Sunday, October 4, 2009

Reminders for Tuesday

We had a great message on repentance this morning. Do you ever get frustrated that it seems like you're constantly dealing with the same sins over and over? As Ken defined repentance, it hit me that repentance flows from your mind, through your emotions and out of your actions. Listen to the definition again: A recognition of sin for what it is, followed by heartfelt sorrow, culminating in a change of behavior.

Recognition, sorrow and behavior.

Mind, emotions and actions.

You do what you do (actions/behavior) and feel how you feel (emotions/sorrow) because you think what you think (mind/recognition). How true, how true!

Ladies, if we are going to truly change, if we are going to sincerely repent, it starts in our head - our thoughts, our minds - the heart of the matter.

On Tuesday we are going to look at how sin entered humanity and what it means for us today. Our battle is found within the curse, and I believe that when we understand why we struggle with sin, it will help us understand the victory that Jesus gave us on the cross. Please plan on being with us...

Also, keep working on Psalm 105:1,2 - "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders."

And if you can bring in feminine products for the food pantry, please put them in the grocery basket in our classroom. These are not the most glamourous items to donate, but they are much needed.

Lord-willing, I'll see you all on Tuesday morning!


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