Transformed by Beholding
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The greatest characteristic a Christian can exhibit is this completely unveiled openness before God, which allows that person’s life to become a mirror for others. When the Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. You can always tell when someone has been beholding the glory of the Lord, because your inner spirit senses that he mirrors the Lord’s own character. Beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror in you. It is almost always something good that will stain it— something good, but not what is best.
The most important rule for us is to concentrate on keeping our lives open to God. Let everything else including work, clothes, and food be set aside. The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God. We must maintain a position of beholding Him, keeping our lives completely spiritual through and through. Let other things come and go as they will; let other people criticize us as they will; but never allow anything to obscure the life that “is hidden with Christ in God” Colossians 3:3. Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it. The most difficult lesson of the Christian life is learning how to continue, “beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord….” – Oswald Chambers
Lord’s Day – January 24, 2016
|10:00a.m.||Sunday School classes for all ages
Adult & Youth Bible Class: Study on God’s Existence – Dr. Frank McClelland
|11:00a.m||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|Monday, January 25th – Friday 29th||7:25p.m.||Special Week of Prayer & Bible Study|
|Friday, January 29th||9:00a.m.||Women’s Morning Bible Study|
|7:00p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
|Sunday, January 31st||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Rev. Kevin McLeod, N. Ireland|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Rev. Kevin McLeod, N. Ireland
Fellowship and refreshments after the evening service.
Team #3 is on Set-up and Clean-up
|Monday, February 1st||7:00p.m.||Men’s Gym Night|
|Wednesday, February 3rd||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday, February 4th||7:30p.m.||Youth Fellowship|
|Friday, February 5th||7:00p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
Please Pray For:
We are looking forward to the Winter Retreat for the Youth and College & Career that will be held on February 26-28, 2016. Rev. Armen Thomassian will be the guest speaker. Please be in prayer for these meetings. If you would like to contribute to help cover some of the cost for the youth, please contact Jonathan McAnally or David Solc. Email us now
Week of Prayer
Our annual week of prayer will be held on January 25-29, meeting each night at 7:25p.m.
Let us set this week aside and pray together!
Widows & Widowers Luncheon
We would like to invite our widows and widowers to a time of food, fun and fellowship on Saturday, February 6th at 12 p.m. We will meet in the church. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer, if you have any questions please speak with Cristina Santos or Dana McAnally.