“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
July 28, 2019
– Call To Worship –
“Before The Cross”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: David Perry
“That You May Know” – 1 John
“He Is Able”
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
Melissa Moran (Indy )August 4
Tom Conklin (Indy) August 7
Charlesetta Willis August 9
Harriette Cox(Laf) August 10
Deb Spangler (Laf) August 15
Sam Willis August 21
Upcoming August Anniversaries
Al & Marilyn Talison (Indy) August 2 – 49 years
Mark & Deb Spangler (Laf) August 5
Oscar & Anna Louise Brown (Indy) August 19 – 47 years
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‘Sword of the Spirit’
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Holy Spirit guides and strengthens Christians in multiple ways (e.g., Romans 8:13-14, Galatians 5:16-26), including through Scripture. The Holy Spirit inspired Scripture and uses Scripture to teach, rebuke, correct, and train us so we can be useful to God and equipped to do good things in the world (2 Timothy 3:16-17). This influence of the Spirit means that the Spirit penetrates into the areas of our being using Scripture to remake us more and more like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:18). The real question for me, and I think for you, is whether we are intentionally asking the Spirit to remake us as we open the word of God. Are we hungering and thirsting for the righteousness of our Lord, and are we longing for the compassion of Jesus that only Spirit-led people can live?
O God, you are my God, and I hunger to be like you in righteous character and gracious compassion. May the Holy Spirit have your way in my heart and remodel my life to be a living echo of the life of your Son, Jesus, my Savior. In his name, I pray. Amen.