WEEKLY NEWS, MARCH 5, 2023

THANK YOU NOTE

The Welch and Darnell families would like to express their deep love and appreciation for all the care, concern and affection that was demonstrated to us following the passing of our mom, Pauline Evans.  We are especially thankful for the love that was shown last Saturday at Pauline’s memorial service by those who attended and those who provided and served our family a wonderful lunch afterwards. God bless you all.

EATING OUT TOGETHER

Our Eating Out Together . . . . . . . .will be on Thursday, March 9th, at 5 PM at the Hoover Valley Café. This is a good time for fellowship and getting to know each other better. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

Photo by Adrianna Calvo on Pexels.com

Over the last year we have followed the effects of the conflict on Ukraine and Christians living there. Our fellow workers in the Eastern European Missions share a lesson from the conflict. Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ. For the elders, Ken D

UKRAINIAN CHRISTIANS SHOW BIBLICAL UNITY

by Bob Burckle and Dirk Smith, EEM

Photo by Eastern European Missions

We’re seeing God use the war in incredible ways. In Jesus’ final moments before the betrayal that would send Him to the cross, He prayed for His disciples and all those who would believe in Him, that we would be one in the very same way that He and God the Father are one (John 17:20-23). His heartfelt prayer was for the earliest Christians and for us today. He knew our world would be torn apart by politics, racism, and inequalities, so He prayed for the unity of all who believe — “so that the world may know.” This is the beautiful outcome when there’s unity in the Church — others will know Him.

If the purpose of unity is to show the world Jesus and draw people to Him, then divisiveness will do the opposite. It will cause doubt and drive people away.

from Him. We need unity so that people will come to know Him. We must recognize that we as believers, are in a battle – an all-out war for the souls of the lost – and we all fight the same enemy. We must not allow cultural, social, and denominational issues to divide us, taking our eyes off the true foe.

If we can do the same, we can prove the admonition from Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” It’s more than encouraging – it’s outcome changing – that we stand in unity with the God of the universe Himself as the third strand in the cord uniting believers around the world, “that they may be one, as we are one” (John 17:22).

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