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- TCC Scripture Writing Group will begin Monday looking at verses that can be used as rotating daily focus verses. Feel free to join our group anytime. We will also be meeting once a month in a home. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Tina. 330-510-8949
- Trinity Community Church published a newsletter
- Thank you for this timely devotional. Satan is so clearly in our midst and prayer is so crucial.
- Thank you John we need to be reminded everyday to keep our armor on and pray for His protection and will with the Holy Spirit to guide us.
- Thank you for sharing this. A lot of it ties in so well with what was shared yesterday in the Cornerstone of Hope post about the famous Bible commentator, Matthew Henry, who put such a strong emphasis on prayer in his writings, and even wrote the best selling book, "A Method of Prayer." In his diary Henry wrote, “I love prayer. It is that which buckles on all the Christian’s armour.” I will copy the link below in case anyone would want to read about him, and the abundance of things he teaches that prayer gives us. https://faithlife.com/posts/4474286
- Prayer Request for the Pregnancy Resource Center. I am sure that you have all heard of the Supreme Court leak concerning the possibility of overturning Roe. vs. Wade. In light of this information, PRC's all across the nation are praying for wisdom and God's protection. We received this request today from Debbie Christian, CEO, of our own local PRC: "Pray for our center’s readiness and protection in the wake of any decisions. There have already been responses, some violent, across the nation from pro-choice groups targeting centers exactly like ours. We’ve been advised to increase security measures and training to be ready for a response. We have a retired Blacksburg Police Captain/Radford Chief of Police coming to work with our staff on increasing our awareness and readiness." Debbie also requested prayer for volunteer needs and asked that we pray specifically for this, today and tomorrow, May 25 -26. Remember, we are waging spiritual warfare when we cry out on behalf of God's work. Thanks for praying!
- Stand in awe - Jeremy Riddlewww.youtube.com
- Hello Church Family- In preparation for Part 2 of "Finishing Well," read through 1 Samuel 15 and try to take note of the characteristics of King Saul's downfall. What did he do that caused so many problems in his life and career? For time sake, every verse will not be read, but you will benefit much more by studying yourself and even interacting below. I'll give you one to start with: 1. He was more concerned with listening to the voice of others (including himself) than God's voice. Can you think of a Proverb that warns against this? Hint: "There is a way..." See you Sunday!
- "... that seems right to man, but it's end is the way to death. "
Christy Poff Maxwell — EditedIn addition to doing what was right in his own eyes and not carrying out all of what God had told him to do... ...Saul did not give God the glory for the victory. He actually erected a monument to himself instead. "There he has set up a monument in his own honor..." He lied repeatedly about what he had done.... and when caught in the lie he began trying to shift the blame to everyone else. "The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder...." He came up with excuses saying that they were going to do good with it by giving it back to God. "...the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.” It was only when he was told that his kingship would be taken away that he repented while playing the victim. "I was afraid of the men so I gave in to them." And finally, once again when admitting that he had sinned, he still wanted to be honored before men before He mentioned worshipping God. Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God." I think Saul's behavior could be seen as like that of a child, (not doing what he was told to do, lying to cover it up, blame shifting, trying to get his own way, even to the point of pleading while hanging on to Samuel's clothing).... "As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore." ...but looking at it from a Psychology standpoint one could conclude that he is a narcissist, which can exhibit childlike behaviors only with deeper, more manipulative motives. He definetly checks off a lot of boxes so that's my answer. Saul displayed many of the characteristics of a Narcissist, and Almighty God, the Wonderful Counselor that He is would know that, and as most counselors also know...."it is hard to deal with a narcissist!!! : / Not too hard for God of course, but for anyone else who has to. Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors—to one better than you." *Edited to add the traits of a narcissist and Saul had quite a few it seems, based upon what we are told in Scripture about him. -grandiose sense of self-importance -preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love -the belief they’re special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institutions -need for excessive admiration -sense of entitlement -interpersonally exploitative behavior -lack of empathy -envy of others or a belief that others are envious of them -demonstration of arrogant and haughty behaviors or attitudes
- Prayer for Shauna Huguley's Dad Chris and Shauna Huguley have been attending TCC for several months. He is a Vet student at VT and she is a grad student at RU. Shauna's dad is an evangelist who travels in the middle east. He was beaten for preaching the Gospel earlier this week in one country and has now been able to get to a safe space in another. Please pray for his healing and for continued boldness and protection as he continues to to serve.
- Trinity Community Church published a newsletter
- Amen! And don't forget Jesus is our great physician.
- Thank you so much John so much for weekly devotions. These are anxious times in the world and we are so blessed and thankful that God cares for us.
- This past couple of years, I’ve had to put this verse to practice and trust the Lord to give me peace.
- Prayer Requests and updates. We have several prayer requests to share with you. 1. Tammy Costigan's father, Connie Marshall, died suddenly this morning at the Radford Rehab. He had an injury that was not life-threatening but died in his sleep about 4:00 am. His visitation is tomorrow night, (Wednesday), from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Horne Funeral Home. The memorial service is Thursday at 11:00 am with burial to follow at the Veteran's Cemetary in Dublin at 1:00 pm. 2. Cheryl Bivens had eye surgery today and is doing well. 3. George Moran's brother, Reverand James Lloyd (Jimmy) Moran, was buried today in Fairlawn. George appreciates your prayers as well and would love to hear from you. 4. Scott Cook's (Melissa) father passed away yesterday morning. He was with Hospice but also died rather unexpectedly. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. 5. Christy Ingram's brother also passed away unexpectedly. She would appreciate your prayer for her family. As we know, trouble sometimes comes in bunches, even in a church family. Please pray for these families as these deaths were almost all unexpected which is especially hard. It reminds us that life is short and that we and those we love have no promise of tomorrow. This should motivate us to pray for our unsaved loved ones and to share the Gospel with them. Thanks for praying for one another. Please feel free to reach out to these families as God leads you.