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An Invitation to Know More About Jesus!

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Do You Want to Know More About Jesus?

Wednesday, February 4, 7 pm

  In the first chapter of the book "Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live." by David Platt, he lays out a serious challenge: "The call to follow Jesus is not simply an invitation to pray a prayer; it's a summons to lose our lives. Why, then, would we think that becoming a Christian means anything less for us? And why would we not want to die to ourselves in order to live in Christ? Yes, there is a cost that accompanies stepping out of casual, comfortable, cultural Christianity, but it is worth it. More aptly put, he is worth it. Jesus is worthy of far more than intellectual belief, and there is so much more to following him than monotonous spirituality. There is indescribable joy to be found, deep satisfaction to be felt, and an eternal purpose to be fulfilled in dying to ourselves and living for him."
  This week our "More About Jesus" series will look at one of the most powerful ways that Jesus comes to life for each of us -- the Scriptures. There's "A Letter from Your Friend" -- come open it with your Springtown family this Wednesday evening.

Valentine's Day at Springtown

Saturday Night, February 14, 7 pm

Here's an Insider's Tip for Valentine's Day -- Sharing it with some of your favorite fun & crazy church family is better than an over-priced meal in a restaurant. Guaranteed.The entire church family is invited to a fun Valentine's evening celebration packed with great food, fun entertainment and lots of laughter. Dates not required, but husbands recommended to bring their wives! Babysitting will be offered for the little ones. Come join in the fun!

Kiti Randall to Speak February 13 & 14

February Second Sabbath Features Noted Pediatric Psychologist

  We are privileged to have Dr. Kiti Randall come to Springtown at the recommendation of both Gary Hopkins and Jonathan Duffy. Her resume is lengthy, but is best summarized by saying she has dedicated her career to helping improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual lives of children and their families.
  Dr. Kiti is a Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist with more than 26 years of experience helping high-risk infants and youth. Her career has ranged from university professorships (including Andrews & Loma Linda Universities) and school counseling to researcher and global trainer on child/youth issues.
  If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, Sabbath School teacher or school teacher -- you'll want to hear her presentations Friday evening (2/13, 6 pm soup supper), Sabbath School (2/14, 9:30 am) and Worship Service (2/14, 10:35 am). Watch for more details.

More quotes from the chapter "They Need Help" in Max Lucado's book "Before Amen."

"This is intercessory prayer at its purest, a confluence of paucity and audacity. Father, you are good. They need help. I can't, but you can. I can't heal them, but, God, you can. I can't forgive them, but, God, you can. I can't help them, but, God you can."
"Unbelief: attempting to help others without calling on Jesus. Belief: pounding on God's door at midnight. Doing whatever it takes to present people to Jesus."
"This is the promise of prayer! We can change God's mind! His ultimate will is inflexible, but the implementation of his will is not. He does not change in his character and purpose, but he does alter his strategy because of the appeals of his children. We do not change his intentions, but we can influence his actions."
"Intercessory prayer isn't rocket science. It acknowledges our inability and God's ability."
"As we redouble our commitment to pray, God redoubles his promise to bless. Nothing pleases Jesus as much as being audaciously trusted."
"You are never more like Jesus than when you prayer for others."