Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow ( this time it really is!)
We had to postpone due to the storm last Wednesday so we’re back at it tomorrow night. Oasis@Midweek is for kids JK to grade 6 who invited to join us from 6:30pm to 8pm for an Oasis Camp themed evening of music, games, life lesson and this time our popular drama led by our youth group. O@M is not just for those who went to camp but for all who would like to remember how MONUMENTAL God is and celebrate his awesomeness.
Connecting with Pastor Dan
Here’s a note from Pastor Dan, who’s going to be spending time early on getting to know us:
“Good morning GBC! I was so encouraged by our worship together last Sunday morning. Thank you again so much for your warm and loving welcome. It's been wonderful to see the Lord's hand of blessing on this church in response to your concerted prayer. Praise the Lord! Please don't stop praying! :-)
As February rolls around, my hope is to begin serving GBC by getting to know you. Would you shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org? I would love to find a time when we could get together and get better acquainted - and I would especially love it if a warm beverage might be involved. :-) I look forward to hopefully seeing you soon!”
- Pastor Dan.
Thought for the day: God has secured our future.
“I hope I’m good enough for Heaven….I hope God will accept me.”
As a pastor I’ve heard things like this a lot over the years. Even after receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior many worry about whether or not they’re acceptable to God. If you’re a believer, you don’t need to worry about your eternal destiny. It’s secure. No matter what else changes in 2023, your eternity won’t shift a centimeter. The Bible says, “Now we live in the hope of eternal life because Christ rose again from the dead. And God has reserved for his children the priceless gift of eternal life; it is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay” Jesus death on the cross secured that for those who believe in him and have surrendered their lives to him.
What does this mean in a practical sense?
In Jesus, you have a reservation in Heaven that can never be canceled. Inflation, war, political strife, or whatever else 2023 throws at you, won’t be the end of you. For those in Christ, God has written the final chapter of your life—and you win! May that give you a sense of assurance and hope today!
In His grip,