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Men Prepare Sermons; God Prepares Men

2nd Timothy 2:15

"The proper place for a ship to be is in the water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. The proper place for the church is in the world,

BUT IF THE 'WORLD' GETS INTO THE CHURCH,

THE CHURCH WILL GO DOWN IN DISGRACE!"

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog;we look forward to reading your comments. DVDs of our services are available upon request. We covet your prayers and friendship. In His Service and For His Glory, Pastor Bill & Kathy ...
"Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness...But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."-Joshua 24:14-15

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 24

A Time of Thanksgiving!

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OPEN HOUSE/RIBBON CUTTING!

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A number of local residents gathered in the front yard of the Community Christian Church, including The Honorable Tom Shope, the Mayor of Coolidge, Lynn Parson, the director of the Chamber of Commence, attenders and friends of the church.  TO ALL: Thanks for coming.

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Thanks so much for joining us,                     lots of goodies and snacks.


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Mayor Tom- Lynn - Pastor Bill – Jolyn and Brandy share in conversation.


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Fellowship is sweet as we look forward to what the Lord has in store here in Valley Farms.

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Sally- Oscar                                                               Lynn – Kelly

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  A Power Point in the background, created by Kathy, pointing to the activities leading up to this day- Thanks again- Have a Blessed Day!

 

Lost Sheep!

In the Middle East, where the Bedouin culture is very much alive, you’ll find shepherds who care for their sheep with great tenderness and watchfulness.  In a book I recently read, some shepherds were described, tending their sheep.  I was amazed at their intimate care for their flocks.  How they protect their woolly charges from storms and predators, disease and hunger.  And if one of the fluffy creatures becomes lost, they’ll search until it’s found.


You may recall that Jesus revealed this to be God’s posture toward us. He’s is called the Good Shepherd, and His love compels Him to come after all who are separated from Him, and  lost.  The Bible lets us know,  we are all lost—needing Salvation.  “All of us,” says Isaiah, are “like sheep [and] have  gone astray” (Isaiah 53:6).  But God won’t leave us to perish. He comes seeking us.


In His parable of the lost sheep, Jesus put the question this way:  “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?I” (Luke 15:4) Well, anyone who knows a true shepherd knows the answer.


God didn’t leave us to our own devices.  He didn’t push us away after our rebellious wanderings.  Instead, God pursued us.  His love moved Him to act, at Great cost.


God’s  love and mercy is for all people who have strayed.  And Jesus reveals that “there is great joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and turns to Him.” (v.7)  What an amazing God and Good Shepherd we have!


A Reminder!!! Our Church Service starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Prayer Meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
     CH_ _ CH, What’s Missing? U R!!

THE QUESTION AT HAND

“Can you be a follower of Jesus, and NOT follow Jesus?  AND, If you’re NOT a follower of Christ, are you a Christian?

 

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Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in Arizona.
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4 comments:

  1. You have the house prepared, Now we will pray for God to fill it to capacity with hungry hearts.

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  2. Just wanted to say thanks and what a great service. I was blessed and challenged. Nice bunch there today. Awesome message the Lord gave you for us. Kathy's "Children's Moment" was great, those kids loved it. Exciting what God is doing. And it was nice to meet Phyllis, seems like a great lady.

    Have a great week,

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  3. Hello Pastor Bill,

    Thank you so much for the pictures, they came out awesome!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Kathy!

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