Here is the Bulletin Blurb for FEBRUARY 16, 2020.
Updated: Feb 18
Weekly out and about in Joplin as we are, in the course of making person-to-person connections we meet a lot of people with some sort of addiction issue. The interesting thing is that most Christians would say they do not have one of these issues - "other people" have those issues. But, I came to the realization one day that all of us chase things that are not Godly, not good for us, or seek comfort somewhere besides God. Sure, some people deal with a harsh reality by trying to create an alternate one via drugs or alcohol. But most of us deal with the hard realities of life by hiding in things most would consider good. Anything we chase after or hold tightly to for comfort and security that is not God is an idol. So, if you are tempted to say you have nothing in common with that alcoholic or drug user, that you surely couldn't talk to them about Jesus...think again. We have all experienced looking for meaning and comfort in other things besides God. Please consider becoming part of a Rescue Team - Mondays, 6:15PM @ Watered Gardens!Because His Grace Is Amazing,Matt M.