Thoughts from the weekend:
I had the wonderful opportunity and privilege of attending the Northern Illinois District Pow-Wow this past Saturday morning.
There was a lot of activity for the boys (and men) - and everyone was being encouraged and challenged to either connect with Christ or draw closer to the Lord!
Thanks to all of our commanders - especially Commander Howie - for all of your hard work and time!
Great job men!
Quotes (and thoughts) from yesterday's teaching:
You know that you have created God in your own image when you think God hates the same people you do.
Forgiveness doesn't make the other person right - forgiveness sets you free.
Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt you for hurting me.
Unforgiveness is the number one avenue Satan uses to gain entrance into your life. Paul encourages mutual forgiveness "in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:11.
Unforgiveness leads to bondage in our lives.
Most of the time, nine times out of ten, the people I have had to forgive sincerely do not feel that they have done anything wrong.
Tomorrow evening, June 16th, we will be having our last Tuesday evening corporate prayer time - before taking a break for the summer. Why not come out and spend an hour in prayer with the family of God? 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
We will begin our Tuesday evening prayer times again on Tuesday, August 18th.
Please mark down Saturday, September 12th, on your calendars. We will be having our first annual City Fest. The band Abandon will be playing and there will be inflatables, food, pony rides, face painting, etc. More information will be coming!
Let's be praying for our Stone Church Tanzania mission's team as they leave this coming Sunday, June 21st- for ministry in that country!
Can I tell you something? At the end of the day - everyone is just doing the best they can.
With much love........