Dear Watermark Church family,

 

"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

 

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.

 

"Beware of harking back to what you once were when God wants you to be something you have never been." Oswald Chambers

 

"The same Jesus Who turned water into wine can transform your home, your life, your family, and your future. He is still in the miracle-working business, and His business is the business of transformation." Adrian Rogers

 

"You change your life by changing your heart." Max Lucado

 

"The God Who can change a sinner into a Christian by giving him His life can equally transform the fleshly Christian into a spiritual one by giving him His life more abundantly." Watchman Nee

 

"Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding—He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness." Alan Redpath

 

"Renewing the mind is a little like refinishing furniture. It is a two-stage process. It involves taking off the old and replacing it with the new. The old is the lies you have learned to tell or were taught by those around you; it is the attitudes and ideas that have become a part of your thinking but do not reflect reality. The new is the truth. To renew your mind is to involve yourself in the process of allowing God to bring to the surface the lies you have mistakenly accepted and replace them with truth. To the degree that you do this, your behavior will be transformed." Charles Stanley

 

"I want to change my circumstances. God wants to change me." Rick Warren

 

"Did Christ finish His work for us? Then there can be no doubt but He will also finish His work in us." John Flavel

 

Happy New Year!

 

Watermark Church New Members Class to be offered Sunday, January 20 from 11:45AM – 1:00 PM. Sign up today for our New Members Class and Lunch on Sunday, January 20, immediately following the morning worship service. You will learn about the vision, beliefs, ministries and responsibilities of membership at Watermark Church. Pizza lunch will be served. Please sign-up using the connections card in your bulletin this Sunday morning, or contact Pastor Larry if you would like to participate.

 

The 20-somethings/College and Career small group is continuing Sunday, November 18th and will be studying the book “Vertical Church.” The group will meet at JC and Saran Kellis’ home – 2081 Apple Knoll Lane, Middletown, 45044. See Isaiah and Kristen Hruby for more details.

 

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM, and the location is at 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 being 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.

 

Rejoicing together in the hope Jesus gives us for the new year,

Larry