“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
November 18, 2018
“Thou Art Worthy”
“THE POTTER’S HAND”
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Prayers of Intercession
SERMON – Don Auxier
Acts 11, 12 discussion
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.
Weekly News Letter
For GCI Churches in Central Indiana From Pastor David ~ November 18, 2018
From Pastor David
The marvelous season and day of Thanksgiving – a special day of Giving our gracious God Thanks – is upon us. Jonnie and I pray that this season of Thanksgiving will be a spiritual blessing for you as you take time to walk and talk with your friend & your God…Who, as Father, Son & Spirit, has blessed you and me with every spiritual blessing you could ever need or imagine. Let me remind you of two scriptures as you ponder how you will Celebrate the Lord’s Abundant Goodness and Grace in your life.
Psalm 116:11-13 – What shall I return to the LORD for all His goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the Name of the LORD Psalm 145:7 – They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness
The holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas find relatives, friends and family gathering to celebrate and enjoy times together. But we all have family and friends and relatives whom we haven’t seen for a while, and just aren’t able to gather with on these special days. I suggest that, as a follower of Jesus Christ, you reach out to them via email, text, Facebook, phone calls, or by US Mail…letting them know how thankful you are that they have been and are in your life…thanking God for them and letting them know how much you love them and how much the Lord loves them. Don’t let precious friendships go by the wayside. Who knows, as you reach out to share a little of Jesus’ life and love with them, you may receive some of His life and love back. You also might find an opportunity to touch others for Jesus.
As you do this, don’t forget about your beloved Church family…those who have been with you for many years…helping and encouraging you along your spiritual journey of life. The Apostle Paul, when thinking of the church members who touched his life, said that he thanked God every time he remembered them. So should we, through prayer, email, cards and personal greetings.
“God is so good that He only awaits our desire to overwhelm us with the gift of Himself.”
— Francois Fenelon
The Gift God Has Given You
by Max Lucado
A cynic asked an elderly woman about the security of her salvation. He said, “How can you be so sure that after all these years God won’t let you sink into hell?” Her answer: “He would lose more than I would. All I would lose would be my own soul, but He would lose his good name.”
What a gift God has given to you! You’ve won the greatest lottery in the history of humanity, and you didn’t even pay for the ticket. Your soul is secure, your salvation guaranteed. Your name is written in the only book that matters. This is the message of God, the promise of grace. The Bible says “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ” (Romans 8:1).
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 strength & encouragement.
Haiti – That peace and calm can return to the beautiful people of Haiti.
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.
Greg & Susan Williams – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement
Robert Holoway – Don Auxier’s brother-in-law recently diagnosed with lymphoma [sage 4] and degenerative bone disease, recovering from hip replacement surgery and facing future chemo and radiation. Also his wife [Don’s sister] suffering from stress and fatigue.
GCI INDIANAPOLIS – Prayers as they seek the Lord’s guidance for a new church home.
In Memory of Jerry Smith — Jerry passed away last Sunday from cancer. He was a long time member, along with his wife Rita, of the GCI congregation in Indianapolis. Health issues had kept both of them from attending the last couple years. Prayers of comfort for Rita and family.
In Memory of Paul Dwiggins – Prayers for Paula Carithers and her family as they mourn the loss of her father, who passed away on Thursday from cancer.
Ron Barker — Al & Marilyn Talison, along with the daughter Michelle and family, requests continued prayers for Michelle’s husband, Ron, who had a kidney transplant last Sunday evening. Prayers that the body won’t reject the kidney and complete healing will come.
Georgia – (Laf. area) Harriette Cox’s daughter, Georgia, is dealing with cancer June Perry – Continued prayers for her heart and breathing issues.
Sue Durbin – (Laf) Prayers that her blood count remains stable GCI