Good News

24
Dec

A Great Light – the Prince of Peace

9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined.
9:3 You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder.
9:4 For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.
9:5 For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
9:6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
9:7 His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
Today’s Message

A Great Light: the Prince of Peace

A Great Light: the Prince of Peace  -Joy in Victory

You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder.

A Great Light: the Prince of Peace -The End of Oppression

For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire.

A Great Light: the Prince of Peace

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

His Name Is Wonderful

17
Dec

The Anointing

Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 Pastor Bob Buehler at the Marbury Church of God, 3rd Sunday of advent, Dec 17 2017. Message begins at about 34:30.

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
61:1 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners;

61:2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

61:3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion– to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, to display his glory.

61:4 They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.

61:8 For I the LORD love justice, I hate robbery and wrongdoing; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

61:9 Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge that they are a people whom the LORD has blessed.

61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

61:11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

Today’s Message:  The Anointing

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

The Anointing:  A Prophecy of Jesus

Luke 4:17-21

The Anointing:  Anointed – for what?

Good news
Liberty
Release
Favor
Vengeance
Comfort

The Anointing: God’s Vengeance

God’s vengeance comes in the form of:

Comfort, Gladness, Praise, Rebuilding; (3)

Justice, covenant (8)

The Anointing:  Rejoicing in the LORD

Garments of Salvation
Robe of righteousness
Garland, Jewels …
GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all nations.

Joy to the world!

10
Dec

Voice in the wilderness

Second Sunday of Advent.
Voice in the wilderness.. Isaiah 40:1-11. Pastor Bob Buehler at Marbury Church of God, Sunday December 10 2017. Message begins at about 28:50.
03
Dec

Waiting for God

Waiting for God… Isaiah 64:1-9
1st Sunday of Advent, Pastor Bob Buehler at the Marbury Church of God, December 3, 2017.
Sermon begins at about 31:45

26
Nov

One Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
34:11 For thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.
34:12 As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.
34:13 I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land.
34:14 I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
34:15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD.
34:16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.
34:20 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
34:21 Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide,
34:22 I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
34:23 I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
34:24 And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

One Shepherd
The Ministry of Jesus (11-16)

I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.

One Shepherd
Who is in charge? (20-24)

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

One Shepherd
Christ the Chief Shepherd

I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
(see John 10:11-18)

12
Nov

Be Ready!

Be ready! Matthew 25:1-13. Pastor Bob Buehler at Marbury Church of God, Sunday November 12 2017. Preaching begins at about 26:15.
25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
25:3 When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;
25:4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.
25:5 As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept.
25:6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
25:7 Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
25:9 But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
25:10 And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut.
25:11 Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’
25:12 But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’
25:13 Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Parables of the Kingdom
 The Reign of Heaven
 Wise and Foolish
 It’s all about time
 What are you doing now?
05
Nov

A Great Cloud of Witnessess

A Great cloud of witnesses: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, 12:1-2. Sunday service at Marbury Church of God, November 5 2017. Preaching gets going at about 47:15.

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;
10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude–innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.
15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
01
Nov

Verse of the Month – November 2017

Knowing Jesus

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know Him.

Ephesians 1:17, nrsv

25
Oct

November 5

Flyer — Cloud of Witnesses

“Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.” — Hebrews 12:1-3, nrsv

 

November 5, 2017

A Great Cloud of witnesses

Celebrate the people who have touched you with God’s love, past and present.

 

“Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us … run with perseverance the race that is set before us.”

Who has been a positive influence in your life? Who has helped develop your faith, encourage you to walk in love?

Join us at 10:00 am on the first Sunday of November for an hour-long celebration followed by a time of fellowship over a Lasagna dinner.  We will name names, in the spirit of the great historical review of faithful people found in Hebrews chapter 11.

It’s a time for renewal, revival, and refreshment.  Mark the date, and we look forward to seeing you!

 

Marbury Church of God

Rev. Bob Buehler, Pastor

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Marbury Church of God

4825 Bicknell Rd
Marbury MD 20658

301-743-5110

marburychurchofgod.org

Worship 10 am
Sunday School 9 am

God loves you, and so do we!

 

 

22
Oct

Questioning Jesus?

Questioning Jesus? Matthew 22:13-22
Pastor Bob Buehler at Marbury Church of God, Sunday October 22, 2017.
Sermon begins at about 34:05
22:15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.
22:16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.
22:17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?”
22:18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?
22:19 Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius.
22:20 Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?”
22:21 They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
22:22 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
Pastor Bob Buehler

Today’s Message:  Questioning Jesus?

Jesus in Jerusalem: Teaching in the temple
His authority challenged: Matthew 21:23-27

Questioning Jesus:  An argument over taxes?

The Image and Inscription
Give To God what is God’s
Keeping Focus
“when they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.”

Questioning Jesus:  More Questions

The Sadducees
The greatest commandment

Jesus asks a question:

“What do you think of Christ?”
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