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June 11, 2018, 9:58 AM

God brings Change


Church Family,

I love Matthew 4. It is well known for the temptation of Christ, but what sticks out to me is the amount of change that is happening and the rate in which it is happening. Maybe it’s the Sunday school lesson spilling over into my worship time, but Jesus went from a relatively unknown to a household name in a short time.

Matthew 4:24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.          

Change is difficult. Especially in the church. In part, I believe it is because we know for certain that the gospel, word of God, and God Himself never change. Yet, throughout scripture we see that where the gospel is present, change happens. In this passage Jesus’ ministry changes. 1st he is tempted by satan himself. 2nd he calls others into ministry. Those men had their whole lives changed and soon will have their eternal destination changed. In fact, from this time on, the only constants in their lives are God and change. 3rd where they lived changed. 4th Have you ever thought about the fact that the only ones who don’t change in scripture are the ones that have rejected God?

Can I encourage you today to take some time and reflect on the change that God has brought to your life? Praise Him for His goodness. Let me also encourage you to dream of what God wants your life to look like. Now pray about what kind of change is needed in your life for that to happen. I am so guilty of wanting God to do things in my life without being willing to change for God.

Reminders:

  1. Senior Cookout Tuesday at 11:30. You can also vote at the church.
  2. Sunday we will have our Father’s Day celebration during the morning service.
  3. VBS Shipwrecked begins Sunday night June 17th -21st 6pm-8:30pm.
  4. Glory Train in Concert June 24th at 6pm
  5. Toronto Mission trip June 26th-July 3rd
  6. Yesterday we voted as a church to call Peyton Andreucci to be our Youth Summer Intern. Please pray for him and the ministry that he will be doing in our church and community. This Weds Peyton and the youth will be passing out flyers to invite others to VBS.
  7. Continue to Pray for the St. John’s Ridge community(Prayer Walking area).

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn


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