Dear friend of Pine Mountain Christian Community Church,
Wow! It is amazing the difference being filled with the Holy Spirit makes! This Sunday we will open the Word of God to Acts Chapter 2 and read of Peter as he preaches his first sermon. Just a little over 50 days earlier, he had denied he even knew Jesus three times, and one of those times was to a young servant girl! Now, after being filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter stands with great boldness and preaches to over three thousand people! Make no mistake about it, if Peter was not filled with the Holy Spirit, he could not have preached that sermon. In the same way, we can not live the abundant Christian life unless the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, rules in our life. It is the Holy Spirit that enables us to love God, love others, and do the will of God. As we allow God to live His life in and through us, our lives will change, and we will grow to be more like Christ in everything we do, say, and think.
COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
UPDATE ON SHOEBOXES: I am excited that so many of you have taken shoe boxes to help with OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD! We will have to order more boxes for those of you who would still like to fill a box. You can sign up for a box this Sunday on the deck. BOXES ARE DUE ON NOVEMBER 4th. Please include $9 shipping for each box. Each box will go to a child in a third-world country and bring the love of Christ to that child. For information on what to put in the box, go to samaritanspurse.org/occ
I want to thank all of you who made a special gift to help repair and paint the west and south side of our church. We still need $2,400 to finance the project. If you would like to give a special gift beyond your regular giving so that we can care for the building God has entrusted to us, just write a check out to PMCCC and put “Building” on the envelope.
I would like to invite the men of our fellowship to join me for a 5 week time of study in God’s Word as we look into scripture and gain a greater understanding of what it means to follow Christ. We will be looking at various passages, and discussing how we can be servants in the body of Christ. We will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Church Library, beginning October 18th.
We still need at least one more couple to help lead Children’s Church one a month. If you would like to help with this important ministry, we will provide you with the materials so that you can share the Word of God with our children. Please let me know if you would like to serve the Lord in this way.
Jesus tells us that we should be “lights in the world.” One way we can be a light in the world is fulfill our responsibilities as citizens to vote for the people who will hold positions of authority over us. Make no mistake, there are candidates running for office who hate God, hate His Word, and who want to rid our nation of any godly influence. There is much at stake in this year’s elections, and it is important for us as Christians to get out and support candidates who stand for life, family, and religious freedom. One has rightly said, “All is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” I hope that if you are a registered voter, that you will vote in the upcoming election. If you are not registered, you can register online at: registertovote.ca.gov The deadline to register online is October 22nd. If you are not familiar with the candidates, you can go to ivoterguide.com and see the values of those who are running for office.
THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS:
* Sunday October 14th at 9:30 a.m.: All Church Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
* Sunday October 14th at 10:00 a.m.: Church Service: Sermon: “Peter’s First Sermon, Part I” Acts 2:14 – 21
* Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m.: “The Art of Parenting” class in the Activities Center
*Sunday, October 14th at 5:00 p.m.: Youth Meeting in the Activities Center
* Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center: Special Series: “Drawing Near to God”
* Thursday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m: Women’s Bible Study at the home of Linda East: 2414 Freeman Dr.
*Thursday, October 18th at 5:30 p.m.: Men’s study with the Pastor in the church library
*Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m.: “The Art of Parenting” class in the Activities Center
May you rejoice in the fullness of the Holy Spirit,
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