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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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TOF Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

December 4th, 2011


BE SPECIFICALLY THANKFUL

 

…or it’s not thankfulness.

 

Last Sunday was a huge blessing… Lexi and Keli took the initiative after church was out to ask Mrs. Rench who Mary Wright was, find her, introduce themselves and thank her for donating all the books and print materials for the Be Our Guest outreach.

 

You should have seen Mary’s face after they thanked her… priceless.

 

In fact, Mary practically yelled at me afterwards… “Bro. Ryan, you’d better stop telling your kids to come up and thank me… they’re making me CRY too much!!” J I’m not telling you to stop… keep it up!

 

SHE was thankful that YOU were thankful. Isn’t that a cool cycle? One person does something nice, is thanked, wants to do more, the “thanker” feels good that the “thankee” liked the thanks, and thanks others, and those “thankees” like to be thanked, so they become “thankers” of others… You get the point.

 

Be thankful. Be specifically thankful. “God, thank you for loving me.” Sure, that’s good… but how about, “God, even though I was a lying, blaspheming, adulterous thief, thank you for STILL sending your Son to die for me and take my sins away when I accepted Him as my Savior.”

 

Like I wrote on Sunday… Don’t be too general; be specific and write it down. Don’t write, “Be thankful,” write:

  • Ask Bro. Ryan or Bro. Ken to point out Mary Wright
  • Thank Mary Wright for the notebooks.
  • Write mom and dad a thank-you note.

 

You’re a blessing to us and we thank God for you basically every day. I really mean that.

Bro. Ryan

 

QUICK MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY – TONIGHT

Anyone who’s available for a few minutes after church, please stick around to help Mrs. Rench put out our Christmas hymn books.  It won’t take very long.

 

WINTER RENDEZVOUS DEPOSIT DUE – SUNDAY, DEC. 4

We are asking for a $40 deposit if you are planning on going to the Winter Rendezvous on Thursday, January 5 – Saturday, January 7.

 

 

TOF CHRISTMAS PARTY – THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

This will be at Bro. Ryan’s house from 4-7pm.  Please bring a snack to share and a $5 gift for a gift exchange.

 

BELL CHOIR PRACTICE – NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

If you volunteered to help, please meet in the sanctuary at 5 pm for practice.




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