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When: October 14th – Check in begins at 4:30pm and Check out is at 3:00pm Saturday, October 15th

Why: In this world there is no way we can be united in anything if we are not first united in Christ! Join us as we explore the uniting force Christ can be in all of our lives and how His love can move us to unity in our families, our communities and in our service.

Where: Higher Ground Retreat Center, 3820 Logan Creek Lane, West Harrison, IN 47060 – just 45 minutes from MCC

Who: Men from Mariemont Community Church, Mariemont Church High School Men, New Mission Missionary Baptist Church Men and Friends!

Bring: Bible, notebook, pen, towel, hiking/athletic clothing, toiletries, ear plugs (we have some snorers!), linens or a sleeping bag (this is dorm style and linens are not provided). Bring an open heart and mind to learn more about God’s desire that we be united.

Cost: $75. $20 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your place and the balance is due Sunday, October 9th. If you want to go and money is an issue please contact Rob Seetin at rjseetin @ gmail.com. There are scholarships available. We want you there!

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The biblical Feast of Tabernacles (or “Sukkot”) celebrates the dwelling of God with His people. The imagery of the Feast stretches back to the Lord’s dwelling in the midst of the people of Israel in the wilderness and forward to the return of Jesus the Messiah to establish the Kingdom of God over the nations with His saints. It also illustrates the amazing privilege we have as believers to have the Holy Spirit of God dwelling among us each and every day.

This event is free – All are welcome! A love offering will be taken for our brothers and sisters in Israel.
If you have questions about these events please contact Alex Seney at 513-739-4925

Our Speaker
We are blessed to have as our speaker, Ofer Amitai, Pastor of the El Roii Congregation in Jerusalem, Israel. Ofer has a passion for believers to truly know God in an intimate and powerful way.

Our Hosts
Tabernacles is a time of unity and joy. We are excited that three local fellowships are partnering together to host this weekend, contributing food, childcare and facilities-all an expression of love through Jesus the Messiah.

                    Friday, October 21                                                                      Saturday, October 22                                      Sunday, October 23                                           
Location: New Mission Missionary Baptist Church                                       Mariemont Community Church                           Mariemont Community Church
4809 Ravenna St. (Madisonville)                                                     3908 Plainville Road                                              3908 Plainville Road
6:30pm – Dinner available                                                                 12:00pm – Lunch available                                    9:00am – Worship begins (1st service)
6:45pm – Childcare opens                                                                  12:30pm – Childcare opens                                    9:20am – Ofer Speaks – Session 4
7:00pm – Worship begins                                                                   1:00pm – Worship begins                                      10:15am – Lite Bites snack
7:30 – Ofer speaks – Session 1                                                             1:30pm – Ofer Speaks – Session 2                        11:00am – Worship begins (2nd service)
6:00pm – Dinner available                                    11:20am – Ofer speaks – Session 5
6:30pm – Childcare opens
7:00pm – Worship begins
7:30pm – Ofer Speaks – Session 3

Grow September 29, 2016

MID-WEEK

Paul articulates a very practical theology of the body in chapters 5 and 6, asking the church to honor God with our bodies. This is God’s plan – to redeem his entire creation – including the physical.

Friends of Jesus,

In chapters 5 and 6, Paul focuses on the importance of purity in the Body – pointing out the error of the Greek philosophers – of trying to separate what is holy from what is secular.

This section of his letter finishes with a clear summary: Therefore honor God with your bodies.

God made us as integrated creatures – body, soul and spirit, and he has appointed us to a destiny of total redemption including the resurrection of our bodies.

Gordon Fee’s commentary says it this way (page 266):

“Sexual immorality is still sin, even though it has been justified under every conceivable rationalization. Those who take Scripture seriously are not prudes or legalists at this point; rather, they recognize that God has purchased us for higher things. Our bodies belong to God through the redemption of the cross; and they are destined for resurrection. Part of the reason why Christians flee sexual immorality is that their bodies are for the Lord, who is to be honored in the deeds of the body as well as in all other behavior and attitudes.”

Since what we do with our body really matters to Jesus, how can we apply this truth to our eating, exercise, rest, and sexual purity this week?

Think of it this way: How can I love Jesus this week by caring for the body he gave me?

In The Way of Jesus with you, Denis
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Upcoming Dates:

October 2 – Messy Church – Week 7 – Please read the Scripture for next Sunday ahead of time: 1 Corinthians Chapter 7

October 2 – Financial Peace University – Contact Rob Urbanski at urbanskirob @ yahoo.com to join in.

October 14-15 – Men’s Retreat See connect desk to sign up, cost $75, scholarships available. Email Rob Seetin -rjseetin @ gmail.com

October 21-23 – Feast of Tabernacles – Weekend of teaching by Ofer Amitai on grasping the beauty of this Jewish feast for Gentile disciples of Yeshua. Information details at the Connect Desk.

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Grow September 22, 2016

MID-WEEK

Paul spends a great deal of time outlining the heart of leadership in the community of Jesus. He gently identifies the criteria for leaders and also shares his heart for the people he shepherds. He helps us know how to follow well.

Brothers and Sisters,

Paul is a man seeking to lead the way Jesus leads. He is gently and yet firmly helping this church grow.

He is not defending himself, and yet with care, he is asking the church to learn what a good leader looks like.

This helps everyone grow into their role in the Kingdom, leading with the same principles Jesus wants.

May we follow well and lead well in our respective responsibilities in the Body of Christ.

How will you step into and apply this teaching?

In The Way of Jesus with you, Denis
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Upcoming Dates:

September 25 – Messy Church – Week 6 – Please read the Scripture for next Sunday ahead of time: Chapters 5-6

October 1 – Warrior Run – see the connect desk for opportunities to serve in this community building event.

October 2 – Financial Peace University – Contact Rob at urbanskirob@yahoo.com to join in.

October 14-15 – Men’s Retreat. See connect desk to sign up, cost $75, scholarships available.

October 21-23 – Feast of Tabernacles – weekend of teaching by Ofer Amitai on grasping the beauty of this Jewish feast for Gentile disciples of Yeshua. Information details at the Connect Desk.