PASTOR K’s Notes

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SERMON NOTES
Saturday/Sunday, May 14/15, 2022 – Pastor Kischnick
THEME: “Everything New” TEXT: Revelation 21:1-7
INTRO. A NEW: CAR (smell); HOUSE (neighbors); BABY (sounds, firsts, smells!); BRIDE (“…beautifully dressed for her husband”). New things, new experiences, new beginnings…but,
Ecclesiastes: “There is nothing new under the sun…” The CAR = dents, odors, tires. The HOUSE = repairs, paint, landscaping. The BABY = before you know it she’s 14 and telling you what she thinks! The BRIDE = suddenly she’s been your wife 49 years! What is new doesn’t stay new!
I. THE OLD ORDER OF THINGS HAS PASSED AWAY
A. Why this passage now? EASTER changed everything!
1. Devil, death, grave, sin – all rendered eternally impotent.
2. They still cause pain, sorrow, heartbreak, disappointment but
they cannot and will not affect us after THAT DAY.
B. GOD is the Alpha & Omega, the Beginning & the End
1. He is the Lord of Life, trustworthy and true to his Word.
2. The PROMISE: “I will be their God, and they will be my children.”
“I will live with them, and they will be my people.”
C. The text announces: “SOMETHING NEW IS COMING!”
II. A NEW LIFE
ILLUST. 1st time I saw Marquette, MI, at night across the Bay! 1st Time I drove across the Mackinaw Bridge! The 1st time I ate a persimmon! Next time these were more familiar, less awesome, less moving.
A. Next Sunday 6 new Communicant members on Confirmation Day.
1. A new experience – been watching, waiting, wondering.
2. It should never get old or be taken for granted.
3. The Body and Blood of Christ in, with, and under bread and wine.
B. EASTER promises new life! (It should never get old or be taken
for granted!)
1. NOW in faith, in living, in service with confidence and peace.
2. THEN in God’s very presence, never to end, never to get old.
C. Every moment will be NEW, FRESH, JOY-FILLED. A THRILL!
CLOSE: Richville Conservation Club had a fire! Entire clubhouse engulfed and destroyed. Built another and EVERYTHING WAS NEW! Better, bigger kitchen. Large INDOOR restrooms. Better lights, more space, more windows. EVERYTHING NEW!
Now IMAGINE when the Father, seated on the Throne, says over us all: “Behold! I am making EVERYTHING NEW!” And it is! And it remains so…FOREVER! All of us NEW! All by the gift of Jesus Christ!

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My Dear Friends in Christ,


A heartfelt word of appreciation to you for your love, your gifts, your kind words, the luncheon, the video, the barrel of monkeys, the ape-filled chocolate kiss, the flowers, the “Tiny Bruce” song, the Tiny Bruce that’s in my office and creeps me out, and 30 years of your partnership in the Gospel. There’s nowhere else I’d rather have been and no people I’d rather serve. I am privileged to be your pastor, and I love you all!

I thank God every time I remember you in my prayers…” and I pray for your continued health in faith and in life.

Pastor K. – Psalm 16:8