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Channeling

Gentleness

2019

 

Passages from

the Gospels of John and Matthew
 

What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the term “gentleness?”  Do you think of a brook quietly trickling through the woods?  Is your image of a gold fish swimming in a tank of clean water?  Does your mind take you to a hammock on the back porch overlooking a green meadow?  Would you consider gentleness an apt description for the ministry of Jesus Christ?  There are times when his ministry went smoothly, but most of the time we see him reacting to the chaos which surrounded him.  Gentleness is not the term that comes to mind when I read about him driving out the money changers or confronting the religious leaders.  In this series of messages, we will look at the eighth piece of fruit mentioned by the apostle Paul in Galatians chapter five.  Let’s come together in the month of October and learn how to channel this fruit produced in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Oct 13, 2019
When Measuring Egos
"When Measuring Egos" When it comes to cooking, it helps to have a good set of measuring cups and spoons. The way we maintain a healthy measure of self-esteem is by walking in step with the Holy Spirit. It is hard to channel gentleness without first maintaining a healthy ego. John the Baptist understood where he stood with the Lord. We can learn something from this man's life.
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  • Oct 13, 2019When Measuring Egos
    Oct 13, 2019
    When Measuring Egos
    "When Measuring Egos" When it comes to cooking, it helps to have a good set of measuring cups and spoons. The way we maintain a healthy measure of self-esteem is by walking in step with the Holy Spirit. It is hard to channel gentleness without first maintaining a healthy ego. John the Baptist understood where he stood with the Lord. We can learn something from this man's life.
  • Oct 6, 2019When Answering Questions
    Oct 6, 2019
    When Answering Questions
    "When Answering Questions". Some of you may have been checking out the new television programs which have been airing the last couple of weeks. Have you found any you like? John the Baptist received a number of visitors who questioned him about his identity. This morning we are going to look at how he responded to their questions. How do we respond with gentleness when people question our faith?
  • Sep 29, 2019An Abandoned House
    Sep 29, 2019
    An Abandoned House
    "An Abandoned House" Indianapolis has a ton of abandoned hmes that are a problem for several reasons. There is a group of individuals who are dealing with the situation to the best of their ability.  Israel had a number of abandoned homes after the exile ended.  God's house was one of those locations.  Many had abandoned their faith and Malachi addressed that issue in his prophecies.
  • Sep 22, 2019An Open Window
    Sep 22, 2019
    An Open Window
    "An Open Window" One of the more popular stories from the Bible centers around a man being thrown into a lion's den. Daniel was a man who trusted in the Lord with all his heart. It takes the fruit of faithfulness in order to face a den full of wild animals. Let's look at how the Spirit can help us remain faithful to the finish in our spiritual journey with the Lord.
  • Sep 15, 2019An Empty Chair
    Sep 15, 2019
    An Empty Chair
    "An Empty Chair" David and Jonathan were the best of friends, but many could ask why. These two men should have been enemies, but the Lord brought them together as friends. Life is better when you have true friends at your side. This morning, we will look at what it takes to become true friends.
 

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The E-letter for September 6th

Here’s some church news for you that might impact your life ________________________________________ This week’s message: “Come and See” from John 1:35-42 This is a huge weekend for Indianapolis when it comes to sports. Friday night is all about the high school football games taking place throughout the state. Saturday means college football games with thousands of fans gathering in stadiums to cheer on their team. Sunday the Colts kick off their season with a game against the Bengals from Cincinnati. This weekend Indianapolis is hosting racing fans from across the country who will pour into the Speedway to watch several NASCAR races. They even have a dirt track set up inside the complex for a special race. Sports fans will be going crazy with these events and many more that I failed to mention. People will be spending tons of money on tickets, parking, concessions, and memorabilia items. Fans are an important part of the equation when talking about sports. Without fans; it’s hard to support the players and teams. Would you consider yourself a fan of the Colts, Pacers, or Indians? Do you have a favorite driver to cheer on this weekend? Will you be attending a sporting event this weekend or will you be glued to the television? Are you a fan of Jesus Christ? That seems like a no brainer for some of us, but that’s a legitimate question that must be asked. Chair 1 for Dann Spader is for the fan of Christianity. Jesus invited his first admires to come and see. Andrew and Philip would become disciples later, but first they were fans of Jesus. They wanted to see what the rabbi was up to and why John was calling him the Lamb of God. This Sunday morning, we are going to look at what it means to be a fan of Jesus Christ. Our scripture text will have us look at those first encounters for Andrew and Philip. I want to invite you to come and see what chair one has to offer. Invite someone to come and see where we are at in our spiritual journey with the Lord. We love fans here at Cumberland.
In His Service, Tom ________________________________________ This week’s Prayer Request: • Cindy was involved in a head on collusion several weeks ago/ friend of the church/ recovering at home ________________________________________ This week’s Announcements: This week at Cumberland: Sept. 6th: Mission’s meeting @6:30pm in the Conference room Sept. 8th: BMW @7:00am (Men’s ministry w/ breakfast) Sept. 10th: Outreach Meeting @6:30pm in the Conference room Sept. 11th: Fall Keenagers Day @ Camp Allendale Sept. 12th: Wednesday night Bible Study resumes @6:30pm Upcoming Events: Sept. 19th: Annual Meeting @6:30pm in the Chapel Small Groups Be sure to stop by the display in the foyer for our fall small groups. We are offering four different opportunities where you can get plugged in. These small groups will cover in greater depths the material from Dann Spader’s book 4 Chair Discipling. If you have any questions about these studies, please see Dennis Clark. 2018 Fall Keenagers On Tuesday, September 11th, Camp Allendale will be hosting this great event. Danny Curry from Park Chapel is the morning speaker and Kenny Melton will hold an afternoon concert. Cost is $5 for the noon meal. Please RSVP by noon on the 10th if you plan to attend. New Website We want to encourage you to check out our new website. The address for the new site is www.cumberlandchristianchurch.org/. This site is still a work in progress, but we wanted to give you the ability to sign up for our small groups through the website. The team did an excellent job getting this new website up and running. Annual Meeting The leadership of the church would like to invite you to come and see what is happening here at Cumberland as we conduct our Annual Meeting on Wednesday night, September 19th. The meeting will take place in the Chapel and begins at 6:30pm. ________________________________________ This week’s scripture “How long, I men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to him.” Psalm 4:2-3 NIV

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