Dear Watermark Church family,
Then Gideon said to [the angel of the Lord], “O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” Judges 1:13
Imaging working hard in your garden every spring and summer, only to have your neighbor take your produce by force and destroy your garden each year! Gideon, and all of Israel, was being attacked each year for seven years by the neighboring Midianites. They destroyed Israel’s crops and livestock. About the time of the eighth Midianite invasion, God chose Gideon to be the deliverer of His people from the Midianites. But for Gideon, things looked so desperate that he had his doubts God could change his situation.
Often, we find ourselves looking at our trials and our difficult, seemingly impossible circumstances, and we ask God, “O Lord…WHY has all this happened to me? Why have you abandoned me?” We doubt God.
Are you experiencing tough circumstances? Multiplied trials? Dashed dreams? As followers of Christ, God wants to train us to overcome our doubts, and walk by faith. He wants to transform us into people who lay aside our fears and doubts to live in power and victory!
Like Gideon in Judges 6:1-13, we must deal with these four doubts about God, in order to trust Him amid life’s challenges:
Doubt 1. “Does God really care about me?”
Doubt 2. “Does God know what He’s doing?”
Doubt 3. “Will God meet my needs?”
Doubt 4. “Does God keep His promises?”
Join us this Sunday, March 31 at 10:30 AM at Watermark Church as we look at how Gideon’s faith in God grew strong, overcoming doubts and transforming him into a mighty conqueror for God!
Pot Luck Lunch – Join us this Sunday, March 31 after the 10:30 AM 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!
Church lobby decorating team forming – We will meet this Sunday, March 31 after the pot luck, to discuss ideas to paint/update the church lobby before Easter. See Rachael Gibson if you are interested in being on the team.
Baptism – We are planning a baptism for anyone wishing to publicly profess their faith in Christ. Please fill out the connection card this Sunday if you would like to be baptized.
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.
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 learning to trust God in every circumstance,