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    Where to Find Your Life Mission

    January 26, 2022
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    From the Pastor

    “Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything." Joshua 1:8 (NCV)

    Everyone wants something to live for—but many of us look for it in the wrong places.

    You can’t find your mission in a magazine, on social media, or by watching TV with friends. You can’t just guess what it is either.

    You can only find God’s mission for your life in one place: God’s Word.

    Studies show that each of us has 600 to 700 talents, but we never use most of them. When you embrace God’s mission for your life, though, you’ll find that he can use all the gifts and talents he’s given you.

    Jonah, one of God’s prophets in the Bible, received his life mission from God. The Bible says, “The LORD spoke his word to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Get up, go to the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it, because I see the evil things they do’” (Jonah 1:1-2 NCV).

    God gave Jonah his mission. He’ll give you one too as you read his Word. The more you dig into the Bible, the more you’ll understand your mission for life.

    God uses many different ways to get his Word into your life. Sometimes you sit down to read it. Other times, you may hear someone preach it. And on other days you’ll read a devotional like this one.

    If the only time you open your Bible is when you’re in church, you likely will never discover God’s mission for your life.

    Instead, make the Bible a regular part of your life. Spend time with God every day, even if it’s just a few minutes. Put it in your schedule—write it on your calendar, or set a daily alert on your phone.

    Joshua 1:8 says, “Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything” (NCV).

    If you want to be successful in God’s mission for your life, stop looking for a vision and start looking for a verse.

    God won’t write your mission in the sky. He has already written it in his Word.

    Talk It Over

    • What are some ways you’ve tried and failed to find your life purpose?
    • What can you do to become more consistent in your Bible reading?
    • What are the most effective ways for you to engage with God’s Word? Reading it from a physical Bible? Reading it online? Listening to an audio version? Listening to a sermon? Reading a devotional? Why do you believe these are most effective for you.


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    Youth Bunch to Lunch will be every 2nd Sunday. Teens will meet after worship for lunch and fellowship.

    OH Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Valentine's Dinner on February 11 at 6:00pm in the FLC. Tickets are available for $15 each.

    Special Guest: Join us on February 13th as Rondy Smith, director of Rest Stop Ministries, shares with us about this amazing organization!

    WORKERS ARE NEEDED! Please let us know if you can help in the following areas...

    • ... in the Children's Department.
    • ... to serve as ushers and greeters.
    • ... to volunteer in the food pantry.

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    Debbie Woodard leads the Young Adult class via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join.
    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 (grades 6-12), Kelsey Quillen leads the kids class (grades 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 February 1st.

    YOUTH GROUP meets from 6-8pm. The first hour will be games and snacks and the second will be the Bible study.

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

    Richard leads prayer and devotional on Thursdays at 7:00 PM via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. You are invited to join the Thursday Night Prayer Group on the Church Center App. You can quickly submit a praise or prayer request and be in prayer for others as requests come in.
    Meeting ID: 894 2501 3143
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