Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow
Our popular children's ministry event Oasis@Midweek continues for the 2023 season tomorrow night. Kids JK to grade 6 are 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.
Life’s Healing Choices small group kicks off
Just a reminder that the Small Group gathering focused on Life’s Healing Choices kicks off TONIGHT (Tuesday, January 24) at 7pm. We’ll be meeting at Guelph Bible Chapel. Information on the series is found at GBC Small Groups. If you have any questions, please write firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrive early for the coffee/tea and Timbits!
Thought for the day: God chose us before we chose him.
I started looking at the issue of hope and where we can find it last week. So why else should we be hopeful in 2023?
How about this? Even with everything going on and even with all the mistakes we sometimes make, God chose us before we chose him AND he even knew how we’d turn out!
Peter tells us in his letter to the early church, “You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by his blood.”. Long before you chose God, he chose you. Your salvation was his idea. God took the initiative. And you were chosen for his purpose—to make you holy and get you ready for heaven and what you’d do in his name until that time comes.
We all know what it’s like to feel chosen—whether you’re chosen for a team, a job, or as a spouse. But the highest honor you will ever receive is this: God has chosen you to spend eternity with him. That’s a big deal and that gives us hope on a grey, overcast day!
In His grip,