“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
June 24, 2018
– Call To Worship –
“How Great You Are”
“There’s Something About That Name”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: Pastor David Perry
“1 John 4 (Part 1)”
“Open The Eyes of My Heart”
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Christ.
Grace Communion International – We are an international Christian fellowship, on mission with the Father, Son and Spirit, living and sharing the gospel in ways that birth all kinds of churches, for all kinds of people, in all kinds of places. As an international Christian fellowship, we have about 50,000 members formed into 900 churches spread across 100 countries.
GCI Haiti Update
Pastor David & GCI Caribbean Mission Developer, Charles Fleming, will be traveling to Haiti July 13-16. They will interact with Pastor & Mrs. Joseph Franklin and the church members, learning better how GCI can help them, encourage them and support them. Prayers for safe travels.
Overcoming the World
Translation – The Good News Bible
1 John 5:1-5 “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Messiah is a child of God; and whoever loves the father loves his child also. This is how we know that we love God’s children: it is by loving God and obeying his commands. For our love for God means that we obey his commands. And his commands are not too hard for us, because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our faith. Who can defeat the world? Only the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
†† Pastor’s Corner ††
Pastor David Perry & Jonnie
This past Thursday, June 21, marked the beginning of summer, and was the longest daylight day of the year. Now the daylight portion of each day begins to get shorter, letting us know that winter and cooler weather is just “around the corner.” As hot as it has been, so early in the year, that’s kind of a refreshing thought. Doesn’t that make your feel cooler?
In today’s pastor’s corner I want to share a couple insightful quotes that hopefully, as you ponder them for your life, will help you love & trust your God (as Father, Son and Spirit) even more.
►“I’ve never told my children, ‘I will only love you if you…’ Neither have I ever told my children, ‘If you do this…, you are no longer my child.’ The truth is, nothing can change the fact that they are my children. And nothing can stop me from loving them. And to think God’s love is so much greater than my own…” Rick Shallenberger
► “Satan knows your name but calls you by your sin.
Jesus knows your sin, but calls you by your name.”
► All of life now is to be lived as we are led by Christ and filled with the Spirit in the loving presence of Abba. This is the “God-reality” of our existence. The “God-initiative” of our life is that Abba Father loves you and me. Christ is Lord, and he calls the shots—but always in love, looking out for our best interests and caring about our every concern and need. We listen to him and follow him wherever he leads us by his Spirit. There is a direction to our lives now—and it’s in devotion to him, not to our dead-in-Christ passions and lusts. Linda Rex (GCI Pastor)
► “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matthew 6:33 Message Translation
As you go through this coming week, make these 4 quotes part of your daily devotion…and you’ll be blessed. Pastor David
Prayers for our Country and Pres. Trump
Prayers for the Body of Christ World Wide
Our Persecuted Christian Brothers & Sisters Around The World
Local Prayer Requests
Mary Coffey, prayers for healing, strength & encouragement.
Tommy Robinson – (English Reporter) sentenced to13 months for reporting on a trial of Muslim pedophiles. Held in prison where 71% of inmates are Muslim. Has been moved to a safer location at last report.
GCI Indianapolis – Prayers for Pastor Al Talison and the GCIndy church.
Chuck Davison Arthritis in his knee
Charlie young friend of the Dunbar’s grandson. Recovering from another abdominal surgery.
Lucy (Anita Franz’s sister) Stage 4 kidney disease
Deben Sam (GCI affiliate in Nepal) Prayers as it appears that some very drastic and restrictive anti-conversion (to Christianity) laws will come into effect in Nepal in August. It does seem that evangelistic activities will become illegal.
Hector & Paulina Barrero (GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator for Columbia & South America) For blessings, protection and inspiration as they minister to others.
Eugene & Lulu Guzon (GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator for Philippines) Prayers for wisdom, inspiration and safety as he travels, serving the Philippines
Kalengule Kaoma (lives in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa) Prayers for wisdom & protection as he oversees Africa as GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator.
Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School
Joe & Tammy Tkach & Greg & Susan Williams
For Divine Appointments To Touch Others With Jesus’ Life & Love