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YOU ARE INVITED to a cookout and fireworks celebration at Gibson's on Saturday, July 1, at 6:00 P.M. They will have burgers, hot dogs, and buns. Please bring a dish to share, folding chairs, and bug spray. Fireworks will start “at dark o'clock” according to Bill. For more information see Bill or Patty.
POTLUCK NEXT SUNDAY: Plan to come and bring a dish. It is always a good time together, so come and join us. After the potluck at 2:30 we conduct a worship service at Timbers. We need you! Please come with your voice and a willingness to share with folks who want you to visit with them.
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A. People say the Bible is hard to understand, mostly due to extreme views.I. OVER-REACTING TO THE THE HOLY SPIRIT
B. Acts 14:8 – 13 — an example
C. Religious extremism is all around us.
A. The Bible says the Spirit is active in our lives.II. WE OVER-REACT TO NEGATIVISM.
1. Acts 2:38 – 39B. Extreme view is that the Spirit overpowers us.
2. Romans 8:9 — Do we belong to Christ? — 1 Corinthians 3:16
3. Romans 8:16
1. Physically — trances, tongues, etc.C. The Spirit gives us power to do things.
2. God never takes away our freedom of choice — 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 22.
1. Romans 8:26 – 28; Galatians 5:22 – 23; 2 Corinthians 8:1 – 7; Acts 20:35;
....Galatians 5:16 – 26; Colossians 3:1 – 19; Romans 8
2. In all these we are still in control.
A. THE “GOSPEL” IS GOOD NEWS.III. WE OVER-REACT TO TRADITIONS — Matthew 15:3 – 9.
1. Not a bunch of condemnationsB.Not naive about problems. Whining does not help.
2. Ephesians 1:3; Galatians 5:1, 22; Colossians 1:3; Philippians 1:3
A. Colossians 2:8IV. WHAT DO WE NEED TO BE AS CHRISTIANS?
B. We establish traditions and bind them.
C. What traditions do we have? – 1 Corinthians
A. Verse 19 — A servent to all menIV. RE-READ “WELCOME” MESSAGE ABOVE!
B. Verses 20 – 22 — Putting ourselves in the position of others — walk a mile in their shoes.
C. Verse 25 — Be temperate in all things.
D. Verse 26 — Run the race with purpose.
E. Verse 27 — Exert self control.
F. Verse 27 — Remember Satan is active and can affect us.
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ON OUR WAY TO CHÍA-ZIPAQUIRÁ, COLOMBIA
This will be my last Sunday with you for a while. If the Lord allows it, on Wednesday, June 28, I will go to Chicago and on Thursday morning catch a flight to Bogotá, Colombia, in South America. On Thursday night the plan is to join a mission team from Peoria, Arizona, and my daughter Wendy. On Friday night I will present a lectureship in Chía at the university there with Jimmy Pinzon, whom I have worked with before, doing the translation into Spanish. On Saturday, July 1, we will do another lectureship at Chía. Next Sunday I will teach a class and preach at the congregation in Chía in the morning and do another lectureship Sunday night.
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the group will sing at public squares in English, and as crowds gather, the Spanish speaking ministers and workers will set up Bible studies in Chía and the neighboring town of Zipaquirá. There are two orphanages at Chía and Zipaquirá, and I will be doing two programs for children at the orphanages. I am also speaking to the ministers from all over Colombia at a training session on apologetics, and will be doing multiple question/answer sessions. On Friday, July 7, we hope to board planes and head back home, arriving Saturday morning around 1:00 A.M. If everything goes according to plan, I hope to be back with you on July 9, but I will not plan to speak that Sunday.
It will be an exhausting week for an old man, and you probably want to ask, why do it? South America is a country where atheism is growing at a huge rate. The Roman Catholic church has dominated the religious scene in South America for centuries, and the failures of leading Catholics to follow the moral teachings of Jesus have disillusioned many people. Richard Dawkins, a leading atheist, is scheduled to have a debate with the Catholic bishop of Colombia on the existence of God, and organized atheism is plugging the debate. People are hungry to know how we can know there is a God, and missionaries in Colombia are begging us to come. Please pray for this effort and for our safety.
— John Clayton
Our sign by the street!
Sign saying from Proverbs 14:31b NIV