Keystone Nazarene Church
Keystone Sunday Worship
Making Christlike Disciples in Okinawa
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  • Keystone Nazarene Church
    1198-2 Yoshihara, Chatan-chō, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken 904-0105, Japan
    Sunday 10:45 AM

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Today’s Message: Water in Wilderness
Main Idea: Jesus baptism and temptation shows how God brings water even to our wilderness.
Lent
- 40 days of reflection, repentance and fasting leading to Easter,
- to remember Jesus' death and resurrection
- and let God make us more like him
Contrasting Images
Jesus’ baptism and temptation
water and wilderness.
Water
Water is a symbol of washing, quenching thirst, and sustaining life.
Water
Baptism is a physical way to admit our need for God, just like we need water, and God’s abundance just as water brings life to the land around it.
Water
Water is a symbol of washing, quenching thirst, and sustaining life.
Water
In the water of Jesus’ baptism we see the abundance and goodness of his relationship with his Father.
Wilderness
A symbol of scarcity, desolation, and death.
Wilderness
Jesus’ time in the wilderness is a time of outer and inner need, attack, and temptation.
Wilderness
Reveals who someone is
God uses to strengthen and deepen their character.
Good News
Jesus was not alone in the wilderness
Good News
God’s presence was like water that sustained Jesus and can sustain us in the wilderness.
Lent
A kind-of self-imposed wilderness, a training time, to let God reveal our need for him, and to experience how he provides.
This Week's Memory Verse:
Mark 1:10-11 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

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Reflection: Day 1
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Read Mark 1:9-11.What was your baptism like, if you remember it? If you haven’t been baptized, have you witnessed a baptism? If so, what was that experience like?

Daily Scripture Readings
Ephesians 2:1–10; Psalm 77; Job 4:1–21
Reflection: Day 2
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Read Mark 1:9-13How do you see the narrative of Jesus’ baptism contrasting with the time he spent in the wilderness?

Daily Scripture Readings
1 Peter 3:8-18a; Psalm 77; Job 5:8-27
Reflection: Day 3
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Read Deuteronomy 8:1-10, Mark 1:12-13. What are some of the parallels between Jesus’ time in the wilderness and the children of Israel’s years in the wilderness? What do you think the author of Mark was intending to convey with these parallels?

Daily Scripture Reading
Matthew 4:1–11; Psalm 77; Proverbs 30:1–9
Reflection: Day 4
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Read Luke 4:1-13. What are some areas of wilderness you have experienced in your own life?

Daily Scripture Readings
Romans 3:21–31; Psalm 22:23–31; Genesis 15:1–6, 12–18
Reflection: Day 5
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Read Matthew 4:1-11. How does the knowledge that Christ walked through the wilderness give you comfort and hope when you walk through your own wilderness?

Daily Scripture Readings
Romans 4:1–12; Psalm 22:23–31; Genesis 16:1–6
Reflection: Day 6
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Read Mark 1:9-15. During this Lenten season, how can you walk through this time of fasting, repentance, and preparation acknowledging the wilderness while also accepting the grace that Christ extends to you?

Daily Scripture Readings
Mark 8:27–30; Psalm 22:23–31; Genesis 16:7–15

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