In America, when we hear that a country has an epidemic, we send vaccines and health workers and money and food and medicine and missionaries and the list goes on. As I sit here, an epidemic is brewing right here in our own back yard. Right here in America. Not some other place, not some other child, not some other family, right here. We will not have to send missionaries, or doctors, or health aid workers or vaccines across the ocean to a place we only see on TV. This epidemic is happening next door, down the street, in any city or any state all across America.
You need an agenda, do you have one, and you should use one … how you are using it…
Every day of our life is filled with many commitments and obligations which make our bodies get tired and weak. Things that take us away from what God really wants us to do with our lives.
We have jobs that absorb us. Most of the time we are very busy. On the other hand, if we are at home, we are very busy with cleaning, making food, making sure that everything is in order and do what is needed or needs to be done. If you’re a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt you are probably too busy and worried about what to do with your children, the things that you have to do with them and what might happen to them and all the daily responsibilities we have. We want solve each problem and we would like to add more time to our day.
During 2013, Singing Oaks served 10,330 members of the Denton community. We distributed $30,513 in food as well as provided assistance with utilities and rent. We were open a total of 105 days and were visited by almost 3,000 individual family units. In addition to financial and food assistance we gave away 107 bicycles. We gave out Bibles, prayed with people about their struggles, and offered them a church home and a place to worship.
“Deliverance” … What a joyful word! The heart leaps at the thought of what it means to us: “rescued,” “sprung from the trap,” “no longer under bondage.” Such is the story of the book of Exodus, as God brings his people out of slavery in Egypt. It’s an old story, but it’s our story too. We too are an exodus people, freed from slavery. We too have left behind the world and its values. We must think of ourselves in this way.
Jews celebrate Passover as the biggest event of the year. It’s the day that they became a free people. We too celebrate, because Christ is our Passover. His blood is the blood of the lamb on our doorposts, and our baptism is our journey through the Red Sea.
Superheroes are awesome. They have super powers, they are usually very smart, and they make great material for epic stories. Imagine with me. You fall asleep late one night and as you dream you discover that you are in a new land and you can fly. At first you hesitate, as you lift off from the ground, as your feet leave the earth. But soon you are comforted in this newly discovered gift and you find yourself soaring to amazing heights. Cool! Then the alarm clock goes off and POW, the dream is over, as you painfully crash down, as your eyes open back to life, back to reality.
|Directions & Worship Schedule|
|McKinney at Cardinal
101 Cardinal Drive
Denton, TX 76209
8:30 am - Worship
9:45 am - Classes
11:00 am - Worship
6-7 pm - Dinner (Menu)
7-8 pm - Classes
6-8 pm - Celebrate Recovery
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