Dear friends! We invite you to our worship service.
Revolving in a world that is guided by human ambition, we involuntarily become captives of the idea that everything exists for our sake. But the world was created by God and serves His purposes.
On Sunday, following the pattern of the first Christians, we gather together to worship God, confessing the great depth of our need and devotion to Him. We set aside our day-to-day concerns to focus on Scripture so that in light of what it says we may examine our lives, pray for ourselves and one-another, and share the joy of belonging to God’s family. We strive to be in fellowship with believers and desire that the Day of the Lord would not only initiate but define the rest of the days in the week.
We invite you to come and share in our blessing of the House of the Lord!
Spiritual Abuse Exposed (Mark 12:35-40)
For the last time in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus confronts the scribes. These religious leaders have abused their spiritual authority for selfish gain and prestige. Jesus would not tolerate that, and step by step He exposes their corrupt leadership. Through this story we will learn to avoid the sins that we, like the scribes, might be tempted with.
Sermon by pastor Dmitriy Zherebnenkov.
35. And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36. David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet."’ 37. David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?" And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him. 38. In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, 39. and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, 40. who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation." (Mark 12:35-40)
Каждое воскресенье в нашей церкви проходят два утренних богослужения: в 9.00 утра – на русском и в 11.30 – на английском. Во время богослужения транслируется перевод на другой язык с помощью специальных наушников, которые вы можете найти у центрального входа в основной зал.
You are welcome to attend the first service in Russian at 9:00 am. You may listen to English translation via special headphones found at the central entrance to the sanctuary.