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Grow July 28, 2016

MID-WEEK

The tongue can bless or curse. It seems to have a life of its own. But wisdom says it can be tamed by the Spirit of Jesus!

Beloved,

I hope Paul Rasmussen’s message on the tongue was convicting and motivating for you. It is such a challenge to us individually, our families, and our fellowship!

The good news is that by the Spirit, Jesus can tame the tongue and empower us to speak words of life and encouragement to one another!

This week, would you please meditate on James 3:6 and then by the Spirit’s power, speak a blessing to one person every day?

“And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.”

May we seek and speak wisdom together, to live and love in the wisdom of Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

July 31 – Doing Life Well – Week 8 – The Sluggard – we will explore this challenging character lurking in the Proverbs and learn how to avoid his ways!

August 2-9-16-23-30 – Undivided – from 7-9 pm – please contact mark@mariemontchurch.org if you want to join in the Undivided group experience.

August 13 – 8 am to 12:30 pm – Men serving in the Family Shop and giving our moms a half day off, while learning about intentional parenting!

August 19 – 7-9 pm – “Men only” and “Women only” panel discussions on marital sexuality through the wisdom of the Scriptures.

August 21 – Back to school junior high and senior high vision casting and family pool party after second service.

August 27 – Denis Teaching on Israel – Parish center 9-11 a.m. Denis will lead this interactive time, ideal for those wanting to learn more about Israel and possibly join our Israel discipleship trip March 24-April 4 2017.

We are excited to announce a NEW Jr. High Student Ministries Small Group beginning in August!

VISION
To disciple and multiply Jr. High School disciples in Mariemont, Cincinnati, and to the ends of the Earth. (Matthew 28:18)

Small group gatherings will include a combination of Discovery Bible Studies, teaching from gifted teachers and special events to lead students into loving God and loving others more. Out of that passion will come a desire to obey the Father and look more like jesus.

Junior High Team: Paul Rasmussen (Youth Director), Bruce Barnhill, Jillian Cofskey (Youth Intern).

Questions or comments? Email Paul Rasmussen at paul @mariemontchurch.org)

Men of MCC – Multiple Opportunities Available!

FUNDRAISER – Come at 8:30am to help run the Family Shop Sale. The shop is located on the lower level of the Parish Center. It offers gently used clothing, shoes, coats, etc. at great prices and does a steady business during sales. Proceeds from this sale will be used to help fund our Men’s Ministry.

DAD & KIDS ACTIVITIES – Bring your kids! There will be fun activities for Dads & kids to do together. Bonus – Moms can have a day off – Perfect!

FAMILY DEVOTIONAL WORKSHOP – Kevin Robinson will lead a teaching on successful ways to bring regular family devotions to your family.

LUNCH – Pizza lunch for everyone at 11:45am – just in time for 12:30 naps!

SIGN-UP – Clipboard at the Connect Desk on Sunday or email Rob Seetin at rjseetin @ gmail. com

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The church is making a great impact in the public square, but there is much more to be done!

Beloved,

Again I am writing this week’s email ahead of time due to travel. I trust the message on wisdom in the public square was helpful to you!

I’m praying that everyone eligible in our congregation registers and votes in November. May we be diligent to understand all the national, state and local issues and candidates – and to vote with wisdom in the power of the Holy Spirit this November!

Remember the cool “Bible Project” video we used to help kick off our series in the Psalms?

Here’s the video they made on the book of Proverbs: It’s well worth 8 minutes, click below:

I’m praying that your daily reading in the Proverbs is profitable, that we pray together for wisdom from above, and that we do the work of putting the Word into obedient practice. (James 1:22.)

May we seek and apply wisdom together, to live and love in the wisdom of Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

July 17 – Doing Life Well – Week 6 – The Fool – Proverbs outlines five types of fools. Understanding this will help us grow out of foolishness and better discern how to interact and prioritize our relationships.

August 2-9-16-23-30 – Undivided – from 7-9 pm – please contact mark@mariemontchurch.org if you want to join in the Undivided group experience.

August 19 – 7-9 pm – “Men only” and “Women only” panel discussions on marital sexuality through the wisdom of the Scriptures.

August 21 – Back to school junior high and senior high vision casting and family pool party.

August 27 – Special Teaching on Israel – Parish center 9-11 a.m. Denis will lead this interactive time, ideal for those wanting to learn more about Israel and possibly join our Israel discipleship trip March 24-April 4 2017.

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The challenge of parenting and discipline is that it’s going on between sinners behind enemy lines!

Friends,

I’m writing this week’s email ahead of time due to summer travel.

I hope the Proverbs thread on the parental role of training and discipline was helpful in your parenting journey.

Today I want to focus on the process of repenting of our sins and asking forgiveness from our children. I did not experience this growing up and I found it really hard to practice with my kids.

Yet, I cannot think of a better way to model the authentic basis for our faith and to help our kids truly understand the Gospel.

The link below to an excellent devotional will encourage you in this journey. (Thanks to Katie Dokmo for bringing it to my attention):

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/ask-your-child-to-forgive-you

I sense a great work of God underway in our congregation as we raise almost 100 kids to become spiritual champions – one of our highest leverage Kingdom opportunities!

May we all learn together about what it means to live and love in the wisdom of Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

July 10 – Doing Life Well – Week 5 – Wisdom in the public square, how do we affect our community?

August 2-9-16-23-30 – Undivided – from 7-9 pm – please contact mark@mariemontchurch.org if you want to join in the Undivided group experience.

August 19 7-9 pm – “Men only” and “Women only” panel discussions on marital sexuality through the wisdom of the Scriptures.

August 21 – Youth Back to school junior high and senior high vision casting and family pool party.

August 27 – Special Teaching on Israel – Parish center 9-11 a.m. Denis will lead this interactive time, ideal for those wanting to learn more about Israel and possibly join our Israel discipleship trip March 24-April 4 2017.