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What's happening Oct 28 - Nov 3
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October 28, 2018
REALIZE THE COST OF NOT GIVING ALL TO GOD
The ancients believed that great tragedy could only happen to the nobility because only they can fall from the heights to the depths. The lowly are already in the depths! They also believed that all the tragic figures had a fatal flaw. Thus in Shakespeare’s tragedies Hamlet suffered from procrastination, Macbeth from impatience, King Lear from pride and Othello from jealousy.
However, when Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman he was insisting that the lowly man can also experience tragedy. The protagonist Willy Loman suffered from an inability to find contentment. He lived in a world of illusions because he couldn’t accept his lowly station in life.
We all have fatal flaws. Whether rich or poor, noble or ignoble we all need to realize the cost of not giving everything to Jesus. He crucified our sins and our sinful nature. He was raised to give us a new nature. In order to receive that new nature and to live through his power we must give everything to him (Luke 14:33). Anything we hold back will be our fatal flaw.
Sunday I’ll be preaching on “Realize the Cost of Not Giving Everything to God” from 1 Samuel 28:6-19 about the ghost of Samuel appearing to King Saul before he fights the Philistines. Saul and Israel lost everything because they weren’t willing to give all to God. However, God had chosen David, a man after his own heart, who would lead Israel to greatness instead of Saul. And then there would come a son of David who would lead us into an everlasting abundant life. Let’s give our all to him! The rewards are eternal! The cost of not doing so is tragic.
This Saturday at 7:00 a.m. we’ll have our Men’s Breakfast. Todd Wallace, pastor of Good Shepherd Church, will give a devotion, Ron Holmes will lead our singing and I will lead in prayer time. Plus we’ll have an incredible breakfast! Please invite as many men as possible.
Finally, thanks to all who helped with the Fall Festival, especially to the leader, Greg Horton. The amount of work put into the event is staggering. May the angels sing your praises for eternity!
Dr. Jim Meek
October 28, 2018
Youth Ministry Update
Love the Lord With All Your Heart, Soul & Mind
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 NIV
Jesus was not just critiquing the mindset of people who claimed to be God-followers in His day, but he was also providing the laws by which all of His followers should live. The Ten Commandments, Book of Leviticus, and other passages of Old Testament Law were written to be precursors for this greater revelation of God’s true expectations. With the previous law systems people were able to live their daily lives and only consider God’s Law when a question came up that might challenge a facet of it. If the people were not directly worshiping other gods, stealing or committing murder, they had little reason to consult God’s law in their everyday lives. I feel that God made the original laws this way such that they would be relatively easy to follow. Even so, His people were unwilling to stay faithful to their covenant. The Pharasees and Scribes of Jesus’s day had seen the unfaithfulness of their ancestors and sought to rectify this by creating rules on top of the Law to prevent the people from breaking it. Over time, the Pharasees and Scribes would come to use the new
laws for their own purposes, placing more value in following their own rules than God’s law. Jesus confronted this legalistic view of God’s Law by focusing upon the purposes of God. God wants us to love Him and love others, the old law provided specific examples of ways we could accomplish those two goals but was not designed to be the only ways we were to express this dual love.
God expects us to test all our actions against the framework of the two greatest commandments. If we are not expressing our love for Him or others, then we are probably not going down the right path. Jesus pointed to the spirit of the old laws such that he could express them in a way that could be used in all situations. Now we don’t have to wait for a situation to come up that tests a specific law, but can judge all actions according to two.
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO IMPACT THE LIFE OF ONE STUDENT?
Become involved in the STUDENT WORK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
This program is designed to be an opportunity for our students to earn donations toward their entry to large youth events. This is an opportunity for students to learn to manage their money properly and budget towards large goals.
How this program works:
1) Fill out a Student Work Scholarship Submission Form (online form) and turn it into the church office attention, Greg Horton, either by putting it in the offering plate on Sunday or handing it to Greg in person.
2) All submissions will be reviewed by the youth leader and put on the submission board in the youth room.
3) Students will select which jobs they are willing to take on and will work with their parents to fulfill the request.
4) Once the job is done, the student or parents will collect the agreed upon amount. Please do not write a check to the church or to the youth ministry, but rather the student who did the work.
5) If the job is not taken within the period of a month, or before the due date, for any reason, the youth leader will contact the affected party.
BIBLE STUDY & WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sundays 9:00 am
Bible Study for all ages
Sundays 10:30 am
Sundays 11:00 am
Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Bible Study for all ages
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Highlights of activities coming your way soon.
Oct 30 Deacon Orientation 6:00 pm
Oct 30 Personnel Meeting 6:30 pm
Oct 31 Family meal 5:30 pm
Oct 31 Adult Bible Study 6:30 pm
Oct 31 Halloween Movie Night 6:30 pm
Each Thursday from 3-5 pm Pastor Jim will lead a visitation team out into our community. If you are interested in joining us, show up at the church office no later than 2:50 pm.
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Wednesday Night Revised Schedule
5:30 pm Family meal prepared by Youth Ministry
6:30 pm Adult Bible Study led by Dr. Jim Meek Suite
6:30 pm Halloween Movie Night in the Youth Room
No children’s choir and no praise team practice
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Our special guest speaker, Todd Wallace, pastor of Good Shepherd Church, will give a devotion, Ron Holmes will lead our singing and Pastor Jim will lead in prayer time. Plus we’ll have an incredible breakfast!
Join us and invite as many men as possible to come with you.
EXPERIENCING GOD BIBLE STUDY
Thursdays 6:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am
Building 400 Suite B
led by Donna Maydole
Choose Thursday or Friday and Sign up Sunday Mornings on the Friendship Card.
Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.
DEC 2, 2018
A Christmas Musical Drama presented to you by our Youth and Children's Ministry.
LOOK AND SEE ALL THE FUN GONG ON!
FALL FESTIVAL CARNIVAL & CLOTHES CLOSET
Our Fall Festival was a huge success!
STEWARDSHIP IS MY SPIRITUAL WORSHIP IN GIVING
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR SOUTHERN BAPTIST WORK WITH YOUR FINANCIAL GIFTS AS WELL AS THROUGH PRAYER Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22
California Southern Baptist Convention►NEWSLETTER
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Mission Fest 2018
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How to Have the Best Trunk-or-Treat Ever
4 Things that Matter Most in Holiday Giving Campaigns
11 Strategies to Reach the Unchurched During Christmas
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Visitor Gifts: Give them more than a logo pen OUTREACH/WEEKLY
There are lots of opinions today about gifts for church visitors: Do you hand them out at the welcome center or deliver them afterward? Do you wait till the second visit? And what should you give church visitors, after all, no one needs more trinkets. Here are some reasons your church should take a closer look at visitors gifts... read more
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Heart of Ukraine Ministries
Mark & Laura Bohannan, members of El Camino Baptist Church, have devoted their lives to run David’s House Rehabilitation Center in Vinnitsya Oblast Ukraine where they minister to the many needs of men in the area.
Thank you for your generous donations given to meet specific needs of mark & Laura and their clients.
Mark & Laura Bohannan. To know more about us and our ministry
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WE HAVE SOME SPECIAL NEEDS FOR OUR LIBRARY.
We are looking for these donations. Please contactDonna Maydole
Avery White (1 x .75") labels
Date Stamper, starting with year 2018
Black Stamp Pad
Premium Stamp Refill Ink Black 2-oz. Bottle
Heavy Duty Tape Dispenser and tape
Elmers Glue, All multipurpose glue
Kap Bond repair and Reinforcement Glue with syringe
Date Due Slips - 3 column
Demco Hinge Tape
Kepco Repair Tape 1 1/4" x 100", Matte
Demco ClearGlossy Label Protectors on sheets (1 x 1 1/2")
Demco Book Cards 5 x 3", blank lines on top
Grip on Shelf Label Holders -
(2.625" x 1")address labels
(4" x 2") labels
Bookends. preferable black, 6", heavy duty
Bookends, preferably black, 9.4", heavy duty if possible
Shelf Clip Label holder 3/4 x 3" Almond
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MOVIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
Michael Jr.'s More Than Funny: Everyone Has a Punchline in three theaters on October 18. Tickets only available through this link.
Indivisible in theaters October 26. Watch the trailer here.
I Still Believe in theaters October 30. This is the story of Russ Taff's life and testimony. Watch the trailer here.