Pastor’s Pen – 10/30/2016

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me . . .” Acts 1:8

As we stand on the eve of missions month, I encourage you to consider how God would have you to be more involved in missions.  Obviously we all need to be giving financially, but also need to be more involved personally.  We are commanded to be witnesses to all with whom God gives us contact – family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.  We should also hold up the hands of those who are on the front lines of missions work by praying for and encouraging them in the work.  Please consider adopting a missionary family or two for the coming year.  Remember, you have “only one life to offer . . . may it be used, Lord, for Thee.”

The next two months will be very busy here at GBC.  Please see the bulletin insert with all the scheduled activities for November and December.  Today we will have communion after the evening service.  Next Sunday be sure to set your clocks back one hour as daylight savings time ends.  We also will have missionary Doug Cooper with us for the morning services and will begin with a combined Sunday School for teens through adults.

Trivia question of the week – after Christ’s ascension, the disciples set about to appoint a replacement for Judas, who committed suicide after betraying Jesus.  1) What verse from Psalms was cited by Peter as authority to appoint a replacement, 2) what two disciples were considered, and 3) which one was appointed as the replacement?