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Grow October 27, 2016


Rest is one of the main promises of a life lived with Jesus.

Jesus gives us rest …

from striving,
from fear, and
from religion.

Do you know God’s rest?

Miss a service? Listen to the Podcast. Come back in 1-2 days if last Sunday’s is not up yet.

Beloved Congregation,

I’m so grateful for the ministry of Ofer Amitai and his six messages related to the Feast of Tabernacles this past weekend:

1. The meaning of the Feast established in Leviticus 23: a summons from God to be refreshed as we remember the past, celebrate the present and anticipate his return. (true for Sundays as well!)

2. The way home begins with the Law, starting with Genesis 3: we must know the purpose of the Law and our true state before a holy God!

3. Grace comes to rescue us from our true condition under the Law – and we all need grace – as in the parable of the lost sons in Luke 15.

4. Once rescued we need to learn to fight the battle with our flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit, based in some of Paul’s deepest teaching in Romans 8.

5. The life we have in the Spirit opens the possibility of a life anchored in persevering prayer, based on the parable of Jesus in Luke 18.

6. We bring this life with Jesus into a world turned upside down and despite all evil around us, we sing to the Lord. The message from Habakkuk may be our best election advice!

If you missed the weekend, these 6 message CD’s are available at the Connect Desk for your encouragement – they are also on line.

In the Rest of Jesus with you, Denis
Upcoming Dates:

October Fast – Select 7 meals to skip over the next month and focus extra prayer on asking God for an awakening of the church.

October 30 – Messy Church – Week 10 – Please read the Scripture ahead of time: 1 Corinthians 11:2-34

November 12 – Women’s Retreat – Please contact Beth Swift for questions: swiftclan@fuse.net

November 13 – Child Dedications – Contact leslie@mariemontchurch.org

November 6, 20 – Sharing God Stories & Gifts – On 11/6 we will look at chapter 12 and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. If you have a story of how God’s gift has blessed you or others, let Denis know! On 11/20, we will apply 14:26, so let Denis know if you want to share and we will put together an orderly morning of services!

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