MORE THAN _____ You are the You
Matthew 25:31-40 (NLT)
“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ 37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
BIG IDEA: YOU ARE THE YOU.
THOUGHT 01 – IT COMES DOWN TO YOU.
Psalm 68:5–6 (NLT)
5 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—
this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
6 God places the lonely in families;
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
James 1:27 (NLT)
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
THOUGHT 02 – SOMEONE’S PROBLEM EQUALS YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
Isaiah 1:17 (NLT)
17 Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
THOUGHT 03 – WE ARE WITH YOU.
Coming up at Open Life
Open Life Bracket Challenge
Brackets Open Tonight
Get in on the excitement of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Don’t worry, if you have no clue what the sport of basketball is, you just might have an upper hand in the selection of your team bracket. It’s all fun and games around here.
EASTER IS COMING!
March 25th & 27th
This year we have a Good Friday service at 6:30pm on March 25th to celebrate what Jesus did on the cross for you and me. Then on Sunday we celebrate Easter at Open Life. We are praying to reach so many people with the hope and love of Jesus this year!
EASTER IS COMING!
Kids will enjoy a creative sharing of the Easter story through music, media, and more while adults enjoy the most inspiring 70 minutes of their year.
An Egg Hunt for kids (birth through 5th grade) will follow the service. Bring a bag or basket and you’re good to go.