LWBC Monthly News Letter
God is a God of Change. He seeks to change the destination of the lost (Hell) to the destination of the saved (Heaven). The resistance to change is built into our DNA. This is often referred to as our sin nature. As we enter this new year let’s allow God the freedom to change us. Let’s not be inward focused anymore. Don’t get fixated on the trivial things Satan uses to distract us.
Most people think of February as the month for Love because of Valentine’s Day. God expressed the greatest form of Love by sending His son to pay the price for our sins. He could have said I don’t want to change the relationship I have with my son. I don’t want to forsake Him for even one second, but instead He focused on the Greater plan of making salvation possible. John 3:16.
Read 1 Cor. 13:1-13. As you meditate on it, allow God to release you from your selfish desire to resist the changes He wants to make in your life so that you will not only benefit, but those around you might see that salvation is possible for them.
1. If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. 4. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5. or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9. Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10. But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. 11. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 13. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 13:1-13)
Sunday School Classes
Children 8 and under are now meeting in the nursery for Sunday School. Kim Winstead is leading this class.
Young Girls Class for ages 9-12
Barbara Looper is leading this class.
Young Boys Class for ages 9-12
They will be studying directly from the Bible. Jack Haynes is leading this class.
Joy Sunday School Class
Come join our JOY Sunday School Class and learn to experience your Creator by studying "Experiencing God". When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing.
United Faith Class
The United Faith class will begin the Max Lucado ‘Life Lessons from Revelation’ beginning in March.
Youth Sunday School Class
This class is alive and well and welcomes all youth to attend.
“If you are praying, but not studying God’s Word,
you are having a one sided conversation.”