Our first week with Transformed Small Groups exceeded our expectations! Two people gave their lives to Jesus and we had to order 50 additional journals!
Brother Chip is keeping track of the people who are participating. There is still time for you to join a group. Below are the groups that are meeting at the church on Sunday nights:
Russ and Jerry Jones Adults Room 130 5pm
Gene and Shirley Bedingfield Adults Room 187 5pm
Bob and Betty Fisher Adults Room 289 6pm
Jeremy and Sofia Rhodes Couples/Singles with Children Room 276 6pm
Michael Shelton Students Annex B 6pm
Please call the Church office 918.836.8686 for groups that meet throughout the week.
It’s been a while since I made a blog post. Our recent trip to Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico was a tremendous blessing. God used our small group to have great results. Originally we had over twelve people interested but were unable to go for various reasons. Gloria said we were like ‘Gideon’s army’!
We also spent time in a neighborhood called ‘Trebol’ where Agustin and Maria live. We spent two days visiting in Uriangato, Guanajuato, about an hour and a half from Morelia.
Prepared to Worship
When Moses first encountered God in the wilderness, he was completely unprepared for what was about to happen (Exodus 3). Seeing the bush burning and not consumed caught his attention. But when he approached the bush he unexpectedly came into the presence of God. This encounter was literally life changing for Moses and later the entire Hebrew nation.
I wonder sometimes if we have the same approach to the presence of God as Moses did. As if we go through our day, caught up in our own world not recognizing God is here, wanting to be a part of our lives.
When Moses entered the presence of God, the Lord stopped him. “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place that you stand is holy ground. ” (Exodus 3:5) See Moses could not enter this place the same way that he entered every other place that he went. No…this place was different. This place was holy place; a place set apart to meet God.
I have caught myself many times going in and out of church just like Iwould go to the mall or the gym or to a restaurant. I take no thoughts to prepare myself for what I am about to do. Thus, I have no expectation for the worship service.
If you are businessman and have an important business deal on the table, before you enter that meeting you have fully prepared yourself with every aspect of the deal. You are ready to give an answer to any question. You know if this deal closes, you will gain greatly. You walk into the meeting with an expectation of closing the deal and receiving all the benefits that come with it.
Why is it then if we will prepare like this in the marketplace that we do little to no preparation in coming to church, especially in coming into God’s presence with worship?
We are coming before a very Holy God. One who loves us more than words express. One who is worthy of our lives, our praise, and our devotion. John 4:23 says: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”
The Father is seeking us to worship Him. That is what happened to Moses. The Lord was seeking him and He got his attention. Because of Jesus, the invitation to worship the Lord is an open invitation. Come often and always to worship God in spirit and truth. Come prepared. Come with an open heart to receive. Come with an expectation that you will meet with God. If we as a church came to worship with that expectation, there is no doubt in mind that we will not only experience God ourselves but we would see God move in our families and our community.
Moses needed God. The Hebrews needed God’s deliverance. We need God. And our city, nation, and this world need God and His deliverance. Let’s give the Lord our very best and let’s worship Him with all that we have.
God bless you.
May 2013-1 John 4:9-11
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. KJV
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. NIV
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11 NKJV
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ESV
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His *only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. NASB
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. NLT
En esto se mostró el amor de Dios para con nosotros, en que Dios envió a su Hijo unigénito al mundo, para que vivamos por él. En esto consiste el amor: no en que nosotros hayamos amado a Dios, sino en que él nos amó a nosotros, y envió a su Hijo en propiciación por nuestros pecados. Amados, si Dios nos ha amado así, debemos también nosotros amarnos unos a otros. RVR
¡Dónde Jesús y Los Niños Conectan!
A La Iglesia Bautista EASTWOOD
Todos los domingos a las 9:15
Recién nacidos a 18 meses- cuarto 111
19 meses a 2 años- cuarto 125
3 años a KINDER- cuarto 205
1◦ grado a 6◦ grado – Platicas para niños- cuarto 210
1◦ grado y 2◦ grado – cuarto 231
3◦ grado y 4◦ grado – cuarto 229
5◦ grado y 6◦ grado – cuarto 280
(1◦ grado y 2◦ grado durante el servicio: Caraway St.- cuarto 210
ADORACIÓN ESTILO NIÑOS
CENTRO DE MISIÓNES
Todos los miércoles a las 6:30pm
Centro de misiones- cuarto 219 (primer y tercer miércoles cada mes)
Adoración estilo niños- cuarto 210 (segundo y cuarto miércoles cada mes)
TABERNACULO DE ALABANZA
Todos los DOMINGOS a las 6:00 PM- cuarto 210
CAMPAMENTO DE NIÑOS
14-17 DE JUNIO, 2013
ESQUELA BIBLICA DE VACACIONES
14-19 DE JULIO, 2013 6:00-8:30 PM