“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
August 5, 2018
– Call To Worship –
“Blessing and Honor”
“Wonderful, Merciful Savior”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: DON AUXIER
BIBLE STUDY ‘ACTS 5&6
“I Sing Praises”
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.
Eph 6:12- 19 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
†† Pastor’s Corner ††
Pastor David Perry & Jonnie
As Christ followers, each day is a new day to “Love The Lord, Live His Life and Share Him With Others”. That has been our church “motto” or “mission statement” for many years. I’m sure we all wake up and desire to have a wonderful day and thank the Lord for our life and His life in us. But life gets hectic, and our own human frailties sometimes get in the way of having the kind of day we all desire.
Evangelist Bill Keller recently wrote this in his daily newsletter. It speaks to how we can begin each day getting our focus properly fixed on the Lord. Even if we can only spend 10-15 minutes “daily renewing” ourselves with our Lord, the benefit will be awesome.
THE KEY TO EACH DAY IS YOUR DAILY TIME WITH THE LORD.
I suggest that you start the day, even if it means getting up 30 minutes early, and spending time in prayer and the Bible. It strengthens your personal relationship with Christ. It is the best way possible to start a new day. It gives you strength and focus throughout the day. It is also a spiritual insurance policy.
During your busy day, you will face many challenges. You will be making many decisions. Having that daily time with the Lord first thing will help you meet the challenges of life in His strength, not yours, and help you make wise, Godly decisions. There is nothing more important that you can do each day than start it in prayer and the Word!
God gave His very best, and expects us to do the same. We only get one life, one opportunity so make the most of it. While we enjoy the abundance this life can offer, we must also never forget that we are here to serve Him.
Make the Lord proud of you as you live each day for Him and let your light shine bright for all around you to see. Enjoy this wonderful season of your life.
This week, ponder deeply what Ephesians 3:18 tells us about our God. “May you know how wide, how long, how high and how deep God’s love is for you today.” Pastor Anthony Mullins said of this verse: There’s no high like the Love of God. You are loved & appreciated ~ 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.
Sandy – (friend of Katie) suffering with health issues.
Haiti – That peace and calm can return to the beautiful people of Haiti.
Sue Durbin Prayers for increased blood levels
Lucy (Anita Franz’s sister) Prayers for her overall health and strengthening
Connie Whitlock – Knee pain
June Perry – Heart and breathing issues
Ashton (Harriette Cox’s great grandson) Dealing with health issues
GCI Indianapolis – Prayers for Pastor Al Talison and the GCIndy church.
Anthony & Jane Gachanja – (GCI National Ministry Leader in Kenya) They live in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa…prayers for blessings and protection as they minister to the beautiful people in the GCI churches in Kenya.
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 & Nsama Kaoma (Lusaka, Zambia, Africa) Prayers for wisdom & protection as he oversees Africa as GCI Mission Developer/Coordinator.
Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School – Prayers for joy, safety & blessing & provision. The school year ends the end of June.
Joe & Tammy Tkach & Greg & Susan Williams – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement
For Divine Appointments To Touch Others With Jesus’ Life & Love