The fear of man brings a snare,
But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25
Join us for the Women's Bible Study today at 10am or 7pm as we explore the FEAR OF LORD over the fear of man or the fear of our circumstances!!
Our study of Proverbs picks up again on Tuesday, January 16th - same time, same place, same groups. No need to sign up, just join us.
There is no homework due on the 16th. It will be a "Welcome Back and Intro" night.
You can find all the details, the homework files, and the new calendar at http://women.ccob.org/currentstudy.aspx
The January newsletter is published! Read it at http://women.ccob.org/ezines/January2018.html
I hope you had a joyous and blessed Christmas! Happy New Year!
As my kids and I were talking about resolutions this morning, we were laughing at how really they are just things we know we should be doing all year long (eat less sugar, eat more vegetables)! But since the idea of making resolutions are part of our culture, I thought I would make it relevant for them and came across these 70 resolutions by Jonathon Edwards (they were not written as New Year’s res...olutions).
If you have the time or interest to read them, I think you will be challenged and blessed by many of them.
One link is a list of the resolutions and the other is an article about them.
Jonathon Edwards began with this preface:
“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will for Christ’s sake.”
Said of these resolutions:
“The self-made person is a modern ideal, not a biblical one. With the preface in mind, though, one does see that Edwards calls himself to a life of high standards and great expectations. He’s resolved to a life that counts, not just a life of putting in time...
Christ made the ultimate resolution, and He kept it perfectly and completely. Christ resolved to redeem His fallen and sinful people so that this new community could be reconciled to the Father and pursue a life of holiness.
Resolved, thanks to this reminder from Jonathan Edwards, to keep our eyes on Christ.”
For a list of the resolutions:
An article regarding the resolutions (quoted above):
May God bless you and your family in this new year, as “we keep our eyes on Christ!”
Love Cara Blondo
on behalf of the Women’s Ministry
The December newsletter: STRESSED or Blessed at Christmas can be viewed at http://women.ccob.org/ezines/december2017.html
The full archive of newsletters (and much more!) is at http://women.ccob.org/jewels.aspx
One of our Women's Ministry teachers, Carol Eskaros, shared this poem with us today. Her daughter Abigail Sean wrote "It's Christmas" about the true meaning of Christmas. As the Christmas season approaches, Karen and the entire Women's Ministry team pray that we would ALL see Christmas through this child's eyes. Enjoy!!!
Children’s hearts full of joy.
As they shop for a certain toy.
As they put presents under the tree.
Families put up lights,
And hug each other tight.
“It’s Christmas,” they say.
It truly is a happy day!
But we are forgetting an important thing,
How the angels did sing!
And even though presents are fun,
Christmas is also about God’s Son,
Who came into the world
To save us from our sin,
Jesus Christ is Him!
So shout for joy!
And yes, open up your toy.
But remember that Christmas is about Him,
Who saved us from our sin!
Read the November newsletter - http://women.ccob.org/ezines/November2017.html
Listen to tonight's message on prayer - https://subsplash.com/ccob/media/mi/+dmq4cwz
He has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecc. 3:11a). View the October newsletter at http://women.ccob.org/ezines/October2017.html
Some have asked for the William Arthur Ward quote from yesterday's message. Here it is:
With God's strength BEHIND you, His concern FOR you, His love WITHIN you, and His arms BENEATH you, you are more than sufficient for the job AHEAD of you.
In case you missed this morning's study - join us tonight at 7:00pm - and here's the link to the morning message on the CCOB app: https://subsplash.com/ccob/lb/mi/+mfcgrvg
New take-a-minute broadcasts have been added to the women's site at http://women.ccob.org/take-a-minute.aspx and to the CCOB app (under Women's Ministry)
Great news ladies! The Take a Minute Radio features are now airing in these areas, right outside Bartlesville, OK north of Tulsa. Keep praying for this outreach!!