Oh yes, one more thing- go Leafs go!
Beware of Phishing emails!
Yesterday there was an email sent out under Pastor Dan’s name trying to connect with some people from GBC. It was not from him and is part of a phishing scam. So, as a reminder, always check the email address if you are unsure or contact by phone the office or the person who was supposed to have sent it.
Also, we will NEVER directly solicit the purchase of gift cards from any member of GBC. All ministry related spending is done through your financial gifts.
Sadly, we live in a fallen world so things like this are not going to go away. So, be wise and vigilant to protect yourself.
Repair Café Saturday
This Saturday from 10am-4pm we will again be hosting the Guelph Tool Library in conjunction with the Junction Neighbourhood Group for our second “Repair Café”. Do you have something in need of repair? Bring it out and see what the various skilled artisans can do. Or, if you’re just curious, come out and check out this unique opportunity we have to let our lights shine.
Thought for the Day: Character is built on consistent experience
I introduced to you Tuesday the idea of character, defined it and looked a bit at its importance. So now the natural question might be: how do we gauge character? A person’s character is the sum of his or her disposition, thoughts, intentions, desires, and actions. It’s good to remember that character is gauged by general tendencies, not on the basis of a few isolated actions. We must look at the whole life. For example, King David was a man of good character although he sinned on occasion (and had a few BIG ones). And although King Ahab may have acted nobly once (hint: see 1 Kings 22:35), he was still a man of overall bad character. Several people in the Bible are described as having noble character: Ruth, Nehemiah, and Job, for instance. These people’s lives were distinguished by persistent moral virtue. They stuck with it. That means they consistently sought to learn from God and follow him no matter the circumstance.
With this in mind, here’s our tip for the day:
You grow in Godly character through experience in the day-in and day-out, in the grind of life. When you allow this to happen an interesting thing occurs: you can then experience the power of God in your life and know the real happiness which is more than just a religious concept. There is joy in living the fullness of character that comes through having the Holy Spirit in your life. As you grow in character you can build up your faith by praying as you experience the power of the Holy Spirit. This takes time though, and it takes consistent effort. When you do, you’ll experience the joy, power and transformation of Godly character.
In His grip,