“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” Deut. 6:4-5 NLT
FATHER’S DAY: I thought the attendance yesterday in Church was really good for Father’s Day. And it was good for the Summer time. The Praise Team, Berry Phillips’ special music and the Children’s time added so much to it.
DON’T FORGET! We will be having a Church-wide breakfast on Sunday, June 25. Kent Finley and his crew will be preparing that meal. It will be at 8:45 AM in the Hospitality Room of the Family Life Center. I hope you and your family will plan to be here.
YOUTH CAMP: Be in prayer this week for our Youth and their Sponsors as they attend Student Life Camp in San Angelo.
Ephesians 4:2 “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” (NLT)
TWO THOUGHTS: My first thought deals with our personal character. Paul says to always be humble and gentle. If I'm not naturally humble and gentle, then it is something I have to learn daily as I walk with God. I have observed as I get older, being gentle and patient continues to be an even greater challenge.
But I have to remind myself that gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:23). So, I'm having to depend on Him to help me. And I'm so thankful that the Heavenly Father has given us the Gift of the Holy Spirit. He stands beside us constantly.
“BEING PATIENT & GENTLE” spills over into me being patient with others. This is even a bigger challenge for me. I am having to learn to make allowances for faults of others. But I am learning to see Others through the eyes of Jesus. And when I remember that he is gentle, patient and has made many allowances for me—how can I not make allowances for others? Will you join me in learning this with the help of the Holy Spirit?