Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
One of the most powerful things as a church family we can do is pray. Prayer is vital for the church, leaders, ministries and people. It is a hope that this blog will encourage us to pray and support each other as a church family. Some prayer requests mentioned in last night's service are as follows:
Sharline B. is recovering from accident
Lisa K.'s daughter and son in law (Allison and Neil) are on a mission trip this week in Honduras. Your prayers are appreciated for them and their mission team.
Aubrey H. is recovering from knee surgery
Sam C.'s uncle passed away and your prayers for the family are appreciated
Please keep the family of Marvin M. in your prayers as the services will be conducted today and tomorrow.
Nominating Committee work - please keep this committee in your prayers as they connect open opportunities for ministry with willing workers. Please also remain in prayer for your ministry in the church and be open to the leading of the Lord. There are opportunities available in every area in our church.
Remember - Prayer Changes Things!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Also the mission team is still in West Virgina ministering and you are encouraged to keep them in your prayers this week. They will return home on Friday.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Hang out together with friends
Get ready for meals
Catch a quick break
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Christ's giving and grace is unmerited. There is nothing we can do or have done to deserve God's grace.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
The theme this year is Outriggers Island where we will be living God's unshakable truth!
All kids are grades Kindergarten - 5th Grade are invited. Sunday through Thursday nights (July 6-11) will begin with a dinner at 6:00 followed by Worship Rally at 6:30 and fun activities and learning until 9:00 PM.
Adults are also welcome, we can use lots of volunteers! Please be in prayer for this ministry to reach many with God's Word.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Metamorphosis is a familiar word describing the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. Breaking down the word - Morphis means form or nature - the true, real nature of who we are - from the inside which reflects to the outside.
Meta -- means a change inside or reworking from the inside out.
This is what Christ does in the life of a Christan, changes us from the inside to reflect Christ likeness in our actions and attitudes which reflect on the outside.
4 Attitudes to let Jesus live through us:
Based on Ephesians 4:2-6
1. Lowliness or humility: This attitude is evident when things don't go our way and we realize that it is ok and put what is good for others above our own wants:
2. Gentleness - power under control. We "could" be abrasive or rude, but choose to show gentleness and love.
3. Patience: long tempered - a long fuse (not a short fuse!). This is an outgrowth of humility and gentleness. Patience is a result of how we respond to situations which are hectic, troublesome people etc. We are encouraged in God's Word to be "quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath."
4. Bearing with one another: this attitude bears or puts up with others with love. Remember, love bears all things.
Each of these attitudes involve people. Being with people and facing challenging circumstances forms character. We learn from each other and can grow in love with one another.
These attitudes should mark our lives as followers of Christ.
Let's practice these attitudes by asking God to transform our insides or heart to reflect His attitudes through us!