“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
September 9, 2018
– Call To Worship –
“I Worship You Almighty God”
Prayers of Intercession
SERMON – Don Auxier
Bible Study: Romans 8
“He Who Began A Good Work In You”
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.
God’s Glory Displayed All Around Us
from Devotions daily – faithgateway.com
Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.
— 1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV
Legs dangling over the end of the dock, you sit looking out over the lake water. There is no breeze, but the sun is dropping behind opaque clouds, cooling the air. It’s a soft silver sunset and the lake reflects the slate-tinted sky. The water is still. Leaning over the dock, you can see your reflection as if you were gazing into a mirror.
On this side of eternity, we see glimpses of who God is through His glory displayed in tangible creation. Mountains speak of His majesty. The ever-changing brushstrokes of colors in the sky reveal His limitless palette. Microscopic bacteria holding together the balance of entire ecosystems show the divine detail of our interdependence. And then there are humans, made in His image, each expressing unique pieces of Him. God is a beautiful mystery. Combining all of the diverse aspects of His creation still provides only a shadow of who He is in fullness.
One day we will see Him face-to-face, but for now we can look out over lake waters and know that in the reflected images of ourselves, God’s image also appears.
Father, I want to see pictures of who You are demonstrated in nature. When I look at my reflection, I want to see how I am like You. Amen.
You can trust GOD with your life,
even the small details are important to Him.
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.
GCI Conference Oct 13-17 – held in Charlotte, NC – will include the passing of the baton from Joseph Tkach to Greg Williams. Additionally most of the GCI international Mission Directors will be there for meetings. Prayers that all goes well and the leaders can make the trip. Pastor David will be attending the special transition service and again meeting the GCI Int’l Mission leaders
Anita Franz – Recovery from lumbar and sciatic issues – very painful
Lucy (Anita Franz’s sister) – She is home from Rehab but has encephalopathy which is swelling of the brain.
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.
Joe & Tammy Tkach & Greg & Susan Williams – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement