The Men’s Ministry will provide breakfast on Sunday, December 23rd from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
This email being sent on behalf of the Men’s Minstry
Grace Lesson #18
Large group starts at 7 pm and Small groups start at 8 pm
We must make our amends, make restitution, offer our forgiveness, but most of all, we must receive and model Jesus Christ’s freely given gift of GRACE.
Principle 6: Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
Step 9: We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother, then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew 5:23-24)
Received by our faith
Accpted by God’s love
Christ paid the price
Leader’s Focus Question: In what ways have you experienced God’s GRACE in your recovery?
Our Father, thank You for Your love, for Your freely given grace. Help me model Your ways when I make my amends to those I have hurt and offer my forgiveness to those who have injured me. Help me to set aside my selfishness and speak the truth in love. I pray that I would focus only on my part, my responsibility in the issue. I know that I can forgive others because You first forgave me. Thank you for loving me. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
The Arena Ministry Team would like to say “thank you” to all those that helped with the Santa Roping. It was a huge success. Several families were assisted as a result of this event.
Sermon for Sunday, December 16, 2012
“The Bread of Life”
Scripture: John 6:1-71
By Pastor Bob Young
This Week at Rafter J:
Sunday, December 16th– Worship Service 10 am, Youth Bible Study 10:30 am, Children’s Church 10:30 am, Open Arena 1 – 5 pm
Monday, December 17th– Open Arena for General Public 7 pm
Wednesday, December 19th – Celebrate Recovery 7 pm – Grace Lesson
Thursday, December 20th– Buck-Out 7:30 pm
Friday, December 21st– Practice Sorting 7 – $15 Registration
Sunday, December 23rd – Men’s Ministry Breakfast – Breakfast will be offered by the Men’s Ministry 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Saturday, December 29th – Men’s Ministry meeting 6 pm
Monday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve Horseless Ranch Rodeo – Bring the family for a fun evening. See Terry Carter or anyone with the Arena Ministry.
Sunday, January 6th – 2013 Jubilee Committee Meeting after Church Service. If you are interested in being on this committee, please attend this meeting in the Celebrate Recovery room. If you have any questions, please see Andy or Red.
January 25 & 26, 2013 – Cowgirl Get Together in Tyler – Tickets $10. Please see Debbie or Shirley for additional information. http://cowgirlgettogether.com/index.html RAFTER J COOKBOOKS ARE READY $15.00. Great Christmas Gifts!! See Debbie Johnson. Thank you to all who contributed to the Rafter J Cowboy Church Cookbook!
Where: Rafter J Cowboy Church Arena
When: Saturday, December 15th 11 am Registration for 1 pm Roping
What: Draw Roping 4 Head Team – $100 entry per man 60% pay back
Why: To Assist Families In Need
Additional Event – 5 pm Mutton, Calf, and Steer Riding for Kids
Contact Terry Carter or Dee Glover with the Arena Ministry team for more details.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event.