For the Week of April 5
(A convenient tear-off to keep for your prayer time)
· Adoration & Praise—The Coming King—Zechariah 9:9
· Confession—(Psalm 51, 1 John 1:9)
· Thankfulness—(1 Thess. 5:16-18)
· Supplication—(Philippians 4:6-7)
· SCC Missions Support: Global Vision Citadel Ministries; Maudi Newman—Shelton Family Center; Care Net Pregnancy Center; Christian Evangelistic Association; Pleasant Valley Christian Camp; Habitat For Humanity & Love, Inc. of Mason County
· SCC Leadership—Pastor Bruce & Youth Minister Sherry, Elders, Ministry Community, Bible Teachers & Worship Leaders
· 2020 SCC Elders—Hebrews 13:17-18, Mike Woods, Rick Korver, John Blanton, Ken Keiper, Gabriel Newman, Don Kunkle, Bill Adam, Cliff Johnson & Bob Cobstill
· Pray for our country to seek after God’s Righteousness in our country’s leadership
· We pray for God’s protection from harmful influenza, bacteria & the coronavirus. Give us wisdom for prevention. Pray for healing for those getting ill.
· Our shut-ins—Helga Martin, Virginia Howe, & those elderly staying home for virus exposure risks
· Kathy Sisson’s friends, Char & Belinda—prayers for healing & situation with caregiver scheduling due to virus
· Friends of the Palmers—need prayer for family peace
· Pat, Jeanne Blanton’s birth father—in need of respiratory healing
· Betty Palmer—prayers for health needed
· The country of Haiti—has a first case of Covid-19 this week
· Linda Cobstill’s dad—given two months to live
· Bill Reed’s father—pray for healing
· Hippo Valley Christian Mission in Zimbabwe—God’s continued provision
· Peace in the Middle East (Peace on earth)
· Homeless Crisis Solutions
· Climate Change Solutions
Please update your prayer requests.
Mark Your Calendars
A Willing Servant
Text: Acts 4;36-37
Big Idea: Barnabas was a man who helped the Kingdom in a number of ways.
I. Barnabas was given his name because he was an _____________.
A. Barnabas is given this name by the _____________.
B. Acts doesn’t tell us exactly __________ he got this name.
C. I suspect in part it was because he was so helpful in _____________ that first Jerusalem church.
D. Acts does share one example of this aspect of his life, the _____________ of some property.
E. He is a hero to me because he is what I am not, an _____________.
II. Barnabas was a man who was _____________.
A. He is described as “a _____________ man and full of the Holy Spirit and faith.”
B. When Paul came to Jerusalem, many did not _____________ him.
C. Once word that a church was founded in Antioch, they sent Barnabas to _____________ on it.
D. He and Paul were entrusted with an _____________ for the Jerusalem church.
III. Barnabas was a man willing to _____________ aside.
A. While he was in Antioch, he sent to Tarsus to have Paul come be his _____________.
B. Through parts of Acts it is Barnabas and _____________.
C. During the first missionary journey he and Paul are seen as _____________.
D. As time when on, that role _____________ and soon he is second and willing to be so.
IV. Barnabas did have his _____________.
A. When Peter came to Antioch Barnabas joined him in shunning the _____________.
B. He and Paul _____________ about John Mark on mission journey 2.
C. Through it all, he and Paul remained _____________ friends.
Challenge: As I think about Barnabas a couple of things seem clear to me. Despite his weakness, he was a man of encouragement and was trustworthy. There is a humbleness to him, even as he confronts the apostles about Paul and sees his need for help. We all can be a bit like Barnabas, or should be. We too can encourage people. We too can be people others can trust. We too can be willing to step back and let others shine around us. Barnabas can continue on in us.
Action Step: _______________________________________
A Time to Stay Connected.
First, thanks to everyone for having patience as we navigate these uncertain waters together. There are some things we can do to help.
For one, we need to check on one another. Call or send a note, text, maybe an email making sure everyone is doing OK.
For another, let’s all be prudent and not compound the challenges in our stores and be willing to share what we have with those who missed out.
Lastly, Please remember our church. We still have to operate here and have bills to pay. There are several options, like mail a check, online bill pay at your banking institution or stop by the office. Call to make sure we are here.