SERVANT OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER
Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:58). This month I have the pleasure of introducing Brother Mike Webb as servant of the month.
The word ministry in Greek is diakoneo, and it means to serve. The New Testament ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Christians should minister by meeting the needs of others with love and humility on Christ’s behalf.
True ministry wears many hats and comes in many forms but each has this in common…they all release the fragrance of love and self-sacrifice.
Mike has been faithful in ministering here at Grace and Peace in a number of ways. Every Friday he can be found cutting the lawn and maintaining the grounds which is no small task. In the winter he helps with snow and ice removal. Mike has faithfully worked with the Lakewood and Seaside Outreaches. He is also a member of Trinity Motorcycle Ministry.
Mike, the leadership and your church family would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your work of faith and labor of love. We appreciate you and all you do.
by Pastor Bob Oettinger
Wow, can you believe it’s June already? It seems like only last week that I was shoveling slush off the walkways and the side deck that leads into the kitchen. I can remember as a child my Dad saying, “Where has the time gone, why it seems like only yesterday.” I remember many of the things my Dad said, the lessons he taught me that would pave the path of my tomorrow. I looked to him for guidance, direction, yes even correction, those all-important truths that would give me the knowledge and understanding to live a life that was honorable and productive. The lessons on life that my dad taught me were passed down to him by his dad and now I, in like manner, teach my children. There is a principle seen here in the natural that is paralleled in the spiritual realm. Paul exhorted Timothy saying “The things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2). The things our heavenly father shows us, we in turn are to teach others. Paul said in 1 Cor. 4:15, “For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers.”
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This campus is part of Pastor Healy's vision to see the Gospel preached in multiple locations while maintaining the reality that Grace and Peace is one congregation.
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Love's Reward, The Seal of Sonship
by Pastor James Wheeler
Did you know that Jesus said there is a reward for those who love? In Matthew 5 Jesus contrasts the traditional view of love in that time period, against the eternal law of love.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:43-45a NKJV