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This Sunday is the first Sunday of September! That means we’re going to start a new teaching series!
This Sunday we're starting a series called “Wild Things In The Bible".
We will be learning from 4 'WILD' animal stories found in the Bible.
- Pastor Kurt
God runs a costly school. Many of its lessons are learned through tears. Richard Baxter said, "O God, I thank Thee for a bodily discipline of fifty-eight years"; and he is not the only man who has turned a trouble into triumph.
This school of our Heavenly Father will soon close for us; the term time is shortening every day. Let us not run from a hard lesson or flinch from the rod of discipline. The richer our crown will be, and the sweeter will be Heaven, if we endure cheerfully to the end and graduate in glory. Theodore L. Cuyler
The finest china in the world is burned at least three times, some of it more than three times. Dresden china is always burned three times. Why does it go through that intense fire? Once ought to be enough; twice ought to be enough. No, three times are necessary to burn that china so that the gold and the crimson are brought out more beautiful and then fastened there to stay.
We are fashioned after the same principle in human life. Our trials are burned into us once, twice, thrice; and by God's grace these beautiful colors are there and they are there to stay forever. Cortland Myers
As we serve together in God's family, our lives take on eternal importance. Paul said, "I want you to think about how all this makes you more significant, not less . . . because of what you are a part of." (1 Corinthians 12:14,19)
God wants to use you to make a difference in his world. He wants to work through you. What matters is not the duration of your life, but the donation of it.
If you're not involved in any service or ministry, what excuse have you been using?
Abraham was old; Jacob was insecure; Leah was unattractive; Joseph was abused; Moses stuttered.
Gideon was poor; Samson was codependent; Rahab was immoral; David had an affair and all kinds of family problems. Elijah was suicidal; Jeremiah was depressed; Jonah was reluctant; Naomi was a widow.
John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least; Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered; Martha worried a lot. The Samaritan woman had several failed marriages; Zacchaeus was unpopular; Thomas had doubts; Paul had poor health; and Timothy was timid.
That is quite a variety of misfits, but God used each of them in his service. He will use you, too, if you stop making excuses.