Sermon: “The King Lifted Up” from II Kings 18


Sometimes we feel like we are weighed down, and we need God’s strength to lift us up. Hezekiah found God’s strength to lift up his kingdom, the idols, and point us to Jesus who is the true King “lifted up” for us on the cross!

“The King Lifted Up”
II Kings 18:1 – 12
Hezekiah: God Is My Strength
February 16, 2020

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Sermon: “Hope From A New King” from II Kings 18


We all need hope, and a new king can bring optimism to the kingdom. God used Hezekiah to transform the people’s idolatry, ingratitude, and unbelief. When we follow King Jesus, He will give you unshakable hope!

“Hope From A New King”
II Kings 18:1 – 8
Hezekiah: God Is My Strength
February 9, 2020

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Feb 9 – Only Sunday school canceled

cancellationOn February 9, 2020, Sunday school is canceled due to inclement weather. We will still have worship at 10:30 a.m., and other announcements for Sunday’s church activities will be announced then.

You can find the announcement at KIMT, KIOW, and on our social media channels. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Please trust the Lord and stay safe during this winter time!

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Sermon: “Communion Fellowship”

In I Corinthians 10, the Lord’s Supper transforms us in our relationship with God and our fellowship with each other!

“Communion Fellowship”
I Corinthians 10:16 – 17
Foundations 2020
February 2, 2020

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Snow Day Sermon

“Jesus Is Lord of Emotions”
Psalm 42:1 – 11
Foundations 2020
January 19, 2020

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All Sunday Activities Canceled – Jan 19

cancellationZion services on Sunday morning of January 19, 2020, are canceled due to inclement weather. Sunday school, the worship service, and committee meetings, are canceled.

You can find the announcement at KIMT, KIOW, and on our social media channels. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Please trust the Lord and stay safe during this winter time!

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Sanctity of Life Sunday

sanctity-of-lifeThis Sunday is the Lord’s Day closest to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the case that brought abortion to national practice in America. Because of this, we will join Christians throughout the land to remember this day as Sanctity of Life Sunday.

The first thing you can do for Sanctity of Life Sunday is join us in adult Sunday school, where we will have a speaker from Caring Pregnancy Center (Mason City). Her powerful testimony and amazing experience working with pregnant mothers helps to put this difficult issue in the right perspective, as well as remind us of God’s amazing grace.

You can find out more about Caring Pregnancy Center and all that they do, their resources, or how you can support them, at their website.

Second, find out so many important resources regarding abortion, the right to life, how to help mothers, and more at:

Life Matters WorldWide

ERLC Resources

How the Gospel Shapes the Sanctity of Life e-Book

Russell Moore: Why I Hate Sanctity of Life Sunday

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Sermon: Gospel of Self Control from Gal 5

“The Gospel of Self Control”
Galatians 5:13 – 26
Foundations 2020
January 12, 2020

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Better: Women’s Bible Study

Better_800Zion is pleased to announce the start of the new Bible study for women – Better: A Study of Hebrews. Using video teaching, workbooks, Bibles, fellowship, prayer, and lots of laughter, ladies will be delighted to understand God’s Word together, and to live it out by faith in Jesus, the Author of a better promise.

We will meet Sunday (Jan 12) at 7pm. Does that time not work for you? Don’t worry, we will be choosing a day and time that works best for our group. So come this Sunday night with your calendars and we will pick a meeting time and location to make sure this Bible study fills you with God’s grace!

So many of us have questions about the Bible. How do things like temple, sacrifices, and priests help me with raising kids, loving my husband, or getting the laundry done? Others of us have questions about our lives. Is this really the abundant life Jesus promised? Why do I struggle spiritually? The New Testament book of Hebrews answers all these questions and more – and it points us to Jesus Christ, who is better in every way!

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We will also get more information about the Women’s Conference on February 21st and 22nd. Ladies from the North Iowa area are invited to join us Friday night (Feb 21) at 6pm for our Seeking Him conference, featuring international speakers like Nancy Leigh DeMoss. We are praying the Lord would make this an unforgettable weekend for His glory, so be sure to mark your calendars and plan to join us!

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Sunday’s Leftovers

ChildrenSermonThe goodness of our covenant Savior was on full display once again this past Lord’s Day, and there are a few resources we want to make sure you take with you for the week ahead.

Christian Education

As we have walked through Biblical teachings on wealth and money, we have covered a lot of ground, and sometimes it is nice to have all the material in one place. You can download “Proverbs on Wealth & Money,” a topical grouping of verses from Proverbs that deals with the topic of our study. Download and share!

Sermon

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The sermon from I Peter 1:23 challenges us to make the “living and abiding” Word of God our priority. As has been mentioned, 2020 Bible reading plans are available for almost every preference you can imagine. Take up and read!

Also, one of the points Peter makes is that only the Word of God can bring new birth and conversion. In some church traditions, baptism, confirmation, or some other church rite might be supposed to regenerate the individual. Fortunately, the Heidelberg Catechism makes clear that I Peter is teaching only the Word can generate the new birth. Question #65 asks:

Q. It is through faith alone that we share in Christ and all his benefits: where then does that faith come from?
A. The Holy Spirit produces it in our hearts[1] by the preaching of the holy gospel,[2] and confirms it by the use of the holy sacraments.[3]

1 John 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 2:8
2 Rom. 10:17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25
3 Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16

The Spirit works through the Word of the Gospel to create faith, and He confirms it through the sacraments.

Sr High Youth Group

We used the following video to talk about Adam & Christ, the Gospel, and sharing our faith:

You can find more Gospel resources from their website Three-Two-One.

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