Celebrate Recovery – Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It’s Testimony Night!
Large group starts at 7  pm and Small  groups start at 8 pm.
Come hear about a woman’s struggle with selfishness and how God’s abundant grace,
forgiveness and mercy gave her a new more meaningful life?

“All things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Step 12: Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)

Rafter J Cowboy Church Bulletin for Sunday, September 23, 2012


Sermon for Sunday, September 23, 2012  

“Rebuke Patience and Prayer”

Scripture: James 5: 1-20

By Pastor Bob Young


This Week at Rafter J:

Sunday, September 23rdWorship Service 10 am, Youth Bible Study 10:30 am, Children’s Church 10:30 am, Open Arena 3 pm – 5 pm, 6 pm Bible Study on Isaiah (chapter 5 and more)

Monday, September 24thOpen Arena, General Public 7 pm                                               

Wednesday, September 26thCelebrate Recovery 7 pm – Testimony                                 

 Thursday, September 27thBuck-Out 7 pm                                   

Saturday, September 29thBreakfast and Prayer 8 am, Quinlan Riding in the Arena, Church Community Sale, Men’s Ministry Meeting (more details about the Community Sale and Men’s Ministry below)

Other Information:

 Saturday, September 29th – 1st Annual Community Sale, bring your unwanted items to Rafter J for the sale.  Make sure everything is clean and has prices on the item.  WE welcome anyone wanting to volunteer to help! There will be a Bake Sale too, please see Robbyn for sign up to bring baked goods or to sign up for a shift to work the Community Sale. There will be a need for some people to volunteer Friday, September 28th to help make sure everything is ready for Saturday’s sale.  Also, the used pews we have are available to any in the congregation but we need to be rid of them by 10/01/12 see Robbyn about this as well. 




Saturday, September 29th – The New Men’s Ministry will be meeting @ 6 pm.  The men will meet the last Saturday of each month starting this month.  Please contact Steven 214-535-1020 if you have any questions.





Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3rd – Horse Power for Kid’s Benefit.  All proceeds going to The Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Special guest speaker is Elsie Frost.  Carnival, Motorcycle Run, Trail Ride, Youth Buck-Out, and live music.  Volunteers will be needed for this day.  Rafter J is partnering with Kaufman County Cowboy Church and other churches.  Please see James Burt, Terry Carter, Janie Collins, Shirley Mc, Red, or Skip, if you have questions.  More info in coming weeks.

Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church Wednesday, September 19th

Confess Lesson #12

Large group starts at 7  pm and Small  groups start at 8 pm
Come join us tonight as we continue with Principle 4. 
After writing an inventory, we must deal with what we have written. 
The first way we do this is to confess our sins to God.

Principle 4: Openly examine and  confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

“Happy are the pure in heart.” (Matthew 5:8)

Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” (James 5:16)
Confess your shortcomings, resentments, and sins
Obey Gods directions
No more guilt
Face the truth
Ease the pain
Stop the blame
Start accepting God’s forgiveness
Leader’s Focus  Question:
What positive changes have happened in your life due to sharing your inventory? Which do you find more difficult: confessing to God, yourself or to someone you trust; why?

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