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Grow February 25, 2016

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Prayerfully inviting someone for Easter Sunday can change their eternal destiny.

Experience the joy of helping someone find a new forever!

Brothers and Sisters

As we progress through the pages of Revelation, we are seeing the majesty, power and holiness of God ever more clearly.

We are also seeing with greater clarity the deception of the enemy and the awful fate of those who reject Jesus.

This gives us ample incentive to pray for those in our lives who do not know Jesus and to consider how we can share his love with them.

One practical way is to pray about who might be a good person to invite to our Easter services.

On Easter, we will look at Revelation Chapter 22 and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and his plan for our resurrection to live with him forever.

This is a stunning vision – a new humanity free from sin and pain, in new bodies, ruling with Jesus over a new heaven and a new earth.

Your prayerful invitation may change someone’s eternal destiny: what better gift than a new forever?

Let’s continue meditating on four important questions raised by the book of Revelation as we continue to study and pray.

This week I suggest we focus on the third question:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love 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 his grace?

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

May we invite people to follow Jesus with us,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM – Donna Painter speaking

March 19 – New Members 8 AM -12PM – Register by emailing lois@mariemontchurch.org

March 27 – Easter Celebration – 9 and 11 AM

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Grow February 18, 2016
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The warning aspect of Revelation comes from the heart of a savior who wants our best.

Friends

Last Sunday we looked at the Trumpet judgments – their meaning 2000 years ago and their application today – a divine warning aimed a bringing us to repentance and worship.

We saw both a refusal to repent at the end of chapter 9 and a significant turning to honor God in chapter 11. God is constantly inviting us to turn to him and to seek shelter in him alone.

Let’s continue meditating on four important questions raised by the book of Revelation as we continue to study and pray.

This week I suggest we focus on the second question:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love 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 his grace?

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

May we turn to Jesus today,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

February 20 – Men’s Breakfast 8-10 a.m. RSVP to rjseetin@gmail.com

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM – Donna Painter speaking

March 19 – New Members 8 AM -12PM – Register by emailing lois@mariemontchurch.org

Our mailing address is:
3908 Plainville Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Phone: (513) 271-4376

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Grow February 10, 2016

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Our judgment is in the hands of a righteous Savior who fully knows the human condition and every detail of our lives.

Brothers and Sisters

Our study of Revelation now turns to an extended section of judgment through chapters 6-18.

This judgment follows a very precise pattern and is filled with reassurances for the people who trust their lives to Jesus.

Here we see both the mercy and the severity of God.

There is continued invitation to trust Jesus, as he reassures his followers of his shepherd’s protection – as we saw in chapter 7.

There is also a terrifying outcome for those who will not accept the authority of Jesus and his rule in chapter 8. Psalm 2 will be fulfilled and no nation will be able to oppose God and his chosen King.

Let’s continue meditating on the main questions raised by the book of Revelation as we continue to study and pray.

As we observe Ash Wednesday today, lets make these our Lenten reflection questions:

1. God is sovereign, holy and totally authoritative.
Do I fear, love 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 his grace?

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

May you rest in the trustworthy hands of Jesus today,

Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

February 12-13 – Refresh Your Marriage!

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

March 8 – The Well – Healing service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM

Grow February 03, 2016

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Brothers and Sisters

Revelation chapters 4 & 5 emanate with the glory and the worthiness of our God. He is so deserving to be praised as our awesome Creator and Redeemer.

As we responded to the Word Sunday, my heart was overflowing with praise, and I sensed the Father’s joy as we honored his entire family.

This week, let’s ask God to fan our love into flame and let’s look for new opportunities to worship and praise him in the details of life.

Let’s also consider what preparation God would have us make before we arrive for corporate worship on Sunday.

I believe intentional preparation and unhurried arrival on Sunday will allow each of us to enter more deeply into the blessing and privilege of worship.

Below is my weekly reminder of our four themes and four key questions for personal application. Let’s focus on the first two this week!

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?

May the spirit of worship fill us this week!

In Jesus, Denis

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Some Upcoming Dates:

February 7 – Last chance to submit a Vision response.

February 12-13 – Refresh Your Marriage!

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

March 8 – The Well – Healing Service @ Chapel from 7-9 PM

Our mailing address is:
3908 Plainville Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Phone: (513) 271-4376

Website: www.mariemontchurch.org

Chef Michael Belanger and the Men’s Ministry Team will be preparing a hearty breakfast on Saturday, February 20, 8-10am. Come for the great food, and for some good ideas for men. Invite other men too! RSVP to Rob Seetin at rjseetin @ gmail.com.

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Church Vision According to Jesus

(Please turn in your vision response this coming Sunday, January 31st)

Friends

Last Sunday we studied Revelation chapters 2 & 3 and considered the vision the risen King Jesus has for his church.

Jesus is very particular about the vision and trajectory of every church in the world, MCC included!

In love, Jesus both encourages and critiques the churches in seven Asian cities – each of which yields important lessons for each believer and congregation.

Jesus highlights 7 traits he wants to see in his church:

– to love passionately
– to suffer well
– to be disciplined
– to persevere
– to be authentic
– to be faithful
– to be repenting

May these be true of MCC and each of us in increasing measure! As we pray about our vision and our vision response for 2016, may we be refreshed by this part of God’s word!

As we continue in Revelation, we are considering four themes and four key questions for personal application. Here they are:

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 31 – Vision responses due.

February 12-13 – Refresh your marriage!

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

Grow January 20, 2016

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Brothers and Sisters:

Last Sunday we finished Revelation chapter one and considered the vision Jesus gave John in verses 12-16. It’s a stunning vision!

In the midst of a display of the power and awe of King Jesus, we see a tremendous warmth and care as Jesus reaches down and touches John, telling him not to be afraid.

He is “for” John. He is “for” you and me.

To those who trust him, Jesus is King, Master, Almighty. But he is also friend and brother – the lover of our souls.

Let’s continue to dwell in the true Jesus as he has revealed himself. Let us strip away the things we have assumed and seek the truth and grace of our King Jesus together.

As we go through Revelation, we are considering four themes and four key questions for personal application. Here they are:

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 responses due.

February 12-13 – Refresh Your Marriage!

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