"The Word became flesh"
In Matthew 16, after hearing the difficult news of Jesus' shocking agenda, the disciples began to wonder what the future held. They expected Jesus, as the Messiah, to gather a following, overthrow Rome, and return Israel to its glory days. But Jesus predicted a completely different path to glory. The path He followed led to suffering and death. To encourage the disciples, he decided to give three of them a close encounter with the supernatural, a behind-the-scenes glimpse of God's heavenly plan. You can find this encounter in Matthew 17:1-13. The impact of this encounter on their lives would last for decades. Thirty years after this experience Peter wrote these words in 2 Peter 1:16-18:
"For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.' We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when were with him on the sacred mountain."
Like Peter, John also referenced this encounter when he wrote some sixty years later: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14
Join us on Sunday, at 9:30am, as we take time to be reminded of who Jesus is, how much he loves us, and his incredible plan for our lives. We will also hear from two Calvary Parkside family members, as they share how an encounter with Jesus changed their lives. You won't want to miss this Sunday...(great music, God's Word, personal testimonies, fellowship, etc)...be sure to join us, it's gonna be awesome!
Connecting with one another authentically is one of the core values of Calvary Parkside, and one of the best ways to connect with others is through our Sunday Adult Discipleship class. This class meets every Sunday at 11:00am. Consider joining others at Calvary Parkside as they study the last days of Jesus, as recorded in the book of John.
Calvary Parkside Membership Class: Sunday May 7th @ 11:00am. Sign-up using the Connect Card or stop by the Next Step Table.
See you Sunday.
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