October 15, 2017

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Terre Haute

Grace Communion

LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL

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Welcome 

October 15, 2017 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Worship God in Spirit and Truth

Grow in His Grace and Knowledge

Share the Love and Hope we have in Christ.

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God is Able

by Max Lucado

What will happen if your job disappears? Or your health diminishes? Or the economy takes a nosedive? Does God have a message for his people when calamity strikes?

He certainly had a word for Isaiah. The prophet wrote, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. . .above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: The whole earth is full of His glory” (Isaiah 6:1-3).

God calmed the fears of Isaiah, not by removing the problem, but by revealing his divine power and presence. Rejoice that God is able to do what you cannot do! Your anxiety decreases as your understanding of your heavenly father increases!

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From Franklin Graham

Still today, my father Billy Graham has a Bible verse pinned up on the wall in his bedroom, printed in   VERY large letters. In fact, it’s in the dining room,  his bathroom, and several other spots around the house! Back before his 95th birthday, he was working on a sermon based on this key Scripture. It was his passion to memorize it, to saturate his heart and mind with it. He made it his life verse.

Galatians 6:14 says, “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” A great verse for us to live by.

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MUSLIMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE GIVING THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST LIKE NEVER BEFORE

June 30, 2017 by Open Doors USA in Middle East

Before the war in Syria and Iraq, in the course of everyday life, stories of Muslims in the Middle East turning to Jesus seemed rare.

Ironically though, as violence has surged in the region, an unexpected emotion has sprung up in an area that appears overrun by anger and hate: Love. Christians in this region report increased opportunities to show love to refugees fleeing their homes as a result of war. This has resulted in area Muslims coming to Jesus in unprecedented numbers.

A pastor of a church in Lebanon explains “The church has grown dramatically in the past years. We had one worship service on Sundays, now we have two. Both services are packed. We now have some 25 house churches.”

“We have separated this work from our church building. People who give their lives to Jesus don’t do so because they want a food package. They come to church because they feel comforted. I heard people testify: ‘Thank God for the war in Syria; it brought us to Jesus.’”

“Churches have changed a lot because of the refugee crisis in Lebanon,” he continues. “God is at work in a special way. We see a lot of new faces being baptized. In the coming few years, we will be the minority, and believers from other backgrounds will be the majority.”

The pastor’s church is busy showing love to these refugees, especially knowing that the consequences for these new believers—like Karima and Fadi—are enormous. “New Christians have to leave their context and their families. They know that whoever leaves Islam should be killed.”

But this hardship—in the pastor’s mind—is always laced with hope; the violence consistently penetrated by love. Out of it, he is witnessing an unusual number of conversions. “These wonderful new believers will become preachers all over the Middle East. God is waking up a sleeping church; a new nation of new believers is being born.”

 

Prayer Requests

Stormy Seas

Stormy Waters

Prayers for our Country and Pres. Trump

Prayers for the Body of Christ World Wide

Local Prayer Requests

JW Holmes-(friend of Vicki Auxier) has leukemia Dr’s say two years to live.

Mary Coffey, prayers for healing, strength & encouragement.

Jerry Hudson, PRAISE new med. is helping him. Pray for complete healing

Anita – (niece of Barb Hudson) – very serious illness needs treatment & healing         

Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Maria Victims

Connie Whitlock (GCI Laf) Fell last Sunday and bruised her tailbone

Jacob G (friend of Jeff Beck) Praise – he has a brain tumor, but it is benign

Grandfather of Courtland Keyes – Courtland, who works front desk of Holiday Inn Express – requests prayers for his grandfather who has heart problems.

Jeff Snyder (GCI pastor in Savannah, GA & Pastor David’s best friend) After more than a week in and out of the hospital, Jeff went home on Thursday. No cause was ever found for his illness.  He is weak, but better, and is on medication.  He thanks all for their prayers and continued prayers.

Peggy Perry – (Pastor David’s Sister) She is better after a reaction to a shot to stimulate bone marrow to produce more white blood cells. She went back to work Thursday after not working Mon-Wed. due to much pain in her knees

GC Indy – For Pastor Josh & Heather as they lead GC Indy – for insight & opportunities to share the life and love of Jesus in the Irvington area

Richard Cravens (friend of Jim & Donna Dunbar) 

GC Indy – For Pastor Josh & Heather as they lead GC Indy – for insight & opportunities to share the life and love of Jesus in the Irvington area

Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School– Prayers for safety & blessing & provision.

Joe & Tammy Tkach – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement

Our Persecuted Christian Brothers and Sisters Around The World

For Divine Appointments To Touch Others With Jesus’ Life & Love

Living Hope Fellowship New Prayer Requests

Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Maria Victims

For those Suffering from the Disastrous Fires in Napa Valley, Calif.

Jeff Snyder (GCI pastor in Savannah, GA & Pastor David’s best friend) He is feeling better and was able to work a couple days this week.  He is still on medication, and no cause for his illness has been determined. He thanks all his brothers and sisters in Indiana for their prayers.

Peggy Perry – (Pastor David’s Sister) She has been able to work all week. Her 2nd chemo treatment is this coming Friday, Oct. 20. Prayers that she has very little reaction and bone pain from the post chemo shot.

Pastor David – Thanks for your prayers as I’m much better and the cold and sinus congestion almost over.

GC Indy – For Pastor Josh & Heather as they lead GC Indy – for insight & opportunities to share the life and love of Jesus in the Irvington area

Richard Cravens (friend of Jim & Donna Dunbar)  Cancer

For Our Country and Government

Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School– Prayers for safety & blessing & provision.

Joe & Tammy Tkach – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement

Our Persecuted Christian Brothers and Sisters Around The World

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