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Manteno Church of the Nazarene

Sunday Morning Service | 9 & 10:30am

Sunday Morning Service | 9 & 10:30am

Pastor Ken Bushey preaching.

Locations & Times

Manteno Church of the Nazarene

698 N Locust St, Manteno, IL 60950, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

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12-13 | District Assembly at Gathering Point
16 | 6pm | MC Milestones Bunco
19 | 9am | MOPS
19 | 6pm | Middle School RIOT
20 | 6pm | High School Hangout
21 | 6pm | Elementary Kids Game Night
22 | 10am | Milestone Readers
23 | 6:30pm | Momsnext
26 | 12pm | Bandage Rolling
28 | 11:45am | Student Ministries EOY Banquet
29 | 10am | MC Milestones Coffee 'n' Learn

Important Upcoming Dates
Administrative Assistants Day | April 24
10am Service for the Summer | May 26-August 4
VBS | June 2-6
Kids Camp | July 11-July 14
Teen Camp | June 10-June 14

Carpeting and Parking Lot Maintenance
We are excited to be getting two large projects done this spring! Our parking lot has needed attention for quite some time and we will be getting the south side refinished and striped. The north side will be coated and striped. We will also be replacing the carpet in the foyer and McCormick Center. This includes basketball lines, volleyball lines, and yes, the three-point line. Several years ago the board directed that we set aside money in a fund for repairs and maintenance. Because of your generous giving over the years and careful management of these funds, we will be able to pay for these two projects in full.

Journey Groups
April 3-May 29 | Our Spring session of Journey Groups began this week. Most are on Wednesday at 6:30pm, the same time as kids and teens. Dinner is available on Wednesdays for a suggested donation of $4 per person or $20 per family beforehand from 5:30-6:15pm. For a comprehensive list of Journey Groups go to or stop by the Welcome Center.

MC Milestones Coffee 'n' Learn
Monday, April 29 | 10am | MC Milestones has invited Nicholas Raloff to come and speak about internet security - things such as social media privacy, passwords, multi-factor authentication, and click-on scams. He will also be taking questions from the audience. Enjoy some coffee and learn how to protect yourselves online.

Milestone Readers
April 22 | 10am | MC Milestones and Kim Raloff are starting a book club that will meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 10am, starting April 22. They will be reading Carried: How One Mother’s Trust in God Helped Her through the Unthinkable. Sign up behind the Welcome Desk.

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Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $62,250
April 7: $14,427
Month to Date: $14,427

Contact Information
Pastor Ken Bushey | Lead | | 812.583.1542
Pastor Amy Kilpatrick | Children | | 815.573.6322
Pastor Marcus Cleveland | Student Ministries | | 517.525.7648
Church Office | 815.468.8946 | | 698 N. Locust | PO Box 698 | Manteno, IL 60950
Martha Krueger | |
Jenny Lyle | |
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Weekly Schedule
Worship Service | 9 & 10:30am | Sunday
Teen Bible Quizzing | 5pm | Sunday
7th-12th Grade BREAK Youth Group | 6pm | Sunday
Volleyball | 6:30-8:30pm | Monday
Wednesday Night Dinner | 5:30-6:15pm | Wednesday
Journey Groups | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Club 56 Youth Group | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Manteno Kids Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Men's Basketball | 8-10pm | Wednesday
Men's Prayer Breakfast | 8am | Saturday

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Glorious Day
Great Things
New Name Written Down in Glory
It Is Well With My Soul
Revelation Song
Closing Blessing

Sermon Notes

Fully Alive: Bound To Be Free
Romans 6:15-23
April 14, 2024

What does it mean to be free?

Perfect freedom is never absolute freedom, but requires appropriate boundaries.

“You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Genesis 2:16-17

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!
Romans 6:15

Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—
Romans 6:16

Deuteronomy 15:12-17
If any of your people—Hebrew men or women—sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free. And when you release them, do not send them away empty-handed. Supply them liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress. Give to them as the Lord your God has blessed you. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you. That is why I give you this command today.
But if your servant says to you, “I do not want to leave you,” because he loves you and your family and is well off with you, then take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life.

Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Romans 6:16

But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.
Romans 6:17

You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
Romans 6:18

I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations.
Romans 6:19

Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
Romans 6:19

When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!
Romans 6:20-21

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
Romans 6:22

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

God desires us to be free from sin, bound to Christ, and fully alive.

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