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Grow October 08, 2015

MID-WEEK

Last Week: Do not envy.
This Week: Don’t be greedy.

Brothers and Sisters

It was fun to look at Jesus’ parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) with a fresh eye last Sunday.

I’m challenged by how Jesus always gets to the underlying attitudes and the real condition of my heart.

His teaching is challenging, but if I let him in – he always leaves me changed, healed, refreshed.

The enemy wants me to believe its better not to tread on sensitive subjects, but Jesus wants to redeem and heal every part of me.

I’m grateful he got into the motives for my service to him and his people. If I cultivate gratitude, I’m really eager to serve. If not, I’m always stingy and self-preservation wins.

Try this with me – ask Jesus every day this week: how do you want me to use my time, treasure and talent for your glory today?

I’m trying to walk in a mindset of serving, and praying for MCC to become even more a culture of serving – anchored in gratitude for the Gospel.

Anytime I grumble, it’s a sign that I really haven’t surrendered to Jesus and his Lordship in my life.

My prayer for this series continues: that we’d be a Church totally consecrated to give 100% for the God who only gives 100%.

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

October 10 – Next New Members Seminar – 8 am -12 pm – pick up the packet and sign up Sunday. And at 515 pm, the Warrior Run.

October 24Women’s Retreat – all day.

October 25 – 1:30-2:30 – We will partner with New Mission and Gladstone in an outreach consisting of a concert of prayer and Bible giveaway throughout the Madisonville community. Kids welcome!

November 8 – Global Orphan Sunday – Silas Khadka from Child Hope Nepal will visit MCC.

November 20-21Men’s Overnight Retreat (6 pm-3 pm) details to follow!

November 21 – 4 pm – Family Thanksgiving Outreach

November 22 – Dave Heidenreich visit

December 6 – Ofer Amitai visit