SUNDAY – SEPTMEBER 15, 2019
■ BALLOON DAYS PARADE
Light!Switch Teens will once again enter a float in the Balloon Days Parade on September 21st. Please donate hard candy or designate an extra offering to buy candy to hand out during the parade. For more information see Brian or Robyn Campbell.
■ BAPTISM SIGN-UP
Those wishing to be water baptized on Sunday morning, September 29th, may sign up on the sheet on the entry way table.
■ END TIME BIBLE STUDY – “JESUS WINS”
Reclaiming our common hope. Too often discussions about the End Times are fraught with wild speculation or discord. But a biblical view of eschatology places Jesus’ return and victory at the center. All Christians hold this hope in common.
Dayton Hartman has written a phenomenal book that weeds through a lot of the confusion surrounding end times and focuses on the most important part of eschatology: Jesus wins!!! This book is a must-read for every Christian, especially for those looking to understand the end-times and needing an introductory book.
Wednesdays, in the College Room, at 6:30 pm.
■ HELPING HANDS PANTRY
A pantry with personal care items is located by the East entrance. Please feel free to take items you need. You can also donate new items. See Melissa Polier to donate items or if you have questions.
■ ANDREW WOMMACK DEVOTIONAL
Matthew 21:26 ‘But if we shall say, of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.’
Proverbs 29:25 says, ‘The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.’ These men were seeking to snare Jesus in His words, but they couldn’t because He was safely trusting in the Lord. It was easy for Jesus to ‘turn the tables on them’ and catch them because they feared man (Jn. 5:44).
Jesus had already shown that all their works were done so that they could be seen of men. They were not really seeking to please God but were doing all their religious works for the praise of men. It is totally vain for a man who is bound by the fear of man to try to intimidate a man whose trust is totally in the Lord.
When David fought Goliath, everyone mocked him because of his belief that he could win. Goliath was a giant and he was only a small boy. But David said something very important in his defense. In 1 Samuel 17:34-37, David revealed that this was not the first time he had depended on God for a victory against something bigger than himself. He had already killed a lion and a bear with his bare hands. He KNEW he could defeat Goliath with God’s help. Faith must be developed much like a muscle. Those who wait until the day of the contest to start training are going to lose. That’s not the way it works in the natural or the spiritual.
What is life all about? What is the purpose of one’s existence? What is to be gained in life? What do people live for? When we say ‘so and so’ is my life, we mean that all our attention, our focus, and our purpose for living, is directed towards and revolves around that person. In a similar way, we need to be totally consumed with Christ and His life. True life is only to be found in Christ. It is not to be found in prestige, fortune, fame, or things, but only in the one who is life – Jesus Christ.
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