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    ReadPlease pray for Daisy Foreman

    Hello Church Family: Little 9 month old Daisy Foreman is having surgery today and will be in the hospital for four days in recovery. Please be in prayer for a perfect procedure and a strong recovery without issue in Jesus name. Daisy is the daughter of Josh and Amber Foreman.


    Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good; 

    his steadfast love endures forever, 

    and his faithfulness to all generations. 

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      ReadSalvation Army Need for blankets
      Please donate any gently used blankets!

      Church family,

      The Salvation Army homeless shelter in downtown Wilmington is short of blankets this time of year, and is in urgent need of blankets before the colder temperatures hit this weekend.


      We wanted to put this out to our church family to see if we can support the homeless shelter during this time. If you are interested in donating used blankets to the Salvation Army, please ensure they are free of stains and tears, and in good shape. If you prefer to purchase some new, that is perfectly fine as well.


      We will be taking blankets at the church until Thursday morning at the latest. After Thursday morning, Gina Brohaugh will be gathering all of the blankets and making a trip downtown to drop them off.


      If you have any questions, or would like to donate but cannot make it to the church before Thursday morning, please let Kyle Mills (864-380-6383) or Gina Brohaugh (910-270-1812) know, and we can get them picked up.


      Thank you for joining in with us to minister to those in our area with great physical needs!


      ...Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. - Matthew 25:40

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        ReadGodly Men Are Not Self-Righteous

        Men who are followers of Christ have zero room for self-righteousness. Unlike every other religious system where performance determines status, being "in Christ" as a believer means that Jesus' performance determines our status. All of our righteousness is based only on Jesus' righteousness and not our income, race, gender, ancestors, good works or any other social construct. Therefore:


        In Christ, ethnic enemies become family,

        oppressed and oppressors become brothers and sisters,

        and privileged and underprivileged become equally loved siblings under the same all-loving Father. - T. Williams


        Men: See you tomorrow at 6am for bacon, Bible and brothering.

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          ReadGrace Community Church of Topsail
          1-16-2022 - Daniel 11 - God Cannot Be Defeated - So Live Like It
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          ReadGod Cannot Be Defeated - So Live Like It

          Church, God is the undefeated Champion:


          Today as a Christian you woke up and started making one decision after another to live your life the way God has called you to live your life - undefeated. You make every effort to live your life honoring to the undefeated King of Kings. And then at some point in your day you have a run in with one of the earthly kings of nations, politics, culture, institutions, education or corporations. The battle is real! You quickly see that these earthly kings are opposing you and the Kingdom of God. They make policies, rules, laws against the King of your worldview, the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. They think that they are defeating the King and you. Life is a struggle! What is your next move? Defeat? Anger? Hopelessness? Revenge? Sulking? 


          In Daniel 11, the archangel Gabriel reveals to Daniel that God is working out His story, The Story of Redemption. There are Four Acts to God’s story, 1- Creation, 2- Fall, 3- Redemption and 4- Consummation. We are all presently in Act 3 - Redemption. Gabriel reveals to Daniel that during this redemptive history, from Adam to today, there will be unending efforts to defeat His Kingdom from nations, politics, kings, presidents, laws, and ethics (Daniel 11:1-12:8). We, as Christians, must expect this battle. We must not retreat in fear but stand in fearlessness and boldness. Gabriel also shows us that there will be calls for peace but each effort for peace is temporal. We can see this truth in our own limited life span. Earthly peace is temporary.


          God tells His people in Daniel 11, through Gabriel, there will be great conflict in this world but I will not be defeated - so you too are undefeatable. Our response to this can only be to not put our trust in nations, political parties, politicians, presidents or ex-presidents but to put our trust in the LORD. He wants our hope to be in Christ. He wants our words, our attitudes and emotions to show the world that we are trusting in the King of Kings. He wants us to have no fear of current events or the news. He wants us to have bold faith with bold trusting vocabulary. He wants us to live and talk undefeated. He wants us to speak words of love and hope. He wants every part of who we are to manifest total trust in knowing that He is working out His perfect plan no matter what happens today. Live like your King of Kings is undefeatable.


          Psalm 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.


          See you Sunday - undefeated, Steve

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            ReadGod Cannot Be Defeated - So Live Like It

            Church, God is the undefeated Champion:


            Today as a Christian you woke up and started making one decision after another to live your life the way God has called you to live your life - undefeated. You make every effort to live your life honoring to the undefeated King of Kings. And then at some point in your day you have a run in with one of the earthly kings of nations, politics, culture, institutions, education or corporations. The battle is real! You quickly see that these earthly kings are opposing you and the Kingdom of God. They make policies, rules, laws against the King of your worldview, the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. They think that they are defeating the King and you. Life is a struggle! What is your next move? Defeat? Anger? Hopelessness? Revenge? Sulking? 


            In Daniel 11, the archangel Gabriel reveals to Daniel that God is working out His story, The Story of Redemption. There are Four Acts to God’s story, 1- Creation, 2- Fall, 3- Redemption and 4- Consummation. We are all presently in Act 3 - Redemption. Gabriel reveals to Daniel that during this redemptive history, from Adam to today, there will be unending efforts to defeat His Kingdom from nations, politics, kings, presidents, laws, and ethics (Daniel 11:1-12:8). We, as Christians, must expect this battle. We must not retreat in fear but stand in fearlessness and boldness. Gabriel also shows us that there will be calls for peace but each effort for peace is temporal. We can see this truth in our own limited life span. Earthly peace is temporary.


            God tells His people in Daniel 11, through Gabriel, there will be great conflict in this world but I will not be defeated - so you too are undefeatable. Our response to this can only be to not put our trust in nations, political parties, politicians, presidents or ex-presidents but to put our trust in the LORD. He wants our hope to be in Christ. He wants our words, our attitudes and emotions to show the world that we are trusting in the King of Kings. He wants us to have no fear of current events or the news. He wants us to have bold faith with bold trusting vocabulary. He wants us to live and talk undefeated. He wants us to speak words of love and hope. He wants every part of who we are to manifest total trust in knowing that He is working out His perfect plan no matter what happens today. Live like your King of Kings is undefeatable.


            Psalm 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.


            See you Sunday - undefeated, Steve

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              Friday, March 4th, 4:30 pm – Sunday, March 6th, 12:00 pm (EST)
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                ReadGodly Men Do Not Seek To Be "Politically Correct"

                Political correctness is a new religion that many Americans want to make mandatory. It is a religion that has abolished the God of the Bible and has replaced Him with the gods of government and social acceptance. Political correct warriors seek the government to be our theocracy and our salvation to usher in a new heaven and new earth of compliance and tolerance of their views only.


                Godly men reject political correctness and pursue Biblical correctness bowing only before the God who created kings and kingdoms.


                Men, we will meet at 6am tomorrow to discuss how to lovingly engage a culture that has made political correctness and social acceptance ultimate.


                See you tomorrow for Bacon, Bible and Brothering.

                1. I’ll miss you guys! But I’ll be with you in spirit.
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                ReadAnother great resource on how to engage culture

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