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Sunday Recap for October 21, 2018:
The Reveal

Mission Highlight: Our Commissioning Prayers are a part of a series of our Mission Highlights where once a month, we pray for those working in a specific industry, recognizing that all followers of Jesus are sent wherever we go (John 20:21John 17:18), including the workplace.”
 
One of our physician members shared about the intersection of science and faith – how often people can perceive conflict between the two, yet one’s spiritual beliefs can often inform how they make assumptions or decisions, particularly when it comes to their medical treatments. Many in our congregation who work in a medical field can feel both an incredible sense of purpose and commitment to their work and patients, but also the pressure of that responsibility, and the knowledge that a single human error can have devastating consequences. Health care workers are particularly vulnerable to compassion fatigue and burnout, and rates of suicide for physicians are twice the rate of the average population. Like many who work in caregiving fields, health care workers may find it easier to care for others than for themselves, and struggle to ask for help. She asked that we pray for courage to show vulnerability: to ourselves, our teams, our families, to God, so that we can be restored and renewed, and be able to serve in the way He intends. She asked that we pray for self-compassion, to allow each and every person to remember that we too need rest.
Question #40: What should we pray?
 
Answer: The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.
This Week's Sermon: “The Reveal" (Genesis 45)

“I do not believe the gospel because I believe in God; rather, I believe in God because of the gospel. There are great arguments for the existence of a supreme being, but unless the gospel is true, the claim that a god exists is either personally meaningless or a horrible threat”
 
Michael Horton, Pilgrim Theology
 
“The wicked advantage themselves by disadvantaging others, but the righteous disadvantage themselves to advantage others.”
Bruce Waltke, Righteousness in Proverbs

Main Idea: God is always working for good.

 

Sermon Slides / Sermon Application Questions
This sermon series: Rivalry and Restoration: The Story of Joseph

-Men's Retreat (11/30-12/1) and Women's Retreat (12/7-12/8). A registration email has gone out with a deadline to register on 11/7! It would be a wonderful opportunity to get away, grow spiritually, and be refreshed, with Friday optional. Please email us if you are interested!

Members Gathering has been re-scheduled to 11/17. Please email us if you didn't get the invite!

-Interested in membership? Member Affirmation Applications are due by November 4th to be considered for the Membership Affirmation on November 18th. Please email us if you are interested!
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