Message Series: Sharing Jesus Without Panicking…Developing a “Witness Life”
Today’s message: For God So Loved The World That He…
Acts 1:8; Acts 4:18-20
September 10, 2017
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Hi! I'm Luis from Kentucky! The day before I received my shoebox I was begging my mom to buy supplies so I could go to school. My mom said, "I can't. I don't have the money but if you want you can pray." I was 6 and in Panama in 1996 you couldn't go to school if you didn't have school supplies. So I knelt and I talked to God like He was in front of me. I asked for school supplies and the very next day I was invited to a church for a special event. That's where I received my shoebox! I opened the lid and inside were crayons, a pencil sharpener, pencils, and notebooks. I could go to school!!!! Inside the shoebox was also a letter that said "Jesus loves you, and I love you, too." That message broke my heart immediately. To receive that letter allowed me to see the spiritual message behind the box. We were nonbelievers and the shoebox helped us understand that God answers prayers. My mom said, “Now I know that God is real.” Because someone took a moment to write down “Jesus loves you and I do too,” it allowed me to see that even though I didn’t have a father and even though I don’t have a perfect life, He’s there for me. I lived in the ghetto. We didn’t have anything. I was hopeless. The shoebox allowed me to understand that God cared for me.
Today I don’t have the pencils but I have something that is more important because the Bible says, “the word of the Lord remains forever” (1 Peter 1:25, ESV). #ipackedashoebox because I know the power these simple gifts have. Will you join me? #ShoeboxRecipientTakeover ... See more
Please pray for the child who will receive your shoebox, and for the whole ministry.
"Few things in life are sweeter than this! Addie put so much love, thought, and prayer into packing her box...she simply could not be rushed. She is a 'noticer,' while I'm often a 'rusher,' and I have never admired her diligence more than today, when she put together a shoebox she deemed 'perfect' for a child in need." #ipackedashoebox - Jessica H.
Prayer is the most important part of packing your shoebox gift! Drop-off locations open Monday: http://sampur.se/Pack-a-shoebox-for-a-Child-in-need. ... See more
Join us for an upbeat celebration as we host a Praise Service and Pie Social on Sunday, November 19 at 6:00 pm. This will be an interactive, family-friendly event. We will have upbeat music, kids reading Scripture, open mic for testimonies about who God is and what He has done in your life, and tasty deliciousness in the form of pie! We would ask that each family unit bring a pie to share. You won't want to miss this event! Bring a friend and see you there!
If you have kids that would like to read a verse or two of Scripture upfront, comment or message me and we'll be happy to include them. We will have select verses for them to read. Thanks! ... See more
Just a reminder that class starts back up this Wednesday November 8 at 6:30 pm. Looking forward to diving back in and learning together.
Join us as we embark on a study by Chip Ingram entitled "Effective Parenting in a Defective World."
In sessions 1-3, you will learn "universally applicable principles that will change your understanding of your role as a parent and how to apply God's process for teaching and nurturing your children."
In sessions 4-6, you will learn to "apply practical lessons about disipline, including a Biblical understanding of punishment versus discipline, and the importance of maintaining the right attitude."
In seesions 7-9, you will learn to "implement simple Biblical truths that you and your children can hold on to when all else fails."
This class begins Wednesday night, September 27th, and runs through Wednesday night, December 13th. It will be led by Mr. Jeff Erdman, a parent of 3 grown-kids who are starting families of their own. Jeff will be open and honest about his mistakes as a parent, and will lead you through this study sharing what God has taught him along the way.
Each participant will receive a workbook that goes along with this study. We will be taking the weeks of October 25th, November 1st, and November 22nd off for special events/hoilidays.
If you have questions or would like to sign up for this class, you can register by simply calling the church office at 231-775-4942 or by emailing Pastor Andy Brubaker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please sign up by Thursday, September 21st. Thank you! ... See more
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