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Grow December 30, 2012

In 2013, we will look at the Story of God in 10 mini-series exploring major chapters of God’s story: Creation, Fall, Preparation, Kingdom, Cross, Lordship, Adoption, Spirit, Church and Recreation. Each chapter has a “fork” of decision that will engage us to examine our beliefs in light of the text. We will cover about 50 pages of text (verse by verse) and give everyone a chance to engage with the text, understand, and follow Jesus in deeper ways.

Sunday Breakouts: We will have two offerings on Sunday mornings:
Starting January 13, at 9 am – a weekly “midrash” – deeper group discussion of the texts being taught on Sundays
Continuing at 11 am – a highly effective parents equipping group

Thursdays: We are all invited to the Chapel at 7 pm for Gladstone’s Group meeting looking at the Torah in depth – all year! This will be an amazing in depth study to complement our overview of the whole Bible.

Small Groups: We have many new small groups forming in the New Year, including another round of Alpha, and some existing groups that are welcoming new people. These groups allow us to go deeper in our spiritual journey and build relationships. Contact Ben Swann (ben@mariemontchurch.org) to get plugged in!

Special Teaching: Keep an eye on our fabulous new website for updates on special times of teaching we will offer in January and February on Israel and the Jewish roots of our faith along with other conferences and equipping opportunities through our partner ministries in 2013.

Get ready–it’s going to be an awesome year!

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Grow December 27, 2012

Denis Beausejour continues our Christmas series, Shalom into Chaos, by encouraging us to believe.

Media December 24, 2012

People at Mariemont Church give away meals and hugs to families in Mariemont, Madisonville, and Fairfax.

Community December 19, 2012

Join us on Christmas Eve at the Chapel at 4pm, 5pm, or 6pm. Bring the whole family to celebrate the birth of our redeemer, Jesus!

Grow December 19, 2012

Pastor Denis Beausejour shares a preview of his upcoming sermon, “Shalom Into Chaos”. Join us this Sunday, December 23rd at 9am and 11am.

Grow December 19, 2012

Starting Sunday, January 6th at 4:00pm there we will a public reading of the Bible at the Mariemont Chapel! 4:00pm to 10:00pm each day from January 6th to the 19th. Not only is this an awesome opportunity to come and hear God’s Word read aloud in it’s entirety, but you are also invited to sign up for 20 minute reading slots yourself.

So please consider coming throughout the week to listen, invite others to join you. You can request a reading slot by emailing mariemontbiblereading @ gmail.com or looking at the Google Calendar connected with that address to see the available slots yourselves. You can also let others know about this event through Facebook.

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Media December 18, 2012

Zak Kijinski continues our Christmas series, Shalom into Chaos, by looking at the holiness of Christ.

Serve December 17, 2012

Children of Mariemont Church raised $350.00 throughout 2012 to provide help for people across the world through World Vision. Watch this video to learn more.

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Grow December 11, 2012

This is an artist’s rendering of Jesus’ birth. There was no Inn in Bethlehem, the village was too small. The text means there was no guest room available. Perhaps the family was upset that Mary was pregnant out of wedlock, not believing the Holy Spirit’s work. The houses on the hillside had several caves just beneath them. This is where animals were kept. Imagine the smell of smoke from a fire and the stench of urine and manure. This is the chaos Jesus stepped into on our behalf!

Overlooking Bethlehem was the Herodian mountain palace, a man-made hill and tower 300 feet high. From his lofty perch, this descendant of Esau, King Herod the Edomite, ruled in power, wealth and violence. Mary and Joseph would look up at this symbol of power and trust in their hearts that Jesus,
descendant of Jacob, would one day save the world. How could it be? How could power and authority be displaced by love and humility? Jesus humbly left heaven to bring God’s shalom into our chaos.

Will you let Jesus meet you in your chaos? Trust Jesus to overcome the mountain giants in your life!

Photo courtesy of Ray VanderLaan and “That the world may know” Ministries

Connect December 11, 2012
This week has been a real challenge as I seek to further apply the lesson in humility represented by Jesus becoming one of us. This morning I realized that much of my struggle with humility impacts my relationships with others. I can easily fall for the enemy’s comparing strategy and end up feeling smug or discouraged. Or I can allow anger to simmer (and rot my bones). Or I can place my hope in the people around me, a subtle but dangerous shift from loving them to allowing them to take a place above Jesus.
Proverbs 11:7 reminded me today: “Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing”. The best place is in the Father’s arms. This morning I needed him, asked him, and found myself embraced by him. His presence is so refreshing and centering. He comes into my sense of being overwhelmed, my insecurities and my inadequacy to remind me that Jesus has overcome for me. As I focus on Abba, his Spirit is making me more like Jesus (2 Cor 3:18) How good is that?