Join us on Sunday!
We start our new series starting this Sunday. We’re going to be looking at the 7 churches of Revelation and what we can learn from it for the church today. We’re also going to have a very special testimony shared of how God is working in our midst. You want to be part of this either in our service or on our livestream. If you follow us on Facebook (hope you do!) it would be great if you’d share a link to our service on Sunday and invite your friends to join us for some Good News!
Update from the Elders
We had our official launch of fall ministry on Sunday but a lot has been going on already.
Our youth ministry is up and running. We’ve been having our Alive Wednesday night study and one event already. Caroline Alac has been leading our study on finding your identity in God. It’s been very topical for today. It’s been nice to reconnect with some of our community kids and even have a new one join us. Please pray for this ministry that we would let our lights shine.
Precept Bible Study has started again for the fall this week. They are doing a virtual class studying the gospel of Mark.
Our Sunday GBC Kid’s Church has been enjoying and growing through Oasis@Kid’s Church. It’s been a big success as we bring elements of our Oasis Day Camp to Sunday ministry. If you’re curious about what’s going on check out our Facebook page or go upstairs and take a look (just be sure to physical distance if you do!).
Thought for the Day: Trust in God
I recently read a bumper sticker that said: “Every opportunity to fear is also an opportunity to trust God.” I really like that and might even get one myself! It’s not just a great saying but also a great truth and is something we should remember as we go through times of struggle and fear. This is an OPPORTUNITY but that also means we need to make a choice. Every time we are afraid, we must see it as an opening to surrender everything into God’s hands. This comes down to trust and we need to trust God. Psalm 56 says this: “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You…In God I have put my trust; I WILL NOT FEAR. What can flesh do to me?”
In most cases, when we are afraid, we are powerless. We really can’t do anything about most things we fear. You can’t control terrorists, you can’t prevent natural disasters from destroying your city, you can’t ultimately prevent death from knocking on your door. The book of Hebrews tell us it’s appointed for all of us to die once.
So why should we fear?
Instead, surrender your fear to God and trust Him that He will do what is best for you. After all, God is our heavenly Father. Like a father who protects his children, so is God who will protect us from evil. We’ll talk about this more next week.
In His grip,