Sunday Happenings 10.4.15
Prayer Concerns (From the floor)
- School in Oregon
- Coria Miller
- Keith Miller
- Randy Sharkey
- Ken Dutton
- Kauffman Family (lose of loved one)
- Plane Crash & Darrin Hollsopple
Praises from Sunday
Today as we continued in the series, “This World is not My Home.” Today’s message was based on us Christians being “Bold Adventures.” As Christians, God has called us to be salt and light of this world (Matthew 5:13-16). Being salt and light in this world is not always easy. But that’s what we’re called to do. We’re called to go on a “Bold Adventure!” In our Scripture text this week, we looked at 1 Peter 3:8-17. In these verses God has set at least three adventures He called us to do. The first adventure is to “Eagerly live our faith.” That sometimes is easier said than done. As 1 Peter 3:8-9 tells us, eagerness should look like; “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” In other words, we live our faith to show respect and love to others. Why does Peter tell us this over and over again? Because it’s not always easy to be nice when the world is mean to us or insults us. This is why Peter reminds us here in Scripture.
Secondly, we should be “bold in our faith.” 1 Peter 3:14 commands us; “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” This is also a repeated command to God’s people. You see, fear and boldness just don’t go together. If we give into fear it will paralyze us. We can be bold in our faith because Jesus promises us in Scripture; “That He will never leave us nor forsake us.”
Thirdly, to become bold adventures we must “Be prepared to give an answer for our faith.” 1 Peter 3:15-16; “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” As Christians, Christ must be on the throne of our hearts. Peter lets us know that we must always be prepared to share Christ with others.
In conclusion, God wants us to 1) Live our faith; 2) Live it boldly; and 3) Be ready to share and answer those who ask us why we’re a Christian.
- Congratulations to Kegan & Emily as they became husband and wife!
- Monday, October 5 is “Culver’s Night” for our Mission Team. If you eat at Culver’s this night from 5-8 p.m.a certain percentage goes to the Team!
- Next Sunday, October 11, MG Kids will start a new Sundayschool program. This is for preschool through 5th grade. Please see Krista Runkle for more details. If you can help in this ministry, again see Krista.
- Anyone wanting to crochet or knit please see Lauren Carrick for a get-a-way day at Camp Mack on October 17. Cost is $15/person. See Lauren for the registration forms.
- Open House for Curt Rowland is next Sunday, October 11from 2-4 p.m. Curt has worked at Camp Mack as the activities coordinator for 12 years. This Open House is at Camp Mack.
- October Evangelism theme for October is to: Take someone that you normally don’t ask for a meal or a cup of coffee, etc.
Have a great week!