Grace Weekly | May 17, 2012
Scripture for the Day: 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47
Grace Received: God’s grace comes to us in various forms. We experience His favor corporately (when we get together on Sunday’s, Wednesdays, etc.) and individually (in our own practice of the spiritual disciplines which put us in a position to receive God’s grace.) His grace comes to us through the means of Scripture, song, prayer, the preached word, the waters of baptism and the bread and cup of communion. His grace comes through the words of others and the witness of the Spirit. His grace comes continuously and lavishly not because we deserve it, but because we need it. I pray that today you are experiencing the fullness of God’s great grace!
THIS SUNDAY – No 8:00 Service – our Children will be presenting a program at 9:30 and 11:00
Don’t forget that Sunday May 27th is Pentecost Sunday – wear red!
Grace Shared: Last Sunday I had the privilege of delivering a card with a big fat check (as in thousands, not hundreds of dollars) in it. It was an anonymous gift from one person at Grace who was aware of another person’s need and felt that God was leading them to meet it. It made me think of the accounts in Acts 2 and 4 of how the early church took care of each other. That kind of thing happens a lot at Grace. Whether it’s an impromptu love offering, the bearing of spiritual burdens for each other, texts or e-mails of encouragement, a helping hand lent on a home project, meals given after a surgery, or whatever, the people of Grace know how to take care of each other. That’s what disciples of Jesus do and I’m proud to be connected with a community like ours!
Grace Extended: Last Sunday more than 100,000 of our fellow Clarksvillians were not in church anywhere. As I shared a couple months ago, I believe God is calling Grace to reach at least 1% of the unchurched in our city. I am personally praying (by name) for 3 families on my street and looking for other opportunities to reach out to the unchurched in our city. Most of us found our way to Grace Nazarene because someone reached out to us, extended and invitation, extended grace to us. As you finish your week don’t forget about those God is calling us to reach. Make the most of every opportunity and may what was said of the Acts 2 church be true of us as well – that every day we are adding to our number those who are being saved.
Church Board (will serve a 2 year term) They will join Christa Cooper, John Lumpkin, Mark Nash, Mike Rucker, and Scott Thomas who are serving the 2nd year of their 2 year term
Sunday School Superintendent: Kay Deffendall
Sunday School Board
NYI President: Mike Borgman
NMI (Nazarene Missions International) Council
District NMI Convention Delegates
District Assembly Delegates