Paul uses an interesting expression in Ephesians 1:18-19; he prays that the eyes of our heart might be enlightened. Here is the whole passage: I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.
There is more to seeing than with our natural eyes, there is a spiritual sight God would have us develop….the eyes of our heart. Just as Elisha asked the Lord to open his servant’s eyes in 2 Kings 6:17 (And the Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha), I am asking the Lord to open my eyes to what He has planned for us at Grace. I am asking Him to open my eyes and yours to see the vision of unlimited possibilities for ministry here and around the world. To see children and students trained and young men and women sent out. To open our eyes that this moment must not be about us, but about what He has planned for the next generations.
Let’s believe God to help us with the eyes of our hearts so that we can develop the spiritual visual acuity to see what the Lord sees.
We sometimes sing Brandon Heath’s great song, Give Me Your Eyes– it is a good prayer.
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see.
Excited to see you this weekend!
Wednesdays @Bomber Mtn. Civic Center
Meal served from 5:30-6:30:
Taco/Burrito, Refried Beans, Nachos, Salad Bar, Dessert
Small groups for everyone 6:30-7:45:
- Adults w/ Pastor Paul will be studying “Where Might He Be Sending Us?”.
- Flashpoint Youth (Middle School & High School) will be studying “Who’s Who in the Bible”.
- Kindle Kids (infants-5th grade) will be discovering how God works behind the scenes in our lives.
Matching Grant Update:
As you may know by now Grace is the recipient of the remaining funds of an unnamed foundation. A very generous amount made available to Grace is $400,000. We are 35 percent of the way to $400,000 as to date we have received a very generous $142,426.10
All gifts given marked Building Fund during the months of November and December will be matched dollar for dollar up to $400,000. The $400,000 given is matched and becomes $800,000. The foundation will match whatever we give up to $400,000.
Opportunities to help with the matching grant:
- 12/17 & 12/18– Family Photos with Lanna Wing. She has a variety of photo packages ranging from $10-$30. All proceeds go to the building fund.
- Take an ornament from the tree in the foyer and give in honor of someone.
To track our progress – go HERE
Holliday Activities at GF
12/24– Christmas Eve Services 4:00 & 5:30
12/25– No service. Enjoy time with your family.
12/31– Worship & Game Night 5:30 pm (Bring a snack & game to share)
1/1-Worship & Communion 9:30 am
12/21, 12/28, and 1/4– No Family Night.
CAMP BETHEL Winterama 2022
A Christ-Centered Experience
You can find more information by clicking HERE
Camps Grades Dates Fees :
Winterama 1 Grades 3-6 Dec 28-30 $125
Winterama 2 Grades 7-12 Dec 30 – Jan 1 $125
Check-in time is 3:00 pm for both camps, and pick-up time is 2:00 pm for both camps.
You can register & pay online HERE
Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 5:30 pm– 7:00 pm
Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 9:30 am-11:00 am
Kindle Kids for children infants through 5th grade 6:30-7:45 pm at Grace Fellowship
Flashpoint Youth for Middle School & High School Students
Youth group at Bomber Mount Civic Center 6:30-7:45 pm
Adult Small Groups
Mom’s in Prayer International 8:00 or after school drop off @ Grace
Family Night @ Bomber Mtn Civic Center | Meal 5:30-6:30 | Small Groups 6:30-7:45
Prayer for Missions in the Prayer Room @ GF 12:00 pm-1:00 pm