Nobody ever said loving Jesus and living for Him would be easy.  In fact Jesus said quite plainly,
In this world you will have trouble”.
He tried to prepare the disciples for that eventuality.  It is a good thing because trouble came. In fact trouble came within a few weeks of the birth of the church.  And with the waiter-of-tables (Stephen’s) death it just got worse, much worse.  


This Sunday we are digesting a large chunk of Acts –Chapters 8 – 12.   When we do we’ll underscore some of the issues we face each day as a Christ follower. However all is not as bleak as it may seem, as we’ll find out.  After all Jesus not only said, “In this world you will have trouble”  but He concluded with this, “Take heart I have overcome the world”.  Amen Jesus – that you did!


one_year_bible.362141513_std READINGS   FOR  October 11-18
11. Jeremiah 16:16-18:23 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:3 Psalm 81:1-16 Proverbs 25:6-8
12. Jeremiah 19:1-21:14 1 Thessalonians 5:4-28 Psalm 82:1-8 Proverbs 25:9-10
13. Jeremiah 22:1-23:20 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Psalm 83:1-18 Proverbs 25:11-14
14. Jeremiah 23:21-25:38 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Psalm 84:1-12 Proverbs 25:15
15. Jeremiah 26:1-27 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 Psalm 85:1-13 Proverbs 25:16
16. Jeremiah 28:1-29:32 1 Timothy 1:1-20 Psalm 86:1-17 Proverbs 25;17
17. Jeremiah 30:1-31:26 1 Timothy 2:1-15 Psalm 87:1-7 Proverbs 25:18-19
18. Jeremiah 31:27-32:44 1 Timothy 3:1-16 Psalm 88:1-18 Proverbs 25:20-22
Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. Grace Valley church is here for you. It is not only a building. It is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!


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