Monday, March 30, 2009

Church at Penny's

Dalton was Joseph, and the others were his brothers.

Hannah and Ashton.

Danny is aways trying to steal peoples food...


Two weeks ago we met at Penny's house. Penny made some Chinese beef that was heavenly. Sara has been teaching the children about love from 1Cor. 13:4. This week we were on love does not hold a grudge. The kids preformed a play about Joseph and his brothers to teach the grown ups about love.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 1, 2009

The church that met at Darren and Kandi's house had a good time of fellowship. It was so good to hear what the Lord was saying through His body. To start our gathering we played a song from Casting Crowns called "The Voice of Truth". The words of this song are so powerful. It speaks of giants and waves that come up in our lives. Often times these trials and storms can cause us to doubt and live in fear or even fail in our faith. But the voice of truth tell a different story. The words of Jesus speak truth and faith and as we hear and obey them, they cause us to stand in the midst of the storms and overcome the waves. They empower us to slay the Gaint and to see the mountains move. Hallelujah!!!! One of the younger girls in the church read Jer 29:11-13. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find [Me], when you search for Me with all your heart." This word prompted a lot of discussion. A lot of the talk centered on seeking God with all of our heart. What a promise - If we seek Him, we will find Him if we seek with our whole heart. Even in the midst of fiery trials we must seek Him because He has a future and a hope for us all. Heb 11: 13, 24-26 was read and we talked about the perseverance of and action of Faith. Faith is more than just believing with your head; it's obeying with your heart. Faith obeys even when the promise is long in coming. Faith keeps believing thus keeps obeying. One of the last scriptures read was 2 Pet 1:1-11. The high points touched on by the reader was vs. 3 which states "His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue." She began to proclaim that Jesus has given us everything we need to live in this life to live godly through his divine power. She also pointed out that we as born again Christians have taken on His divine nature through the indwelling Holy Spirit. And that because of these facts we should be adding to our Faith, virtue (moral excellence), to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self- control, to self-control perserverance, to perserverence godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. Through our Faith in Christ, and because of what He has supplied to us, we should see these things abounding in our lives. This is the new nature being lived out through our lives. These characteristics are a result of our faith. They are the fruit of our faith. They are the actions of our faith. Hallelujah!!!! We prayed for one another and finished off the day eating Kandi's famous spaghetti.