Almost 20 years ago, the reality competition show Survivor became a big hit on TV. The show usually followed two teams or “tribes” of people in an isolated location. These teams faced unusual challenges. Many were physical in nature, but there were also mental and psychological games going on between players and teams. As time progressed, individuals were eliminated one by one until the very end, when only the winner was left.
How blessed we are that our spiritual position in Christ doesn’t follow that same premise. How awful would it be if we could be voted out of the family of God? Fortunately, by grace we are held securely in Him. But even though His grace holds us firmly till the end, we are often faced with unique challenges throughout life. What can we do, to not only spiritually survive, but to thrive as believers today? Join us Sunday as we look at some instructions given to Timothy regarding spiritual survival.
In Spirit and In Truth
Youth Activities – There will be no youth activities this Sunday evening.
Mission Teams – Please continue praying for our two teams this summer. First, our Nepal team. Roger and Debbie, Charlie and Karen, and Tom and Barbara left for Nepal yesterday. They will be teaching and serving for two weeks. Second our youth team will be leaving for Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday morning where they will be working through YouthWorks ministries during the week, serving at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, and elderly care facilities. Pray that God does some incredible things through both of these groups and that many lives will be changed.
Pastor’s Sabbatical – Please continue to pray for Roger while he finishes his sabbatical. Be in prayer for him that it is both restful and productive.
August 3 – A new women’s bible study is beginning on August 3 from 9:30-11:30am in the sanctuary at BBC. This study is called Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy, by Beth Moore. Child care is provided. For more information, please contact Kati Thompson.
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