“The Word of Life: L.E.D. Living”
(to listen to this past Sunday’s message, click here (www.newlifechurchmo.org/sermons).
Back in May, on Good Morning America, they ran a story about Joe Cornell of Fresno, California. While out watering the plants of his residence, the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Cornell heard some commotion in the street—a car honking at a Brink's truck. When he went to investigate he found a "Santa Claus bag" left behind from the truck. It was filled with $125,000 in cash.
Joe Cornell is in a drug and rehabilitation program and has no cash to his name, but he did the right thing by taking the money to his supervisor at the shelter. But it wasn't an easy decision. He said, "I thought about it, it was a good-devil-bad-devil thing on your shoulder, but taking the money wouldn't compare to what my grandkids would think of me if I did something like that. This shelter is trying to change my life. I tried to do the right thing."
For his honesty Brinks is giving Joe $5,000 and the Rehabilitation Center $5,000. What would you have done? $125,000 can do a lot of things for a family, but Joe chose go for integrity and for his legacy rather than a quick payoff.
Joe wanted to Live in the Light for the sake of others. Are you reflecting Jesus’ light to others?
Based on John 1:1-5:
In him [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.(v.4-5)
A Prayer a Pray:
Heavenly Father, You came to this earth in human form to be the Light of the World. Lord, I want Your Light to shine in my life, to illumine even the dark areas of my life, to help me see clearly when making decisions, and even to allow others to see You and Your ways shining in me. Strengthen me, God, that through my life others might come to know you more clearly. In Jesus’ Name, I pray.
Celeste Schriefer – pneumonia, recovering at home.
Ruth Dreyer – recovering from hip replacement surgery, at home.
We have done a lot of planning, preparing and working together the past three months... it’s time to slow down and get better acquainted. Two picnic opportunities are being planned, please mark your calendars and be a part of these times of connection and encouragement:
New Life Church Constitution & By-Laws
A draft was emailed this past Monday, September 9. All are invited to read it through and bring your questions and/or comments to one of the upcoming meetings. There will be two meetings to walk through and discuss the Constitution and By-Laws.
Youth Ministry Meeting
This Sunday, September 14 at 10:50am, all teens and parents of teens are invited to stay after worship to discuss some proposed options, find the best day to meet, and dream together. Spread the word to other interested teens/parents and plan to be there on the 14th
Missions Team Being Built
The Leadership Team is looking for 5-7 interested persons who would be available to discern through prayer, research and study, how we are being called to make a difference in our community and beyond. Knowing we don’t have to look very far to find hurting people, the question is what hurts and hopes do we send God calling us to address in this time?
If you are interested, please contact Pastor George or someone on the leadership team.
Women’s Daybreak Conference
September 19-20, harvester Church (South of St. Charles). Register online at www.daybreak.harvesterchristian.org. Sign up in the church lobby to let others know you plan to attend and to possibly coordinate carpooling and or hotel room sharing. To date, eleven women have signed up and are planning to attend.