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We've been waiting for you! It's true, because we believe that every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship was sent by God Himself. It's not by accident that we have the joy of meeting you. So, above all else we want to express Christ's love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth.

We're eager to know you, and we're excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church. It won't take you long to discover that this is truly a family, rich in relationships that matter the most. Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to you as well. Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too.

If you've been thinking, praying, searching, and hoping for a place to belong, we say again Welcome!

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Scripture of the Week


Philippians 4:6-7 King James Version

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Notes:

Careful-Care-filled.
For nothing-no amount of money or self-gain to be filled with cares, worries, and concerns which are rooted in fear.

It has no advantage, benefit, or profit for us.

It is the exact opposite.
It quenches our faith, disables it, renders it useless and ineffective.

It chokes out the word-making it unfruitful.

In all things
Not for all things

Prayer and supplications (partitions/pleading on behalf of others)

With thanksgiving
Demonstrates to God we believe we receive what we have asked Him for at the time we prayed. (Mark 11:24)

What do we receive in exchange?
Indescribable peace that comes from God (Holy Spirit) in our inner man (our spirit).

This peace has the power to keep/safeguard our hearts and minds (thoughts)
which would otherwise override, hinder, argue, or reason against the Word of God.

Observations of the worriers
Some people operate in worry as though it was a great ministry. They are very faithful to worry on your behalf.

They do have one serious drawback-they worry that they will have nothing to worry about.

As a result, they become idle and restless and don’t know what to do, with the exception of wringing of their hands.

They go from one thing to another and never have peace and contentment.

In conclusion, we must cling to, and embrace this biblical truth from Psalm 121:1-4

Psalm 121:1-4 New American Standard Bible 1995

121 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,

Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

 


Bulletin Notes

17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 (NKJV)

 

All wisdom is from God and all that we need for our learning is given in His Word. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding – and it all comes back to trusting the Lord at all times and for all things.

So often we are reminded to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to rely on our own abilities and understandings and how frequently we are

implored to cast all our cares and concerns upon Him, knowing that He cares for us; provides for us; defends us and upholds us. And yet the world seeks after other sources of wisdom and the grand accumulation of worldly wealth, and the world system seeks to impose this pagan mindset upon all the children of God.

But God’s ways are not mans’ way and He knows that the wisdom of this world is foolishness and that the greedy accumulation of worldly wealth is vanity, for it develops in the proud hearts of men an independence from God that is unwise, unpredictable, and will result in certain calamity.

The writer of Proverbs prays for neither poverty nor riches, but rather

requests from God, his daily bread. Accumulation of riches encourages a

self-sufficient, independence from God. And though exaggerated lack can sometimes provoke a trusting reliance upon the Lord, it can often evoke a murmuring, discontented heart of unbelief. Yet real wisdom is trusting the Word of the Lord in all things and believing that He will supply all that we need in this world, according to His riches in Christ.

The wealth of this world is passing away, but the riches of God that are ours in Christ are eternal. We should place neither trust in our own

sufficiency nor fix our hope on what is fading away, but trust the Word of the Lord, which reminds us that our faith in today’s provision is from His gracious hand, and that our secure hope for the future is in Jesus Christ alone.

                               Oh no — not again!
I realize I've put on some weight, so I joined an aerobics class.
When I got there I jumped and gyrated and bent and twisted. But by the time I got my gym shorts on the hour was over.

                                                      
He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.

Why do cows wear bells?
Because their horns don't work.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen.

A man asks a farmer near a field, “Sorry sir, would you mind if I crossed your field instead of going around it? You see, I have to catch the 4:23 train.”

The farmer says, “Sure, go right ahead. And if my bull sees you, you’ll even catch the 4:11 one.”

Dolphins are highly intelligent animals. American scientists proved that after only a brief time in captivity, they are able to train humans to stand at the edge of the pool and toss them bits of fish.