February 8, 2019

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Matthew 19:1-12

19 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

Sex.Life

Yes, you read that right.  I'm preaching about sex this Sunday.  But don't worry.  This will be a "P.G." rated sermon.  In fact, I suspect parents who have not yet had a talk with their children will want to have their children in church this Sunday.  Likewise, older adults, single adults, teenagers, newly married, long-time married, and really everyone needs to explore with us what the Bible has to say about human sexuality.  Our culture is so sexualized yet so repressed that we have created an enigma about sex.  We want to talk about it, but only in salacious manners.  We ignore the deeper issues surrounding sex such as intimacy, love, commitment, and faith.  We also ignore the immense value and spirituality of celibacy in singleness and fidelity in marriage.

Jesus was not silent on the issue of marriage, sexuality, and celibacy, but for most of us the only thing we know about these topics are what we've read in magazines, seen in media, or learned by first-hand experience over the years.  If we are going to be faithful Christians we must begin to understand the issues surrounding human sexuality.  No matter our age, we should be growing in our understanding of this God-given gift of sex.

We hope you will join us this Sunday at First Church OKC as we delve deeper into what Jesus says about sex, how our sexuality is closely tied to our spirituality, and how we are called to live as faithful Christians in a sexualized world.  We hope to see you in worship this Sunday at 10:45 am at First Church OKC.

Pastor Lesly


All newer congregants and guests to First Church are invited to participate in  First Welcome , a two hour event designed to introduce you to First Church’s facilities, history and ministries. The event will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 12:15 pm!

All newer congregants and guests to First Church are invited to participate in First Welcome, a two hour event designed to introduce you to First Church’s facilities, history and ministries. The event will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 12:15 pm!

We have 8 parking spots available for rent in the upper parking lot off of 5th street. The spots cost $45 per month. Contact the church office for more info!

We have 8 parking spots available for rent in the upper parking lot off of 5th street. The spots cost $45 per month. Contact the church office for more info!

The 2019 Confirmation Class will be February 17th - April 7th. Confirmation Sunday will be on April 14th. The class is for students 6th grade and up and is only for kids that haven’t been confirmed yet. Registration and information packets will be available this Sunday in the Welcome Center. Be sure to register your students! If you have any questions contact our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy.

The 2019 Confirmation Class will be February 17th - April 7th. Confirmation Sunday will be on April 14th. The class is for students 6th grade and up and is only for kids that haven’t been confirmed yet. Registration and information packets will be available this Sunday in the Welcome Center. Be sure to register your students! If you have any questions contact our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy.

The Women Alive Women’s Retreat will be March 8-9 at Heartland Retreat Center. The cost is $20 - $35 dollars depending on your preferences. All meals and snacks will be provided! Sign-up in the Welcome Center this Sunday!

The Women Alive Women’s Retreat will be March 8-9 at Heartland Retreat Center. The cost is $20 - $35 dollars depending on your preferences. All meals and snacks will be provided! Sign-up in the Welcome Center this Sunday!

The streetcars will be running on Sundays thanks to your use of the streetcars before and after worship! Please continue making use of the streetcars before and after worship to encourage the city to keep them up and running on Sundays for the future. We are so excited to have three streetcar stops around our church and we are excited about this latest improvement to our city and neighborhood.

The streetcars will be running on Sundays thanks to your use of the streetcars before and after worship! Please continue making use of the streetcars before and after worship to encourage the city to keep them up and running on Sundays for the future. We are so excited to have three streetcar stops around our church and we are excited about this latest improvement to our city and neighborhood.


Weekly Calendar

Sunday

9:00 am - Youth Breakfast
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
12:30 pm - Joint Advisory Meeting
6:00 pm - Youth

Monday

6:00 pm - Trustees Meeting

Tuesday

6:30 am - Election
10:00 am - Heart to Heart Bible Study at Martie Ervin’s Home
5:30 pm - Whiz Kids

Wednesday

5:30 pm - Wednesday Night Dinner
6:00 pm - Disciple Bible Study
6:15 pm - Children’s Programming
7:45 pm - Choir Rehearsal

Thursday

9:30 am - Ladies’ Bible Study

Friday

6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday

9:30 am - Confirmation Class
9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
12:15 pm - First Welcome
6:00 pm - Youth

Family Prayer List

Mary Nethercutt

Gaylon & Mary Nixon

Pray for Missions
Please pray for Ben West and family as they prepare to minister in Peru, for the safety and effectiveness of teams in China, and for the Chinese church to be strengthened as they face persecution.

This Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Gayle Clark

Scripture Reader:
Tory Harper

Greeters:
John & Julie Gochenour

Ushers:
DeCicco Family


Next Week’s Servants

Opening Prayer:
Christie Woodson

Scripture Reader:
Dan Mark

Greeters:
Dell & Tina Logsdon

Ushers:
Janka Family


Church Information

Senior Pastor, Lesly Broadbent: 
pastorlesly@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Music Ministries, Morgan Kennedy: 
mkennedy@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Student Ministries, Ridge Kennedy: 
rkennedy@firstchurchokc.com


Administrative Assistant, Laci Young:
firstchurch@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Children’s Ministries, Kaitlyn Janka:
kjanka@firstchurchokc.com


Finance Secretary, Jana Simpson: 
jsimpson@firstchurchokc.com

Organist, Sharon Austin

Custodian, Tammy Rinehart

Maintenance, John Barrett


Office Hours

M - Th  8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Fri.  8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Church Phone:  405-239-6493

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