Quick reminder that we’re “off” for the next couple Fridays at FMMF Charlotte. Our next gathering will be on Friday, January 6th.
Our schedule is adjusted as follows:
JAN 6: God’s Discipline
JAN 13: God’s Provision
JAN 20: God’s Grace and Series Wrap-Up
Our new study series will begin on January 27th. Stay tuned for those details!
Merry Christmas to all!
Four down and two more to go! This week, we’ll tackle the next attribute called “God’s Provision”. You can find the read-ahead materials in the Resources tab of this website.
For some, as you read through this week’s lesson materials, you might be asking yourself, “What should I provide to my family; to my children?” After all, we live in a world of such abundance here in Charlotte. How shall we draw the line between spoiling our children and providing for them?
These answers and more will be great topics when we meet in fellowship this Friday. Please gather, as always beginning at 7:30 am. Jon Pascal will lead us starting at 7:45 am. Meet in the front parlor room of the Cornwell Center.
Lastly, note that this is our last FMMF meeting for the year as we’ll take a short break for the Christmas holiday. The updated meeting schedule is posted on the website as well.
Please update your calendars to reflect the following changes to our FMMF Charlotte meeting schedule over the holidays:
Friday, DEC 16: Lesson 5: God’s Provisions (current study series)
Friday, DEC 23: No meeting
Friday, DEC 30: No meeting
Friday, JAN 6: Lesson 6: God’s Grace (current study series)
Friday, JAN 13: Revisit Lesson 3: God’s Discipline (current study series) and Series Wrap-up
Friday, JAN 20: Begin new study series. Topic is TBD
We’re up to Lesson 4 in our series….with this week’s focus on “God’s Mercy”. You can find the read-ahead materials on the Resources page of this website.
Jesus’ ministry was marked with the compassion, love and care for the unfortunate of this world. And the Christians are to have same attitude. Col 3:12:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion.”
Being merciful is an action based emotion. You cannot truly be merciful or compassionate to someone, unless you really do something about it. It is not merely feeling bad about someone’s situation, it is an emotion which prompts one to act on it.
Acts of mercy first come from the realization that you yourself have been shown mercy by God.
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36
Being merciful does not always mean joining Red Cross or World Vision or some social justice organizations, but it is also to show compassion to those who are around us, with a kind word or a smile or a small “Act of Random Kindness”!
We’ll discuss more on Friday. Remember to gather beginning at 7:30 am. We’ll start our lesson at 7:45 am.
See you then!