What a great day to feel the love and kindness of the Holy Spirit. There is something about the Holy Spirit who lives in us that reveals to us the goodness of God in the land of the living. Without the Holy Spirit this world feels lost and hopeless but for those who know our God, He never runs out of hope, and He fills us with faith to believe that we can press onward and upward and move forward. The Bible tells us not to be downcast or looking down about everything but we are to look up. Our God is up. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. Talk to God today and look up as you pray.
Christmas shoe boxes are to be returned this Sunday. Bob and Lin are ready to receive them.
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Rebuilding With Fruit.' It's in the fruit on the spirit that we are able to restore our soul. We live in days where we must know the difference between good and evil. How do we tell? In the evening service we will have with us Major Kent from the Salvation Army here in Sydney. His personal story in one of being a total introvert where he wouldn't leave his house to finding the Lord Jesus and being called into the ministry. His story is a modern day miracle of how far you can be mentally and emotionally trapped by the enemy to finding total freedom in Christ.
Next Saturday Nov. 22nd there is a Men's Breakfast 8:30 am at the Sydney Pentecostal Church in Sydney. Bishop Don Carpenter will be the guest speaker for the breakfast and then on Sunday Nov. 23rd Bishop Don will be ministering in both of our services.
Christmas banquet is coming up on Saturday Dec. 6th 6 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and we have limited space so sign up early. Glen Tedford who was with us last year is our speaker for the banquet and he will also be speaking in the following Sunday morning service.
For Christmas many of our CBU foreign students stay at the college and miss out on sharing a Christmas meal. The last few years there have been around 10 or 12 students and this year we are hoping that 5 or 6 families from our church would be willing to invite 2 students into their home to share with them their Christmas meal. If your family would like to be a part of this ministry you can sign up with Pastor Bruce and we will pair you up with 2 students as we get closer to Christmas.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice