PASTOR’S WEEKLY BLOG

LET GOD USE YOUR STRENGTHS

"But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews...proving that this Jesus is the Christ." Acts 9:22

Psychologist Sheldon Kopp says, "All of the significant battles are waged within the self." That's true. The greatest of the battles people wage is against their own flaws and failures. To have an opportunity to reach your potential, you must know who you are and face your flaws. To do that:

  1. See yourself clearly.
  2. Admit your flaws honestly.
  3. Discover your strengths joyfully.
  4. Build on those strengths passionately. 

As John Maxwel says, "You can reach your potential tomorrow if you dedicate yourself to growth today. Remember, to change your world, you must first change yourself."

God bless,
Pastor Rich

NEW SERMON SERIES

NEW SERMON SERIES: "DIFFERENT"

In this world, you’ll have struggles. You’ll face opposition. You’ll be challenged. And there’s a reason for that: this world is not your home. So answer hate with love, find joy in the midst of trials, and rely on a strength beyond yourself. You’re meant to be … Different.

This series is a study of the book of 1 Peter, and covers topics like how to respond to persecution and culture in a world that's increasingly pulling away from God.

PRAYER REQUESTS 9-18-17

  • Jim Robinson - surgery recovery & rehab
  • Burton Oney family
  • Becky Karl - breast cancer
  • Keith Irey - heart attack
  • Bud & Carole Schiefer / Good Sam Village - flooding
  • Billl & Doris Griffitts - surgery recovery
  • Pheinix Eitle - Gillian Barre Syndrome
  • Billie Jean Stiteler - physical
  • Ernie Ingold - physical
  • Henry - heart attack / bypass surgery
  • Tony Reinhart - stroke
  • Karen - stage 4 colon cancer
  • Mike O'Neil - cancer
  • Rhonda Rarick & family - cancer
  • Steve Tyrell - cancer
  • Dick Lyman - lung cancer 
  • Mike Jackson - stage 4 lung cancer
  • Joanne Schaaf - stroke / healing
  • Sue Jerdan (Nancy Eldridge's sister) - chemo treatments
  • Judy Ream (Ann Jaquay's sister) - continued healing
  • Sherry Vanderpool Jr. - continued healing
  • Kim Myers - cancer
  • Grace Giles - leukemia
  • Cindy Delarber - bone cancer / recovery
  • Tammy Prelipp - cancer
  • Jack Comstock & Tyler King - deployment
  • Our service men & women, government, those in mission field

POSTPONED–BUS TRIP TO THE ARK ENCOUNTER

UPCOMING ARK ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE--POSTPONED

We didn't have enough people sign up for the Ark Trip, so we're going to postpone it until next Spring. Watch the bulletins and calendar for new dates.