Iron, Friendship, Caring, and Comfort in 2008

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So, because we’re brothers in the Lord, do something for me. Give me some comfort because of Christ. Philemon 1:20 (GW)

Here is Paul. He has a great friend, Onesimus. And he misses him greatly.

Have you ever had or needed a friend so close that you could actually be yourself? One that KNOWS YOU. One that CARES much about what you are going through. And you care about them, too, right?

2008. No matter what you are going through right now, no matter what you will find yourself in the future — you should never neglect a close friend. We tend to withdraw and to become this “automatic-garage-door” society. We drive in and shut the door. Then we become an island.

But, we are ripping ourselves off when we do that. God created us to be a blessing to Him AND to others. Just like we need a close friend, they need us.

In the coming year, I plan on facilitating more relationships. I want closer friends. And like Paul, I know they can comfort me, refresh me, and keep me all the more alive.

Proverbs 27:17 tells us that we actually sharpen other by our interaction.

Iron, Friendship, Caring, and Comfort in 2008

sharpenSo, because we’re brothers in the Lord, do something for me. Give me some comfort because of Christ. Philemon 1:20 (GW)

Here is Paul. He has a great friend, Onesimus. And he misses him greatly.

Have you ever had or needed a friend so close that you could actually be yourself? One that KNOWS YOU. One that CARES much about what you are going through. And you care about them, too, right?

2008. No matter what you are going through right now, no matter what you will find yourself in the future — you should never neglect a close friend. We tend to withdraw and to become this “automatic-garage-door” society. We drive in and shut the door. Then we become an island.

But, we are ripping ourselves off when we do that. God created us to be a blessing to Him AND to others. Just like we need a close friend, they need us.

In the coming year, I plan on facilitating more relationships. I want closer friends. And like Paul, I know they can comfort me, refresh me, and keep me all the more alive.

Proverbs 27:17 tells us that we actually sharpen other by our interaction.

Randy Stonehill in Concert — THIS SUNDAY, December 23

Christmas Family Fireside Service
with RANDY STONEHILL

 

Central Assembly
570 Appian Way (at Argyle Rd)
El Sobrante, CA 94803 — 510.223.2240
http://RestoringHope.com

Public always welcome!
We meet each Sunday at 10:30 AM
with a live band and lots of
REAL PEOPLE just like Y-O-U!

 

Randy Stonehill will make a very
special appearance this Sunday, December 23!

He will bring Christmas classics as well as some
all-time favorites with his unique acoustic style.

Join us for refreshments, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider,
and a Cafe’ Hope style that will bring special warmth for the season.

Randy Stonehill in Concert — THIS SUNDAY, December 23

Christmas Family Fireside Service
with RANDY STONEHILL

 

Central Assembly
570 Appian Way (at Argyle Rd)
El Sobrante, CA 94803 — 510.223.2240
http://RestoringHope.com

Public always welcome!
We meet each Sunday at 10:30 AM
with a live band and lots of
REAL PEOPLE just like Y-O-U!

 

Randy Stonehill will make a very
special appearance this Sunday, December 23!

He will bring Christmas classics as well as some
all-time favorites with his unique acoustic style.

Join us for refreshments, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider,
and a Cafe’ Hope style that will bring special warmth for the season.

Randy Stonehill

Pray and Find God

The “Message” translation of the Bible paraphrases one of my very favorite verses in the Bible.

I have a need. That need is to know God. In fact God created us to know Him. That is something I discovered somewhat in my late teens, but my admiration and love for Him has certainly grown through my life’s journey. About the time I think I have it all together, something happens where I MUST press in and re-focus. I MUST know him even more and to really process my distractions.

One thing that is learned that when you read the Bible is that God is a God of love. Think of Him as a loving Father. We may or may not have had that in our personal lives, but that doesn’t change Him!

Well, here is that verse that I really like…

11 I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. 12 “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. Jeremiah 29:11-12 (MSG)

Why not leave a comment or even your favorite Bible verse?

Dessert by Candlelight

Dessert by Candlelight The 2008 Dessert by Candlelight was a great success with the jazz band, LOGIC, Christmas music, and lots of chocolate and gourmet desserts.

This was the most successful event in the DBC’s history.

What a great night of fun, fellowship, and ladies getting celebrating CHRISTmas time!