Nov 27th, 2011

FROM THE PULPIT...

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The Yancey Family: What a Lovely Name

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To Be Used By God

Do you ever wonder who is in control of your life? Or maybe you feel it is out of control!
 Last Wednesday night several shared their gratitude for God’s hand in their life. They spoke of going through things they didn’t understand nor like, but confident He was in charge.
Fascinating is the story of a native Indian, Squanto, lured with twenty four others into John Hunt’s ship, incarcerated below the hatches, many ultimately sold as slaves. Then friars in Malaga discovered them and rescued some, Squanto among them. He ended up in England to learn our language and found himself back in America. He became an integral member of Plymouth Colony, translating and negotiating between Plymouth's governors (John Carver, and later William Bradford) and tribal leaders.  He took Pilgrim ambassadors to various locations, and helped them establish trading relations.  He also taught the Pilgrims how to better utilize the natural resources: how to catch eels, and how to plant corn using fish caught from the town brook as fertilizer.  He surely would not have chosen to board that ship had he known the consequences, nor was he ultimately in charge of his life. He was used by God for a great purpose.

Oswald Chambers said, “If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences not meant for you personally at all. It will mean not knowing why.”

Christ suffered “according to the will of God” (1 Peter 4:19)
I reflect upon the Pilgrim’s suffering through the eyes of tracking God’s designs and it gives a very different perspective. They were part of God’s plan to build a nation. Their suffering was not personal, but a necessary path to start a new way of life.

When we don’t know why, let us remind ourselves that we are under God’s care and part of His greater design!

- Pastor, Mike Yancey

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Mark your calendar for December 14th. We will be having our church Christmas dinner that evening.  Time and place to be announce later.

WEDDING BELLS

Congratulations to Tamie Roser  and Lee Martin. They will be getting married next Saturday, December 10th. The wedding is at 1:00pm and will take place at Central Bible Church, 1490 South Pierce Street, Denver, CO.

Today will be Tamie’s last service with us. We appreciate her willingness to teach a Sunday School class and playing the piano. May God continue to use her talents for His kingdom

SONG SELECTION

198 Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
338 Lean on His Arms
150 God Will Take Care of You
148 He Never Has Failed Me Yet

PRAYER REQUEST

Edith  returned back to Idaho to care for her father.
The Children’s ministry and their families
Reach out ministry to our community
Keep Christ the focus of our Christmas celebrations
Pray one for another-“ bear ye one another burdens”