Monthly Archive for October 2016
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD: Skylar Erwin to be baptized November 6th at Assembly of God. Right after TBC service we’ll go there with our group for baptism starting at 12:45pm.
SHARP POINTY THINGS: WHAT IS A REPUTATION WORTH? These days, it seems like the only reputations that get any attention are the bad ones. People are quick to attack and smear the reputation of others while defending and dismissing their own bad rep. In fact, it’s getting harder to find areas where a good reputation is valued…..or is it? That will be our discussion tonight. Join us at 6:30pm Tuesday at TBC.
Special thanks to James Fincher for being our guest sermonist.
As a kid I loved to hear stories about the travels of my cousin Fran. She was 14 years older than me. (That is not her real name of course,) but she was the most animated person I had known up to that time. She had traveled the world, and would relate her stories so vividly, that you felt you were there yourself!
I always looked up to her and wanted to feel the zest for life that she had! She was kind and inclusive, and treated you like you were more important that she was.
This brings me to the subject of Someone you know, who is from the most beautiful place that exist; He has lived there, and somehow still lives there; and is in you at the same time. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell, hang out, gets comfortable inside you.
The Kingdom of God is a present-tense reality for us now, yet its fullness waits till the end of the age. But WHO is it that makes it real now? It is the Holy Spirit. How you ever thought about where the Holy Spirit is from?
When we get quiet enough; and hungry enough to want the truth of God’s Word; when we are willing to surrender to God; the Holy Spirit begins to relate things to us about where He is from. How exciting it is to release a troubled heart to the Lord in prayer, through Him, and suddenly you feel this incredible peace and clear purpose!
Not all, but a part of what He is doing is telling you what it is like back home; your real home; the one you long for, but have never seen. Things here give a little hint of what it is like, but not the fullness. He lets you feel what home is like; He warms you up just by listening to Him, as He speaks of Jesus.
That incredible longing you have had ever since you became a Christian will one day be fulfilled. But waiting from now, till then, is too long. You need sustaining alone the way. So we converse with our King who is coming for us through this multi-world traveler; the Holy Spirit.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble estate into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.” Philippians 3: 20-21.
I often think that I might not be so comfortable on that day when I consider the fact that I still sin at times. But in Christ we are new creations, and that means that this old life is being transformed, and only the new life in Christ will remain. This person who lives in me is transforming me to live by the power of that future kingdom in present time. My heart glows when He speaks to me and I long for Him to tell me more about His travels. Without realizing it I catch myself sweep along with Him. JWP 10-18-16
SHARP POINTY THINGS: OPEN MIC NIGHT. This week, we’re opening the topics up to any man and anything. Questions, opinions, lessons learned….it’s all on the table. Join us at 6:30pm Tuesday at TBC.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR OCTOBER 2, 2016
- Cleaning: Week of Oct. 2—Kerrs.
- Nursery: Oct. 9—Linda P.
- Sharp, Pointy Things (Men’s Group): 6:30pm Tuesday @ COOKIE’S RESTAURANT (Dinner Meeting). TOPIC: TBA.
- Women’s Study Group: 6:30pm Tuesday @ Petty Home. TOPIC: Continue book study.
- Youth Group: Wednesday 3:30pm @ TBC.
- Hooks, Sticks, and Needles (Women’s Crafting Group): Wednesday 5:30pm. Quilts, Crochet, Knitting, Etc.
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