Good Morning and welcome to our worship services today. In our sermon time we will continue our journey through the Gospel of John. This week’s stop will be chapter 3—the conversation between Nicodemus, the Pharisee, and Jesus about the new birth.
While we’re talking about John, have some fun and take this little quiz about the Fourth Gospel:
1.) Who was the father of John, the writer of the Gospel according to John?
A. Simeon B. Zacharias C. Zebedee D. Joseph
2.) We all know John 3:16. To whom was Jesus speaking when he said this verse?
A. The Pharisees B. Peter, C. Nicodemus D. Zacchaeus
3.) What miracle of Jesus is mentioned only by John in his Gospel account?
A. Turning water into wine B. Sight restored to two blind men C. Healing of the ten lepers D. Feeding of the five thousand.
4.) What parable of Jesus is mentioned only by John in his Gospel account?
A. The parable of the lost sheep B. The parable of the good shepherd C. The parable of the fig tree D. The parable of the ten virgins.
5.) Only John mentions the raising of Lazarus from the dead. In what city did that happen?
A. Bethesda B. Capernaum C. Nazareth D. Bethany
6.) John mentions the money-changers and traders being cast out of the temple by Jesus. During what feast was that?
A. Feast of Weeks B. Feast of Firstfruits C. Passover D. Pentecost
7.) In John's gospel account, who was invited by Philip to come and see Jesus, after he asked, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?"
A. Zebedee B. Nathanael C. Nicodemus D. Zacharias
8.) In a story told only in John's gospel, what was the name of the pool where Jesus healed a man which had an infirmity thirty-eight years?
A. Beautiful B. Bethesda C. Zion's Gate D. Siloam
9.) The Gospel of John has no information on the birth of Jesus. Other than 'The Word', who is Jesus, who is the first person introduced?
A. John B. Matthew C. John the Baptist D. Philip
10.) Which of the following characters is mentioned only in John's Gospel?
A. Nicodemus B. Joseph of Arimathaea C. Zacchaeus C. Salome
1. C; 2. C; 3. A; 4. B; 5. D; 6. C; 7. B; 8. D; 9. C; 10. A
NEWS & NOTES
North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry
A big thanks to Jimmy Elmore and Stanley Thomas for organizing this event that took place last Monday. And a big thanks to our 29 volunteers who helped. We were able to distribute over 125 boxes of food to families and individuals in need. The office has had several calls this week from people who saw the news report on KXII asking when we were doing this again. Right now, we are talking to the North Texas Food Bank about hosting this again next month and will let you know details as they become available to us.
Daylight savings time ends next Sunday, November 1. Don’t forget to turn your clock back one hour!
Our sympathy is with Jeff & Carrie Barnett after the passing of their nephew, Christopher Barnett on Saturday, October 17.
Congratulations to Kevin & Jana Kelly on the birth of their baby girl, Blair Kelly, born last Monday, October 19.
Changes to our Sunday Service
We have discontinued our 8 AM Sunday morning service. Join us at 10 AM either in-person or online. To allow for more seating we have removed the blue tape from the center section and added more chairs at the back of the worship center.
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who has picked up boxes to fill for children around the world! The return date is Nov. 1. Feel free to fill the boxes with school supplies, toys, socks, gloves, etc. Remember that all liquids, foods, and war toys are prohibited. Toothpaste is considered a liquid and, therefore not to be included in the boxes. No money should be placed inside the boxes since our Grace Offering will pay for shipping.
Fortify Family Retreat - November 6-8
You can still register for our family retreat at Texoma Youth Camp, Pottsboro. The cost is $10 per person. Register at pacoc.net or in the church office.
Trunk 'n Treat - Today from 4-6 PM
Join us for snow cones, fire truck, police car and so much more!