Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow
Our next installment of Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow night. Join us from 6:30pm to 8pm for an Oasis Camp-themed evening of music, games and this week our popular drama which is led by our youth minstry. This event is for kids JK to grade 6 and is not just for those who went to camp but for all who would like to learn how to ‘shine Jesus light’ and be STELLAR.
Operation Christmas Child: Thanks GBC!
This year we collected 64 boxes which is up from last year. Thanks to all of you who filled a box and shared God’s love in this tangible way. It’s small things like this that often make a big difference. Let’s pray now they are placed in the right hands and the power of the gospel goes forth.
Thanks also to Andrea Thornton for continuing as our coordinator! We appreciate your ministry.
Thought for the Day: Be a loving servant
We’re continuing to look at the character traits of Jesus. Character is what distinguishes, us, its who we are. May we look to be like Jesus in this way.
What do I mean?
Well, he was a servant
Without a doubt, Jesus was the ultimate servant. I’ve been struck anew by this as I watch The Chosen. Although He was praised as a great teacher and even had a decent following, He made sure to teach them to be servants by actually doing it himself. In Mark 10:45 Jesus even tells everyone: “the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” Despite having the authority to get anything He wanted, have people praise and pamper him, He did the exact opposite by lowering himself and serving others. What a great example, and challenge for us as we go about our day.
As well, he was loving
Obviously, Jesus had a love for others. If He didn’t, He wouldn’t be compassionate nor a servant. Jesus claimed that there is no greater love than to die for one of your friends—and He did just that. If anyone doubts His love, all they have to do is look at the cross and see the agony that He bore for our sakes. He experienced that horrible death so that all can be saved. That, very clearly, is true love at its finest. The question I ask myself, then, is who can I love sacrificially? I’d encourage you to do the same thing.
And that is what character looks like!
In His grip,