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Grow January 13, 2016

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Four Key Questions

Fellow Pilgrims:

Last Sunday we began a new series in the book of Revelation. We learned that this is an apocalyptic letter offering a look “behind the veil” at the person of Jesus.

I’m looking forward to more deeply experiencing the hope God offers his people through the Revelation of Jesus with you.

I have sensed that rather than offer detailed application with each sermon, it might be more profitable for us to consider four major themes of Revelation and the key questions they spark.

I’m hoping that considering these things together over the entire time of the study will allow the Word to dwell in us richly and perhaps stimulate some deeper dialogue and life transformation in our families and small groups.

Here are the four key themes & questions:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear and trust him?

2. God has a plan and wins thoroughly.
Is he my true hope, peace and joy?
3. We have great reason to share this news with others.
Am I willing to be a priest, an agent of grace?

4. Jesus is focused on his eternal Kingdom.
Am I really living in light of eternity?

I’m looking forward to growing together with you in 2016 as we learn to live and love in Jesus in new and deeper ways together, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

January 23 – Prayer Training 9 am – 1 pm

January 31 – Vision Survey responses due.

February 12-13 – Refresh your marriage!

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8-10 a.m.

Grow November 25, 2015

MID-WEEK

Seek first his Kingdom!

Beloved:

I’m grateful for Dave Heidenreich’s message last Sunday as we concluded our SHAPING series. I’m encouraged that as I focus on the King and his agenda, I will have all I need! That’s a promise eh?

Here are 6 key concepts we learned about generosity:

1. It’s a heart issue – where your treasure is there will your heart be also. Giving is a way to grow closer to God.

2. God gave first – God so loved the world that he gave his only son. God filled our cup, now we can run over for others and his glory.

3. God owns it all – The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. As stewards (not owners) – our money is God’s to spend as he directs.

4. Seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you. God is trustworthy and good – make him #1!

5. Heaven, not earth, is my home. My citizenship is in heaven. Let me store treasure there with the resources I have here.

6. Giving brings joy – it is more blessed to give! As we grow in generosity, we become more like Jesus and more filled with his joy.

May we have a generous and joyful Thanksgiving, Denis
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Upcoming Dates:

November 29 – Start new series “Adventus”

December 5 – Chapel: Village Tree Lighting outreach 5-8 pm

December 6 – Ofer Amitai visit

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 4-5-6 in the Chapel

January 3 – New Year — Vision Sunday

January 10 – Start new series in Revelation

Connect July 19, 2014

All Women’s Fall Potluck

SAVE THE DATE – September 8 at 6:30pm

By all, we mean ALL – all ages, all stages!!  Join us for a delightful evening of food, fellowship, and a review of the Women’s Ministry programs offered. Babysitting provided! Hostess Lissa Cambron welcomes us into her home (located at 6050 Red Bird Hollow Lane). Please bring a side dish for everyone to enjoy. Also, if you have ever purchased an item from the Family shop, please plan on wearing it! For more information and to R.S.V.P. for childcare, please contact Cathy Burke at catherinepburke @ gmail .com.