Deep In The Week !

"Deep In The Week" is an opportunity for you to dig deeper into God's word. It's a time to challenge yourself for personal growth in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

I hope you will use this resource on a regular basis as a tool to better your walk as you follow Christ with your life.  

Real Life Church group meets at Pastor Jared's home every Wednesday. It's an informal time of sharing, asking questions and going deeper into God's word  

                         Faith or fear

          Greetings in the name of Jesus, Mark 4:14 the sower sows the word.

   Philippians 4:4-7 (kjv) Be careful for nothing! One translation says be anxious for nothing. Verse 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say rejoice. (GWT) says always be joyful in the Lord! I’ll say it again be joyful. Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near, never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayer and requests while giving thanks. God never gives us something to do that we cannot do. If we do this, verse 7 says what will happen. And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

   John 14:1,27 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Jesus is telling us to keep and guard our heart (spirit).

   Proverbs 4:20-23 Attend to My words; incline your ear to My sayings, do not let them depart from your eyes, keep them in the midst of your heart… Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. We see here, how, why and what we are to do, to keep out of fear. The just shall live by faith, Romans 1:17b fear tolerated is faith contaminated. God is telling us we can live a fear free life. Isaiah 41:10 FEAR NOT (my emphasis) I am with you: be not dismayed, I am your God: I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.

   Matthew 6:31,33 Therefore take no thought saying, what shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear?... Your heavenly father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 7:11 If you then being evil (natural) know how to give good gifts to your children, HOW MUCH MORE (my emphasis) shall your father which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask Him?

   Back to Philippians 4 verse 8 Finally brethren, whatever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of a good report; if there be any virtue…any praise, think on these things. Verse 9 …and the peace of God will be with you. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trust in you. 

 Back to the beginning. Rejoice again I say rejoice!!! When we keep our minds on Jesus we can rejoice through anything satan throws our way, and we can live fear free. What we must realize it is God who has commanded us not to fear. Ephesians 6:10 … be strong in the Lord, and the power of His might. Jesus said if you love Me, keep My commandants. So let us do what God has said and be anxious for nothing!!!      

If you need information or directions to Church or Wednesday night Bible Study, please contact Pastor Jared at 269-362-5415

Come as you are, all are welcome! Childrens church and nursery are provided.

Location:

Niles-Buchanan YMCA

905 North Front Street

Niles, MI 49120

Hours

Sun: 9:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.