This is something I read about a week ago and thought was informative and helpful. . .
The main principle of reading Scripture for a lifetime of spiritual growth is: Just read it. Don’t spend too much time looking for the “just right” study Bible, or other helps. Don’t neglect reading Scripture because you are in a period when you are having a hard time understanding it. And don’t slow down because you have not found a plan that is right for you. Put your hook in the water. Something will happen.
Here are some guidelines for a lifestyle of fruitful Bible reading.
OVER 35 YEARS! That's how long ACP Youth Rally has been affecting the youth of the Inland Northwest. That first Apple Cider Press youth rally was just the small youth group from Cashmere church of Christ and just a one day event with a scavenger hunt, cider pressing and singing hymns of praise around the campfire at the end of the day. Those "kids" have all grown-up and now have children (even - gasp! - grandchildren!!) attending ACP. Pray for who are attending and helping out up at this year's ACP Youth Rally -- pray for God's light to shine on them and that they will take the lessons and friendships formed with them back to their worlds and be the "shining light" of Jesus to each other and others around them.
Apple Cider Press (also known as ACP) Youth Rally will be here in about ONE MONTH -- October 5-7, 2018. Held at the Chelan County Fair Grounds in Cashmere, WA, the ACP Youth Rally is a chance for the youth of the Pacific NW and the Inland NW to come together to praise and worship our awesome God, create and renew friendships, eat great food, press fresh apple cider and learn some amazing lessons. This year's featured speakers are: Jay Mack (Campus Minister from Memorial Road Church of Christ, Edmond, OK) and Taylor Walling (Teaching Minister form Richland Hills Church of Christ, Richland Hills, TX). We will be diving into what it means to truly love our neighbors as ourselves for the cause of Christ. The only way to combat hate in this world is to love and serve people as Jesus did.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40, NIV
For more information go to: www.acpyouthrally.org or call 509-720-TRUE (8783).
AUGUST 20-22, 2018!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Are your kids ready to launch into hyperdrive this summer? They won’t want to miss a minute at Time Lab, the most welcoming place around! At Time Lab, kids (ages 4-11) will discover Jesus from eternity past to eternity future as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies, and dramas.
VBS at the Time Lab will be a quantum leap of fun and excitement, so contact us today! We’re calling all time travelers to join us for an amazing adventure!
August 20-22, 2018
Monday-Wednesday; 5:30-8 pm
(dinner @ 5:30, VBS @ 6-8 pm)
Ages: 4-11 years old
King’s Orchard Church of Christ
1610 Orchard Avenue,
For information call (509) 663-0768.
Invite your friends!
Sunday, April 29th 1:00-5:00 pm
King’s Orchard Church of Christ Fellowship Hall
Homemade Apple Pie will be served!
This will be a FUNDRAISER for our Youth Alaskan Mission Trip. We need approximately $8,000 and have raised just over $2,300 thus far! ANY DONATIONS are much appreciated! We will organize a few games like Pinochle, Hand & Foot, and Kings In The Corner. Feel free to bring a game and strike up some players if you would like.
Enjoy the Fellowship, Food & Finance a Faith-filled cause!
HUGE Yard Sale benefiting a MEDICAL MISSIONS TRIP to Honduras -- APRIL 14; King's Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Avenue, Wenatchee, WA -- 8 am to 2 pm. Furniture, Dishes, Kids/Adult Clothes.
Golf Club Servicing -- A local golf club expert will donate his time for servicing golf clubs. Whatever you pay will go 100% directly toward Honduras Medical Mission. This will be happening King's Orchard Church of Christ from 8 am to 12 noon, on April 14.
Easter Son-rise Service
April 1, 2018
6:30-7:30 a.m. Son-rise Assembly (In back by fire-pit)
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
9:00-10:30 a.m. Worship Assembly
10:35 a.m. (or so!) Easter Egg Hunt
Come help us celebrate the glorious and joyful occasion of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, rising from the dead to save us from the eternal death of our sins.
Everyone is invited—Come one, come all!
Women for Christian Scholars
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Potato Bake 2018
Sunday, February 25th @ 12 Noon
You’re invited to the Annual Potato Bake right after the morning Worship Service, February 25th. We’ll have a smorgasbord of toppings, including: chili, cheese, roasted veggies, and other delights. For dessert—assorted homemade cookies! Seconds ARE permitted!! Everyone is welcome!
This is a FUNDRAISER, by donation, for the Landreth/Johnson Scholarship Fund.
It is a wonderful time of fellowship, food, and supporting our college-bound young people.
We look forward to seeing you!
January 2018 has passed quickly with days of grey and gloomy weather interspersed with days of bright sunshine. God is good in all ways and times and seasons. This is what we have been learning as we've studied the book of James this month. As we "prayed in" the New Year, the fifth chapter of James reminds us how important prayer is: "Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." (James 5:13-16)
The following is something I found on-line that is helpful as a guideline to your daily prayers. May you find it as helpful and meaningful as I have. May God's blessings and comfort surround you during the month of February.
God never promised that our days here on earth would be easy, but He did promise to give us strength and courage whatever may happen to us. Suggestion on how to pray for 30 minutes: A-C-T-S
24-hours of Prayer
December 31/January 1
12 noon (12/31/17) to 12 noon (1/1/18)
King’s Orchard Church of Christ will be praying for 24-hours to ask for peace, comfort and wisdom for our city, state, country and world. Please join us in prayer by signing up for a time slot (or 2) of 30 minutes of prayer: praying for victims of violent crime/horrendous accidents; survivors & victims of fires/hurricanes/floods; for our government—for the elected officials AND for the un-elected officials; and for the country and the world. Remember that whoever is elected, God can use them or turn their actions, and the effects of the actions, to show HIS truth and righteousness and power. God never promised that our days here on earth would be easy, but He did promise to give us strength and courage whatever may happen to us.
Suggestion on how to pray for 30 minutes: A-C-T-S
Adoration—When starting your time of prayer, begin by revering the name of God. Another term for adoration is “praise”. Praise is simply vocal adoration of God; we praise God first because Jesus instructed us to (Matthew 6:9) and because it puts God in His rightful position at the very beginning of our prayers.
Confession—When approaching God it’s important to have a time of confession. Read the following verses out loud: Psalm 139:23-24, Psalm 66:18, 1 Peter 3:12, James 5:16. Note the important link between confessed sin and answered prayer. After reading the verses, spend time confessing any sin in your own heart so that the Lord will hear your prayers.
Thanksgiving—Thanksgiving is closely related to adoration. While adoration is praising God for WHO HE IS, thanksgiving is praising God for what He has done! Thank Him for : Spiritual blessings, Material blessings, Physical blessings.
Supplication—Supplication is when we bring our needs and requests to God, asking Him to act on our behalf. Pray specifically and BOLDLY. See Matthew 21:21-23, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16-18 and Matthew 7:7.
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