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2013 Messages

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Sunday Theme Message Scripture Special Events
1/6/13 Finding Hope Why are We Here, Where are We Going, How Do You Fit in? Romans 15:2
1/13/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus is Superior in Every Way Hebrews 1:1-14
1/20/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Deserves your Attention Hebrews 2:1-8 Sanctity of Human   Life
1/27/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Soften Your Heart Hebrews 3:1-19
2/3/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Rest Hebrews 4:1-5
2/10/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Hope Hebrews 5:10 Valentine’s Day
2/17/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Help You Draw Near to God Hebrews 7:1-28
2/24/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Offers You a Better Promise Hebrews 8:1-13
3/3/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Shed His Blood for You Hebrews 9:1-28
3/10/13 Hope  in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Confidence Hebrews 10:1-39 Daylight Savings begins;   Gideon Speaker
3/17/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus is Worthy of Your Faith Hebrews 11:1-40
3/24/13 Finding Hope Finding Hope from 5 Surprises at the Cross Matthew 27:27 Palm Sunday
3/31/13 Finding Hope Finding Hope from Inside the Tomb Acts 2:1-42 Easter
4/7/13 Guest Speaker—Scott   Towers
4/14/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Taught Us to Endure Hebrews 12:1-29 Camp Selah
4/21/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Taught Us to Change Hebrews 13:1-25
4/28/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Tears You Up Matthew 6:25
5/5/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Makes You Small Matthew 6:25
5/12/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Steals Your Hope Matthew 6:26, 28-30 Mother’s Day
5/19/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Wastes You Time Matthew 6:27
5/26/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Offends Your Father Matthew 6:26, 32 Memorial Day Weekend
6/2/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Leads You Astray Matthew 6:32 Honor Graduates
6/9/13 Guest Speaker–Christopher Avell  
6/16/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Turns Your Head Matthew 6:33-34 Father’s Day; Baby   Dedication
6/23/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every   Relationship Needs: #1 Grace Genesis 39:1-40:8
6/30/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #2 Encouragement Ephesians 4:29 FOURTH OF JULY—5th Sunday at the Pavilion   following service
7/7/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #3 Loyalty 2 Samuel 23:8-17
7/14/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #4 Forgiveness Matt 18:15-35 Communion
7/21/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #5 Transparency 1 John 1:1-2:2
7/28/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #6 Perseverance Hebrews 10:32-11:2; 12:1-3
8/4/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Hope 1 Cor 10:13
8/11/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Finding Hope (or Ruin) in Becoming What We Worship  Isaiah 6
8/18/13 Guest Speaker—Mike and Carolyn Ballast (Missionaries) I Cor 1 VBS Sunday (Avalanche Ranch: A Wild Ride through God’s Word)
8/25/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Get in the Game Eph 4:11-16 Baptism & Family Night at PSR
9/1/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Challenge of Hope Ruth 1:1-15 Labor Day
9/8/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Contrast of Hope Ruth 1:16-22
9/15/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Providence of Hope Ruth 2:1-13 Randy and Adena Wildman (Missionaries)Men’s Outing (9/21)– Robert Houk’s home
9/22/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Provision of Hope Ruth 2:14-23 SYATP (9/25)
9/29/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Adventure of Hope Ruth 3:1-13 5th Sunday—Harvest party at the Pavilion (Rides/camp fire, etc.); Shawn & Amanda (Missionaries); BCC 101 Class
10/6/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Faithfulness of Hope Ruth 3:14-18 Communion
10/13/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Resources of Hope Ruth 4:1-12 Columbus Day- 10/14
10/20/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Prodigy of Hope Ruth 4:13-22 (10/19) Harvest Party at The Fethers.
10/27/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Foundation of Stewardship Mark 12:1-12 Testimony
11/3/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Giving Luke 19:11-27 Testimony
11/10/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Serving 1 Cor 12:12-27 Veteran’s Day—11/11; Testimony
11/17/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Commitment Joshua 24:14-28 Testimony
11/24/113 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Thanksgiving Ps 107 Thanksgiving; Decorate Church
12/1/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Wonder of Your Eternal Home 2 Cor 5:1-21 HOPE;Advent Scripture– Isaiah; Communion
12/8/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home Bowing Down Wisely Ps 95:6 PEACE; Advent Scripture– Micah 5:2, 4-5; Children’s Program
12/15/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Beauty of Your Eternal Home Rev 21 JOY; Advent Scripture– Isaiah 9:6 -7
12/22/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Gift that Overcomes Death 1 Cor 15:50-58 LOVE; Advent Scripture– Isaiah 52:7-10
12/24/13 Christmas Eve The Perfection of Heaven Ps 24:3-4
12/29/13 Preparing to Live by Preparing to Die 2 Kings 18:13-19 5th Sunday

Love’s Humility (Luke 13:1-20)

Mark Pitman, February 19, 2017
Part of the Love My Neighbors series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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About Mark Pitman: Mark is the lead pastor at Bridgewater Community Church
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Luke 13:1-20

1There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 6He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 8And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. 10And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him. 18Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. 20And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? (KJV)

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