Get Out of the Boat

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It is a good Day; They call it the Rescute Market. Think of it as a farmer’s market and you have the idea. It occurs five months a year each Saturday. For me, it is all about meeting the people of our community. And I love it.

I set up a table and have a sign offering free knife sharpening. But it is a ploy to bring people in to chat with me. Usually, each week I give away a couple of Bibles. It is about building relationship with the community. In the end the result I am looking for is evangelism. I am trying to build relationships with people for the purpose of sharing Jesus with them.

In every community, town, and city there are opportunities to meet people and build relationships for the purpose of speaking to them about Jesus. We are called to full time missions. Missions is for everyone who calls Jesus their Savour and Lord. In some manner you are equipped for that opportunity. You just need to try, experiment and get involved with others. At our church we have pens with the church information on them. Those work as give aways to inform people about the church. And we always have small crosses on a couple of the entry tables for people to take. They are excellent little gifts for a conversation connection. The simple universal language about Jesus.

This coming Sunday is Missionfest at our church. After worship service the ministries and missionaries we support will have displays to share what it is they do in the mission field. Which I believe we are all called to! So, I encourage you to come and see just what you can be involved in. Make your life count by getting out and helping the community and by sharing your faith about Jesus Christ and the joy you have, or perhaps you have no joy. Then I suggest joining a mission team and seeing joy in people. Drop that remote control and get up and go. Get involved in the story about Jesus.

I am one of those who walk and pray. Usually, I walk the golf course in the morning and pray. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday has been my walk day, but I am finding MX winters a little cold. I suppose I have been here long enough that at dawn when it is 8c degrees I feel cold. For that reason, now I am at the church at 7:30 a.m. to spend an hour praying for our church and our town. And praying only for that, and not my personal wants. Join me if you wish. And grab a vision for our church and town.

Newcomers Potluck, was Monday January 22 at 5:30. It was successful to my thinking. We had 28 people come for the dinner and presentation. We shared the story of SCCC and who we are. It was a presentation with a question and answer time for the newcomers. It was an opportunity for everyone to get to know SCCC and one another, and opportunities to serve at SCCC. And we tried a questionnaire on our newcomers and learned a bit more of who these people are. We have some wonderful people.

Sunday, Last week I we looked at Joshua chapter 3 and the challenge the people faced as they considered crossing the Jordan river. It could be an obstacle! But following God, it was not an obstacle.

This Sunday we looked at chapter 4, and the actual crossing. Following God’s instructions and going ahead in faith, they crossed the Jordan river. Then Joshua does something interesting, has 12 stones carried out of the river to make a memorial to the crossing and the miracle of God.

Why have these stones piles on the west side of the Jordan? It was a reminder for this generation and a memorial to tell future generations of the obedience of the people who placed their faith in God to cross the river.

We need memorials. They maybe photos or trophies or even a journal to remind you of the acts of God in your life. Memorials will tell you of a moment or an answer to prayer, or a decision. There may be times when you are up against another obstacle you may need a reminder of the previous move of God to boost your faith to move ahead.

There are some procedures you need in place to be like Joshua. First you need to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Second, you need to practice hearing from God. He may speak to you from the scriptures or through another person, or even just a thought. In all these manners, seek for confirmation. And last you need to be continuously faithful, and not occasionally.

So the go ahead and start a journal or make a memorial that will remind you later of the work of God in your life and be faithful to Him.

Without writing the whole of the Sunday script for you here, you can hear the full service on our FB page under the icon “Videos” and the audio of this message is on our website, in the icon of “Audio” We are also on YouTube, just search under San Carlos Community Church. Please share and like us on FB and YouTube.

Blessings, Chuck. Next Sunday, “Set apart” Joshua 5

Coming Up.

This winter we will have various missions and missionaries share about their work, and at the end of January is Missionfest. A chance to meet them all and hear about their ministry. Missionfest is like an expo if that word helps. Put Sunday, January 28 on your calendar.

Then on February Saturday 3, there is the Benevolence Bazars at the church. It is high-end home-crafted products with all funds going to support the Benevolence Fund. It is amazing to see the talents our people have and their expressions, donated to help our local community.

Events

1st Sunday of each month, Celebration of the Lord’s Table.

2nd & 4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday

3rd each month, Monday Night at the Movies at 6 pm,

Every Monday @ 1:11 pm – Griefshare

Every Wednesday @ 9 a.m. – Ladies Mountain Mover’s Prayer.

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study. The first time is free! Come on gentlemen.

Every Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry

Every Sunday @ 9 a.m. – Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bilingual.

For the rest of the story, you can follow us on the website and hear the audio or watch the entire service or part of it on our facebook page. https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

You can also listen to Sunday messages the SCCC website You can listen to these messages @; http://sancarloscommunitychurch.com/streaming_christian_audio_sermons.php

Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. We now have enough subscribers for this program to be live. We encourage you to subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up. Here is the link.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9yXcPYmvQ

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

Right Now Media. Is ready! SCCC has taken a one-year membership with Rightnow Media. We are offering this resource to SCCC. I love using Rightnow Media and am very excited that you will be able to have this material resource too! It contains biblical educational videos that have accompanying study books that complement the video, these can be used for group study or personal study. The studies available are of books of the Bible and also some that are topical. There are resources for adults, men, women, and teens, and videos teaching for children. I also found ‘conference’ videos that you can take advantage of. In all, there are 20,000 videos available. That is a lot of educational and inspirational material. The purpose of SCCC in offering this to you is to give you the resources to explore your faith and grow in Christian maturity.

This membership provides us with material in English and Spanish, so it suits our church community very well. Please take advantage of this material and let us know what you think.

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