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This Sunday (4/21) we will have collection boxes available for the funds we are raising for those affected by the heavy rains and cyclone in Mcheneke, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. See the reminder for online giving links below for more information! There are also buttons below to give online.
GoFundMe for Mcheneke Food Shortage and Rebuilding Fund
Christ Church Collection to Convoy of Hope (please specify in "Message" section)

Sunday Recap for April 14, 2019:
Gospel Patience

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.”

Thanks Ed for sharing about accounting, finance, real estate, and law--the professional and business service industry. Currently, the professional and business services sector represents 28% of San Francisco non-agricultural Labor workforce. Ed shared about the joys of working in the industry, such as Financial Stability and provision; Exploring interesting content; Having the ability to make impactful decisions; and Engaging with others and building meaningful relationships.

However, on the flip side of this coin, there are also many challenges and difficulties that are faced in this sector such as: Money, Greed, Difficulty having compassion for others in difficult situations, Treating others with equal self-respect and dignity, and Being unable to be present amongst friends and family due to long working hours and heavy work loads. 

With this said, God continues to work through our various professions in this industry in both small and large ways, whether that is finding other Christians in the workplace to be salt and light in the industry, and also recognizing, as Seng preached last week, on how not just 10% of it, but all of it, belongs to God and should be used to glorify him.

Then Toby prayed a commissioning prayer for all those who work in the professional and business service industry, sending them out in the name of Jesus Christ, that God give them knowledge and sense of purpose in their work, knowing that God will use them for his will. Let's continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in this field and see how no matter where we are during the week, God has us there for a reason.
Question #16: What is sin?
 
Answer: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.
Link to this Week's Sermon: “Gospel Patience" (James 5:7-11)
 

Tim Keller, “There’s only one of two ways to respond when disappointments happen. Either you can trust God or you can trust yourself. You can either trust God’s timing, schedule, and wisdom or you can trust your assessment, schedule, timing, and what you think should happen. You can respond to the difficulty either by trusting God or trusting yourself.”

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

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