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: The Light has Come
The light of Jesus exposes and transforms our darkness and wrong.
- 40 days of reflection, repentance and fasting leading to Easter,
- to remember Jesus' death and resurrection
- and let God make us more like him
In life’s great journey we will find
darkness in our path and mind
that raises questions we don’t know
of what lies ahead which way to go.
The Question
Nicodemus’ question is the same as ours: How do I live a good life?
Eternal Life in Jesus
Death and Life: Like Israel in the wilderness, our sins cause death, but God makes a way for life. For Israel it was the snake on a pole, for us it is Jesus on the cross.
Eternal Life in Jesus
God wants to give life. Jesus was willing to die for us to have access to this life.
Eternal Life in Jesus
God is interested in saving, not condemning.
People Love Darkness
Darkness is where we are apart from Jesus.
People Love Darkness
Light is jarring to those who have been in darkness.
People Love Darkness
People prefer darkness because they don’t want to admit they have wrong, evil, or need to be changed.
Jesus is the Light
Light reveals danger, and shows the safest way.

Jesus is the Light
Light gives the ability to grow.

Jesus is the Light
Jesus is the light, which gives eternal life. The answer to our question of, 'How do I get a good life?'
In life’s great journey we will find
darkness in our path and mind
that raises questions we don’t know
of what lies ahead, which way to go
But there’s a guide who has a light
revealing dangers dispelling night
who wears scars that we have made
With sweat like blood for you he prayed
He is the light, the hope, the guide
Who leads to life higher, deeper, wide
This Week's Memory Verse:
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


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Reflection: Day 1
Memorize John 3:16-17. Why do you think fear of the dark is so common? Is this a fear you have ever had? What helped you to overcome it?

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 3:1–6
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 107:1–16; Exodus 15:22–27
Reflection: Day 2
John connects Jesus to the Old Testament story where those who gaze upon the snake are healed. What might be the connection between Jesus and the snake in the wilderness?

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:6–13
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 107:1–16; Numbers 20:1–13
Reflection: Day 3
John 3:16 is probably the most popular verse in Scripture; however, it is often referenced outside its con- text. How does knowing the verses surrounding this verse impact what this verse means and/or how it should be used in popular culture?

Scripture Reading: John 8:12–20
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 107:1–16; Isaiah 60:15–22
Reflection: Day 4
What are some reasons you have seen for people to love the darkness they are in?

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:1–13
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 51:1–12; Isaiah 30:15–18
Reflection: Day 5
How does embracing Jesus as the Light give us hope? How can we be bearers of Jesus’s light to the world around us?

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:14–5:4
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 51:1–12; Exodus 30:1–10

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