WOMEN’S MINISTRY CLASS.
This women only class meets Sunday evenings at 6:00 in room 101 is a great place for women who desire to learn the Word and grow spiritually. We have awesome discussions and as the Spirit leads, we pray for certain requests. Laurie Shakarian is anointed to teach the women and you are sure to feel comfortable in this class. The current study Seven: The Deadly Sins and Beatitudes by Jeff Cook.
Our world is charged with both the grandeur of God and the void of his absence. The seven deadly sins are the force causing that hole. They are at work in each of us. They decimate our relationships, our souls and our world. These deadly sins often seem pleasing and good for gaining what we desire, but they are thoroughly poisonous. Conversely, the Beatitudes are Jesus’ pictures of a restored creation. The Beatitudes introduced what Jesus said to his earliest followers about a life strong and fruitful. In fact, the Beatitudes give us a glimpse of a world empty of evil and filled to the edges with God’s life. Looking at the Beatitudes and the seven deadly sins in turn, we see two paths, two sets of invitations. Both call to deep places within us to come and taste. Both invite us to take up residence. Both present themselves as life as it actually is. But only one will draw us further into reality. And only one will make us happy. “Of the many, many books about the Gospels, or about Jesus, or about Christian morality, only one in a thousand gives us a real breakthrough, a new ‘big picture’. Most are just nice little candles on the cake. Seven is a bonfire. It’s not just good; it’s striking. It doesn’t just say all the things you’ve heard a thousand times before. And yet it’s totally in sync with both the saints and the scholars.”
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY- MEAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Blessing others is very rewarding. How about doing that with your cooking by helping an FGT family in their hour of need. We are looking for women or men to help WM’s provide meals for new moms & women who are ill & cannot cook for themselves or their families while they recover. If you feel you can meet this need, please talk with Laurie, Donna, or Jessica.
PRAYER LINE: NEED PRAYER? The Prayer Line operates 24 hours a day. Just call Jan @ the church office during regular office hours, or go online to fgtonline.org, click on ‘Prayer & Praise’ & type in your request. Or you can call Marie Chambless with your need and she will gladly pray with you or simply text your prayer request to her. The prayer team will be notified & will agree with you in prayer. We will also rejoice with you because the Lord will hear & answer! For Marie’s phone number for the Prayer Line, please ask her or a board member and we will gladly give it to you.
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