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WELCOME! “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
GUEST SPEAKERS Steven Lanz (Yell leader candidate) Amanda Poole (RFC Ministries)
LAST WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV)
MEMORY VERSE 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Woman's Obstacles Woman's Obstacles Comparison and Perfection
Genesis 3: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” 4“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 12The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” 13Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Who came into the garden to deceive Eve? Serpent – more crafty than any other animal God created Genesis 3:1 Serpent – more crafty than any other animal God created Genesis 3:1 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpents cunning, your mind will be lead astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpents cunning, your mind will be lead astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 1) Eve knew what God wanted- she knew He said to not eat from the tree 2) She made reasons of why it was good – good to eat, pleasing to the eye, and good for gaining wisdom 3) None of those pleased and glorified the Lord
Comparison and Perfection Genesis 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. They felt no shame in Genesis 2:25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Reasons to hide or cover up something EmbarrassedScaredAshamedInsecureFlawsImperfection
James 1 : 13When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
James 4 : What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us ? 6But he gives us more grace.
That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. 11Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?
Comparison and Perfection 1)Bucket of comparison – disorder desire for approval and validation, an identity gone CRA-CRA Fight, quarrel, slander, gossip, jealousy, coveting, lesser value of yourself Fight, quarrel, slander, gossip, jealousy, coveting, lesser value of yourself 2) Bucket of perfection- disordered desire for righteous and perfection apart from Christ Jealousy, envy, starvation, control, lesser value of yourself Jealousy, envy, starvation, control, lesser value of yourself
Please see Catherine after the meeting Amie Akers Allison Kelly Abigail Grosskopf Abbe Emerson Ashley Michalak Brenda Moran Brittany Fancher Caitlin Ballard Carly Clark Corrin Presnall Emily Gonzales Emily Rosenbaum Hailey Jenson Hannah Beneke Katrina Benwell Meredith Born Morgan Tallent Rachel Garlitz Ria Romano Sarah Stene Sarah Brahosky Heather Stevens
Dues are $90 per semester Lump sum of $90 or first installment of $45 is due on FEBRUARY 23 Second installment of $45 is due on MARCH 23 If you have not paid dues by March 23, you will become an inactive member Once your dues are paid in full, you will become an active member again Please bring exact change & no coins!
Scholarship applications can be obtained by ing Emmy Parker at Applications are due by by 7 pm on Monday, February 16 but are encouraged to be submitted earlier You will know by Friday, February 20 if you received a scholarship
Service Projects Wednesday: Traditions Hospice Baking Thursday: Hope Pregnancy Friday: Central Baptist Church Saturday: Brazos Valley Food Bank I will be adding more service projects!!
MYO & Outside & Hope You may have two MYO’s for the semester. You may only have one Outside for the semester. Hope items are due Monday, March 30 th ! Look on website for more details.
Newks Profit Share! Monday, February 16 th from 5:00-8:00! Come before ASC meeting
WIL GROUPS BEGIN THIS WEEK!!! Get excited to dive into the word together each week Sketch out that hour block of sweet time in your weekly calendar If you have not been placed in a WIL Group, D-Team: