- Youth Group will be a split night at 7pm on Wednesday.
- Kid's Bible Quizzing will be Wednesday night at 7pm.
- Not a Fan is starting this week! First Discussion group will be Wednesday night @ 7pm. Another discussion group will meet during the Adult class at 9:45am on Sunday. If you need another date and time, let us know. There will be a sign up sheet on Sunday to let us know what groups you are interested in and give you the opportunity to sign up for books.
PRAYER & PRAISES UPDATES
Prayer - Naomi Siegfried - Just found out she has diabetes. At the moment they are treating with diet and medicine.
Prayer - Continued healing from surgery for Allen Moore's mother.
Personal Update from Pastor Kyle
Today our house in Idaho will be sold. The bank is forgiving over $68,000 through the short sale. This has been a long and difficult journey that has been full of challenges and blessings. The primary lesson God is teaching me is that if you aren't willing to suffer and do the hard stuff you will never ever get to experience the best stuff. When we take the easy way out and avoid allowing God to discipline us we fail to allow God to prepare us to experience the blessings he has waiting.
Living through suffering for God is so much better than having a suffering life because of not living. Now instead of seeing what I don't have, I see all the little things each day that God has blessed me with. This week I had the honor of praying for Allen's mother. What a blessing I received!
I took my wife on a date to McDonald's Wednesday night. You can get two pies for $1! While there a teen who had previously attended our church sat down and talked to us. I had the honor of participating in life with that teen. We discussed personal relationships and numerous other topics. I didn't do everything right that night as a pastor. I forgot to pray with him when we left. I interrupted a conversation to greet his mother and completely ignored the other couple. There are still a lot of things I am working on, but I accepted an opportunity to be a servant of Christ that night and was greatly blessed in spirit.
I encourage you to accept God's blessings by giving your entire life to God. Give up control. It is then and only then that you really begin to see just how incredible our God is. God isn't going to call all of you into staff ministry and require you to quit your jobs and leave your homes. But what he will do is ask you to life every minute of every day for him. Trust me. When you do that your life and life of others around you will be infinitely better than what it had been. Are you satisfied being a fan and telling others that you like Jesus? If not, then join us the next 6 weeks as we learn how to become totally committed to Jesus.