“And Pilate wrote an inscription also, and put it on the cross. And it was written, ‘JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS”. . . and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and in Greek.” John 19:19-20
When reading about the crucifixion of Christ this week, I noticed something I had not noticed before. The title “King of the Jews” was not only given to Jesus at His death but also at His birth. Matthew 2:1-2 records the words of the first Gentiles to worship Christ, “…magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born King of the Jews?” Then at the end of His life on earth, another Gentile, Pilate, gave Jesus the title “King of the Jews”. It is almost as if that title serves as bookends on Jesus’ life here on earth. How interesting that the phrase “King of the Jews” was used by Gentiles but rejected by the Jews. Jesus came into this world as the King of the Jews, the long awaited King that they had been searching for and should have recognized. He came to lay down His life for His people, for His people from every tribe and tongue and nation. John 11:51-52 states, “…Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.” Therefore, God in His sovereignty saw fit that “King of the Jews” would be inscribed on the sign on the cross, and not only that, it would be written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek because Jesus is the King of all nations, the Savior of the world. It is an amazing thought that the King of kings and Lord of lords left His throne on high to come to earth as a sacrifice for our sin. He was bound so that we could be set free. He carried our shame so that we could walk in forgiveness. He wore our nakedness so that we could wear His righteousness. He suffered the death we deserved so that we could receive eternal life that we did not deserve. What a Savior! What a King!
Exciting Upcoming Mission Opportunities for Ladies of Denton Bible
Short term trips to Nicaragua Oct. 14-21, 2017 and to Brazil Nov. 2-13, 2017.
- In Nicaragua we will be having a conference for the women in Leon. We have gone there the last 3 years and the women look forward to us coming. They have such a hunger for God’s Word they that will walk in the rain to catch a bus for a hour ride just to come to our conference. Please come and join us as we share our lives with them through teaching God’s Word.
- In Brazil we will be teaming up with Laura Meloti, from International Commission, for evangelism. We are excited about this opportunity to be partnering with other believers in Brazil. Women in Brazil are already praying us and for those who will come to know Christ. If you have a heart to reach those who do not know Christ come join us and share in the fruit of the believers labor.
There will be an informational meeting for these trips on Tuesday, May 16, 7p.m. in the Student Ministry Room 105. If you have any questions please contact Linda Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. You can make a difference!!!
Women’s Missions in Uganda:
Cheryl Guillory, Lynn McGregor and Linda Clark will be leaving for Uganda on April 30th. and returning May 9th. They will be partnering with SOS Ministries in Luwero teaching Titus 2 Woman study and encouraging the ladies who attend to share what they have learned with other women in their villages and in their homes. Please pray for:
- Safe travel
- Changed lives
- Deeper relationships among the women
- God glorified in all aspects of the conference
Bound for Greece!
On April 21st four of our DBC women (Janis Saville, Rachel Pruett, Anna Melvin, and Carrie Powell) will be on our way to Athens to minister to young women who have been rescued from human trafficking. We will be teaching from the Bible in the mornings and doing art therapy in the afternoons. Please keep us in your prayers from April 21-30. Janis and Rachel will continue on to France to spend some time with our missionary women and then return home on May 5th. Here are some specific ways you can pray for our Greece trip:
- God would prepare the hearts of the young women to hear the gospel and that they would come to know and believe that Jesus can make all things new.
- That our team would be able to quickly connect with the women in Greece and build relationships with them.
- Protected health and travel safety for our team.
- For the women in Greece…they have experienced so much pain and exploitation. They need the kind of healing that is only found in Christ.
- Spiritual protection. Human trafficking is a dark world, but God is all about redeeming people out of darkness.
- God’s provision and protection for our families while we are away.
- That our time there would bear much eternal fruit.
Thank you for praying!
Below you will catch a glimpse of what Tapestry is all about, along with upcoming events for April and May.
We want to be able to pray for you if there is ever an immediate prayer need or you find yourself in a difficult circumstance so please email Laura Apligian at email@example.com. We can send your request through the Tapestry ministry email, pray for you during our monthly prayer time and or keep your prayer request private. Just let us know.
The Tapestry Ministry welcomes all single women to join us as we sit together during the 11am service in the upper section to the right of the control booth. See more about Tapestry at the Women’s Ministry Booth and on The City, including our calendar of events. Questions? Contact Kathy: text 940-395-6902 or email KLangleypt@msn.com or Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 29 – Tapestry Volunteering at Twice as Nice Resale. Time: 10am till 1pm. Located at 413 E Oak Street, Denton. RSVP: text Kathy at 940-395-6902 or email email@example.com
May 7 – “Save the date!” Lunch and maybe a movie at Denton Bible Church after the 11am service. The event will be in Room 106 in the Annex Building. More details to follow soon!!!
May 20 – Coffee, Devotional and Time of Prayer at Charlotte Evans’ home. Time: 9:30 to 11:00. Address: 3825 Waterford Way, Denton, 76210
SAVE THE DATE – Summer Rendezvous-August 5
Five hours to reconnect and recharge with our ladies at DBC. Workshops, lunch & Kerry Scheer.
Women’s BTCL: leadership training for women
Apply NOW! Learn to think more biblically and theologically in this 2-year leadership and teacher training program. Study in depth, learn to communicate and teach truth, and lead with a servant’s heart. Classes begin with a special opening night on August 15, and class-size will be limited. For more information contact the Missions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940.297.6870.