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DEVOTION: Mark 9:14-29 English Standard Version (ESV)
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit
14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, "What are you arguing about with them?" 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." 19 And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." 23 And Jesus said to him, "'If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes." 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out[a]and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again." 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, "He is dead." 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" 29 And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer."[b]
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CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Thurs- Karate 6:15pm
Fri- Visitation for Raymond Slayden 9-1, Funeral 11; Burial to immediately follow funeral , Luncheon to immediately follow burial
Sat- Men's Breakfast 8am
Sun- Adult Bible class 8:15; Worship 9:30; Disciple Makers 10:45
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Isabel Benke
Ushers- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze
Altar- Set up- Dave and Linda Callies; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie
Communion assistant- Roy Bohning
Greeter- John and Joanne Hachtel
Lay Reader- Steve McDowell
After his friends gave him speeches and platitudes to try to help him in his troubles, how did Job respond?
Here's what Don Nolte answered: Job put into practice what he had earlier confessed. He repents "in dust and ashes" and receives the Lord's redemption. In this way, Satan's question has been answered -- Job does not fear the Lord for the sake of wealth or prosperity. He fears the Lord because He calls people to repentance and redeems them. Job (chap. 38-42)
Here's another answer: He basically told his friends that nothing that they had said to him actually helped. They were just judging and condemning him even though he had done nothing wrong. They even tried to convince him to just give up. What he really needed was grace, and he eventually got it from God, who is the only real source of grace in the first place.
TODAY'S QUIZ: What happened to Job at the end of his life?
FUNERAL LUNCHEON FOOD NEEDED FRIDAY MORNING!
Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert before 11 on Friday Call Linda Callies at 456-4228 to let her know what you are bringing!
DISCIPLE MAKERS WENT GREAT LAST NIGHT!!
There are two sessions every week on Sunday at 10:45 and Wednesday at 6:30!! Please join us! Every age is invited to participate!!! You might even get a book!
I am looing forward to it continuing to grow week by week. I urge you all to make a concerted effort to get into God's Word. A vibrant and expanding church is one whose MEMBERS are in God's Word as much as possible! If you aren't in Bible study or devotions, get started!! GOD'S WORD IS LIVING AND ACTIVE!!
I am really excited about this new form of worship and Bible study/Sunday school! God will surely bless it and make it grow!
Yesterday we talked about the Bible. What is the Bible? What is it for? Who wrote it? How should we read it and study it? It was a great beginning! The kids also each got an age appropriate book to take home.
This Sunday we are going to get into it! We'll start with the creation account up to Adam and Eve.
Every week we will have some worship time and then we will answer three questions about the story we are studying:
What is the history of it all? (What actually happened?)
What is His story? (What does God want us to understand and know?)
What is your story? (What is it all about for you?)
TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR $45 REGISTRATION FOR THE MEN'S RETREAT AT MARK TWAIN STATE PARK, SEPTEMBER 28-30!! TOMORROW IT GOES UP TO $50
Go to www.t3mensretreat.org to register!!
What do you get for your money?
Fellowship with the brothers
Please consider joining us!
FAMILY TRIP TO THE CREATION MUSEUM AND ARK ENCOUNTER IN PETERSBURG, KY IS BEING PLANNED FOR WARRENTON SCHOOL'S FALL BREAK, October 18-20! Go to www.creationmuseum.org for all the info you need!
Here is a break down of the ticket prices
Adult (ages 18–59)
Museum and Ark Encounter$70
Senior (ages 60+)
Youth (ages 13–17)
Children (ages 5–12)
Children (ages 4 and under)
Hotels are in the $100 price range. Please let me know if you are planning on going and if I get enough interest I will look into group rates.
LITTLE LAMBS GOLF OUTING SEPTEMBER 30!!!
It is the 30th Anniversary of Little Lambs Preschool! Let's celebrate! We're going to have a special celebration of it on September 30th during worship and afterwards with a golf outing at Country Lakes. $60 per person. Includes lunch, a golf "goodie" bag, drink tickets, and a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Sign up today by calling 456-2888 and asking for Lisa, Karin, or Terry. Or fill out a registration form located on the counter in the narthex.
LITTLE LAMBS IS MAKING A BUDDY BENCH OUT OF RECYCLED PLASTIC CAPS
Please save your plastic bottle and jugs caps They will need 30 pounds of them. (water, soda, Gatorade, milk jugs, etc. are accepted.) There is a receptacle in the narthex or you can just bring them down to the preschool teacher's table in the preschool room.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR THE NOVEMBER 3 VENDOR FAIR!!
If you'd like a table or know someone who would call Terry @ 456-2888 or Marilyn Foster who is in charge of the event at 456-4195 to reserve your spot!
DO YOU HAVE A THRIVENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNT OR POLICY?
You may be eligible to receive money for Little Lambs or Good Shepherd!! Go to www.thrivent.com/choicedollars to check it out!
For the NORDWALD FAMILY, as they mourn the passing of Brett's grandma with a visitation today 3-8 and funeral tomorrow.at 11 at Pitman.
For KEEGAN, the great grandbaby of Al and Karen Benton, who was born 10 weeks early and will be in the NICU for sometime. All his vitals are good, he just needs help breathing for a while as his lungs develop.
For LIL AND DAVE WINTER AND THEIR FAMILY, as they mourn the loss of Lil's son Raymond.
For JIM HUSTER, as he recovers at home from a pacemaker placement. .
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING for successful surgery for DON NOLTE. He is at home and recovering well.
For the many in our congregation who are dealing with macular degeneration including, Evelyn Sherman, Al Benton, Jeannie Siebold (a friend of the congregation), and many others.
For BUCK HAMPTON, AND MARY WILLIAMS who are on hospice care.
For DENISE HOOKER (Betty Tameler's daughter) and GEORGE HOESCHER, as they continue to deal with cancer.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For CONNER FIGURA going through tech training in the Air Force.
For both DAN DREYER and SAM HARGROVE as they adjust to civilian life and await their next assignments.
For COLTON FIGURA deployed to Turkey for five more months.
For DAVID TATE stationed in Japan, and ALEX WALTERS, stationed in Tennessee. That God would bless their service to our country and keep them safe as they all await possible deployment.
For CALEB FIGURA AND VINCE MASTERS who are both serving our country in the National Guard and take time out of their lives, jobs, and families to go on duty several times a year.
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