Chapter 17 & the Memory Verse Challenge

Read chapter 17 for this Sunday.  It’s about the fall of Jerusalem, a shocking and tragic day for the southern kingdom, Judah.

Be ready for the Memory Verse Challenge!  The prizes are lush Sherpa throw blankets.

We’ll have a reception right after the service in honor of Austin Adams to thank him for leading our worship team these last six months.

Back to The Story

We’re diving back into The Story.  Read chapter 16 this week about Israel’s fall.  If you don’t have your own copy of The Story, pick one up this Sunday.

Also, pick up a Journey Group directory at church and find a place to be known.

1-year Anniversary this Sunday!

756149 ClearInvite friends! We will celebrate God’s faithfulness and envision another great ministry year. The worship service starts at 10 AM.

Bring your favorite dish to our potluck right after the service:
* A-L Side
* M-Z Entrée
* A-Z Dessert optional

 

 

College Alpha Group

fb-banner_v2aCollege students are invited!  Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Mike & Sabrina Merriner’s home in East Anchorage.  Call 907-727-1382 for the address, or email mmerriner@gmail.com.

Alpha invites guests to freely explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten weekly sessions with a weekend away.

Each week guests enjoy a meal and a talk on subjects as diverse as “Who is Jesus?”, “How Can I Have Faith?” and “How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?”  After the talk, guests break into small groups to discuss the content of the talk and share their own opinions.

The course is low-key, friendly and fun – and is supported by all major denominations of the Christian church.

Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon –run in 169 countries and attended by over 22 million people. Alpha is free and open to everyone.

No question is out of bounds, and participants are free to say as much or as little as they wish as they make up their own minds about the teachings of Jesus.

Let the oppressed go free

Isaiah 58:6 reads:  “Is not this the fast that I choose:
    to loose the bonds of wickedness,
    to undo the straps of the yoke,
    to let the oppressed go free,
    and to break every yoke?

We have an opportunity to speak out against the evil deeds happening against 30,000 brothers and sisters in Christ in North Korea.  Consider signing a letter of confession written to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.  This letter states that you are aware that Christians in his country are tortured, imprisoned and even executed for simply believing in God and His Son, Jesus Christ.  It also says you pray that North Korea’s citizens be free from spiritual oppression and for Mr. Kim Jong Un’s repentance and salvation.  If you wish, you can sign this letter electronically at this link and it will be delivered to North Korean representatives to the United Nations.

With so much evil happening in our world, it’s easy to think there is nothing we can do, but we can pray.  Our heavenly Father hears the prayers of the righteous.  Pray everyday for the oppressed to be free.  As you read headlines pray for God to intervene.  “…The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” (James 5:16 HCSB)