Happy New Year 2019!, New Members Class, Upcoming events!

Happy New Year 2019!, New Members Class, Upcoming events!

It's a new year—and God wants to do new things in each of our lives. Here are some encouraging quotes on being transformed by God, compiled by my friend and mentor, John Hopler.  May 2019 be a year where you experience the powerful transforming work of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of Jesus Christ.

2019 spiritual growth goals, new members class, small groups!

2019 spiritual growth goals, new members class, small groups!

As the new year approaches, setting personal goals for your health, relationships, career or finances is a common practice for many people! For example, health club and fitness center memberships swell as people resolve to discipline their bodies, in order to feel, look and last better. Have you thought about setting goals in your spiritual life? These 5 spiritual disciplines listed below are helpful habits to help us grow and “bear fruit” as followers of Christ.

Christmas Quotes, Christmas Eve at 6:00 PM, Upcoming events!

Christmas Quotes, Christmas Eve at 6:00 PM, Upcoming events!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12

You, a missionary? Christmas Dinner 12/1, Upcoming events!

You, a missionary? Christmas Dinner 12/1, Upcoming events!

What is the purpose or mission of our church? Simply put, it is to lead people into a growing relationship with Christ. As a member of the church, or the body of Christ, this has implications for your purpose in life as well! For you are on a mission from God and for God!

Solitude with God, Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy, upcoming events!

Solitude, like prayer and Bible study, is a spiritual discipline that allows us to ask the God of the universe to search our hearts and examine our lives, thoughts, actions and speech. God knows us better than we know ourselves! Nothing catches our heavenly Father off guard.

The key to unity, Communion Sunday, Holiday Bazaar set-up Friday!

The key to unity, Communion Sunday, Holiday Bazaar set-up Friday!

The basic cause of conflicts among us is selfishness. The cause of selfishness is pride. There can be no unity or joy in the life of the Christian who puts himself above others. Yet there is great joy and unity when we defer to the interests of others.

Baptism this Sunday, Bazaar and Clean-up Day Volunteers needed, Bring Yams or Stuffing mix!

Baptism this Sunday, Bazaar and Clean-up Day Volunteers needed, Bring Yams or Stuffing mix!

The first story we read in the gospels about Jesus as an adult is His baptism. The last thing Jesus said to His disciples before ascending into heaven was the Great Commission, stating that they should go throughout the world making disciples and baptizing them. Baptism is obviously a very important activity in the New Testament. Several members of Watermark Church are going to be baptized this Sunday. Let me know if you are interested in being baptized this Sunday! Here are a few biblical insights regarding being baptized.

A model church, cans for Food Drive, upcoming events!

The apostle Paul informed the churches in Macedonia of a financial need that arose in the church in Jerusalem. As we continue our Sunday morning series of messages on Stewardship, there are six observations about the Macedonian Church which we can learn from in the passage above.

Reaping what we sow, yard sale pack-up tonight, prayer gathering Saturday!

An amazing truth in life is this - we reap what we sow! What a remarkable principle to help you determine your “return on life.” Instead of holding on to all God’s blessings, Jesus invites us to invest all God has blessed us with in our lives for the sake of the Kingdom, to get the most return on the one life we have.

Loving the least, Yard Sale Countdown, Upcoming events!

Loving the least, Yard Sale Countdown, Upcoming events!

This week, I would like to forward to you a message from Robbie McAlister, a friend of mine and a pastor and missionary who is in Greece, ministering at a refugee camp there. In this letter sent originally to my friend John Hopler, you will be touched by Robbie’s heart—his compassion for people and His love for Jesus Christ and His kingdom.

Loving the least, Yard Sale Countdown, Upcoming events!

Loving the least, Yard Sale Countdown, Upcoming events!

One aspect of being a disciple is being a good steward of all God has entrusted me with. These include my time, my personality, my strengths and abilities, my finances and the things I own. Stewardship can be defined as the management of my God-given resources for His glory and the good of others

SPECIAL Guest Speaker this Sunday, 8/19 at 10:30AM; Yardsale 9/15; upcoming events!

SPECIAL Guest Speaker this Sunday, 8/19 at 10:30AM; Yardsale 9/15; upcoming events!

To make your life really count for the good of God’s Kingdom, and to bear fruit in your life that lasts for eternity, you must build your life on a rock-solid foundation that never shifts or falters – and that foundation is God’s Word. To build your life on the shifting sands of worldly wisdom, fame, riches or pleasures is simply a foolish choice to make.

Bless those who wrong you, Watermark Yard Sale 9/15, Upcoming events!

Bless those who wrong you, Watermark Yard Sale 9/15, Upcoming events!

Sometimes, we want to get even with someone who's done us wrong. We call this vengeance, which is such a common and natural human reaction. But to take our own vengeance is of the flesh (fallen nature) and we are to leave it to God (Romans 12:19). You and I should not be returning evil for evil done toward us, or as my mom taught me, "Two wrongs don't make a right."