Announcements

Women’s Fall Study, Beth Moore’s “Entrusted”: Monday nights 7-8:45PM at one of our family’s homes; see Chelsea for details. There is still time for you to join us. We want to help you grow in your relationship with God and with other ladies in the church. We still have books for sale.

PLNU Fall Festival: Saturday Oct 21 10AM-2PM. We are encouraging everyone to come to Point Loma Nazarene University for this. It is free and they have fun for people of all ages.

NAZCON Gaming Convention: Friday, November 3 and Saturday November 4. Spread the word about this awesome gaming convention! Talk to Travis if you are interested in helping!

Operation Christmas Child: We’ll be joining Samaritans Purse to bring the joy of Christmas to those who are in need. Look for more information next Sunday!

Baja Missiones Work and Witness Trip: January 5-7. Save the dates for the next SoCal Work and Witness trip to Mexico. Talk to Chelsea if you want more information!

Mount Carmel Invite Cards: These cards are there so that you can be inviting people to church and be praying for them. If you have any questions, talk with Jeremy.

No Pain No Gain

Today’s passage is James 1:1-18. Here is today’s bulletin.

How do we get through things it seems like we cannot get through?

James’ epistle has something to say about trials.

  • Trials reveal our true character.
  • Trials make us stronger.
  • Trials draw us closer to Jesus.
  • Trials don’t have to have the last word.

How to continue to stand:

  • Worry less about the now, keeping our eyes on the finish line.
  • While undergoing trials, trust God, that He is up to something greater.
  • Remember that this life’s sufferings are temporary.

Our First Love

In this message Bryant Dougharty preached on Ephesians, primarily focused on chapter 5.

Christ loves us so we should submit to Him.

Is God number one in our lives?

For those of us who are married, are our spouses number two? Do we put spouses or children in front of God on our priority lists, or make the other mistake and not love them enough?

Here are some challenge questions:

  1. How is the church acting as the bride of Christ? Is God first for us? Do we disciple others?
  2. How can the church move more into this identity? Is grace both offered and received? Do we sometimes make ourselves the first priority?

 

God’s Handiwork

Here is the bulletin for this week; the passage is Ephesians 2:10.

Greek “created” = “Construct” or “Manufacture”

The Bible says that God prepared these good works for us to do in advance and we should just walk in them!

Ephesians 2:10 (MSG)- He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. Matthew 5:14 –

You are the light of the world. Greek “Light” = “A Source of Radiant Light”

Acts 9:15-16 (MSG) – But the Master said, “Don’t argue. Go! I have picked him (Paul) as my personal representative to non-Jews and kings and Jews. And now I’m about to show him what he’s in for—the hard suffering that goes with this job.”

Here are ten ways that we can do good and be light in this world:

1. Pray for God to use you.
2. Live in the moment and look at every moment as an opportunity to do good.
3. Speak Life (not death) in all situations.
4. Be in the word every day.
5. Take the time to listen to others.
6. Contribute dollars to Kingdom causes.
7. Acts continually on the conviction of God’s Spirit.
8. Look after orphans, widows, prisoners and all other neglected groups.
9. Invest and be light at home before taking on the world.
10. Share Jesus.

Come See Us

Sunday Worship Gathering

Sunday School 9:15-10:00 am

Sunday Morning Service 10:30-12:00 pm

Youth Group 4:00-5:30 pm

Midweek

Northern Bible Study in Escondido on Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm

Southern Bible Study in Mira Mesa on Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm

Church Location

10060 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, Ca, 92129

Here is a map link to our location.