Scattered: Acts 8:1-8
Saul Ravages the Church
8 And Saul approved of his execution.
And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
Philip Proclaims Christ in Samaria
4 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word. 5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. 6 And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8 So there was much joy in that city.
“We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.” - Elisabeth Elliot
Things are getting pretty heated in Jerusalem. The Council gives permission to Paul to physically threaten the Christian men and women. Why do you think God allows persecution or trials? Are there any benefits of persecution or trials?
How should we respond to persecution or trials? What is most difficult for you in the midst of persecution or trials?
James 1 teaches us much about trials. What is at the heart of James’ message to believers? What practical advice does he give to us?
Scriptures to Consider
1. James 1
2. Job 23:10
3. 2 Peter 3:8-22
MONDAY, January 29
9:30 am Outreach Prayer
1:30 pm Women’s Prayertime
7:30 pm Monday Knight Men
TUESDAY, January 30
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Studies
WEDNESDAY, January 31
9:45 am Keenagers Study
4:00 and 6:30 pm AWANA
6:40 pm The Truth Project
6:40 pm The Case for Christ
6:40 pm Soul Care
6:40 pm Living in the Will of God
6:40 pm Financial Peace
6:40 pm Worship & Prayer
7:00 pm Evening Edition for women
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
FRIDAY, February 2
7:30 pm Youth - SR. High only Event (grades 10-12) - "GORGON"
SATURDAY , February 3
SUNDAY, February 4
9:15 & 11:15 am Worship Services (Ministry Fair Follows in the Gym)
Young Adults STUDY is held every Monday Night at the home of Mike & Bonny Piska 13 Linksview Close. New time to meet is 7:30 pm.
Wednesday Night Small Groups have begun with the studies “The Truth Project”, “The Case for Christ”, “Living the Will of God” and “Soul Care”. “Financial Peace” will begin on Jan. 31. For information please check the Journey.
WOMEN join us February 6 at 7:00 pm for DEEP DISH. A time of connection, community, and conversation. We will meet in the Fireside Room and dessert and coffee will be served. All women are welcome to attend this casual evening.
Thank you for continuing to pray for the safety and well being of the Antiigua Team
Team members are :
Pastor Coreen and Dave Frey
Gerald and Mary Weighill
Tony and Faye Jones
Ryan, Crystel and Job Nixon
John & Catarina VanNeck
This team will return Feb. 4. They will be presenting the Gospel message and handing out curriculum to all Grade 4 classes in public schools in Antigua.
HYMN SING February 11 at 6:00 pm. Join us for a good old fashioned Hymn Sing. This is open to all ages. Bring finger foods to share after the event.
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS- We are looking for people who enjoy reading and working with books; who are computer literate and able to serve Sunday mornings on a rotating schedule. Please contact Corina Langdon for more information.
Save the Date:
Feb. 17 - Faith Family Hockey Night
March 9 - 11 Holy Spirit Encounter at SGAC.
Weekly Update -January 14, 2018
General Fund giving Jan. 14 $11,530
29 week average $25,392
-- Budget requirement $ 24,327
Future Dev. Fund giving Jan. 14 $ 18,975
--Balance as of Jan. 14, 2018 $683,106
Monthly Update July1 to Dec. 31, 2017
-- Budget Surplus $ 45,986
-- Year to date Surplus $ 124,241
Global Advance giving $ 73,223
Canadian Ministries giving $ 15,091
Our International Workers: Jon & Angie Coutts, Ric & Kareen Strangway, Stephen & Marilyn Rigby.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Art Quist. Art is married to Betty and they have 3 married children.
Our Administrative Team Staff Member: Janet Sawatzky. Janet is married to Richard and they have 3 adult children.
Our Elders Team Member: John de Steiger. John is married to Melanie and they have one son age 18.
Please check your mail box located by the Nursery hallway. If you have been coming here for awhile there is a chance someone has put a greeting card in your mail box. They are alphabetical according to you last name.