We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
Prophecies of Christ and Fulfillments in the Gospels
To be Read during the 28 Days of Advent
(Scripture in ESV)
Day 1: Place of birth
Micah 5:2—But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
Matthew 2:1—Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,
Here are the speakers for November 6th, 201:
North: Beautify Your Home--Liane Laurion
Does beauty influence our spiritual life? Liane Laurion says, "Yes!" Come and hear about the original creator of beauty, and gain some practical ideas for things you can do to make your home environment inspiring and beautiful without breaking the bank.
On October 2, 2012, Pastor Kenny Stokes spoke to the Downtown MOMS group. You may listen or download his message. He unpacked the MOMS theme verses for 2012-2013, "Be doers of the word (James 1:22), looking to Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)
From Pastor Kenny:
A few weeks ago, it was my joy to speak to the MOMS group at our church. After a brief devotional, I shared with them this list of parenting tips from our experience and aspirations. Although I know my wife's list would overlap this list, hers would have its own unique contribution. And of course, there are more 'tips' than these. These are merely the ones that seemed most pressing to hold out to the mothers at the meeting.
Have you ever had one of those conversations where you just felt like, “What am I supposed to do now?” I have. After it happened, I went to the concordance of my Bible and looked under despair. I didn’t feel like I was in the despair category yet, but I didn’t want to go there. I only found one reference to despair, but it was a good one: 2 Corinthians 4:8.
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair…”
MOMS will kick off the 2012-2013 year tomorrow Tuesday, Sept 18th at 9:15 am!
Come for a morning of fun and fellowship as we talk about our theme and pray over the year.
1) When things don’t go the way they should, God always makes them turn for good.
Romans 8:28 was as prominent as John 3:16 in our home. “God works all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.”
2) God can be trusted.
He never murmured at the providence of God, not even when God took my mother at age 56. “In God I have put my trust, I will not be afraid, what can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11).
Resolved: I will obey your instructions and do what I know you expect of me, even when it is not mentioned. I will not force you into repeated reminders, which I sometimes call nagging.
Resolved: I will not grumble or complain when I do my chores, but remember what a great thing it is to have a family and a home and clothes and food and running water and electric light and central heating in a world where millions of teenagers have none of these.