When I think of growth, my initial thoughts immediately go to physical growth. As children we start out small, then grow in size. Unfortunately, sometimes the physical aspect can go too far. How about Spiritual Growth, can we go too far? I think not!
2 Peter 3:18 - but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
When we become a Christian, we are like little children in the spiritual understanding of the teachings of Jesus. Like little children need to grow physically, we need to grow spiritually through the Word. When the Holy Spirit takes up residence in a believer, He becomes the one to give us direction and instruction. We have both the teacher in our lives and instruction from scripture to continue our growth process.
Ephesians 1:17 - That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
As we read and study the Bible, our understanding comes directly from God. He directs our learning through Godly Wisdom that He gives us through the Holy Spirit. Again God gives us the ability to grow strong spiritually. Of course it is up to us to use the tools that He provides. Spiritual growth is not automatic. It takes effort and consistent study.
Ephesians 4:14-15 - that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, (15) but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is head - Christ -
Spiritual growth also means that we have the ability to tell right from wrong. We are instructed to not remain children in understanding. We have a responsibility to grow spiritually. As we mature as Christians love can be seen in our actions and speech, and we are fulfilling God's desire for us to "grow up".
The Deacons hosted the Widow/Widowers of the church for the 2018 Christmas Dinner last night.
See below for some photos of our fun evening!
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Thursday, October 24 - 11:30 am
Senior Adult Lunch
Circle G Restaurant
Friday, October 25 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
BBQ Fundraiser for Uganda Mission Trip
Dine in or take out
$10 per plate - Plate includes: Pulled Pork, Slaw, Sauce, Beans, Bread and Dessert
Wednesday, October 30 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TRUNK OR TREAT
Sunday, November 3 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS
Sunday, November 24
Churchwide Thanksgiving Luncheon
Following Morning Worship
Thursday, November 28 - THANKSGIVING DAY
Wednesday, December 4 - 5:15 pm
Wednesday Night Meal
Thursday, December 5 - 7:00 pm
Widows/Widowers Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 15
No Sunday School
He Knows My Name - Community Meal - FLC - Soup and Grilled Cheese
Tuesday, December 24 - 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Wednesday, December 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY
No Evening Service
Sunday, December 29
Lord's Supper AM Service
All Committees Meet - 5:00 pm