Dear Watermark Church family,
“So, naturally, we proclaim Christ! We admonish everyone we meet, and we teach everyone we can, all that we know about him, so that, if possible, we may bring every man up to his full maturity in Christ. This is what I am working at all the time, with all the strength that God gives me.” Colossians 1:28,29 (Phillips translation)
God’s plan has always been for you to grow in maturity and to help you become more and more like Christ each day. That is what we call discipleship. Discipleship is a lifelong process. When you first hold a newborn baby, not only are they cute, but they are completely dependent on others for their growth and survival. Over time, they begin to mature and become able to take care of themselves. Eventually, they may become parents. When a baby does not develop properly mentally or physical, we know there is something preventing the normal growth process.
Baby Christians are also meant to continue growing in their faith and Christlikeness throughout their lives. They are to reach maturity and become spiritual parents, leading others to know Christ and grow in Christ. If growth is stunted, we know something is preventing the spiritual growth process.
Here are a few truths regarding discipleship:
For you to GROW in Christ, you must first KNOW Christ. Are you cultivating your relationship with Jesus each day?
God uses daily spiritual disciplines, like prayer and Bible reading, to make you more like Christ.
God uses the difficulties you face in life each day to make you more like Christ.
- God uses our trials, our hurts and our temptations to teach us to be more like Jesus. Are you able to see God working on your behalf through the difficulties in your life?
As His disciple, God made you to be more and more like Jesus each day. Join us this Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 AM as we look at how God works in your life to help you become more like Christ!
Supporting Monroe HS and our local community -This week, Watermark Church hosted dozens of Monroe HS students for ACT testing at our church (see the attached photo.) A big thanks to everyone who came in to clean our facility last Saturday!
Pot Luck Lunch – Join us on Sunday, March 31 after the 10:30AM morning worship service for a meal together, along with great fellowship! Please bring 1) a main dish or 2) a side dish or dessert to share!
No Watermark Church business/budget meeting this Sunday, March 17. It will be rescheduled.
Church Cleaning/Maintenance Crew being formed – If you would like to be a part of the Watermark Church cleaning/maintenance team to keep the church facility looking clean and fresh, please let George Shrive or Tim Kellis know this week by emailing Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Group – March schedule
- Saturday, March 16th @ 6:30 PM - Dodgeball Tournament. Admission and PIZZA
- Sunday, March 24th @ 5:30 PM HS/ 6:30 PM JH - Bible Study
- Pray for Marcia Moore, who is battling pneumonia and is currently in the hospital.
- Pray for Emma Reuss, as she prepares to have a cancerous lump removed from part
of her thyroid soon.
- Pray for Susan Ries, for strength and to feel better.
- Pray for Chris Morgan, for relief from back pain. She had surgery this morning
- Pray for Ron and Peggy German, and for Ron’s father, who has been diagnosed with
advanced stage cancer.
- Continue to pray for Diane Crowder, who has not been feeling well for several weeks.
The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM 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!
A Women’s Bible Study is being taught by Claudia Shrive on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM at the church.
A 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 is meeting every other Friday at 7:00 PM at the Settimo’s home. They will be looking at what the Bible has to say about current events. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
Together becoming more and more like Christ,