“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
JANUARY 15, 2017
‘Into Your Courts”
”O The Glory of Your Presence’
‘I Need You More’
Prayers of Intercession
SERMON: Don Auxier
A Few days More
“He Is Able’
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Christ.
Recognizing The Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King
Tomorrow, Monday January 16, is a day honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King dedicated his life to Christ, and to help bring greater freedom to our African American brothers and sisters. Below is an excellent excerpt where Dr. King was talking about living a committed life. On the next page are some excellent quotes from Dr. King. I share this with you, as a memorial to Dr. King. – Pastor David
I won’t have any money to leave behind.
I won’t have the fine and luxurious things
of life to leave behind.
But I just want to leave a committed life behind.
And that’s all I want to say.
If I can help somebody as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody with a word or song,
If I can show somebody he’s traveling wrong,
Then my living will not be in vain.
If I can do my duty as a Christian ought,
If I can bring salvation to a world once wrought,
If I can spread the message as the Master taught,
Then my living will not be in vain.
Yes, Jesus, I want to be on your right or your left side,
not for any selfish reason.
I want to be on your right or your left side,
not in terms of some political kingdom or ambition.
But I just want to be there in love and in justice
and in truth and in commitment to others,
so that we can make of this old world a new world.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ The proverb is right; you still reap what you sow. We shall overcome. We’ve got some difficult days ahead, but it really doesn’t matter with me, now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. I don’t mind.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King
The Wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
The time is always right to do what is right.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
†† Pastor’s Corner ††
Pastor David Perry & Jonnie
We have been blessed to be involved for many years with Life Centers. I include here an article from Life Centers and also an update from our Haiti Sister Church. I also urge you to read, later in this bulletin, the wise quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King – who valued the Sanctity of All Human Life. Pastor David
Sanctity of Human Life Month January is Sanctity of Human Life Month, but what does that mean? In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated January 22nd as Sanctity of Human Life Day. It was the 11th anniversary of Roe V Wade. Around that same time Life Centers began. We believed that we could make a difference whether the law changed or not. We believed that by meeting with young women (and men) face to face, showing them love and compassion, and helping them where we could that we could help them choose life. For 33, years we have seen it work time and again to the tune of thousands upon thousands of babies saved and countless lives changed. Sanctity of Human Life Month is a marker. It marks not only these victories but also reminds of us the challenges ahead.
UPDATE from Our Haiti Sister Church
Pastor Dave: My beloved brother in Christ!
Jesus is caring for his mission steadily: Church meets every week for worship, mostly studying the word.
Our school is among the very few that could reopen on September 5th 2016, and keeps working now in spite of all kinds of persecutions and other structural nuisances. Georgette suffers from legs cramps, but still can stand up in morning make hot coffee.
I am slowly but steadily recovering from the April 2016 prostate surgery. The Urologist have not extracted the prostate, but again shrunk it. There is No cancer, thanks to the Lord. By the way, Billy (our son) will marry on this February 2017. Abundant blessings on you and Jonnie. Joseph Franklin
Pray for the Persecuted Church – Pray for Revival in the Church
Pray for our Nation & Pres. Elect Trump
LOCAL PRAYER REQUESTS
Jerry Hudson strength and healing.
Mary Coffey – Encouragement and healing.
Helen Pavy – Encouragement and good health.
Katie Archer’s mother – pray for good results on blood tests to find cause of health issues.
Mary Kugley – She is home and doing better, but still requests prayers for complete recovery. Stephanie Snyder (wife of Jeff Snyder – GCI pastor in Savannah, Ga.) She is doing some better, but will still see a spinal specialist.
Georgia Whitt – Prayers for full recovery, still has some dizziness
Father of Mat Morgan – (Matt is GCI chief financial officer) Mat requests prayers for his father who is ailing due to cancer.
Patricia Robinson – Prayers as the tumor in her head, is now bigger. She is requesting prayers that the Lord will heal her.
PeeWee Barnett – Mel Barnett requests continued prayers for his brother
Tom Conklin – Has a pinched nerve in his left elbow. May have surgery
Prayers for our New President – And for Political & Economic Stability in USA
Joe Wilber (Melissa Moran & John Wilber’s brother) Dealing with life’s difficulties
Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School– Prayers for safety & blessing & provision. There is a lot of new civil unrest and violence
Joe & Tammy Tkach – Protection, health, wisdom, insight & encouragement
For Divine Appointments To Touch Others With Jesus’ Life & Love
PRAYERS FOR MISSIONS – GCI International Churches & Mission Leaders – Blessings & protection as they share the Life & Love of Jesus, and train up new leaders and pastors.
Mozambique GCI – Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters there, as the political tensions continue. –
Deben Sam & Nepal Ministry – Prayers for Freedom to share Jesus in Nepal
Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School –Prayers for the church, school staff & the children. For safety…Haiti is in political turmoil right now. Prayers for our Haiti school that begins soon.
GCI Churches we support in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Namibia, Nepal, Kenya and Columbia – blessings & provision as they share the Life & Love of Jesus