Dear Mosaic Family, I'm really excited to announce that tomorrow, we're kicking off a new sermon series through the book of Genesis!! Since September 1st is Boston's New Year, it seems appropriate to begin the year by studying Genesis, the book of beginnings. The book of Genesis is a book of origins, providing answers to the biggest questions of life: Does God exist? What is He like? What does He want? Who am I? Where did I come from? Where did everything come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? What's the point? How do we find ultimate purpose? etc. Many are familiar with Genesis and it's epic themes of Creation & Fall, of Calling & Blessing, of Covenant & Promise. Many are familiar with the timeless stories of Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah & the Ark, Babel & beyond. However, most Christians fail to understand Genesis as Jesus understood Genesis. Jesus interpreted Genesis as a book about Himself! In Luke 24, while traveling on the road to Emmaus with two disciples after His Resurrection, in order to bolster their faith in Himself, He took them to the Scriptures (instead of showing them his wounds and having them touch his resurrected body!).
In Luke 24:25-27, Jesus says “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." Jesus revealed what the Old Testament had to say about Him, beginning with Genesis. What does Genesis say about Jesus? Well, you'll just have to come and find out!
In order to best prepare yourself for the sermon tomorrow, please read Genesis 1. Looking forward to worshiping with you!
Praying for you! Pastor Jan
Membership Class Sunday, September 11, 1-3pm. Lunch provided. If you would like to attend this membership class, please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
College Lunch Sunday, September 18th, 1pm (after the 11:15am service). If you're a college student looking to connect with the other students who attend Mosaic, plan to join us for a free lunch. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
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3rd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th, 1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!
Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.
Apologetics Seminars Do you struggle with making intellectual sense of Christianity? Would you like to help your non-Christian friends see the veracity of the Christian claims? Join us for an 8 week seminar going through Tim Keller's "The Reason for God." The class will take place during the 11:15am worship service in the balcony upstairs, October 2nd to November 20th.
Mosaic Youth Group Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!
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