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In case you missed Mission and Vision Sunday on January 20th, the recordings and brief summaries are up here. Please have a listen to them if you missed it!

Sunday Recap for February 10, 2019:
Love Without Prejudice

Mission Highlight: We have accepted the invitation to lead an English Camp in Spain, and it will take place from Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, with a couple days before and after for travel. The base cost will be $1,500, but please don’t let cost deter you, as fundraising at our church has been very effective. We would like to present the team before the congregation on March 17th, and so have a team set in about a month. An email will go out with interest forms.

Most Spaniards are agnostic; many are atheist. Evangelical Christians make up less than half of one percent of the population. It is no surprise most Spanish Evangelical churches are few, very small and struggling to survive. In Spain, Protestant churches are seen as weird cults that are not to be trusted. An English camp is an effective way for the church to reach out to the local community and fight some of these misgivings against Evangelical churches.  By offering something the locals want, English instruction, for extremely cheap at high quality, without the bait and switch, helps the community get to know the church and for the church to get to know them.  By merely having the neighbors inside church walls and witness that we Christians are normal and friendly, is a huge help to the local church and their mission there.  After we leave, the church then continues to build on the reputation and relationships that we helped them start or deepen.
 
In the months leading up to the trip, we will prepare our hearts and minds for the work, and also prepare all the curriculum, materials, and visual aids. Together with Steven, we are still deciding whether to do another English camp geared to children in Vilafranca or an English camp for a wide range of ages in Barcelona. If we do the one for children, we can re-use some of the curriculum from last time, but it could definitely benefit from some improving. If you have any experience in teaching English language learners, please contact us!
 
It will be a great opportunity to help the church in Spain reach their neighbors, because it is extremely difficult to do so there, to be connected with the missionaries we support and the other missionaries we get to meet there, to encourage Christians in Spain, to be aware of God's global kingdom, and deepening relationships with other team members from our church.

Then we prayed for God to raise up a team from our congregation and to equip, unify, and prepare us and the church in Spain, so that Jesus might be known to be God. Let's continue to pray for and the team and ask God if we are being called to go. 
Question #6: How can we glorify God?
 
Answer: We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.
This Week's Sermon: “Love Without Prejudice" (James 2:1-13)


“Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial ‘outside agitator’ idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”
 
       — Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963
 
Main: Prejudice is incompatible with faith. Jesus is the only way forward.

Sermon Slides / Sermon Application Questions
This sermon series: The Way of St. James
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