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Denver First Church of the Nazarene January 3, 2010 - Totals Attendance

Reception for Blake & Lindsey Berry
Today, after the morning service, there will be a reception for DFC Missionaries, Blake & Lindsey Berry, before they head off to Africa for missionary work. Please join us in the Diehl Chapel to wish them well. Cake & refreshments will be served.

Main Campus: Sunday School: 695 Bible Studies & Small Groups: 42 AM Worship: 1343

West Campus: Sunday School: 56 AM Worship: 90

Combined: Sunday School & Groups: 793

Waves & Rock Parents
All Waves (7th - 9th grade) and Rock (10th - 12th grade) parents: join us in the Rock Room from 12:00 - 12:30 pm TODAY, for a short informational meeting and a question and answer session with Mike Hull, our new Student Ministries Pastor.

Main Services: 1433 Giving This Week’s Need: $ 32,106 Received Last Week: $ 41,954

January Tithe Monthly Goal: $ 160,530 To Date: $ 41,954

Tennyson Center Ministry
Come join us TODAY at 1:15 pm as we continue to share the gospel with and minister to the kids at the Tennyson Center for Children. We will meet in the Breezeway. Call or email Jon Tinniswood with questions: 720/273-0028 or jtinnis@hotmail.com.

January World Evangelism Fund Monthly Goal: $ 12,679 YTD Tithe YTD Goal: $ 2,038,327 To Date: $ 1,570,470 To Date: $ 2,151

YTD World Evangelism Fund YTD Goal: $ 140,015 To Date: $ 161,505

Missions Council
The Missions Council will meet TODAY at 2:00 pm in the Community Room.

DFC (Main Campus) Ministerial Staff
Stephen Abbott Young Adult & Family Pastor Rich Cantwell Business Administrator Mike Hull Student Ministries Pastor Scott Nauman Pastor of Worship & Arts Jerry Nelson Minister of Instrumental Music Randy Smith Christian Education Pastor

Adult Sunday School Teachers
Adult Sunday School Teachers will meet TODAY at 4:30 pm in Room 201.

Bud Curry Hospital Chaplain Tina Hayhurst Pastor

Evening Service Tonight
Tonight our Traditions Service will be held in the Sanctuary at 6:00 pm. It will be followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall (please bring cookies to share at the reception). Please see the ad inside this bulletin for more info about the special events taking place tonight.

January 10, 2010

Matthew 5:21-24

The Healing of the Body
“But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.”
Matthew 5:22 ♦

It’s important to ______________!
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The importance of establishing good relationships between His _________________.

We, at times, can ___________ other Christians too quickly! “By their fruit you will recognize them.”
Matthew 7:16

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
7:1Matthew 7:1-2

Most people in America would recognize the name “Dr. James Dobson.” Decades ago, he began an organization called “Focus on the Family.” He has been a national figure for many years. We, in the Nazarene church, know that Dr. Dobson is a Nazarene whose father was a Nazarene minister. He has been influential as a Christian psychologist because he has been a champion for the family. When we speak of family in church, we think of the Body of Christ. We believe, as Christians, that we are “brothers and sisters” in Christ. As family members, we have times of disagreement and conflict. Jesus speaks to us today as members of His family, people who at times have a tendency to have sharp conflict with one another. There are many who would testify to being hurt in the church. Jesus knows the tendencies of His children! With great clarity He speaks to us on the subject of need for “healing” among the Body of Christ. We believe that God has a plan for all of us to remain in loving fellowship with one another. This is His desire and plan for His church. May we glorify Him by the way we treat one another! I am so glad you are here! In His Amazing Grace!

Pastor Shawn

Support Group for Caregivers This monthly support group is for those providing care to an aged or chronically ill loved one, while losing sight of themselves. We meet on Monday, January 11, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Community Room. Elder care is available upon request. For more info, call Linda Case at 303/948-8244. Wednesday Night Programming Has Resumed! The Children’s Department would like to announce that we have resumed Wednesday night programming for children (ages 3 to 6th grade). Join us every Wednesday night at 6:30 on the Garden Level. Please call the Children’s office at 303/806-2612 with any questions. Senior’s Choir Heaven’s Calling, our seniors choir, is starting a new season after a successful launch this fall. If you would like to sing with this adult choir, they rehearse on Friday mornings (9:15 - 11:30 am) in the Music Room. Their ministry is primarily outreach to nursing homes and care centers. Fresh Flood Winter Retreat Wanted: You and your friends! The Fresh Flood (Youth) Winter Retreat is January 15-17 at Ponderosa Camp. Register now in the Student Ministries Office or online at www.freshflood.com. Men’s Choir Gentlemen, your participation in a one-time-only event is requested. On Sunday, January 24, the choir will be men only. If you would like to help lead worship that morning, we’d love to have you. Rehearsal will be Wednesday evening, January 20 at 6:30 pm. Please let Diane know if you plan to sing at 303/806-2609. Financial Peace University Do you crave relief from the financial burdens in your life? You should come to Financial Peace University! Check out the free introductory session on January 20 at 6:30 pm. The first class will be January 27th at 6:30 pm. Call Debbie with questions at 303/806-2624. Celebration Choir & Orchestra We still have room for you! Our new season has just begun and we’d love to have you. This season’s commitment runs until Easter, April 4. Rehearsals are Wednesday and Thursday evenings - you choose which best suits your lifestyle. To register, or if you have questions, call Diane at 303/806-2609.

This kind of negative ______________ says something about our relationship with others and with God! "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you…”
∗ Matthew 5:23 ♦

Evaluating our __________________.
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The altar is a place of _________________. Jesus is saying, “If you want a good relationship with me, you should also have a good relationship with _____________.”

How is _________ relationship with others? “...leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”
∗ Matthew 5:24 ♦

The __________ of reconciliation. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
5:172 Corinthians 5:17-19 ∗ ∗

We need to be _____________ when it comes to reconciliation! _________________ to reconciliation. 1. _________ 2. _________

3. Shallow ______________ life “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!”
2:5Philippians 2:5-8 ∗

We should reflect the ______________ of Jesus!