The enemy has many things in his tool bag to disrupt me and to seek to get my focus off of Jesus:
Spirit of murder—Nah, not going to happen.
Adultery – on guard keeping my defenses up.
Spirit of jealousy – maybe on rare occasions, but not so much, check.
Bitterness – Yes, it is a battle, but usually see it coming.
Anger – Yes it happens but I know better than to let the sun go down.
Envy – Nah, not too much, contented with what God has given me.
Pride – For sure it is subtle, and a continual battle-Lord teach me humility!
Discouragement – ugh I seem to always forget that is in his bag of tricks. He got me again!
It wouldn’t surprise me if your temptation list is a little bit like mine. We can fairly easily say “no” to many things, but discouragement – we didn’t even recognize that was from the enemy.
Francis Frangipane says, “Discouragement is an enemy that is both subtle in its attack and powerful in its ability to paralyze our progress. When discouragement approaches our hearts, we must discern it. We must refuse to accommodate its influence when it speaks.”
To win the battle of discouragement is to call it what it is, “an attempt or attack.” By calling it out of the darkness of our souls into the light of the Lord will usually help us start to be loosed from its talons.
We become discouraged whenever we start evaluating our negative circumstances based upon information supplied by our emotions, instead of the truth of God.
Don’t’ be caught off guard discouragement doesn’t come from God, courage does.
See you this weekend.
Wednesdays @Bomber Mtn. Civic Center
Small Groups for all ages: 6:30-7:45
Things are still looking very favorable for completing the purchase of the 5.5. acres on Cemetery Road and Main Street/bypass. The present hold-up is tied to waiting on the environmental report on the housing development to the north of Cemetery Creek. We are also waiting on the soil testing results. The City Planning Commission is wanting everything to stand single file in the area of development. The next City Planning Commission meeting is on October 26. We will keep you posted as you continue to pray.
Our current Building Fund balance is $320,335. This is a great time for us to start thinking about the building fund in our giving. You can give online or by marking an offering envelope as Building Fund.
New Office Hours
The church office is now open Monday –Thursday 8:00-11:30 am
Operation Christmas Child
GF will not be the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child this year. For those wishing to participate in OCC Christmas boxes, you may drop your boxes off at Big Horn Baptist during the week of November 15-22.
Jill Thorson will be leading a team/trip over Thanksgiving weekend for those who would like to help pack boxes at the OCC Distribution Center in Denver. For more information contact Jill at 307-217-0801
GF is planning our next missions trip to the Dominican Republic with Casa por Cristo. The trip will be on December 27, 2021 through January 2, 2022 and the cost is $1010 for adults– 12 years old and $220 for children 0-11 years old plus airfare and Covid test. The deadline to sign-up for this mission is October 27. We still need 10 more people. To be a part of this house building endeavor and for more information contact Jeff Wing at 307-621-0204 or email@example.com
Pastor Paul has just released his 3rd book on Amazon, entitled “Thinking to Please God”
Learn how your thinking can work for you instead of against you.
Learn how the mind of Christ can be activated in you.
“Thinking to Please God” kindle version and paperback is now available on Amazon. Get your copy at https://amzn.to/3liGfEK or paperbacks will be available Equip Weekend.
Registration is now open!
Go to Get Involved and scroll down to register
Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 5:30pm– 7:00pm
Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 9:00am–10:30am
Kindle Kids for children birth- 5th grade during Family Night @ Bomber Mtn. 6:30 pm
Flashpoint Youth for Middle School & High School
Flashpoint Family Night at 6:30 @ Bomber Mtn Civic Center
Hang out, games, snacks, lots of fun @ the Brown House after the worship service until about 9:00
Adult Small Groups
Men’s Breakfast @ Grace Fellowship 6:30 am
Family Night Adult Group @ Bomber Mtn Civic Center 6:30 pm lead by Pastor Paul studying Hidden Treasures
Bible Study @ 587 S. Main St. hosted by Harv & Joan Crowe 7:00
Prayer for Missions @ the Brown House 12:00pm–1:00pm
Saturday, October 30
Friendship Ministries is having a guest speaker, Maryam Zaidat, at 2:00 pm @ 693 N Carrington