Father God, we desire what You desire: that ALL be saved. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The Days of Elijah
This past Sunday we finished our study about the life and ministry of the Prophet Elijah. If you missed last week, I want to strongly encourage you to go back and watch the last message at facebook.com/cometothecreek/live.
One thing about the life and ministry of Elijah that fascinates me is a verse in the New Testament concerning him: Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. (James 5:17 ESV) Some may be more fascinated with the faith filled prayer life of the prophet, I’m more interested in how the verse starts: Elijah was a man with a nature just like ours… Elijah was a man of faith in the incredible, wonder working power of God, but, even he was just a man.
It might seem strange but here is the application: there was nothing incredibly special about Elijah by himself. It was God in Elijah that saw incredible, miraculous signs and wonders. Quick, think about how this truth impacts you: if you are a follower of Jesus, the same God Elijah served lives in you. What does this mean? Although you might not feel especially unique, powerful, or different, the God you serve is.
Instead of thinking: “I could never be like Elijah,” perhaps you could instead focus on being faithful where God has you. Even though God may never use you to proclaim His truth to a nation, you can faithfully proclaim it to your family, friends, and coworkers. Today I want to challenge you to be faithful where you are and with what God has given you (no matter how small it may seem). Then once you’ve learned to be faithful with little, you’ll be faithful with much. (Luke 16:10)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Wednesday, October 12, 6:30pm – Bible study
Friday, October 14 – 6:00pm – Dalton’s Greater Works
The second Friday of every month, a group of us meet to travel to Greater Works in Dalton to serve a meal and have a time of prayer and teaching with our friends in Dalton, GA. Anyone from the church is always welcome to join this event too!
Saturday, October 15, 11am-1pm – Women’s Fellowship
“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”” Psalms 46:10 NIV
If you want to dive deeper into your faith, come join us for our Women’s fellowship on the third Saturday of every month 11am-1pm. God created us for community and fellowship, and as a group we want to do both. We are a ladies group that wants to support, encourage and love one another. Come join us.
Sunday, October 16, 9:45am – Adult Sunday School
Sunday October 16 – Conference immediately after church.
Lunch will be served. Kim Eubanks is going to cook two pork shoulders to have as pulled pork sandwiches or just as a meat for plates. Please let her know what you can bring to add to our meal. We need: Side dishes, salads, buns/rolls, desserts, ice. She will also provide sweet and unsweetened tea.
Sunday, October 16 – NO Sunday Night Discipleship Service
You can now view upcoming events and important dates on our website at https://cometothecreek.com/events/. For a quick list of dates, you can access the Events List at https://cometothecreek.com/events/list/.
NOTE: If you have an announcement, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Monday. Thank you.
We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Operation Christmas Child and the 300 shoeboxes we are packing as a church this year! On average it takes about 10 items to fill each box. These items aren’t a random collection of gifts but a carefully selected assortment of items like personal hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and other fun gifts.
For the month of October we are collecting:
30-Sewing kits (Dollar Tree – $1.25)
50- Fishing kits (hooks, line and bobbers in medicine bottles or something compact)
Toys (Barbie dolls, tennis balls, dominoes, play doh, deflated soccer balls with needle and pump). We CANNOT have any army men, camo, liquid items (like bubbles), no weapons (play knives, guns) or candy in the shoeboxes
You can drop off your items in the fellowship hall in our special OCC drop-off bin. Get in touch with Amber if you have any questions.
We believe in the power of prayer. How can we pray for you?
Please visit https://cometothecreek.com/contact/ to submit your prayer request. You can also submit your request to email@example.com.
In His Service,
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” (John 15:18 NKJV)