Do Not Worry
22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why [a]are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not [b]arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek [c]the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Life...as God intended it enables us to live above the drag of fear, superstition, shame, pessimism, guilt, anxiety, worry, and all the negativity that keeps people from seizing each day as a gift from Him.
Food, clothing, ravens, a person’s height and field flowers... What a strange combination of things!
We have a pretty good understanding of all of these... well ravens and field flowers maybe not so much.
You see Jesus was talking about life. Life matters! It matters to us, but it matters even more to Him. After all He is the Creator who made us in His image and after His likeness (Genesis 1:27) so He is the only One who has a really good idea of what life is all about and it is He who has ALL the answers to life’s many dilemmas.
The Apostle John put it very well when he wrote (John 1:1-5), “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Scriptures to Consider
- Matthew 6:25-34
- Isaiah 41:10
- Proverbs 12:25
- John 14:27
Monday, March 9
9:30 am Men’s Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayer time
7:00 pm Estate Planning
Tuesday, March 10
9:00 am Daybreak
7:00 pm Youth Small Groups
Wednesday, March 11
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, March 12
7:00 pm Evening Edition
7:00 pm Men’s Floor Hockey
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14
9:00 am AWANA Grand Prix
Sunday, March 15
9:15 &11:15 am Worship Services
12:00 pm Filipino Luncheon
5:00 pm Corporate Prayer
6:00 pm House of Prayer
6:00 pm ALPHA
Hymn Sing Join us for an old fashioned Hymn Sing Tonight from 6:00 -7:00 pm in the Fireside Room. Coffee will be served afterwards so please bring finger foods to share. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!
Estate Planning Presentation on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 pm in the Oasis. A Tax Specialist and Lawyer will be sharing information to consider when financially planning for now and the future. Sign up at the Welcome Centre today.
AWANA Grand Prix Join us on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and cheer on the clubbers as they race their cars down the track. Completed cars need to be brought for weigh in on March 11 between 5:00 and 7:30 pm.
Filipino Family Luncheon: Sunday, March 15 following the 2nd service in the Fireside Room. Everyone is welcome.
HOUSE OF PRAYER March 15 at 6:00 pm Join us for a night of unbroken modern worship, praise and prayer.
Singin’ the Gospel Night of Praise March 22 at 6:00 pm. This evening will feature 3 local area artists. Jamie and Faith Blahun, The Martens Sisters, and Dave Crawford. This concert is in cooperation with Every Home For Christ and has an open invitation to the community at large. Come and bring a neighbor and bring a friend.
Deeper Life School of Theology is studying the Beatitudes March 19 – 21.
Join us as we learn their eternal value for us today. Register with Pastor Coreen.
Get ready for Giving Sunday!
On Sunday, March 29 we are targeting our $4 million goal in cash and pledges. We are now less than $500,000 away!
Achieving our target will allow us to begin construction of our Christian Education Centre when the ground thaws, with the goal of completing construction and opening the building to ministry activities in the fall of 2021.
If you are new to Spruce Grove Alliance, join us in support of this project and make your commitment to a future gift. And if you’ve already pledged – please accept our thanks – and consider a one-time gift.
For more information visit us online.
Women’s Daybreak - Book Club – If you like reading books and discussing them with a group of other readers, join Pastor Karen for a special book club session of Daybreak. They will be reading a topical book on marriage by Gary Thomas – Loving Him Well. The cost of the book is $20. Childcare is available with pre-registration. Starts April 7 @ 9:00 am and runs for 6 weeks. Register online today!
Monday Night Men Spring Session Join Pastor Joel for the 6 week session – A Man & His Traps, starting March 30 @ 7:00 pm. Cost is $25 - register online today!
Monthly Update - February 2020
General Fund $ 99,010
34 week average $ 23,979
Weekly Budget requirement $ 25,113
Future Dev. Fund $ 122,971
July1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
Budget Revenue Amount to Date: $ 853,842
General Revenue to Date: $ 815,293
-Budget Shortfall $ (38,549)
Global Advance Giving $ 80,809
Canadian Ministries Giving $ 16,982
Future Dev Fund $ 382,223
Refugee Sponsorship $ 27,458
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Travis & Sharon Thiessen, K. I., Jon & Andrea Bauer.Our International Workers: Travis & Sharon Thiessen, K. I., Jon & Andrea Bauer.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Steve Kim - Apologetics Pastor. Steve is married to Sharina and they have two children.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Kari Gehlert Kari is married to Lorne and they have 5 children.
Our Elders Team Member: Fred Zelensky. Fred is married to Darlene and they have 3 married children.
Our Students: Isabelle Wiebe at YWAM Australiia
- 40 DAYS FOR LIFE Join the Prayer Vigil February 26 to April 5 outside of 12409 - 109A Ave., Edmonton. For more information email 40daysforlife.com/edmonton
- Congratulations to Genvieve and Renante Bonita as they dedicate their son Kodi this weekend.