MESSAGE. It’s easy to worship God on the outside while stubbornly keeping territory from Him on the inside. Jude writes about outwardly religious people who use religious activities to cover the reality of their sinful lives: “Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain” (Jude 1:11). We can faithfully serve God, sing His praises, and give sacrificially to His work. But God doesn’t want any of that without our pure hearts.
Does the Lord take priority over our plans and dreams? Is He worth more than the sin that tempts us? When we express to Him that He is more worthy than anything or anyone else in our lives, it’s an offering He won’t refuse.
This week I am starting a new three part sermon series based on the Book of Malachi. Tomorrow morning is Part I “An Offering Worthy of God”.
MINISTRY. Below is a short message from pastor Aubrey. She’s been out of town since Tuesday on a special mission. We are praying for you, Aubrey!
“Hello from Clarkston!
This week I’ve been down in Clarkston, GA with Women and Family Ministries of GCC. There are about 20 women here from all over the conference including our very own Mary Angelin Wagoner and her daughter Rachel. Our goal is to reach out to refugees in this area since Clarkston is the most diverse sq. mile in the nation and there are hundreds who need help. We have held a VBS and hosted a huge clothing drive in which hundreds of men, women, and children came through and received a week’s worth of free, gently used clothing. It was a fast week indeed but a huge blessing. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue.”
FREE BASKETBALL CAMP. Just a reminder about the 3 Point Play FREE Basketball Camp that will be held at OAKS next week (June 27-30) for girls and boys ages 9-13.
A DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and
pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their
land. 2 Ch 2:14
Please come and join us as we pray for our nation, our legislators,
and our families.
This special time of prayer will begin at 6:00pm on July 1, 2016 at
the Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We have been asked to especially remember the deliberations over
California Bill 1146 on discrimination, and it’s outcome.
LOCAL GIVING. My prayer is that we see a serious breakthrough in our local church budget giving. Tomorrow is the last Sabbath of the month. Let the Lord touch our hearts to meet our monthly goal of $22,000. This is the ONLY way we can support our school and many wonderful ministries of our beloved Ooltewah church.
PRAYER AND PRAISE. I praise God for our church members who find time during the week to take care of our church garden, to cut grass, to water plants, change light bulbs, fix broken light switches, etc, etc! God bless you, my friends. The Lord knows your names and he knows your commitment to see His House kept in order.
RESOURCES. Do you know that you can donate tithe and offerings online? The link is on our church website at http://www.ooltewahchurch.org
Every week our church bulletin is posted on the church website under the COMMUNICATIONS tab. Here is the direct link http://www.ooltewahchurch.org/article/34/about-our-church/communications
See you tomorrow morning,