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    Here are some more pictures of our Immanuel Family! If we haven't taken your picture yet to share, please let Amy know and we will get it taken on Sundays or send her a picture at amy@immanuel-ny.com.
    1. Happy Sunday Immanuel Family! Thank goodness for the brighter skies today, even if would prefer sunshine and warmer weather.  The message Brad talked about today is the importance of transforming our minds through scripture and prayer. This theme was echoed in the lesson for our older children taught by Ms. Priscilla Halsey and Ms. Audrey Booth about Paul’s message to the early church in Corinth. They (like us!) needed to learn to follow God’s word and not their own knowledge informed by fallen thinking. Our younger folks with Ms. Abigail Guenther, Ms. Bella Rexius, and Ms. Lyssandra Sanchez talked about Jesus as the light of the world. They learned about how God’s word serves as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105). They also worked to find ways that God’s light helps us.  Have a blessed week, Melissa
      1. Romans 12:1-2 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b]  https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/giving-glory-groans/
        1. Don’t you find that we often want to sacrifice in order to obtain God’s mercy? I’ll do this so God will give me that. I’ll sacrifice in this way so God will give me mercy. However the bible teaches something different. Our daily living sacrifice is possible BECAUSE of God’s mercy, its not FOR God’s mercy.  Romans 12:1    I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.