“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
September 8, 2019
– Call To Worship –
“I Worship You Almighty God”
“Draw Me Close To You”
“Jesus, Name Above All Names”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: David Perry
“Your Personal Doxology”
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Jesus
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Upcoming August Birthdays
Jim Ray (Hope) Sept 16
Bill Creek& Scott Wertz Sept 24
Upcoming August Anniversaries
Jim & Melissa Moran (INDY) Sept 22 – 40 yrs
Jan & Ron Mincy (Hope) Sept 23 – 59 yrs
Bill & Georgia Whitt (INDY) Sept 28 – 62yrs
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God’s Holy Fire: ‘Write Them on Their Hearts’
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the LORD.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the LORD. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
Jeremiah is God’s voice, speaking about the promise of the LORD’s new covenant that he will make with his people. Of course, knowledge of God’s “instructions” started with the prophets and others who spoke for God in Biblical times and starts with the Bible and people who speak for God now. However, knowledge is not nearly enough. We need to be empowered and transformed by the Holy Spirit of the living God who will place God’s instructions on our hearts and make them a part of us. As important as the scriptures are, the Spirit who inspired them is also the one who is essential for us to understand and live the intent of scripture. The Holy Spirit will inform, transform, and conform God’s people to be like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). This promise of a new covenant also runs throughout the New Testament, but the work of the Spirit in this covenant is especially emphasized in John chapters 14-16 as Jesus promises the Comforter or Counselor or Advocate or Helper or Friend (depending on your translation). It is also emphasized powerfully in 2 Corinthians 3, which is probably a spiritual reflection about the fulfillment of God’s promise recorded by Jeremiah. Read 2 Corinthians 3 after reading today’s verses from Jeremiah. Rejoice that we have this promised time of grace and divine presence available to us in the Holy Spirit!
Almighty God, I rejoice in the sacrifice of Jesus and the work of your Holy Spirit to bring your promise of a new covenant alive in our day. I ask that the Spirit’s power, his force, his grace, be at work in me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Barb Wesley – treatment for cancer
Brian Fell – being moved to Signature Nursing Home
Barb Hudson – prayers for continued recovering from pneumonia
Mary Coffey (TH) Has been placed on comfort care, with difficulty swallowing and taking in liquids. Prayers for her comfort in her final days.
Charlene Glover – prayers for recovery from a bad fall.
Hurricane Dorian Prayers for all those affected by this hurricane
Tom Conklin (Indy) left knee pain
Asha & Sush Jacob (Indy) safe delivery of a healthy baby boy in Sept.
Cory Rosenberg (Pastor David’s cousin’s husband) home and doing better. Thanks for all your Prayers and continued prayers for complete recovery
Dwayne Brown (Indy) He is now in nursing care facility in Brownsburg.
Joe Wilber–(Indy) Continued prayers for his well-being &improved health
Haitian GCI Pastor Joseph Franklin Possible brain cancer. His wife, Georgette, asks for our prayers. Prayers for the GCI Haitian Sister Church
Zadie Conklin–(Indy) Still enduring severe back pain
Ena – Kidney failure
GCI INDY – a permanent church home
Greg & Susan Williams – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement
Prayers for the Body of Christ World Wide
Prayers for our Persecuted Christian Brothers & Sisters.
Prayers for Divine Appointments to touch others with Jesus’ life & love