Dear friend of Pine Mountain Christian Community Church,
We Americans are diligent to be clean. We wash our hands, our food, and take showers, in fact, we wash just about everything! Our clothes, our dishes, our floors, our cars – sometimes life seems like a constant pursuit to keep ourselves and our things clean. And I would say that for the most part, that is a good practice. But Jesus says that we should be concerned with staying clean on the inside. In other words, in the same way we are diligent to wash away dirt and avoid germs, we should be diligent to wash away our sin by the blood of Christ and avoid evil. In the same way that dirt and germs can make us smelly and sick, so sin and evil can defile us and make us unfit for heaven. And just as we need to be observant to recognize when we are dirty, we need to recognize those things that God calls sin. Fortunately, Jesus helps us out. He gives us a list of those things that defile us, so that we can avoid them and allow God to keep our hearts clean. As we develop a clean heart, we will be enabled to walk in the light as He (Jesus) is in the light. Just so we can all be on the same page, let’s come together this Sunday and take a look at the list of things that Jesus tells us are evil, and prepare to put them away.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
*There is a lot of excitement here at church each day as 28 kids come and participate in Vacation Bible School! In addition, we have 18 teen helpers! All the kids expressed a desire to repent of their sin and trust Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in their hearts. And please come to the program this Friday night, June 24th at 7 pm to enjoy the kids share the Scriptures and songs they have learned, followed by an ice cream social on the deck!
* We have the opportunity to help 12 teens go to camp! We are planning to leave July 10th and return on the 15th. I’m sure this will be a life-changing experience for each student. The kids who desire to go to camp all come to our weekly high school or Jr. high youth meetings. We have already raised $1,900 from the parents, and need $4,500 for all kids to go. Please consider giving a special gift in the next 2 weeks to enable a student to go to camp this July 10th.
* The next food distribution at the Activities Center will be in one week: July 1st, from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. There is a good selection of fruits, vegetables, meats and other goods. Please help spread the word about this service to our community, and come partake of this food if this would be a help to you.
THIS WEEK’S CHURCH CALENDAR:
*Friday, June 24th at 7 p.m.: VBS concert and Ice Cream Social
*Sunday, June 26th at 9:30 a.m.: All church Prayer time in the church sanctuary.
* Sunday, June 26th at 10 a.m.: Service in the sanctuary. Sermon: “The Heart of Man” Mark 7:9-23. The service will be live-streamed (Lord willing) on pmccc.org, YouTube.com, and Facebook
*Sunday, June 26th at 5 p.m.: High School Youth Meeting: study: The Gospel of Luke
*Wednesday, June 29th at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center
*Wednesday, June 29th at 10 a.m.: Men’s Bible Study in the church library
* Wednesday, June 29th at 5 p.m. : Jr. High Youth Meeting: study: The Gospel of Luke
Watching my heart,