WEEKLY BULLETIN

April 11, 2021

Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Worship Through Songs

       Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

       Build Your Kingdom Here

       What A Beautiful Name

       Our God

Prayer

Children (K-5) Meet Teachers

Sermon

       Mark 8:27-9:1, Who Do You Say I Am?

Closing Reminders & Benediction


Announcements

Softball

  • Nova softball is back! We are in the early stages of planning, but softball should be a go this summer. If you are interested in playing or want more info, contact Jeff Hester (jhester24@yahoo.com or 310-467-8461). Games will be on Saturdays, with specific dates/times, location, and price TBD. Nova softball is open to folks 14 & older, and we have different teams at different levels of skill, so even if you've never played before, we have a team for you! One important note is that in the past we have allowed for extended family, friends and co-workers to join our teams. However, since we are still in a pandemic, we are being asked to limit our rosters to folks affiliated with Nova, even if they have played with us in the past. More information is to come regarding spectators, mask rules, etc.


Giving to Benevolence

  • To give to the Benevolence Fund, which directly helps those in our community with needs, please visit here to give online or drop the gift in the box under the informational tent. Be sure to label the gift as "Benevolence."



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Children's Ministry

  • NovaKids (grades K-5) will be meeting during the service. Please check in ahead of time at the NovaKids tent. Children will stay with their family until after the worship songs when they will be dismissed to meet their teachers. For more information, please visit our Children's Ministry page.


Small Groups

  • We believe small groups are so important, especially during this time. We want you to be connected, but we know that not everyone has the same comfort level. Many of our groups have been meeting virtually. 
  • Nova small groups are smaller communities of people (usually about 8-14) who meet regularly to share, pray, read God’s Word and care for each other in practical ways. Groups meet on different nights of the week, and most of them will meet weekly. 
  • If you are interested in joining a group, or would like more information, email Pastor Adam Duchin: adamduchin@novachurch.org


Serving at Nova

  • Interested in serving at Nova? Visit the table by the information tent to learn more or visit here on our website.



Giving

  • If you would like to give tithes or offerings, please use the drop box located under the Information Tent.
  • If you are in your car, please turn your hazard lights on and an usher will help you.
  • Visit novachurch.org/giving for online giving.



Prayer

  • At the end of the worship service, Prayer Team members (light blue vests) are available in front of the platform.  
  • If you are in your car and would like prayer, please turn your hazard lights on at the end of the worship service.
  • You can always email prayer requests to prayer@novachurch.org and they will be sent out to the prayer team.


SONG LYRICS

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HOSANNA (PRAISE IS RISING)


Verse 1

Praise is rising, eyes are turning to You

We turn to You

Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You

We long for You

 

Pre-Chorus

'Cause when we see You we find strength

To face the day

In Your presence all our fears are washed away

Washed away

 

Chorus

Hosanna, Hosanna

You are the God who saves us

Worthy of all our praises

Hosanna, Hosanna

Come have Your way among us

We welcome You here Lord Jesus

 

Verse 2

Hear the sound of hearts returning to You

We turn to You

In Your Kingdom broken lives are made new

You make us new

 

Ending

Hosanna, Hosanna

Hosanna, Hosanna

 


 

BUILD YOUR KINGDOM HERE


Chorus

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here, we pray

 

Verse 1

Come set Your rule and reign

In our hearts again

Increase in us we pray

Unveil why we're made

Come set our hearts ablaze with hope

Like wildfire in our very souls

Holy Spirit come invade us now

We are Your church

We need Your power in us


Verse 2

We seek Your kingdom first

We hunger and we thirst

Refuse to waste our lives

For You're our joy and prize

To see the captives' hearts released

The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace

We lay down our lives for heaven's cause

We are Your church

We pray revive this earth

 

Chorus

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here, we pray

 

Verse 3

Unleash Your kingdom's power

Reaching the near and far

No force of hell can stop

Your beauty changing hearts

You made us for much more than this

Awake the kingdom seed in us

Fill us with the strength and love of Christ

We are Your church

We are the hope on earth

 

 


WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME


Verse 1

You were the Word at the beginning

One with God the Lord Most High

Your hidden glory in creation

Now revealed in You our Christ

 

Chorus 1

What a beautiful Name it is

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a beautiful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

 

Verse 2

You didn't want heaven without us

So Jesus You brought heaven down

My sin was great, Your love was greater

What could separate us now

 

Chorus 2

What a wonderful Name it is

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a wonderful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a wonderful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

What a wonderful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

 

Bridge

Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You

You silence the boast of sin and grave

The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory

For You are raised to life again

 

You have no rival, You have no equal

Now and forever God You reign

Yours is the kingdom, Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name above all names

 

Chorus 3

What a powerful Name it is

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is

Nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

 

Ending

What a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

What a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus

 


 

OUR GOD


Verse 1

Water You turned into wine

Opened the eyes of the blind

There's no one like You, none like You

 

Verse 2

Into the darkness You shine

Out of the ashes we rise

There's no one like You, none like You

 

Chorus

Our God is greater, our God is stronger

God, You are higher than any other

Our God is healer, awesome in power

Our God, our God

   

Bridge

And if our God is for us

Then who could ever stop us

And if our God is with us

Then what could stand against

 

And if our God is for us

Then who could ever stop us

And if our God is with us

Then what could stand against

What could stand against

 


SERMON NOTES


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Who Do You Say I Am?

April 11, 2021

 

 

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

9:1 And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”

Mark 8:27-9:1

 

 

 

Why did Jesus Christ have to die?

 

1.  It was necessary for us PERSONALLY, that we might be transformed by his love.


 

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19

 

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:1-3

 

 

2.   It was necessary for us LEGALLY, that we might be forgiven.


 

3.   It was necessary for us SPIRITUALLY, that we might be free from the fear of death and evil.



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Small Group Discussion Questions for the Week of April 11, 2021.

 

Opening

 

As a child, what did you aspire to be when you grew up?

 

 

Digging Deeper into the Scriptures

 

Read Mark 8:27-9:1

1.   In verses 31-32, what four things does Jesus prophesy about the Son of Man?


2.   According to Jesus, what kind of Messiah is he?


3.   How would you paraphrase verse 34?


 

Applying the Scriptures

 

1.   How has your relationship with God affected your: Goals?  Relationships?  Priorities?  Politics?


2.   In light of your lifestyle, what is the most challenging aspect of verse 34?