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Sunday Recap for March 10, 2019:
Wisdom From Above

Mission Highlight: Thank you Chad for leading us in prayer for our leaders. Periodically we pray for our leaders in the country, the world, and our city. He reminded us about 1 Samuel 8, when God warned the people of the perils of human kingship. Though we can be disappointed in our leaders, the Bible calls us to pray for them. We are commanded to pray for our leaders in 1 Timothy 2:1-4. Chad asked us to reflect on servant leadership and told us a bit about Bill Scott, Chief of Police; Joanne Hayes-White, Head of the Fire Department; London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco; Dr. Vincent Matthews, Superintendent of Schools; Harlan Kelly; General Manager of Public Utilities Commission. He also prayed for the family of the Public Defender who recently passed away. 

He asked God to help the leaders of our city, state, and country be wise and make godly judgments and make decisions on behalf of the people they serve. He asked God to help them mentor others and prepare them to serve, and to bring leaders together in time of social unrest and partisanship. He asked God help the leaders seek peace and justice and fairness, to seek justice for the poor and widow, to find the tools they need to face big challenges. He asked God to give leaders grace and rest, and the peace they need to serve, decrease their stress, improve health and help them deal with magnitude of their role in healthy ways, knowing that the joy of salvation can be a salve to their wounds. He asked that they see God in their work and have the truth of gospel permeate their thinking. He asked that God reveal himself to them in a way that through their leadership, people might see God's light and know him. He asked God allow his sons and daughters to be around leaders and influence them, and that the church would support leaders the way God would have us do. He asked that God would help us regularly pray for our leaders and seek their salvation, not to turn to anger but prayer and forgiveness, know them as real people. He asked that God would help us and our leaders look towards his kingdom. Let's continue to remember to pray for our leaders!
Question #15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?
 
Answer: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.
This Week's Sermon: “Wisdom From Above" (James 3:13-4:3)
 

“To live a life of meaning is to have an interpretive framework for explaining how our significance relates to the rest of existence. Specifically, we desire to be oriented toward some telos, some ultimate purpose that provides coherence, moral guidance, trajectory, explanation, and vitality to our lives.”

— Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age


Main idea: Wisdom from above gives you peace and purpose.
 

-2 to 3 slides volunteers needed! Once a month, you would help prepare the liturgy slides, help set up on Sunday mornings, and then operate the slides that Sunday. If you're interested, please email us.

-Hands at Work Gathering on Saturday, March 23rd. Hands at Work is an organization we've been partnering with for almost a decade to hep serve the most vulnerable in Mcheneka, Malawi. Please join us on 3/23 for dinner, community updates and prayer. An evite has gone out but please email us if you didn't get it.

-Easter Baptisms are coming up! Baptism is one of the sacraments that Jesus commanded, a beautiful, public, symbolic act to show that you are dead to your old self and born again in Christ. If you are interested in being baptized or know anyone considering it, please let us know! The baptisms will be on April 21st, and we would like to know by April 7th. 
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