“Each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is dragged away and enticed.” James 1:14
Oscar Wilde once said, “I can resist anything but temptation”. Temptation is an everyday part of our life. It is not a part that we enjoy but it is a part that we have to endure. Temptations come from our desires. Desires are good when they are controlled. But when desires become out-of-control they turn into temptations and often lead us astray.
Our temptations usually come to us at our weakest moments. We should always be on guard to do that which honors God and does not hurt others. It is not a sin to be tempted, but it is a sin to give into temptation. Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness but He did not give in. We are to lean upon God and the power through Jesus Christ to endure temptations. Every temptation we resist makes us stronger.
I want to say thank you so much to Kim Maschimdt for the wonderful job that she has done as our Church Hostess. Kim has resigned effective March 25. Her husband has taken a job in Cape Girardeau and they will be moving there this spring. We will be having a reception for Kim on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m. This will be to honor her and her service here at Fee Fee. Come and let Kim know how much you have appreciated her hard work. There will be a basket for cards and gifts of appreciation if you would like to give. Thank you so much, Kim, for providing such an important service to our church family. God bless you and Eugene on your new adventure.
We are accepting applications for the Church Hostess position. It is a part-time position but a very important one in our church. If you are interested, you can pick up an application and job description in the church office.
As many of you know, we canceled church services for last Sunday. When I was a younger man I used to say that the church would be open no matter what. Then it dawned on me that those who would usually try to come during bad weather are usually those who were more likely to sustain a fall. They say that with age comes wisdom so maybe there is hope for me. Whenever the weather station has issued a winter advisory or they are advising us not to travel out on the roads, it would be wise to not have service. Before making my decision, I always inquire among the staff, deacons, and other leaders in the church whose activities would be affected. I want to always err on the side of safety for our people. This is been a rough winter for us. I want us to come to church anytime that we can but I also want us to be safe when we come to church.
If we cancel because of the weather, we will post our closings on channel 2, channel 5, our website, and Facebook. You can always call me or one of the staff. The safety of our people is of the up most importance to me. Thank you for being so understanding.
Discipleship Now is this weekend so I know that you have been praying for our youth and for Andrew. Pray that God will speak to our youth and make them to want to be Imitators of Jesus Christ.
Thank you so much for being such a loving church family. Come and join us as we seek to reach our community in the world for Jesus Christ.
See you in church,