 for more information.
Want to join Durham’s prayer initiative to have all 6000 of Durham’s streets covered in prayer? PrayDurham was launched at this year’s National Day of Prayer. You can sign up and commit to pray for your street, your neighborhood, your workplace, or wherever you feel God has called you to pray. What would happen if thousands of Christians in Durham were praying together for our City? Click on PrayDurham and fill out the form. It’s that simple. You can also sign up for periodic email progress reports and view the interactive map once it is online. PrayDurham. Join us and be a part of this great prayer movement.
On Thursday May 5th, 2011 the National Day of Prayer will be observed in Durham with a noontime gathering for Christian prayer at Duke University Chapel. The prayer service will be held from 12:00-12:50PM. A free catered lunch for attendees will follow in the Bryan Center. Duke Chapel is located at 401 Chapel Drive on the Duke main campus. Parking is reserved in the Bryan Center parking lot. There is a small fee to park. The National Day of Prayer event is sponsored by BlessDurham and supported by CA. For more information go to www.blessdurham.org or call 919-251-6187.
Blacktop Games sponsored on Saturday by Christian Assembly, Comunidades de Formacion Cristiana, United for Christ Church, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and Braggtown Baptist was a great success! Approximately 500 people participated in the event including celebrity guests Phil Ford of UNC and Chris Carawell of Duke, members of Durham Fire, EMS, & Police, and our own Rev. Kevin Ross, aka Irvin D. Clown, of Ross Family Ministries. It was an amazing representation of Jesus’ Church in Durham and everyone did a great job of loving our neighbor!
Due to ice on the roads the church office will be closed today, 1/11/11. Please email or call 919-971-1418 to conduct church business today.
Please check here for any updates or call 919-471-0220 to listen to the latest recorded message. We expect to be in the office on Wednesday, road conditions allowing.
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Several years ago singer Joan Osborne asked the musical question, “What if God was one of us?” What if God already answered that question in person? What if Jesus was both God and human as the Bible says? It’s a big idea and one that deserves our attention. If it is true then we might need to rethink our ideas about God, nature, human existence, life, death, good, evil, body, soul, spirit, and what else might be out there beyond our experience. As the world considers the birth of a very special baby at Christmas, we’re going to consider what the incarnation meant to mankind then, and especially to us today. Come and join us for the conclusion of this series this Sunday at 9 & 11 AM.
*Special Notice* This Sunday – One Service Only – 11:00 AM Celebration in honor of paying off the mortgage! No Children’s Ministry this week only. Nursery is provided. Dress is always casual. Come celebrate and give thanks!
This weekend let’s remember those who have carried the burden for our freedom. Jesus understands and He loves you. To all of our veterans, to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and to those who are serving our nation right now we say, “Thank you.” With God’s help we will always remember and pray for you.