February 1st -- A Generation that Seeks Him

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in His holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Psalm 24:4

Jambo Friends!

Tomorrow night's FNF will be held at Symon's place.

Please come hungry and ready to enjoy yummy Kenyan food! Woohoo!

Our study will be led by Marcus & Donna-- they are medical missionaries in town for one weekend only and you will want to bring bibles, friends and something to take notes with. They are wonderful and I'm excited to have them share a word with us.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. God bless!

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January 25th -- Let Your Light Shine

For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.  In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.  They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 1Peter 4:3-6

Sorry about the late notice this week guys
Tonight's FNF will be held at Birmingham 1st SDA.
The address is 3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham 35216

We'll be feasting potluck style, so please bring whatever you can to contribute.

Our study this evening will be led out by Pastor Michel

Be there, and have a Happy Sabbath!

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January 18th -- I'm Different. Yes I'm Different :)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

This week's FNF will be held at Birmingham 1st SDA.
The address is 3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham 35216
We'll meet at 6:30pm for a POTLUCK! feast.
Since it's the beginning of a new semester, we'll try the "Back-to-School Lunchbox" theme again:)
Please write in the CHATBOX if you're able to bring any of the following:
Sliced Bread (healthy bread, please!)
Vegetarian sandwich meat
Veggie Burgers
Lettuce/Tomato (3 tomatoes should suffice)
 Mayonnaise (or Vegannaise) / Mustard / Ketchup
Potato Chips
Fruit cups (4 packs)
Sliced veggies (celery, carrots)
Cups or Drinks

Our study leader will be Luke Rogers! (Thank you!)
We will start our bible study at 7:30pm. Please come on time so that we can make the most of our potluck and allow enough time for everyone to participate in the discussion.
Here's a little C.S. Lewis inspiration to close out this post. God bless you throughout the rest of the week!
 "The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own."

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January 11th -- LifeWorks Event


Hello friends, 

In lieu of Friday Night Feast, please consider attending Life Works! at Birmingham First SDA tomorrow evening. Friday's program is a part of a four day event featuring Dr. Ron Clouzet.

The church address is 3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham, 35216 and tomorrow's meeting begins at 7pm.
To register, follow this LINK! for more information.

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January 4th -- Something New...

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Howdy Friends!
We'll meet tomorrow night for FNF at 7pm at Birmingham 1st SDA.
The address is 3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.
We'll have a potluck-- please bring something to share with the group.
Our study will be led by Victor-- woohoo!
Hope to see you all tomorrow-- we haven't broken bread together since last year:)
God bless!

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Happy New Year!

“So teach us to number our days, 
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:4-5

Happy New Year Friends!

Just wanted to share the study notes from Friday's FNF-- both the original notes (borrowed from Randelle:)
and the additional verses that we came up with... Hopefully this will help us all in 2013.

8 steps to know God’s will for your life
  1. Have no will of your own on the matter
  2. Don’t go simply by feeling – but by principle
  3. Study God’s word – be in daily communion with God
  4. Consider providential circumstances – how has God led you in the past?
    • Deut 8:2
    • Failure is neutral. It’s your relationship with failure that makes the difference
  5. Consult with godly friends
  6. Ask God in prayer to reveal His will
  7. Make a decision
    • Josh. 24:15
    • Tell God your decision before you tell anybody else
    • Don’t get into the “paralysis of analysis” – don’t think too much
  8. Proceed with your decision. Ask God to stop you if you have not chosen the right thing. If it is not his plan, Ask God to “shut the door”
    • Rev 3:7,8
    • Nobody plans to fail. They simply fail to plan
Additional notes:
You have to follow all 8 steps-- don't skip any of them! 
These steps are critical in many areas of our lives-- relationships, career, school choices, relocation, etc.
On feelings: sin often feels good and fear is a poor, short-term motivator. 
On really studying the bible: the Bible is not a Ouija board; with regular devotion and study, it is a source of communication and guidance.
Remember how God has led you! Keep a prayer journal to build faith; David, by God's strength, had already killed a bear-- Goliath was nothing in comparison!  
Learn from your mistakes-- failure can be an advantage.
Notice that asking God in prayer to reveal His will comes only after you've done steps 1-5. By this time, you're ready to heed His will, not your own.
When making a decision, don't ask for too many "signs"... the devil has a few tricks up his sleeve to deceive you. Weigh the evidence and make a decision. If God shuts a door, don't try to pick the lock!

Thank you to Randelle for the notes I found on your blog:) The notes are based on an awesome sermon by Dr. Eric Walsh entitled "How to Know God's Will for Your Life"  (please listen!) and based on a book by Morris Venden (please buy!) with the same title.

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