January 25, 2021
Good Day Valley Mission!
I heard a country song recently that not only reminded me of this stage of my life, but maybe a meaning we can all relate too as well:
“Well the truth about a mirror
Is that old mirror
Don't really tell the whole truth
It don't show what's deep inside
Or read between the lines
And its really no reflection of my youth”
God has His own way of sharing that very same sentiment: “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7. God looks at our hearts, He examines our heart, He knows our heart…..these days what is He finding in your heart?
Let the Lord do some searching through your heart this week. Let Him deep inside and let Him search between the lines. Pure hearts lived out before God and this world is never more important than right now. The call to Holy living and righteous isn’t a call from days gone by but is the eternal song in the hearts and lives of believers who long to live their faith, by our very lives!
We are once again providing opportunities to learn, grow, and encourage each other. We pray you will take advantage of at least one of 6 weekly worship offerings and also consider one of these following opportunities to join other believers on the journey.
New activities beginning January 31st at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.
Men’s groupwill study “That the World May Know: Volume 15, A Clash of Kingdoms” By: Ray Vander Laan, Stephen Sorenson, Amanda Sorenson. The study guide can be ordered through https://www.christianbook.com/.../9780310085737/pd/085737.
Women’s group will study “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. The study guide can be ordered through https://www.christianbook.com/.../9781430040279/pd/132018....
If you are interested in joining Pastor John and I in the study, please reach out to one of us. You might also consider ordering the book ahead of time so that we can jump right in. “Follow” by Andy Stanley - Description as per www.christianbook.com:
“For many, the Christian life feels like a long game of "Jesus Says": Jesus says pray; Jesus says give; Jesus says go to church. In Follow, an eight-session DVD Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Andy Stanley helps your small group discover that Jesus' invitation is an invitation to relationship. It begins with a simple request - follow me. Designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD. In the eight-session video-based Bible study, Andy Stanley takes you on a journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus' teaching on what it means to follow.”
Grace and Peace,
Pastor John and Pastor Melony
Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene
110 Hillcrest Way, (in Judah) Bedford, Indiana 47421