Christ's Example of Humility
2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,[a] 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,[b] 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[c] being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Lights in the World
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
"Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call "humble" nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is a nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him."
C. S. Lewis
The following questions have been taken from “The Gospel Coalition” by Melissa Kruger.
In what area are you most likely to struggle with humility? Where do you tend to judge other people the most? In what ways are you overly self-focused, either with anxiety, pride, insecurity, self-promotion, or worry?
Are you willing to listen to Biblical instruction and correction? Is there any area in your life where you insist on going your own way and are unwilling to walk in humble obedience to the Lord? What in your life is competing with obedience to God or the duties He has given you?
Philippians 2:3 encourages, “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility, count others more significant than yourselves.” Is there someone in your life you need to actively consider more important than yourself? How can you seek to humbly show preference to that person over your own desires or wants?
Scriptures to Consider
1 Peter 5:5-7
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
MONDAY, April 8
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
7:00 pm Monday Night Men - "All In"
TUESDAY, April 9
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Study
WEDNESDAY, April 10
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
4;00 & 6:30 pm AWANA
7:00 pm Women's Study "It's Not Supposed to be This Way"
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
THURSDAY, April 11
7:00 pm DivorceCare
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
7:00 pm Parenting Sexuality
FRIDAY, April 12
Women's Retreat at Camp Nakamun - check in at 6:30 pm
SATURDAY ,April 6
SUNDAY, April 7
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services
6:00 pm Hymn Sing
HOUSE OF PRAYER this Sunday at 6:00 pm Join us for a time of unbroken worship and prayer.
Flower Basket Fundraiser supporting Future Development for the Education Wing. Fill out an order form at the Welcome Centre today. Pick up will be May 10.
Parenting Sexuality Thursday evenings April 11, & 18 at 7:00 pm. An event that helps bring awareness, tools & strategies, to enable parents/grandparents to speak Godly principles and lessons on sexuality and addictions to their kids.
WOMEN’S RETREAT: April 12-14 at Camp Nakamun Last chance to register!
Good Friday Services 9:15 and 11:15am Jesus Movie on Friday at 6:00 pm. Easter Sunday Service Times April 21 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am.
Please check your children in on time next Sunday, April 14 and have them in their classroom to prepare for the Palm Sunday March during the regular worship time.
Hockey Ministries International 10th Annual Fundraiser and Auction. April 27, Marriott Courtyard West Edmonton. Doors open 5:00 pm Ticket cost $60 per person Contact Tim 780-970-4869 or email Tim Wiebe.
PAINTING FOR A CAUSE Saturday, May 11, 10am - 12 noon Please join us for a morning of painting and desserts. Your beautiful creations will be turned into gift cards or garland as well as an individual painting. The proceeds from every ticket sold will go directly to the refugee family that our church is sponsoring. Tickets are $25 per person and everyone will go home with their painting, gift tags or garland, paint brush, and pallet. Tickets go on sale April 14.
Deeper Life School of Theology: Scholarships available for this month’s Course “Road to Restoration” April 25-27. This is a study of grief and the process to wholeness. It examines it’s causes and effects to gain a greater understanding of God’s plan for restoring broken lives. Please speak to Pastor Coreen to Register today.
Water Baptism is an important step in the life of each believer in Christ and also an important ordinance in the church. We encourage you to seek believer’s baptism at your earliest convenience. Please contact Pastor Art so as to arrange attendance at a baptism class.
Family Campout August 2-5 at 752 West RV-ATV Campground. Sign up at the Welcome Centre or online.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Ray & Cindy Perry, Roy & Joyce Hewko, Tracey Flynn.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Women’s Ministries - Karen Houcher. Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children ages 18, 17, 15, 14 and 12.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Corina Langdon. Corina is married to Boyde and they have 3 children ages 21, 19 and 17.
Our Elders Team Member: Dante Vinuya. Dante is married to Joyce and they have 2 children ages 19 & 15.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are currently accepting applications for two custodial positions. Custodial experience will definitely be an asset. Please contact Pastor Art for more information.
Action Bibles and more for all ages will be for sale on April 14 at the Children’s Ministry check in kiosk. Prices will range from $5 to $25 Limited Quantities.