Our Weekly Schedule




SUNDAY 
 
10:00 AM     Worship & Teaching - Pastor Bob Lawrenz
   
                      Message:  Ephesians 4:30-31 - "An Uphill Battle"
                
                                 Scripture Reading:       Acts 19:30-31


We grieve the Spirit by living like the pagans (Ephesians 4:17-19), by lying (4:25), by being angry (4:26-27), by stealing (4:28), by cursing (4:29), by being bitter (4:31), by being unforgiving (4:32), and by being sexually immoral (5:3-5). To grieve the Spirit is to act out in a sinful manner, whether it is in thought only or in both thought and deed.

Both quenching and grieving the Spirit are similar in their effects. Both hinder a godly lifestyle. Both happen when a believer sins against God and follows his or her own worldly desires. The only correct road to follow is the road that leads the believer closer to God and purity, and farther away from the world and sin. Just as we do not like to be grieved, and just as we do not seek to quench what is good—so we should not grieve or quench the Holy Spirit by refusing to follow His leading.

Paul's exhortation in Eph. 4:30–32 is to not sin, but to manifest the opposite behaviors—namely, showing kindness, being tenderhearted, and exhibiting forgiveness. The main danger in not “putting on the new man” (Eph. 4:24) is that as we sin against and stray from God, we “grieve the Holy Spirit of God” (Eph. 4:30), whose role it is to comfort and to guide believers in Christ-likeness.


TUESDAY
 
10:00 AM     Ladies Prayer & Bible Study - Norine Lawrenz

                                                         
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

Love is the foremost attribute of our relationship with God. Sometimes it's hard to imagine that the Almighty Creator of the universe wants a relationship with us when we are so unlovable. But God's love is unconditional. He is actively seeking us. Because He loves us, we can love Him in response. This love is not meant to stop with God; He calls us to love others, too.


Come Join Us for a spiritually uplifting time of fellowship, worship, prayer, and Bible study.
                    

As a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea, Micah prophesied during the momentous years surrounding the tragic fall of Israel to the Assyrian Empire (722 BC), an event he also predicted (Micah 1:6). Micah stated in his introduction to the book that he prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah in Judah, failing to mention the simultaneous string of dishonorable kings that closed out the northern kingdom of Israel.
During this period, while Israel was imploding from the effects of evil and unfaithful leadership, Judah seemed on a roller-coaster ride—ascending to the heights of its destiny in one generation, only to fall into the doldrums in another. In Judah at this time, good kings and evil kings alternated with each other, a pattern seen in the reigns of Jotham (good, 2 Kings 15:32–34); Ahaz (evil, 2 Kings 16:1–4); and Hezekiah (good, 2 Kings 18:1–7).
- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/micah.html#sthash.i25F9AvV.dpuf
As a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea, Micah prophesied during the momentous years surrounding the tragic fall of Israel to the Assyrian Empire (722 BC), an event he also predicted (Micah 1:6). Micah stated in his introduction to the book that he prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah in Judah, failing to mention the simultaneous string of dishonorable kings that closed out the northern kingdom of Israel.
During this period, while Israel was imploding from the effects of evil and unfaithful leadership, Judah seemed on a roller-coaster ride—ascending to the heights of its destiny in one generation, only to fall into the doldrums in another. In Judah at this time, good kings and evil kings alternated with each other, a pattern seen in the reigns of Jotham (good, 2 Kings 15:32–34); Ahaz (evil, 2 Kings 16:1–4); and Hezekiah (good, 2 Kings 18:1–7).
- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/micah.html#sthash.i25F9AvV.dpuf
SATURDAY

  9:00 AM       Men's Prayer - All Are Welcome!                     

Men's Prayer is a time for men to come together in fellowship, and pray for those in need, though all are welcome. If you are in need of prayer and would like the men of this church to do as James 5:14 says, please do come!


"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord."




10:00 AM       Church Workday - All Are Welcome!      

Lend a Helping Hand!

Church workdays are scheduled on the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of every month, from 10 AM through lunchtime. 

Our next Church Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd. Join us as we work around the building, both inside and outside! Every "skill level" welcome!

Please consider helping to keep the building up. Maintaining this 1856 building is a service to the Lord. It was built before the Civil War!





      

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