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Order of Service
Stony Island Church of Christ
Officiating the Worship Service --- Willie Burnside Jr.
Song Leader---  Clarence Jackson
Text Reading and Prayer - Oscar Smith
Speaker – Randall Hall
Prayer of Unity --- Randall Hall
Officiating Collection and Communion --- Michael Davis
Servers -- Wayne Harris & Marice Hosch
Benediction - Samuel Lowe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him
must worship him
in spirit and in truth.
John 4: 24
  
 

 

 

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Sermon

Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord
John 11:14-40

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Where is Your Faith in Christ Jesus?

Then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him." Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him." So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away. And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. Now Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You." Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

John 11:14--23

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The Christian's faith should be in that Christ is the resurrection and The Life.

Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

John 11:24-26

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Where is your faith?

And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, "The Teacher has come and is calling for you." As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him. Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, "She is going to the tomb to weep there." Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died." Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!" And some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?" Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"

John 11:28-40

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Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
II Timothy 4:2