Fun morning at Franklin School’s Walk A Thon. Thanks to Reene, Catherine, Will and Sara for volunteering to help! Lots of enthusiastic kids running and walking laps for 45 minutes! Thirsty Franklin staff members were served iced beverages afterward.
Beginning Monday, May 20th the first of two teams from MAC leave on short term mission trips. The first team will go to El Salvador and the second to China. Each begins a formal partnership in these nations. We serve the God of the nations. You could be a member of one of the next teams to go in the fall.
Reflecting on another day given by God– I came across this verse and wanted to share….Enjoy the last moments of the day!
11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
He will carry the lambs in his arms,
holding them close to his heart.
He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young. (NLT)
All this week I have been praising God for His Word, His promises, His supply of all our needs and the generosity of His people. Be sure to come to the services this weekend to hear the story of the Kosovo Offering.
We have a little cat (I’m not totally sure why) and he’s constantly trying to trip me. Seriously… with all the room to walk, why does he have to cut in front of me?? The only reason I can think of is that he wants me to pet him. He wants me to touch him, to show him affection. And he figures that the best way to get my attention is to put himself in my way.
It’s easy to bemoan our lack of fellowship with God. We often wonder if other Christians aren’t more blessed than we are to be able to commune with God. But AW Tozer argued that EVERY child of God has the exact access to the presence of God.
What we need are to use the means God has given us in order to put ourselves “in His way.” He has ordained his Word, prayer, Christian fellowship, service, and even his creation in order to communicate to people.
My cat is absolutely determined to get my attention, so he constantly puts himself in my way. How are you putting yourself in God’s way this week?
Good Morning Everyone!
MAC Youth will be selling Krispy Kremes at the southside Walmart (on Brooks) starting at 2:30pm today (May 8th) and we’ll sell until we run out of donuts! This is a fundraiser for the LIFE conference in St.Louis this summer. YUM!!
As I got up this morning, the thought went through my head: “God has allowed me to live another day.” But then it occurred to me that God doesn’t just allow it… he is sovereignly CAUSING me to live! It’s a willful choice on his part, for “in Him we live and move and have our being.” David wrote in Psalm 3:5, “I lie down and sleep. I wake again, for the Lord sustains me.” Life doesn’t flow THROUGH God to us. “In Him IS life and that life is the light of men.” God IS life, and you are here by his sovereign choice for a specific reason. The question is… what IS that reason??
Hey Folks! Life Conference will be having a garage sale here at MAC this Saturday the 11th! If you’d like to donate anything to the garage sale please drop it off by Thursday the 9th. Check in with the office and they will give you keys to the MAC Garage where you can deposit your donation. Any questions? Please call us!
Thank you for your continued support of our youth,
Youth Ministry Staff
You never know the effect your worship can have on a person who walks into the church. Is it a genuine response to your experience of God, or is it something you fake only on Sundays? A devotional I ran across this week said, “Real worship isn’t flattery or appeasing God or buttering Him up so we get what we want. It’s not getting caught up in the emotion of a great worship song… Real worship is based on real lives and real experiences with a real God.” Read the whole devotional