WEEKLY BULLETIN

June 13, 2021

Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Worship Through Songs

       All of My Days

       God of Wonders

       From the Inside Out

       Holy Spirit / Set a Fire

Prayer

Children (K-5) Meet Teachers

Sermon

       Of Monsters and Men, Daniel 7

Closing Reminders & Benediction


Announcements

Baptism

  • If you're interested in baptism, talk to one of the pastors or board members. Our next baptism will be Sunday, June 27.


House Build

  • Nova is assembling a team of people to go to Pinetop, AZ to complete the building of a house for a missionary who serves the local Apache Native American community. The trip will be the second week of August. We are also in need of funds to finish this project, as well as provide meals for the missionary and her husband. Donations can be made out to Nova Community Church with "Hands of Mercy" written in the memo line. If you would like to serve on this trip, or you would like to learn more, you can contact Norm Lenders at 310-678-0593.


Youth Group Summer Kickoff

  • Wednesday June 16 from 6:30-8:30, the Youth Group will welcome up incoming 6th graders to the group with an outdoor bonfire and games. Hotdogs, chips, and marshmallows will be provided!

Vacation Bible School

  • VBS is BACK! Register here for Nova’s all-outdoor Vacation Bible School, Concrete and Cranes, July 19-23 on the Nova lawn! Children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to join the fun! 
  • Please also consider how you might volunteer both before and during VBS and fill out our volunteer form here.  Please reach out to Shannon Pitman and Courtney Tibbils at novavbs@gmail.com with any questions.
  • If you are willing and available to support with VBS either with preparations or during the week of July 19th, please plan to attend a brief informational meeting on Sunday, May 23, immediately following the worship service on the plaza.

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.


We know the CDC has recently updated their recommendations, but our rules on campus remain the same for the time being. We will continue to evaluate and update this page if any changes are made.


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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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ALL OF MY DAYS

 

Verse 1

Proclaim Your awesome power

Tell of mighty deeds

Declare Your future kingdom

Of everlasting peace

 

Pre-Chorus

And my eyes they look unto You always

And I am captured by Your majesty

 

Chorus

All of my days, I will sing of Your greatness

All of my days, I will speak of Your grace

All of my days, I will tell of Your wondrous love

Your love in my life

Your love

 

Verse 2

All Your works will praise You

Your children bless Your name

We speak of all Your goodness

We walk in fields of grace

 

 


GOD OF WONDERS

 

Verse 1

Lord of all creation

Of water earth and sky

The heavens are Your tabernacle

Glory to the Lord on high

 

Chorus 1

God of wonders beyond our galaxy

You are holy, holy

The universe declares Your majesty

You are holy, holy

Lord of heaven and earth

Lord of heaven and earth

 

Verse 2

Early in the morning

I will celebrate the light

When I stumble in the darkness

I will call Your name by night

 

Bridge

Hallelujah, to the Lord of heaven and earth

Hallelujah, to the Lord of heaven and earth

Hallelujah, to the Lord of heaven and earth

 

Chorus 2

God of wonders beyond our galaxy

You are holy, holy

Precious Lord, reveal Your heart to me

Father hold me, hold me

The universe declares Your majesty

You are holy, holy

 

 


FROM THE INSIDE OUT

 

Verse 1

A thousand times I've failed

Still Your mercy remains

And should I stumble again

Still I'm caught in Your grace

Everlasting

Your light will shine when all else fades

Never-ending

Your glory goes beyond all fame

 

Verse 2

Your will above all else

My purpose remains

The art of losing myself

In bringing You praise

Everlasting

Your light will shine when all else fades

Never-ending

Your glory goes beyond all fame

 

Chorus 1

In my heart in my soul

Lord, I give You control

Consume me from the inside out, Lord

Let justice and praise

Become my embrace

To love You from the inside out

 

Chorus 2

Everlasting

Your light will shine when all else fades

Never-ending

Your glory goes beyond all fame

And the cry of my heart

Is to bring You praise

From the inside out

Lord, my soul cries out

 

 

 

HOLY SPIRIT / SET A FIRE

 

Verse 1

There's nothing worth more that will ever come close

Nothing can compare, You're our living hope

Your Presence

 

Verse 2

I've tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves

Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone

In Your Presence, Lord

 

Chorus

Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere

Your glory God is what our hearts long for

To be overcome by Your Presence, Lord

 

Verse 1

There's nothing worth more that will ever come close

Nothing can compare, You're our living hope

Your Presence

 

Verse 2

I've tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves

Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone

In Your Presence, Lord

 

Chorus

Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere

Your glory God is what our hearts long for

To be overcome by Your Presence, Lord

 

Chorus (Set A Fire)

So set a fire down in my soul

That I can't contain and I can't control

I want more of You God

I want more of You God

 

Verse (Set A Fire)

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

No place I would rather be

Than here in Your love

Here in Your love

 

Chorus

Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere

Your glory God is what our hearts long for

To be overcome by Your Presence, Lord

 

  

 

SERMON NOTES


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Of Monsters and Men

WHO IS THIS MAN? – Part 9

June 13, 2021

 

 

Mark 8:29-31

“Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.” And Jesus warned them to tell no one about Him.

 

Then Jesus began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise from the dead.

 

1. “Son of Man” commonly means “Human”

 

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is a man who does this,

And a son of man who takes hold of it;

Who keeps from profaning the Sabbath,

And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

 

 

“The Son of Man is a lowly human, who, because of sin, will suffer, and then be exalted by God.”

 

2. The Son of Man can convey the low status of humans.

 

Psalm 8:4

What is man that You think of him,

And a son of man that You are concerned about him?

 

 

3. The Son of Man will be exalted.

 

Psalm 8:4-8

What is man that You think of him,

And a son of man that You are concerned about him?

Yet You have made him a little lower than God,

And You crown him with glory and majesty!

You have him rule over the works of Your hands;

You have put everything under his feet,

All sheep and oxen,

And also the animals of the field,

The birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea,

Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

 

Psalm 80:14-19

God of armies, do turn back;

Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,

The shoot which Your right hand has planted,

And of the son whom You have strengthened for Yourself.

It is burned with fire, it is cut down;

They perish from the rebuke of Your face.

Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,

Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.

Then we will not turn back from You;

Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

Lord God of armies, restore us;

Make Your face shine upon us, and we will be saved.

 

Isaiah 52:13-14

Behold, My Servant will prosper,

He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.

Just as many were appalled at you, My people,

So His appearance was marred beyond that of a man,

And His form beyond the sons of mankind.

 

 

4. The Son of Man will suffer.

 

Isaiah 53:4-5

It was our sicknesses that He Himself bore,

And our pains that He carried;

Yet we ourselves assumed that He had been afflicted,

Struck down by God, and humiliated.

But He was pierced for our offenses,

He was crushed for our wrongdoings;

The punishment for our well-being was laid upon Him,

And by His wounds we are healed.

 

Isaiah 53:11-12

My Servant, will justify the many,

For He will bear their wrongdoings.

Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,

And He will divide the plunder with the strong,

Because He poured out His life unto death,

And was counted with wrongdoers;

Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,

And interceded for the wrongdoers.

 

Ezekiel 4:1-5

“Now you, son of man, get yourself a brick, place it before you, and inscribe a city on it—Jerusalem... Then you are to lie down on your left side and put the wrongdoing of the house of Israel on it; you shall bear their wrongdoing for the number of days that you lie on it. For I have assigned you a number of days corresponding to the years of their wrongdoing, 390 days; so you shall bear the wrongdoing of the house of Israel.”

 

Daniel 7

 

Daniel 7:11-14

I kept looking until the beast was killed, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire. As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.

 

“I kept looking in the night visions,

And behold, with the clouds of heaven

One like a son of man was coming,

And He came up to the Ancient of Days

And was presented before Him.

And to Him was given dominion,

Honor, and a kingdom,

So that all the peoples, nations, and populations of all languages

Might serve Him.

His dominion is an everlasting dominion

Which will not pass away;

And His kingdom is one

Which will not be destroyed.”

 

Mark 14:62

“You shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

 

5. The Son of Man is the exact opposite of the Beast.

     The Son of Man is the New Adam.

 

Genesis 3:14-15

Then the Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

Cursed are you more than all the livestock,

And more than any animal of the field;

On your belly you shall go,

And dust you shall eat

All the days of your life;

And I will make enemies

Of you and the woman,

And of your offspring and her offspring;

He shall strike you on the head,

And you shall strike Him on the heel.

 

Mark 8:31-33

Jesus began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise from the dead. And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s purposes, but on man’s.”

 

 

Romans 8:16-17

The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God… if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

 

Ephesians 2:1-6

And you were dead in your offenses and sins… But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our wrongdoings, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

 

1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

 

 

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Small Group Discussion Questions

for the Week of June 13, 2021

 

Opening

  • What is one of your favorite monster stories or cautionary tales? Why?

 

First Impressions

  • Was there anything that stood out to you, confused you, or that you disagree with from this week’s message on The Son of Man?

 

Questions

 

Watch Bible Project’s video “Overview: Daniel” on YouTube.

  •  According to the video, what is the main point of Daniel?

  • What relevance does this story have for us today?

  • After thinking about Daniel through the lens of a cautionary tale, in what ways are you drawn to become like a beast on a personal level?

Read Daniel 7

  • How does this vision make you feel? Why?

  • This specific vision has beasts representing the kingdoms of mankind. These kingdoms were violent, selfish, prideful, and oppressed the lowliest in society. When confronted by beasts like these, what should our response be?