|Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ with the Moab Community
Sunday Morning Service:
· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Nursery Provided)
· 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
· Note: No Connections classes in the summer months & will resume in September.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 6-10, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To pre -register your children call the church office (259-7319) or our
Tammy Thayn @ 260-2671
Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.
Everyone Can Serve
Look for opportunities to serve; don't wait to be asked! Remember, you can serve without being a part of an "official" ministry. We all can:
- Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
- Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
- Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evengelism team
- Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.
Is there anyone else out there wondering about the election for President of the United States and whom they are going to vote for? Most of us grew up being told that our vote counts. We feel like it is our civic duty to go to the polls and cast a vote for somebody. In our system we pare the choices down to two or maybe three. If we might not like the choices we could resort to voting along a particular party line.
Perhaps you haven’t thought about it, but the System itself sets us up to be a divided people. We choose sides like it were a basketball game. Then there are inevitably winners and losers. Sometimes we are not good losers. We find it easy to criticize the other side and wait for next time. It is obvious that various self-interests are involved in our choices for high political offices.
I wonder what God thinks of it. There are some Biblical reasons to believe that not only is He thinking about it, but also somehow through whatever system is in place He controls it. Romans 13:1 – “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.” If that were not enough to sway us there is Titus 3: 1. “Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.” Now remember this is being written at a time when their “ruler” was antagonistic to the Christian cause and would for some time persecute and kill many of them. But yet I am unaware of any Christian assassination plot to rid Rome of her Emperor.
We don’t change what we believe because it might be against the law, but we still support, where we are able, the right of the government to govern.
So go ahead and take sides if you want and root for your team. But remember that when it is all said and done, we serve a Lord that walks before us, not behind us. If you really believe that a bad choice for President could bring on the end of the world, just remember that it might be what God had in mind all along.
REGISTER NOW FOR
Grand Mesa Baptist
- THE TRAILHEAD:
JULY 7-10, 2016
(note: 4 days this year)
- THE ASCENT
Middle School: entering
JULY 2-7, 2016
- THE ALPINE ZONE
High School: entering
JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2016
If you would like to sponsor a
camper, please contact the
CONNECT WITH CONNECTIONS
Many of us who love the church, have found that one of the most powerful life changing aspects of the church is being in a group of people that help and encourage us along the way. In fact most churches that are experiencing real growth have discovered that groups are really the way to help people with their spiritual journey and ministry. To this end the Vision Team has been wrestling with the best way to launch some long-term groups that are shaped and centered in encouraging each participant and educating them con-cerning the themes and message of the Bible. So we are going to begin these kinds of groups in what we have formally called for a number of years discipleship classes. We would like to recognize the function of the groups by calling them Connections. The emphasis being that of connecting with others and establishing the kind of contact that issues in accountability and its resultant fruit i.e. peace, joy, love. We expect some evolution in how these groups operate. What we do have is a beginning date: Sunday September 21st. More information will be coming up. (Watch weekly bulletins) This is going to be a significant opportunity for you and yours. It will include all ages. There will be new groups forming for those who consider themselves young adults that will be meeting at different times and perhaps in different loca-tions. If you feel disconnected this may be your time to find that connection in your church.