“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
August 26, 2018
– Call To Worship –
“Praise To The Lord”
“Because We Believe”
“I Love The Lord”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: Don Auxier
“Acts 6 – 7”
“Each Step I Take”
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.
Fear not by Bill Keller
As I was in prayer this morning about what God would have me say to you today, He brought this powerful verse from the book of Isaiah into my mind and told me that man y of you today needed to be encouraged and reassured that God had not left you.The Bible promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Let me say it this way, God has NEVER left you, although you may have left Him. How can you fear anything…any person, any situation, any circumstance, when God is there with you? But the promise of this verse just doesn’t end with His presence. To me, the power in the verse is His promise to help us.Every morning, when I look into the mirror in my bathroom, the first thing I see is a Bible verse from John that simply says, “Without me you can do nothing.” I never want to start the day trusting in my own strength or wisdom, but trying to rely on what God provides It is such a comfort to know that God is with me and that He is helping me.
That is why I have such confidence, even in the face of what appears to be overwhelming odds. God is with me, He is helping me, and the Bible says that if He is with me, who can be against me! That promise also applies to you!!!!
But as for us, we will bless the Lord
from this time forth and forever
Praise the Lord.
Ponder These Quotes this coming week
“If God were not only to hear our prayers, as he does ever and always, but to answer them as we want them answered, he would not be God our Saviour but the ministering genius of our destruction.” by George MacDonald
“While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He has taken the cleanup entirely into his own hands. He has just gone and done it without waiting for us; and he invites us simply to trust that he has it all accomplished for us in Jesus—and to proclaim that trust by acting as if we really believed it.”
by Robert Capon, “The Foolishness of Preaching”
From Here to Eternity
The book of The Revelation is quite literally, “The revelation of Jesus as the Messiah – the Conquering King and Almighty Judge.” These are the instructions that were revealed to John to deliver to Christ’s committed servants concerning the things that must come to pass in the last days before the Kingdom is finally restored.
Just as the first four Gospels detailed how Jesus fulfilled the Spring Feasts of the LORD when he came the first time in his roles as The Prophet, and the Lamb of God – the book of the Revelation is the 5th Gospel – Good News of the Messiah fulfilling the prophetic shadow pictures embedded in the Fall Feasts of the LORD as he returns to rule the Earth.
In Matt. 24:3-5 Jesus was asked by his disciples, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Then he began answering their question and he didn’t scold them for asking. He gave them details of the events that would effect their lives and the lives of even his end time followers right up until his return.
God has not hidden his plan of salvation or the events that will lead up to his soon return to this earth to rule all nations. Thy Kingdom Come! Lord Jesus
by Vicki Auxier
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.
Haiti – That peace and calm can return to the beautiful people of Haiti.
Freddy Chang, Friend of Don Auxier, recovering from kidney failure and on dialysis.
Bob Quakenbush (used to attend GCI Indianapolis and was one of the founding members of the church in 1962) He was laid to rest on Friday in of Martinsville.
Donna Dunbar – Full recovery from recent illness
Sue Durbin Prayers for increased blood levels
Anita Franz – SI joint and sciatic issues
James Salerno (Chuck Davison’s son-in-law) Weak and having tests
Lucy (Anita Franz’s sister) Prayers for her overall health and strengthening – also for Anita’s sister Rachel who has a bad virus and is helping care for Lucy
Connie Whitlock – Continued knee pain – prayers surgery can be put off
Ashton (Harriette Cox’s great grandson) taken back to Riley Hospital. He has cerebral palsy, curvature of the spine and needs another surgery.
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 seems restrictive anti-conversion (to Christianity) laws will come into effect in Nepal in August.
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.