Sunday Happenings 6.28.15

Prayer Concerns
1. Tony Keck
2. Andy Smith
3. Nigerian Bro/Sisters

Praises from Sunday
1. Visitors
2. Bible School

Sermon Highlights
Today we looked at Stewardship and we took our scripture text from the Gospel of Luke, 17:5-10. In this parable Jesus talked about a mustard seed. A mustard seed is very small. Almost so small that it is hard to see. But as it grows and spreads, it becomes bigger and better over time. Over time our faith grows or at least it should be growing. Over time we as Christians should become bigger and better as we grow in Christ. We should become better stewards of the resources that God had given us. When we think of stewardship we automatically think of money, but stewardship is much more than just money. Stewardship is also our talents that the Lord has given to us and our time allotted to us. We don’t all have the same amount of money in our bank account, some have less than others. We don’t all have the same talents. But we each have at least one that the Lord has given to us. Some have two or three talents. But one thing for sure, we all have the same amount of time in a day. We all have 86,400 seconds each day. We don’t get any more or any less. God wants us to use our time wisely for Him. Some try to cram as much into a day as possible and become so busy that they are not affective for the Lord. Ever ask someone how they are doing? One of the answers we tend to get is, “I’m busy!” You know what, we’re all busy. Satan doesn’t care if we’re busy, he just doesn’t want us to be affective. Jesus wants us to live a balanced life for Him. He gave us a perfect example to follow. Jesus was never too busy or in a hurry. He had time to consider the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. He had time to let the little children come to Him and to bless them. He had time to heal those who were sick, knowing that He only had a few years to do this all. And Jesus had the most important work of all to do, redeeming the world. We need to use our time wisely as Jesus used time wisely. As we use our time each day, we don’t want to be too busy that we’re not affective, but on the flip side of the coin, we don’t want to a bare minimum Christian either. We can’t just use our time at Church and say we’re now done till next week’s church service! Jesus worked in the Synagogue, but when He came from the synagogue didn’t say I’m now done serving till the next worship time. His ministry continued; He continued to use His time serving. And that’s the lesson for us today. Keep serving, use our time wisely for Him!

Announcements
1. Evangelism gave us a challenge for the month of June. It’s called “Letters of Encouragement.” Share Christ’s love through a letter, email, text, etc.
2. Discipleship has challenged us to read through the Bible in a year starting July 5th!
3. Camp Mack needs counselors, cookie bakers and a health check-in person. If you can help, please see a Camp Mack staff.
4. There will be a “Bridal Shower” for Ashley Schultz on August 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the church.

May you all have a wonderful week!

Pastor Dwayne

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