Sunday Happenings 9.13.15

Prayer Concerns                         (From the floor)

  1. Sharkey Family (Lose of Richard)
  2. Glen Morehouse Family
  3. Danielle’s grandmother (cancer)
  4. FFA as they do a lot of traveling

Praises from Sunday

  1. Riley’s New Baby Boy
  2. Megan & Lauren’s (sister had a Baby Boy)
  3. Ryan Kirkdorffer (New Job)

Sermon Highlights

Life is not always fair!  That’s what we talked about today.  “Life Isn’t Fair” all the time.  Some people go through life and everything seems to go smoothly for them.  On the flip side of the coin, there are those that life seems to deal them a bad hand.  It’s “Murphy’s Law,” if it’s going to go wrong, it will go wrong for them.  It’s like motion sickness, some get motion sickness and some do not.  Motion sickness is caused by a mixed signal sent to the brain by the eyes and the inner ear.  As a result we get disoriented, dizzy and nauseated.  It’s the difference between perception (of what is not true) and reality (that which is true) that gives us motion sickness.  As we travel through this world we can get disoriented because we may perceive things to be true that aren’t true.

In the Scripture from 1 Peter 2, Peter implies that we can have the perception that life should be fair.  But in reality it is not always fair.  He tells us in these verses that there will be “unjust sufferings,” and that in this world we will “suffer for doing good.”  Jesus himself even said, “In this world you will have troubles” (John 16:33b).  James, the brother of Jesus said this; “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:2-3).  Reality is, we’re going to face difficulties in this life even though you are a Christian.  What should we do when we face troubles?  We should do as Hebrews 12:2 says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…”  After all, He already knows what we are going through anyway.  Don’t worry but turn it over to God.  Don’t lose sleep over a trouble, give it to the Lord!  After all, He’s going to be up all night anyway.  Let Him worry about it.

To also help us in our difficulties in life, make sure you hang out with positive people.  If we spend most of our time with negative people, we’ll end up being negative ourselves.  The old proverb says this, “You become like the people you spend the most time with.”  So spend most of your time with Jesus!  “Fix your eyes on Jesus” because in this life, it is not always fair!

Announcements

  1. Camp Mack is looking for new volunteers to join the Camp Mack Festival committee.  See Lauren Carrick for details.
  2. Prayer meeting and WednesdayNight activities have started.  The adults we be going through the Book of Revelation.  Come and join us!
  3. There is a signup sheet for snacks for the Kid’s on Wednesdaynights.
  4. Maple Grove will be serving the Fairfield Football Team a meal onSeptember 25.  A donation list will be on the Welcome Center if you would like to help.
  5. Coming October 11, MG Kids will start a new Sunday school program.  This is for preschool through 5thgrade.  Please see Krista Runkle for more details.  If you can help in this ministry, again see Krista.  Also, they are looking for a T.V. to help them in this ministry.  If you have one that works and would like to donate it to the M.G. Kids, please see Krista.
  6. The Mission Team is having a golf outing on Sunday, September 20 at 2:30.  Registration forms are on the mission table.  Ice cream to follow this event.  Mini golf will also be available.
  7. Blood Drive is at Sunnyside Park this Tuesdayfrom 1-6:00 p.m.
  8. There will be a service project this Thursday at Betty Dickison’s house starting at 5:30.
  9. Anyone wanting to crocheting or knitting 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.

Have a great day!

Pastor Dwayne

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