Welcome, Friends and Family of Grace Chapel!
“12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. 18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.” Philippians 1:12-20 (KJV).
We can’t change our past, but we can learn from it. See why we may need to look back before we can move forward. Can you be glad in whatever was dealt you? If your praise is in tact and you’re in your right mind be glad because God IS Enough! Rejoice because God is getting some glory in it! Continue to REJOICE! It’s a decision and not just an event! “Storms strip away everything that you don’t need so that you can know what is core through the essential nature of who Christ made you to be.” Don’t go into 2018 with whatever happened in your past and don’t compare yourself with others. Its turn around time! Get your eyes on the Word that God spoke to you, the high calling of Christ Jesus. “The Blessing ahead will ALWAYS be greater than the battle behind! God’s intention is always more powerful than human motive! “What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. “Philippines 1:18.
Begin to look forward and not behind and tell yourself that you are going to make it! It takes faith! Fix your eyes on where God is leading you to what’s next in the days ahead! Jesus put a cross over your past and he delivered you and He’s taught all of us through and over the journey. Don’t memorialize your misery, NO!! look for your miracles! Don’t be worried, depressed, discouraged or dismayed! You are going to make it! His Word tells us that!! God bless you all and may He guide you through 2018! We love you BUT JESUS LOVES YOU MORE!!
Pastor Mel & Rosemary
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
|Mon. 3/19||6:30 PM||WORSHIP Practice|
|Tues. 3/20||6:30 pm||Mid-Week—“Corporate Prayer”—Bro. Justin Sanctuary|
|Wed. 3/21||6:00 AM||Early Morning Prayer— All are welcome!! Prayer Garden|
|9 AM—1 PM||Food Pantry/Bread Ministry—John Shirk, Director|
|Wed. 3/21||6:30 pm||CONNECTIONS—Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Ladies Meeting at the home of:
Irene Clark—4629 Walnut Lane Elizabethtown
Special Guest Speaker: Jim Woodford, Speaker and Author of “Heaven, An Unexpected Journey” will be in the region during April of 2014! The following are locations where Jim will be to share of the vision God showed him that inspired his book and changed his life:
April 4th at 6:30 pm, Ono United Methodist Church / 9 Main Str. Ono, PA. 17077
April 6th at 6:30 pm, The Edge Church / 1993 Hummel Ave. Camp Hill, PA 17011
April 8th at 6:30 pm, Grace Chapel “Recognizing God’s Connections” / 2532 Colebrook Rd. Elizabethtown, PA 17022