Order of Service, May 24, 2020

Order of Service

In this time of uncertainty, with so much financial stress, if you can give extra please do:

Click here to make your regular financial offering. 

You may also email our treasurer Phil Weber at phil.w@grassroots.church to give to our love fund. Last year we were able to support families at grassroots with micro-gifts totalling over $6,000.

Stay tuned for more info about our service and care response to COVID-19.  

The Gospel of John is unique because it gets more into the identity of Jesus. Every chapter in John provides a separate portrait of who Jesus is and what he does, giving us greater insight into his character and nature. As you watch the video, look for the main theme of John: that Jesus was Christ, the Son of God, and that anyone who believed in him would have eternal life.

  1. One day when Jesus was teaching, everyone was hungry. There were about 5000 people there, and the only food was a few loaves of bread and some fish. Jesus made sure that it was enough to feed everyone, with lots left over. After this miracle, Jesus scolded the people who were only following him to be fed with real food. He said,

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (John 6:47-51)

–          After Jesus said this, many of the crowd turned away and stopped following him. Why?

 

  1. As Jesus and his disciples travelled the area, they had to stop and rest from time to time. It was hot and dusty and they couldn’t always be sure that they would be received with a warm welcome. In one encounter, Jesus met a Samaritan woman near her home. As you read the passage below, remember the parable of The Good Samaritan:

So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:5-14)

–          What did Jesus mean?

–          Why do you think Jesus chose to sit by this particular well, and speak to this particular woman?

–          In the story of The Good Samaritan, we learned what it means to be a good neighbour. How was the woman being a good neighbour here? How is Jesus being a good neighbour?

 

  1. One evening, a Pharisee came to talk to Jesus in private. He challenged Jesus, asking him who he was and why he had come. During their conversation, Jesus said:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. (John 3:16-21)

–          Does God really love the whole world?

–          What does ‘condemned’ mean?

–          Who is the light that Jesus is talking about?

  1. YOUTH GROUP: If you want to jump in for ZOOM youth group on Monday nights, email our Youth Group Leader Isaac Veurink at isaac.v@grassroots.church.
  2. WED PRAYER: If you would like to join in for Wed night prayer at 7:39pm,  
  3. HOME GROUPS: Stay tune to hear from your home group leader for more information about your group. If you would like to join in a home group, please email our home groups leader Carolyn Whatley at carolyn.w@grassroots.church
  4. BIBLE CAMP: If you’d like to join in our weekday Bible camps, click here at 1:00pm M-F for some dancing and a Bible story. This is geared for kids, but everybody is welcome.
  5. Grade 5-6 Buds: Calling all Gr. 5-6 kids! You are invited to join us every Wednesday at 2:00 for a Zoom meeting just for you and your roots and shoots class. There will be games, music, challenges, special guests, learning about God, and my more.
    Zoom link: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/92645944238.
  6. CARE AND SERVICE: If you are in need of any kind of support, please email admin@grassroots.church

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