Dear Watermark Church family,
"Not as I will, but as You will." Jesus Christ's prayer before He died (Matthew 26:39).
Last Sunday, we asked for those in attendance at Watermark Church to submit any prayer requests they had. Two were specifically asking God to help them “obey the Lord in everything I do.”
Here are some quotes from the Christian Quote website, compiled by fellow pastor John Hopler, that will hopefully stir your heart. These quotes relate to the importance (and the simplicity) of doing the Lord's will.
"One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"The present aim of existence becomes single: to do the will of God: so long as He is pleased, nothing else really counts: to obey Him becomes the sole objective of life. It does not matter how he feels; what matters is obeying God. This is a pure walk." Watchman Nee
"Lord, whatever you want, wherever you want it, and whenever you want it, that's what I want." Richard Baxter
"Love is not just a sentiment. Love is a great controlling passion and it always expresses itself in terms of obedience." Martyn Lloyd-Jones
"Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His will is." George Mueller
"Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self." C.S. Lewis
"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God." Jim Elliot (martyred by Auca Indians)
"The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance." A. B. Simpson
"No one ever lost out by excessive devotion to Christ." Harry Ironside
Church Pot Luck this Sunday, July 29! If you are able, bring a dish to share to our Pot Luck lunch this coming Sunday.
Watermark Church Yard Sale to be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00AM – 1:00 PM. Our first fundraiser for our sanctuary upgrade is set. We will provide free food and beverages for those who “shop” at our yard sale. (A donation has been given to cover the cost of the food and beverages for the yard sale!) You can bring any and all items you wish to donate to the sale to the church this Sunday. Then on Saturday, 9/15, come between 9:00AM and 1:00PM and help us greet the community members who shop at our yard sale!
Thanks to everyone who helped pack enough summer lunches for 50 local school kids for 5 days, for a total of 250 lunches for the week. The children were thrilled to see their teacher Patti Kellis when the lunches were delivered!
Watermark Church will provide a meal for the Monroe football team on Friday, August 24! Mark your calendar and come over in the afternoon on 8/24 if you can help!
CHANGE in LOCATION: A Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM, and the location is moving to the Waffle House at the Monroe Outlets / SR 63 & I-75. Join with the men of Watermark Church for an encouraging time of fellowship!
The Prophecy and World Events class is offered at 9:30 AM Sundays, taught by Pastor Ron.
Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study meets every other Friday. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
We will have Children’s Church this Sunday during the 10:30AM worship service, ages 5 thru 4th grade.
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 living in obedience to God,