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Upcoming Events
JUL

30

SUN
Youth Discipleship Training
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
JUL

31

MON
Joshua Code Study for Men
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Men come join us for a short devotional and lunch. We would love to have you!
AUG

01

TUE
Women's Bible Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Come join us for a devotional and lunch in the Family Life Center. We would love to have you!
AUG

02

WED
JAM (Children's Choir)
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Children 1st thru 5th grade are invited to attend Children's choir. We meet on Wednesday's
Youth Ministry
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Project B.O.B. (Books of the Bible)
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
children's program for children ages 1st to 5th grade.
Adult Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us upstairs in the choir room and be a part of the Adult Choir.
Fruits of the Spirit
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3yrs. - Kindergarten
Bible Search
Responsibility & Choices

Responsibility and Choices 

   There are times in life we become our own worst enemy by blaming others for our faults and shortcomings instead of facing up to the problem or the crisis many times we’ve created for ourselves. 

    Having worked in a co-ed group home some time ago, these young people were either there because of a court order, protective custody or under parental direction. Once, I confronted a couple of teens smoking.  The girl confessed to having violating the house rules and was willing to accept her punishment.  

    The other youth refused to take any responsibility for his actions.  In fact, he wanted to blame the other teen as well as the system for their having gotten caught.

   In order to graduate from the institution, it was necessary for them to go through a five step program. The teen who had confessed to her mistake was able to go through the five step program in three months.  The other youth had only made it to level three after nine months.

   Choices. What a difference our life takes on when we learn to make the right choices and assume full responsibility for the things we do KNOWING we have made a drastic mistake.  

   Be forewarned, for sometimes when we face times of trouble, we may get spiritual amnesia and forget the grace of God. But two good ways to reestablish a thankful heart is to set aside undistracted time and deliberately remember God’s provisions for us and give thanks.

   King David said, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee (Psalms 119:11). When Christ really becomes the head of our life and you truly take responsibility for your actions, choices become simple.

   Adhere to the third verse of the folk melody from India by Norman Johnson. 

The world behind me, the cross before me; 

The world behind me, the cross before me; 

The world behind me, the cross before me; 

No turning back, no turning back.” 

The question is asked, why not? Because, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”      

Rev. Bobby C. Ashley
9/6/16