Dear Watermark Church family,
“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Corinthians 5:14,15
As followers of Christ, Paul says that we are to no longer live for ourselves. That means that we choose each day to live for God’s purposes and glory. Living for Him Who died for us means that we honor God’s Word, obey His commands, live by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and to share the resurrection story with as many people we can while on this earth.
But what is a proper and healthy motivation for us to not live for ourselves and to live for God? Certainly not guilt or shame, which can be heaped upon us by the world, other Christians or Satan. Certainly not moralism, which is an attempt by us to live a good life for God, but without the Spirit’s power and leading.
The best motivation to live for Christ, and to share our faith with others, is the love of Christ! Out of great love, He gave His life for us. As we turn our eyes upon Jesus and His love for us, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim.” Living for Him, and not ourselves, becomes a daily reality that brings great joy, as we become fully aware of the depth, breadth, width, and height of the love of God that knows no boundaries.
Are you constantly struggling to live for God and not for yourself or the things of this world? Let the love of Christ motivate you to live in a manner pleasing to Him, including telling others of His amazing grace and forgiveness toward you!
All Hands on Deck! Sunday, March 18 – Easter Service ministry walk-thru after the morning worship service. Join us in the sanctuary right after the morning worship service, as we discuss ways to have our hospitality team and all ministries prepared to host our Easter newcomers!
Plastic Easter eggs will be available this Sunday morning in the lobby for you to take home and fill with candy, and then return by March 25. If you fill some eggs with sugar-free candy, gluten-free candy or peanut-free candy, just label that on the bag the eggs are brought back in. Also, little toys and prizes are also welcome. Contact Tina Savage if you have any questions. The Easter egg hunt will follow the morning worship service on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Seminar “Witnessing With Power” coming April 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Watermark Church –Presented by Dr. Tommy Beeker, a local evangelist, musician, counselor and teacher. This seminar will help you to eliminate your fears and doubts about witnessing, address the objections to receiving Christ and help you reach your loved ones and immediate family. Lunch is included – the cost is $5.00. Sign up this Sunday on the Connections Card.
New year, new opportunities: Using your time and talents to serve the Lord is always a rewarding experience, and a great blessing to others as well. Here is an opportunity to serve at Watermark Church:
Sound booth tech – a person is needed to occasionally run the soundboard and video screen on Sunday mornings from 9:30AM – 11:30AM. Training provided. Contact Gary Savage if you are interested.
Sunday School at 9:30am: Prophecy and World Events – Pastor Ron is leading an insightful and encouraging adult Sunday School Class on Sundays at 9:30AM at the church facility. If you have never been to our morning adult Sunday School classes, this is a great way to start your Sunday morning! We have Sunday School classes for children at 9:30 AM as well.
Sunday School: Women’s Bible Study Group – Claudia Shrive is leading an encouraging women’s adult Sunday School Class each week at 9:30AM at the church facility. Join the ladies for fellowship and great discussion on various in-depth topics from God’s Word.
Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study is now meeting every other Friday, and is discussing the book, “Forgotten God,” which is a great introduction to the person and work of the Holy Spirit in our world, church and personal lives. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
Life Group: The Wednesday night life group led by Pastor Larry meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at the Kinkopf’s (6624 Forest Hill Ln., Hamilton, 45011.) We are studying the book of 1 Peter. Contact Larry if you would like to be a part of this Life Group. Our next group Bible Study will be Wednesday, March 21.
We have now added a Grade 4-6 Children’s Sunday School class at 9:30am on Sundays. Classes are currently being offered as follows:
9:30 AM Pre-school - grade 3 Patti Kellis
9:30 AM Grades 4-6 Tim Kellis
Together motivated to serve by God’s love,