God’s Heart for Government Officials

September 22, 2011

 

How does God feel about government?

Is government a demonic conspiracy, a necessary evil, or an institution that was created to bring God glory–both now and in the future?

We will touch on that a little bit this Sunday in our discussion about the account in the Book of Acts regarding the Ethiopian Eunuch.

But mostly, we will talk about God’s heart for government officials.

Throughout the Old Testament, it turns out that many of the heroes of the faith actually had their biggest spiritual impacts while working in the government profession:  including Joseph, David, Daniel, Nehemiah, and Esther.

It will be interesting to keep that in mind as we are reflecting on the account of the early church in the Book of Acts.  This Sunday, we see the first account of God’s dealings with a govenment official in the newly born church.

Read it ahead of time for yourself. I think you will find that Acts 8:26-40, which will be the centerpiece for our discussion, is a beautiful story about God’s love for a government official, and the opportunity the man Philip had to be a key instrument in communicating God’s love to him.

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, as we share a Sermon called “God’s Heart for Government Officials”.

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Join us on 9/11 at Raytown Baptist at 6 PM

September 7, 2011

 

This Sunday evening, we will not be meeting at our normal time and place.  Instead, we will be joining with thousands of other congregations for a national simulcast with Anne Graham Lotz and Joel Rosenberg.

We will be participating with this significant nation wide audience beginning at 6 PM at First Baptist Raytown, which is located at 10500 East 350 Highway in Raytown.

Click here for more information about this national event.

We will be back at our normal time and place on Sunday, September 18 (5 PM in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff).


Giving the Kids a Boost on our Shoulders

September 5, 2011
Kids don’t come with Instruction Manuals!  And we recognize that of all the jobs we are given in our lifetimes, raising the next generation is our biggest assignment! Our community’s kids will have much bigger and more complicated assignments than we could even imagine.
 
When and where do you get a breather to talk about your parenting job in a lighthearted way with people who understand?
 
In the hustle and bustle of life, do you need a spot to stop and share your victories and shortcomings in a safe and supportive setting?
 
This is a Small Group that will focus on Parenting, but it is open to Grandparents, Foster Parents, Encouragers, Prayers, and really everyone who is committed to raising the next generation to be even stronger than we are in their love for God and for one another.
 
It is sponsored by the Raytown Vineyard Church, but it is for anyone who wants to give a boost to the next generation by investing in our community’s kids and grandkids.

Still not sure about it?

Check out the “Come and See” event on Friday, September 9 at the Truesdale Home.  We will kick off at 7 with Snacks, and will start the program at 7:30. See if this is something worth spending 2 nights a month doing. No commitments–just check it out.  And by the way, feel free to bring the kids!


Will Work for Love

September 4, 2011

 

Why work?

For money, for something to fill our lives with, for purpose in life?

God has a different plan!

When we work in partnership with God, our work comes into alignment with what God works for:  Love.

Feeling frazzled?  Just find out what God is doing…and join in!  Learn God’s rhythms and unhurried style…and work for Love!

If you would care to look ahead, feel free to review Matthew 11:28-30, which will be the centerpiece for our discussion.

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, as we share a Sermon called “Will Work for Love”.