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Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church – Wednesday, December 19th

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.
“Blessed are the merciful.” (Matthew 5:7)
“Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9)
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)
God’s gift
Received by our faith
Accpted by God’s love
Christ paid the price
Everlasting gift
Leader’s  Focus  Question:  In what ways have you experienced God’s GRACE in your recovery?
Lesson  Prayer:
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.

Rafter J Cowboy Church Bulletin for Sunday, December 16th

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 16thWorship Service 10 am, Youth Bible Study 10:30 am, Children’s Church 10:30 am, Open Arena 1 – 5 pm

Monday, December 17thOpen Arena for General Public 7 pm                     

Wednesday, December 19thCelebrate Recovery 7 pm – Grace Lesson           

Thursday, December 20thBuck-Out 7:30 pm     

Friday, December 21st– Practice Sorting 7  – $15 Registration                                           

Other Information:

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. 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!

Roping – Rafter J Cowboy Church Saturday, December 15th

Santa Roping

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.