Mother’s day brunch

ALL LADIES OF THE ZION CONGREGATION are invited to join the LWMLC for a Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00am. You are welcome to bring a guest. Please sign up in the narthex.

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 46

Daily Bible Readings
Week 46: August 14-19, 2017

❏ Monday Ezra 1:1-2:70
❏ Tuesday Ezra 3:1-4:24
❏ Wednesday Ezra 5:1-6:22
❏ Thursday Ezra 7:1-8:36
❏ Friday Ezra 9:1-10:44
❏ Saturday Nehemiah 1:1-11

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 46

1. The book of Ezra picks up where 2 Chronicles leaves off. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther cover the time period of the end of the exile to Babylon and the beginning of the restoration of Judah. What did the LORD inspire Cyrus to do?

2. How does the accounting of people and animals in chapter 2 help remind us that these Biblical accounts are real history?

3. How long were the Judahites resettled before they rebuilt the altar? How long until the work of rebuilding the temple began?

4. There was opposition to rebuilding Jerusalem. How did the opponents force the building to halt?

5. How does the rebuilding start again, and how did they successfully appeal to Darius to let them finish the job?

6. Who were the key prophets at the time of the completion of the temple?

7. Ezra himself shows up on the scene about 50 years after the temple is completed and rededicated. He is a scribe— a student of the Scriptures— and leads a second wave of exiles home. Why does Ezra send for Levites as part of the entourage?

8. Why does Ezra pray about the intermarriage of the Judahites with the nations? What was the specific problem with the Jewish intermarriage? (Consider the book of Ruth as a case where intermarriage was not a problem, and why.)

9. What drastic solution to the intermarriage problem is taken?

10. Nehemiah starts about 12 years after the end of Ezra. What problem has arisen in Jerusalem?

11. What is Nehemiah’s position? What sort of courtly influence would this give him?

 

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Sermon for August 13, 2017

Walking on Water — Matthew 14:22-33

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings Week 45

Daily Bible Readings
Week 45: August 7-12, 2017

❏ Monday 2 Chronicles 29:1-36
❏ Tuesday 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
❏ Wednesday 2 Chronicles 32:1-33
❏ Thursday 2 Chronicles 33:1-25
❏ Friday 2 Chronicles 34:1-35:27
❏ Saturday 2 Chronicles 36:1-23

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 45

1. What did Hezekiah do to restore the temple and the regular sacrificial worship?

2. What was the response to the call for a restored Passover?

3. How did celebrating the Passover affect the idol worship in Israel?

4. Why did Hezekiah organize the priests?

5. Why did the Judahites stop the springs and the brooks near Jerusalem?

6. How did the Lord deliver Judah from Sennacherib?

7. What did Manasseh do to anger the Lord?

8. What happened when Manasseh repented?

9. Did Amon’s rule reflect his father’s earlier years or later years?

10. King Josiah continued in the path of Hezekiah, and restored the worship of Israel and Judah. What did he do when the book of the Law of Moses was found, and why?

11. The whole nation pledges faithfulness to God’s covenant. How is this reflected in Josiah’s Passover?

12. How does Josiah die?

13. Which two dominant powers combine to put an end to the Judahite kingdom?

14. The pattern of the Old Testament is one of blessings from following the Lord and curses from rejecting Him and His way. How is this shown throughout 2 Chronicles and the decline of the kingdom?

15. How long did the land keep the Sabbath, following the Babylonian captivity?

16. Who proclaims a return and rebuild for Jerusalem and the temple?

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Sermon for August 6, 2017

Compassion, Bread and Fish — Matthew 14:13-21

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings -Week 44

Daily Bible Readings
Week 44: July 31-August 5, 2017
❏ Monday 2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34
❏ Tuesday 2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37
❏ Wednesday 2 Chronicles 21:1-22:12
❏ Thursday 2 Chronicles 23:1-24:27
❏ Friday 2 Chronicles 25:1-26:23
❏ Saturday 2 Chronicles 27:1-28:27

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 44

1. How is Jehoshaphat’s reign described?

2. What does Micaiah prophesy about Ahab?

3. How did Jehoshaphat reform Judah?

4. How did the Lord deliver Judah from the Moabites and Ammonites?

5. How did Jehoram start his rule?

6. Was Jehoram mourned at his passing?

7. When wicked king Ahaziah dies, who assumes rule?

8. How does Jehoiada the priest overthrow evil queen Athaliah?

9. How old is Joash when he becomes king? What sort of king is he?

10. How does Joash go wrong, in the end?

11. How does Amaziah go wrong as king?

12. How is Uzziah punished for offering an unauthorized incense before the Lord?

13. What is the result of Jotham’s proper service of the Lord, according to the Chronicler?

14. King Ahaz is soundly denounced for his idolatry. Which king does Ahaz send tribute to, thus setting up the future captivity of Judah?

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Sermon for July 30, 2017

Unbreakable Hope — Romans 8:28-39

Preacher: Vicar Andrew McDonald

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler


Farewell and Godspeed to Vicar McDonald as he returns to seminary in Edmonton and gets married!

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Daily Bible Readings — Week 43

Daily Bible Readings
Week 43: July 24-29, 2017

❏ Monday 2 Chronicles 6:1-7:22
❏ Tuesday 2 Chronicles 8:1-9:31
❏ Wednesday 2 Chronicles 10:1-11:23
❏ Thursday 2 Chronicles 12:1-16
❏ Friday 2 Chronicles 13:1-14:15
❏ Saturday 2 Chronicles 15:1-16:14

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 43

1. What happens immediately following Solomon’s prayer of dedication for the temple of the Lord?

2. What warning does the Lord give Solomon toward the end of chapter 7?

3. How great was Solomon’s kingdom and reign?

4. Why do the people of the North rebel against Solomon’s son Rehoboam?

5. Why does Egypt plunder Jerusalem?

6. What does Abijah’s speech indicate about which king is legitimate and why?

7. How does Asa defeat the Ethiopian (or Cushite) army?

8. How did Asa combat the false gods?

9. Why is Asa rebuked by the prophet Hanani?

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Sermon for July 23, 2017

Wheat and Weeds — Matthew 13:23-30; 36-43

Preacher: Rev. Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Sermon for July 16, 2017

A Word of Promise — Isaiah 55: 10-13

Preacher: Vicar Andrew McDonald

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 42

Daily Bible Readings
Week 42: July 17-22, 2017

❏ Monday 1 Chronicles 22:1-19
❏ Tuesday 1 Chronicles 23:1-27:34
❏ Wednesday 1 Chronicles 28:1-21
❏ Thursday 1 Chronicles 29:1-30
❏ Friday 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:18
❏ Saturday 2 Chronicles 3:1-5:14

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 42

1. What preparations does King David make for Solomon to build the temple for the Lord?

2. Chapters 23-27 might seem like a meaningless list of names to us today; but what value would knowing who was given which job have to the Judahites returning from exile?

3. What does David give Solomon in chapter 28?

4. Where does the story of 1 Chronicles end?

5. 2 Chronicles begins with Solomon’s prayer. For what does Solomon pray?

6. Where is the temple built?

7. What happens when the ark of the Lord comes to the temple?

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