Capt. John Newton was a drunken slavetrader. A man so poorly regarded that his own crew refused to rescue him when he fell off the ship. A man who was flogged publically for his behavior. A captain who was so cruel and careless that his own crew were often without food. Yet, as the years went by, and he faced death at sea, he turned to a sovereign GOD. The words of “Amazing Grace” fit John Newton….Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me………Romans 3:23 tells us that all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD.
Look in the mirror. Is there a bit of John Newton in you? Were you once lost but now found. Blind but now I see. Other than looking a day older, what do you see this morning? Is there a glow of Amazing Grace on your face?
God bless your week! Check out the upcoming events for details of Singles Day at Deltona Church of Christ and ……………check out the Singles Weekend at WDW tab! I hope you are planning to be with us that weekend. It will be a time of FAITH, FRIENDS and FUN!
The East Tenessee Singles Retreat was excellent. Kudos to Amy, Brian and all for their hard work and planning!!
I know that several of you are mourning the loss of loved ones. Several have health concerns and illness. It’s hard being a single parent. It’s trying as you wait for the person that GOD will provide to come along -or- if content single, sometimes tiring to answer to scutiny from family and friends.
We also have things to share and celebrate! The restoration movement is 200 years old this year! A good thing to reflect upon. We have family triumphs and milestones. GOD is very good to us!
Let’s share our prayer requests this week. Good times, bad times….are for family! And, to quote Sly Stone, “We are family”
We will be going to Pigeon Forge, TN this coming weekend for the Retreat. Look under coming events for contact numbers. Come if you can. Pray for all of us if you can’t.
Faith is not believing that GOD will let you have it your way. It is believing that GOD’s way is the right way and responding with action!
By Faith (BIG) Noah heard GOD’s warning and built a boat!
By Faith (BIG) Abraham picked up and moved to a new land!
By Faith (BIG) Joseph accepted his fate and thrived!
By Faith (BIG) my Aunt Rose prays for all of us daily by name! By Faith (BIG) Bruce Porterfield has glorified GOD as the disease (ALS-Lou Gehrig’s) has stripped him of an athlete’s body and made him dependent on others . By Faith (BIG) you take your prayers to GOD and walk with HIM each day.
Tell me your challenges, prayer requests and (BIG) stories as we prepare for a (BIG) Singles Weekend at Disney this Jan.
Just a few questions….Why are people more excited about sports than about church? Is football really a religion? Why is it easy to say “I love ice cream” and hard to say “I love you”? Why can’t boys cry occasionally and girls be tough? Change happens every day, why aren’t we used to it?