Livin the Mission (Loving Those Closest To You)


It’s mid February and it’s sunny and the snow and ice is finally melting! (A little). 

After a winter with snow and ice on the ground almost since December 1, it is exciting to see.

I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.  This Sunday we will continue our series by looking at "Loving Those Closest To You," from 1 John 3:11-16.  We will talk about loving our spouse, our children, our parents, our siblings, our friends and others that are close to us.  We can keep loving those closest to us more than just Valentine’s Day. :)   This would seem like an easy task, but so often it is those closest to us that we treat the worst or get annoyed with the most.  If we are going to follow Jesus and love, we need to love those closest to us.

This past Sunday I preached on "The Power of the New You" from 1 John 3:1-10.  I pointed out that there are 2 halves of the gospel:  #1  I am forgiven by God  #2  I have a new nature from God.

The main point this past Sunday was we not only have forgiveness for sin but we have a new nature from God to live obediently to Christ.  That’s the power of the new person God has given us.

Let’s live with this power this week and obey Christ!

Upcoming events include:

Genesis Bible Study Thursday night at 7 pm.

Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday February 23 at 7 pm.

Saturday February 26 has a lot of activities:

Men’s Prayer Breakfast-7:30 am.

"How To Improve Your Confidence" Seminar-9:00 am-11:00 am.

Young Adult Bowling-6:30 pm at the Rose Bowl in New Castle.

Hope to see you soon.

God Bless,
Brian Mackie

White Branch COB


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