Weekly Sunday Worship
at 9:00 a.m. OCT 10, 2021
New Series in Genesis!
The rainbow is a familiar sign, but do we know the significance of it? Some people see it only as a symbol of beauty. Others see it as a symbol of freedom and hope that God sees their struggle. As wickedness increased over the earth (recorded in Genesis chapters 4-9) we find that God gave the sign of the Covenant with Noah to reassure all of us of a promise. The Lord says,
Genesis 9:14–15 (ESV)
14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
God's promise to Noah is that when Noah sees the bow, God will remember His promise! Consequently, when you and I see the bow, God is reminded of His promise! Not that He needs to be reminded, rather, it is a sign of God's glory--His radiance, beauty, grace, majesty, holiness and perfection.
This sign of the Covenant with Noah is not the first covenant in the Bible but it is one of several that God has made. Divine-human covenants were made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David all falling under the Old Covenant. We live today under the Messianic Covenant, also known as the New Covenant. This Messianic Covenant is the ultimate answer to fallen man's condition. Christ fulfilled what the first Adam did not, thereby meriting for us, in our stead, both the demands of the law and the punishment of the curse.
This Sunday we will look at the Sign of the Covenant with Noah and what it means to us. We need this promise and all subsequent covenant promises made by God to his fallen people. They all point us to Christ as the mediator of a better covenant, "so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance." (Heb 9:15)

ADULT Men's study of the Westminster Larger Catechism and Women's study of "The Epistle of James."
YOUTH Teen's study the topic of Spiritual Warfare in addition to the Catechism.

You are welcome to join some of the other regular folk for 15 minutes of prayer for our worship. Located in the library east side of sanctuary.

  • Pray for all the NEW faces that arrive in worship; also there are many people floating around without a Christ-centered family!
  • The Lord's blessing! Pray for SALVATIONS!
  • Pray for THAT ONE FRIEND to trust Christ this new year!
Plan for this opportunity to bring someone into a
Christ-centered worship event where they can meet Christ!
Risen Life Groups
All New!
Fall Kick-off of RISEN LIFE GROUPS! These are CONNECTIONAL good times that meet weekly in homes! Check out these offerings:
TUESDAY 7PM - "Dust to Glory" w/Sproul @ Avato's (St. Pete Beach) 727 432-3132.
WEDNESDAY 7PM -"The Letter to the Hebrews" w/J.D. Greer @ Perron's (Tyrone) 727 240-8094.
THURSDAY 7PM -"Identity Theft" w/Jen Wilkin & more (women's study) @ Anne Altstadt's (St. Pete) 216 280-5967.
FRIDAY 7:30PM -"The Mission of God" by Joseph Boot book discussion w/Ben Boyan @ church library 727 400-9964.
SUNDAY 6:30PM -"Fear and Trembling" w/Sproul @ Osorio's (2 blocks away from church, St. Pete) 617 935-4048.
To sign up go to risencity.org/ministries/risen-life-groups or see sign up at church on Sunday or call office 727 599-4555.
Worship through Giving!
Thanks for being faithful in giving! May the Lord bless our church so that we can be a blessing! Press the "GIVE" link to give now.
Weekly Bible Reading Schedule
Click on "Read the Bible" this will take you to "Today's Reading" where you will see D. A. Carson's commentary, then four selections from the Bible. Really solid stuff for you to feed upon!