Grieve Not The Spirit
1 Thessalonians 5:15-28
15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
25 Brothers, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
There is something very touching in this admonition,
“Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.” It does not say, “Do not make him angry.” A more delicate and tender term is used- “Grieve him not.
- How can we “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstance”?
- What does it mean to grieve? Why do you think Paul uses the term grieve in relation to a believers interaction with the Holy Spirit?
- What is prophecy? What is the gift of prophecy? What is the practical application of the gift of prophecy? How do we test prophecy?
Scriptures to Consider
- Corinthians 13
- Ephesians 4:30
- Acts 7:51
Monday, February 3
9:30 am Women's Prayer
9:30 am Men's Prayer
7:00 pm Monday Night Men
Tuesday, February 4
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
7:00 pm Deep Dish
Wednesday, February 5
9:45 am Keenagers Bible Study
4:30 pm & 6:00 pm AWANA
6:40 pm Old Testament Study
7:30 pm Young Adults at Piska’s
Thursday, February 6
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
Friday, February 7
7:30 pm Youth Will it? Phobias
Saturday, February 8
Sunday, February 9
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services
5:00 pm Corporate Prayer
6:00 pm ALPHA
6:00 pm Hymn Sing
Understanding the Old Testament Wednesday nights at 6:40 pm. Join us in understanding more about His story through the Old Testament.
Men’s Floor Hockey is Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. All guys are welcome, bring your own stick.
HYMN SING February 9 at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room. All ages are welcome to join us for a time of worship and praise through traditional hymns. Bring finger food to share after the event.
AWANA Bake Sale Join us on Wednesday, February 12 for our sale beginning at 5:00 pm. If you are able to donate some baking please talk to Lindsey Rion.
AWANA Grand Prix is coming. Cars on sale at AWANA on Wednesday for $8 per car. Race Day is March 14.
Loving Tangibly Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm in the Oasis Room as we prepare to give small gifts of care to our community. We will be making special gifts to take and give to people in our surrounding community...just because!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Show up at 6:30, (individuals, couples or families).
- Bring along a $5 coffee gift card (or 2 or 3).
- We will have supplies here to create a valentine to hold the gift card.
- Once you are done, you will take the gifts you’ve prepared and hand them out on Valentines Day in the community
WOMENS DEEP DISH this Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Come to connect over coffee & dessert, “dig deeper” with Rosie Toonstra, and join us for a bit of friendly competition.
FAMILY FUN DAY – Saturday, February 22 from 9:00 am to 12 noon at the Banman’s. Learn about the life of a race car driver & see a race car up close – breakfast provided. This is a free event. Call the office to RSVP or sign up at the Welcome Centre today.
Usher’s Meeting Looking for somewhere to serve? We have a need in the Usher Ministry. Interested? Talk to Pastor Andrew, sign up at the Welcome Center or fill out a Connection Card and tell us! Join us for an Usher’s meeting on February 12 at 6:30 pm. This meeting is for current and potential future ushers.
Youth Retreat is for all students in grades 7-12 and is taking place from February 21-23 out at Camp Nakamun. Cost is $160/youth. The deadline to register is February 17! Register online . Please contact Pastor Josh is cost is an issue.
Children’s Ministry Teacher Training Breakfast for ALL Children’s ministry volunteers. Saturday, February 29. 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Safety and Risk Management Training to follow at 11:00 am. Check The Journey for more details.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Matthew & Charity Quick, Shaun & Iris Kelly, Charles & Angela Ibsen.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Coreen Frey. Pastor Coreen is married to Dave and they have 3 married children.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Kim Friesen. Kim is married to Paul and they have 3 children.
Our Elders Team Member: Henry Banman. Henry is married to Anne and they have 3 married children.
Our Students: Robin Jespersen at YWAM New Zealand.
CONGRATULATIONS to Travis & Tamara in their decision to dedicate their daughter Harper Elaine to the Lord this morning.