This Week's Events

Wed. Sep. 24
Student Ministries 3yr-12th grade...see description for programs

Wed. Sep. 24 6:15pm - 8:00pm
THRIVE at Mid-Town

Wed. Sep. 24 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open Small Group--Prayer and Study

Fri. Sep. 26 - Sat. Sep. 27
"The Quest" Men's Retreat

Sun. Sep. 28 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Missions Task Force Meeting

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Sunday Schedule

Worship & Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 AM
   
Evening Education 6:00 PM
18
Sep
2014
"A Helper-Suitable"

I work at home on Thursdays and Diane goes to the church to work on the media presentation for Sunday.  She called not long after she arrived to inform me that there were geese hanging around the church.  I like geese, especially smoked.  Of course before they can be smoked they have to be “harvested.”  (As if they were vegetables—I’m trying to be kind on a church blog).  Fortunately for the geese, the season is not open this week or I may have taken a drive over there to “pick one or two.”  Diane doesn’t care for geese—smoked or otherwise.  So why did she call me?  Because she cares about what I care about.  It has been true for over 33 years now and I am a blessed man!  According to Ephesians 5, marriage is a picture of Christ and the church.  He is the Groom and we are His bride.  If we take this symbol all the way back to the beginning in Genesis we’ll remember that Eve was made for Adam to be a “helper suitable” to him.  In other words, she was like him to be with him so that they could care for things together.  Adam cared about Eve and Eve cared about Adam.  Jesus cares for the church, He nourishes and cherishes us as His bride.  The question remains for us, do we care about what He cares about?  In our text this week in Matthew 15 we are reminded AGAIN that Jesus has compassion for the multitudes.  As His bride do we care about what He cares about?  The multitude is big and we may feel inadequate but our inadequacy is never inadequate when He is present.  Our part is to simply bring what we have to Jesus, give it to Him, and do what He says.  He is powerful to do what we are unable to perform.  Do we trust Him?  Do we care about what He cares about?  Will we give Him what we have?  

 
Welcome!

We believe God has placed us here to glorify Him by “making disciples”of Jesus Christ.  In other words, we invite you to join us in becoming His apprentices. Our process is summarized in four descriptive words.

  • Worship:  A lifestyle of love and devotion to God.
  • Connect:  A lifestyle of love and commitment to others.
  • Grow:       A lifestyle that is producing the likeness of Jesus Christ.
  • Serve:      A lifestyle of service for Christ within the body and in our community.