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    Trust God to Do Great Things

    June 29, 2021
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    From the Pastor
    “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

    Everything is possible with God.

    Why did Saddleback Church launch the PEACE Plan? What makes us think we could lead thousands of other churches to go after the five biggest problems on the planet? The answer is that we have a big God.

    People say, “Who do you think you are?” Wrong question. The question is, “Who do we think God is?” My God can do anything.

    Jesus said, “According to your faith let it be done to you” (Matthew 9:29 NIV).

    God wants to use you. He wants to bless you. He wants to do amazing things in your life. He wants you to be a world changer. But he’s waiting for you to trust him.

    Stop saying, “I can’t.” “I can’t make this marriage work.” “I can’t do what God wants me to do.” “I can’t love those who are different than me.” Those are lies! All things are possible with God.

    Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” (TLB).

    That’s why, through these devotionals, I push you. It’s because I know you have enormous potential—far beyond what you ever imagined. God wants to use you, and according to your faith it will be done to you.

    Do you know what the greatest opposition to your faith is? It’s not other people. It’s not critics. It’s not even the devil. It’s your own unbelief.

    You have a choice. You can choose to believe God—or not. You can choose to trust God—or not. There are many things you don’t have control over. But you can choose to have faith in God. Do you want God to do big things in your life? Then start believing

    Talk It Over
    • When have you seen God do great things as a result of someone’s faith?
    • In what areas do you easily trust God? In what areas is trusting him more difficult?
    • Do you believe God can use you to do great things for him? Why or why not?


    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is happening now through Wednesday, June 30 from 6:30-8:00pm for ages 2 through 5th grade! We are excited to have our friends from Penny Road Church of the Nazarene in North Carolina here helping us.

    BACK TO SCHOOL BASH! Save the date for July 31 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM for our Back to School Bash featuring vendors, bake sale, live music, silent auction, free food, and kids activities. Click this link and share with your friends and neighbors.

    Please let us know if you can help in the following areas...

    • the Children's Department.
    • to serve as ushers and greeters.

    CHURCH CENTER: You are invited to join us on the Church Center app! Church Center is a place to connect with small groups and church events, send messages to your group, update your profile, and more! Download from the App Store and connect today. If you have trouble with setting up or updating your profile to keep your contact information up to date, see Jenn Houchin or Terri Ray.

    FOOD PANTRY: The pantry is open on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00pm and Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm and volunteers and donations are needed.

    COFFEE SHOP: Uncommon Grounds is open every Monday-Saturday from 7:00am-2:00pm. Invite a friend and use this great outreach to introduce the church to your friends.

    TAEKWONDO: If you are interested in free Taekwondo classes please email for more information.

    CHAIR YOGA: on pause until the Fall. Have a great summer!



    Debbie Woodard leads the Young Adult class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom beside the new office.
    Meeting ID: 868 1977 8952
    Password: Bible101

    Kenneth Ray & Gracie Smith lead the Friendship Class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom down the hall and to the right of the office.
    Meeting ID: 846 6822 8046
    Password: Bible101

    Brice Rupert leads the teens class (6-12), Kelsey Quillen leads the kids class (k-5), both in person at 9:00am. We have kids classes for all ages.

    SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP begins at 10:00am in the sanctuary. The services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and our website home page for those unable to be with us in the church building.

    OH|KIDS CHURCH for K-5th grade meets in the kids room downstairs during the worship hour at 10:00am.

    Coffee & Community Bible Study every other Tuesday at 9:30am in the Coffee Shop. Next meeting is on July 6.

    Wednesday Night Bible Study with Debbie Woodard is on Facebook Live (from Debbie's page) at 6:30pm.

    The Thursday study is on break (resuming July 15). If you have prayer requests, you can email them to the church office.

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