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John 18:38-19:16 (John 18:38-19:16)

Rev. Michael DixonRev. Michael Dixon, 2017/09/17
Part of the John series, preached at a Sunday Morning service


About Rev. Michael Dixon: The Rev. Michael Dixon is the third pastor in the history of Christ Ridge Presbyterian Church. Michael and his wife Nikki have been married for more than eleven years. They have two young children, Lewellyn (7) and Boston (5). They met after Nikki had graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and while she was a member of Christ Ridge Presbyterian. Little did they know that almost 4 years later Michael would be called to be the pastor of her home church. Michael grew up in Charlotte, NC as a covenant child of Christ Covenant Church PCA. He attended Covenant College from 1997-2001 and earned a BA in History. He moved back to Charlotte and attended Reformed Theological Seminary, earning a Masters of Divinity from the school in 2005. He began working in youth ministry in the PCA in Atlanta in 1999 in various churches and positions. Michael was ordained as a PCA pastor in November of 2007 and was called to Christ Ridge as their pastor in March of 2008. He has a great passion to see people walk with Christ, and to see the church continue to be healthy through the teaching of the Word, prayer, and worship.
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John 18:38-19:16

38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him. 39 But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 40 They cried out again, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber.

19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again and said to them, “See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him.” So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has made himself the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid. He entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.”

12 From then on Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.” 13 So when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Stone Pavement, and in Aramaic Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” 15 They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” 16 So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.

So they took Jesus, (ESV)

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Bulletin Announcements for 09-17-2017

Bulletin Announcements for 09-17-2017

Please join us at the Church on Wednesday Nights from 6:00-6:45 pm for a short Hymn sing and special Time of Prayer.

The Reformation 500 Series audio is now available on the Internet! Please contact Ryan Waldroop for access to the link on the web.

Two Fall Bible Studies will begin on Thursday, September 21st. One study will meet at Christ Ridge PCA on Thursday mornings @9:30; the other study will meet at the Bouldin’s house on Thursday evenings @ 7pm. The Fall Bible Study schedule is as follows:

Interested in joining Christ Ridge? A New Members Class will begin this Sunday. If interested, contact Rev. Dixon for details.

Women’s Ministry News

Fellowship Presbytery will hold its 2017 Women In The Church Fall Gathering on October 21st at Bethel PCA from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.  When you register, you must also select two break-out sessions that you would like to attend.  A nursery will be provided.  Registration deadline is October 8th.  If you need a registration form, a list of break-out session choices, or have any questions, please see Joyce Mincey or Allison Nicholson.

Men’s Ministry News

It’s not too late to take part! A new Men’s Bible Study has begun. It meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8pm. The topic of the fall sessions is: “Life Together: Where do you fit in the life of the Church?” Please contact Shaun Ballard for more info.

Men’s Breakfast returns monthly on Saturday mornings from 8a to 10a beginning on 9/23 and continuing on the 3rd Sat of the month for the months of Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, April, May, & June. Contact Shaun Ballard or Chad Nicholson for details.

Local Ministry Opportunities

Christ Ridge definitely wants to make a difference in our local community.  We have been exploring ways of ministering to people in our local area and have come up with four areas where we think we can Partner with Other Ministries.  The four areas are:

  • Pro-life:  working with a crisis pregnancy center (particularly helping fill out Medicaid eligibility forms)
  • Pro-life:  sidewalk counseling
  • Material needs:  providing help with food, utility payments, etc.
  • Racial reconciliation:  working with a local predominantly black church in their ministries.

If you are interested in any of these ministries, please contact any Elder or Deac for more information and to understand how you can be involved.  (End of announcement in the bulletin.)