Yesterday we had two special Thanksgiving weekend services! Matt spoke a great message on Making the Most of Every Season. You can watch the message here. Also, if you were traveling and weren’t able to give your tithes and offerings, you can do that here.
At the end of each service, we gave an update on all the exciting things happening in Mganduzweni, South Africa. This Wednesday I am leaving with a team of 12 for a 10-day trip to Africa. We will be serving at the Children’s Cup Care Point Christmas Parties! As a church, C3 is sponsoring a party and our team will be there to serve close to 1,000 kids!
Philippians 4:4-9, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”(NIV)
CHOOSE TO REJOICE.
GIVE THANKS IN ALL THINGS.
1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”(NLT)
Everything happens for a REASON and everything happens for a SEASON.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. 2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. 5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 8
A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. 9 What do people really get for all their hard work? 10 I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.”(NLT)
TAKE YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD.
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT.