In the last of our 8 weeks on this topic, we look at the way that God can “recycle” our pain. I can choose to yield myself to God and to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
Peter wrote, “Continue to grow in grace and the knowledge of Jesus.” How do we do this? We can choose to reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
This is about repairing relationships. It’s time to evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me, and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. Jesus said, “Happy are those who are merciful to others. Happy are those who work for peace.” Matthew 5:7,9
We all deal with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits, unhealthy methods for handling life. This is a safe place to find healing & freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Let’s learn how to cooperate with God in His process of changing us.
Our friend, Pastor Gary Heyes, talks about the way that God brings us to significant opportunities. What would God want to do through you? It’s time for a faith that sees things, before there is evidence.
We believe that love gives. Here’s a few ways to have a good time, laugh, and help someone else:
We can invite more than 200 families to church on October 31st. Please consider bringing candy to church Sunday October 30th. Please join us on the 31st, any time from 4pm on, to assemble gift bags of candy with invite cards. We will be active until 8:30pm. Please let us know if you would like to participate in dinner that night. Please invite someone to join us.
Saturday November 12th 9:30am through lunch, we are co-sponsoring a time for Baltimore believers to come together around the subject of race and the church, a matter of justice. As racial tension and discord are at a boiling point in our nation, the Church has the opportunity to reflect the heart of God by bridging historically divisive cultural barriers in the name of biblical reconciliation. We invite you to experience Ethnos as we engage one another in this great hope for the people of God.
The cost for Ethnos is $15. Please read more and register at the Ethnos website: ethnosbaltimore.org Please invite your friends!
Saturday November 19th at the Waverly Giant grocery story we will be having some fun! We love to help provide Thanksgiving meal groceries for more than 90 families of murder victims. Our friends, Mother’s Cry, have found donations for each family to have a turkey and ham. We’re pulling together donations of canned food, bread, and pies. Most importantly we need your physical help. Please come and help us hand deliver these groceries to each family. This is a perfect opportunity for you to invite a neighbor or coworker to join you in doing something good! The giveaway will happen 12-2pm. We will need set up help 11:15am, a lot of help right at 11:55am, and help cleaning up after.
Ben Malmin, Pastor
City Harbor Church
Today our guest Pastor Ken Malmin unpacks several important thoughts about how we should interact with God’s Word. Pastor Ken come to us from our home church City Bible Church in Portland, Oregon. He serves as an elder of that church and the Dean of Portland Bible College. And, yes, he is the father of our pastor Ben Malmin.
Our guest Wes Shaffer, from the board of our recovery house “Aslan House”, shares the next step in our series. We must Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. Let Go and Let God.
All of us have broken areas of life that bring us grief and pain. We all deal with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Jesus said, “God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort!”Let us look at 5 things about God’s relationship with us that can move us from hopelessness to the hope we need to see real life change.