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Weekly Newsletter 08/11/2022

Shalom!

Beloved, you’ve probably met people who can beautifully and clearly express their thoughts. These people are very skilled with their words and think deeply. It is interesting to listen or read such people. It’s especially nice when these people are Christians since their thoughts are focused on the Creator. This week I propose we look at some famous Christians of the past and the present. Their observation don’t replace the Bible but they help us better understand the concepts found in Scripture. We believe that the Holy Spirit opens to us the will of the Father through the word. Surely, He doesn’t do this only to us. May these quotes lead you to admire the human mind and worship the great and loving Heavenly Father!

“Let there be something of benevolence, in all that I speak.” — Jonathan Edwards

“The motto for every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, ought to be ‘Devoted for Life.'” — Adoniram Judson

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” — Tertullian 

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

“Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair.” — Martin Luther 

“Expect great things from God! Attempt great things for God!” — William Carey 

“I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.”— C.S. Lewis 

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” —Hudson Taylor

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” —Jim Elliot

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” —C.S. Lewis

“Consider how precious a soul must be when both God and the devil are after it.” —Charles Spurgeon

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” —John Piper

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” —Amy Carmichael

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” —C.S. Lewis

“God never uses anyone greatly until he tests them deeply.” —A.W. Tozer

“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.” —Joni Eareckson Tada

“To say ‘Lord. Lord’ and then to disobey is the moral equivalent of a Judas kiss.”  —John MacArthur

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” — Elisabeth Elliot

“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” — James Hudson Taylor

“Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody; forty years learning he was nobody; and forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.” — D.L. Moody

“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” — Corrie ten Boom

“You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.”— John MacArthur

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” ― A.W. Tozer

“The absence of originality in oneself and the sharpness of others’ thinking is humbling.” — Dmitriy Zherebnenkov 🙂

Glory to God alone!

Continue supporting the churches working among the people who have suffered from the war in Ukraine: https://gfchurch.com/ukraine/

The Scripture memory text – Psalm 51:17

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Below are the services and meetings for this weekend:

Today, Thursday (7:00 PM) – Prayer service in the cafeteria

Sunday services:

  • – Worship Service in Russian at 9:00 AM
  • – Worship Service in English at 11:15 AM

Upcoming Events:

  • August 27 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) – Staff Prayer Retreat
  • August 28 (5:00 PM) – Family Evening Service
  • – September 2-5 – Camp UNITED Youth Camp
  • September 23-24 – Family & Marriage Seminar

On behalf of the elders of GFC

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7031 Watt Ave, N.Highlands, CA, 95660.

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