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

Give

We give generously, remembering God has given us everything and it is His!
You can give by credit card, debit card, or through your US bank account using Tithe.ly. Create an account to give quickly in the future!

https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/214635

Bulletin

See upcoming events, prayer requests, and other church information!

http://ftp.keystonenazarene.org/bulletin/2019/2019-2-24.pdf
Review
God created life to be a loving joyful relationship (dance) with him. The battle is the pressure and consequences of leaving the dance with God. The stories of Jesus' teaching and healing showed that he had authority and power. He is the rest that we are looking for in life, inviting us back into a relationship (dance) with God.
The Kingdom, the Response
Mark 4, 6
Jesus is the King bringing god's life-giving Kingdom, but people must decide if they will enter His Kingdom.
The Kingdom
We can count on Jesus' good news of God's Kingdom resources for life. It is not a fad.
The Kingdom
Every seed has the full capacity of health and growth if put in good soil.
The Kingdom
God's Kingdom will provide for us if we receive and orient our lives around it.
The Kingdom
Seeds will produce fruit.
The Kingdom
We must let go of control, be patient.
The Kingdom
God's kingdom will provide for us in the right way and in His right timing.
The Kingdom
God's Kingdom may seem like 'not enough' to deal with the situations we face.
The Kingdom
Small seeds become big.
The Kingdom
While it may seem small or insignificant, if allowed to grow it will be more than enough!
The Response
Wrong assumptions lead to missed opportunities
The Response
Jesus not only can bring the Kingdom to meet needs, but can enable others to do the same.
The Response
Jesus is a threat.
The Response
Herod would rather have his wealthy, broken life than the good life God would have given him.
The Response
Jesus is a blessing. For those who come to Jesus he provides what they need.
The Kingdom, the Response
Jesus is the King bringing God's life-giving Kingdom, but people must decide if they will enter His Kingdom.

Today's sermon podcast

You can find today's sermon podcast by clicking the link below. (give 15-20 minutes after the service for it to be uploaded)You can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes by searching for 'Keystone Nazarene' or listen online by clicking here:

http://keystonenazarene.org/featured/current-sermon-series-2/
Daily Prayer
Expand
Jesus, you are the Savior, the Son of God, the King. You open God's abundant kingdom to me today. Help me be good soil to receive it. Your kingdom will do good things as I let it. Your kingdom is more than enough. Jesus I trust you as my teacher and guide and will let you change me, even when I feel threatened. You can. You are a blessing. You are my King.
Reflection 1: Kingdom grows in good soil
Expand
Read Mark 4:1-9
What is God showing me about my heart response to Jesus? Is it crowded? Am I shallow holding back the depth of myself? Am I hard and un-receptive? Am I receptive, good soil? Confess what God shows you and ask him to change your heart. In choices you experience today ask God what he wants and do it.
Reflection 2: Kingdom produces fruit if we will let it
Expand
Read Mark 4:26-29
Becoming good soil means letting God have his way and not taking over control, just like a seed grow and we don't know how. What are ways that you try to take control of situations in life, pushing God out? Reflect and thank God for what He is doing in your life.



Reflection 3: Small seeds become big
Expand
Read Mark 4:30-32
Make a list of the tasks and concerns that confront you. Does it seem that God's kingdom resources are enough to help you engage, accomplish, or set these things down? Jesus reminds us the smallest seeds become the biggest plants (like a mustard or redwood seed). Confess, 'God you are more than enough for everything in my day and my life.' Put this in a place where you will see and repeat it often.


Reflection 4: Jesus can't. Jesus the threat.
Expand
Read Mark 6:3-6, 14-16
Jesus has given three illustrations that his kingdom is able and abundant, but we must be willing to receive and adjust to it. How did Jesus' childhood town and Herod respond to Jesus? Why? Ask God to show you areas in your life where you don't take Jesus seriously, or where he seems to be a threat to how you want to live life. Confess these to Him.
Reflection 5: Jesus can. Jesus the blessing.
Expand
Read Mark 6:7-13, 30-56
In these verses what is Jesus able to do? What happened for the people who came to him? How has be been providing for you as you have trusted him this week? Share these with Jesus and thank him!