God's Surprising Power Over My HurtJanuary 18, 2007We're half-way through our study, God's Surprising Power with this Sunday's message, "Over My Hurt.â€ Imagine a world where everyone loved and cared, told no lies, a world where there was never any betrayal or dishonesty. We can only imagine that kind of world because truth is, we live in enemy territory where spirits are gashed daily. At some time we all get hurt.
This Sunday, Lord willing, we will be looking at Psalm 55. At some point in David's tenure as king he was betrayed by a close friend. David was no weakling, but this crushed him. What can we learn from David's hurt and his response? Take some time this week and read Psalm 55. Ask God to open your heart to the truths of this text. Invite a friend. Share a CD. God has surprising power for those who trust Him.
See you on Sunday!
How People Will Remember YouJanuary 11, 2007
The death of Gerald R. Ford was not the lead story on the newscast I
happened to catch on the Sunday closest to the event. It came third,
behind reports of the death of a tyrant-murderer and a rock singer. In
retrospect, that seems appropriate to the â€œaccidental presidentâ€ who
got very little respect while in office and who was vilified
mercilessly for pardoning his predecessor.
Yes, there were print and television pieces about Gerald Ford that chronicled his involvement in the Nixon pardon, a crisis over the U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez, and the Helsinki Accords. There were passing references to an oil shortage and the inflation crisis. But all the coverage I saw wound up focusing on his fundamental decency, his disdain for what one person referred to as the â€œarrogance of power,â€ and his devotion to his wife.
You won't always be where you are today. Whether you are a school
teacher, bank president, or top-level executive with a major
corporation, you will pass the torch to someone else before long. If
you are a truck driver, factory worker, or department store clerk, you
won't do it without end. Lawyer, doctor, journalist, entertainer,
athlete â€“ nobody fills any role forever.
What's Happening in Jan and Feb 2007January 11, 2007
Secret Sisters kickoff for 2007 will be held on January 19.
Mark your calendar and watch for more details soon!
Youth Winter Retreat
February 9-11The Youth Winter Retreat is scheduled for February 9-11 at Spring Hill.
Mark your calendars now for a great, fun weekend.
Start the New Year with daily Bible readingJanuary 11, 2007
With Daily Walk With God you can read through the Bible in one year.
Another option is The One Year Bible on Radio. It also takes you through the Bible in one year and is available as a podcast for you portable music player (using iTunes, for example).