WEEKLY BIBLE VERSEFor God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…The Christmas celebrations are over. Now comes that time of the year when many people make a New Year's resolutions. With fixed determination they try to achieve what they have announced. However, they seldom keep those New Year's resolutions. Why not? There are three powerful enemies that often work together to keep us from fulfilling those resolutions:
1) The flesh, or better yet, the sinful nature. Paul specifically describes its power, "I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out." We inherited this sinful nature from Adam and Eve and it controls all unbelievers;
2) The world, or this world's system, has a lot to draw us away from what is good and right-that is to worship God with all our lives;
3) The devil. He is real. He was cast out of heaven for pride and rebellion, and he led other angelic beings to rebel with him. Peter warns us, "Your enemy the devil prowls around lide a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter5:8).
This is why it is so important to have a plan for staying spiritually fit. Stay focused on your plan for God in 2018!
PRAYER NAMES:Linda Leonard, Larry Hayden, Amanda Phillips, Jim Saylor family, Effie Caudill, Thelma Farmer, Roger Smith, Dave and Betty Wagner, Marshall Family.
- We enjoyed our monthly fellowship breakfast this morning. Don't forget to join us on the 1st Sunday of every month at 9:00AM.
- We will be baptizing Jeanne Rue into the church this morning! Praise the Lord for her obedience to the Lord and for her service to Grace!
- Our Valentine's day banquet is February 10th. so mark your calendar. It's the men's year to host!! Be in prayer! Ha
- Business meeting this Wednesday evening at 6:00PM. with Bible study to follow at 6:30PM.
- If you are interested in volunteering at the Rue Farms retail store, please see brother Glen Massie to get signed up. Each volunteer will work and earn money for the building fund. #WhyGrace
- Our Guatemala 2018 Missions team is having a shoe and Bible sponsorship. We are collecting $5.00 for eigher a pair of shoes for child or a Bible for the adults. Check out the flier on the back bulletin board or see Sister Deb for more Questions.
- Our church van runs every Sunday morning, if you know of someone who needs a ride please see Sister Penny Brown.
- Skyler and Aloni McNutt have a Young Adult Ministry at the 616 Building, Thursday evenings at 7:00PM. Please lift them and this ministry up in your prayers. For more details see Skylar or Aloni.
- Men's Bible study Tuesdasy at 7:00pm.
- Teen Devotions on Tuesday at 7:00PM.