Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church – Wednesday, October 31st

Victory Lesson #15
Large group   starts at 7  pm and Small   groups start at 8 pm
How can you have VICTORY over your defects of character?
Principle  5:  Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask  Him to remove my character defects.
“Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do  what God requires.”
Matthew 5:6
Step 6:  We  were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of  character.
“Humble  yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
James 4:10
Voluntarily submit
Identify character defects
Change your mind
Turn over character defects
One day at a time
Recovery is a process
You must choose to change
Leader’s  Focus  Question:
What character defect are you going to ask God to remove?  What will you stop doing and what will you start doing?

Victory  Lesson Prayer:

Dear  God, show me Your will in working on my shortcomings. Help me not to resist the changes that You have planned for me.  I need You to “direct my steps.” Help me stay in today, not get dragged back into the past or lost in the future.  I ask You to give me the power and the wisdom to make the very best I can out of today.  In the name of Jesus I pray,  Amen.

Rafter J Cowboy Church Bulletin for Sunday, October 28th

 Sermon for Sunday, October 28, 2012 

Don’t Waste a Good Hurt” part 2

Scripture: Philippians 3: 1-21

 Philippians 4: 1-23

By Pastor Bob Young

This Week at Rafter J:

Sunday, October 28thWorship Service 10 am, Youth Bible Study 10:30 am, Children’s Church 10:30 am, Open Arena 1 – 5 pm 

Monday, October 29th – Open Arena, General Public 7 pm                             

Wednesday, October 31st – Celebrate Recovery 7 pm – Victory Lesson                    

Thursday, November 1st – Buck-Out 7:30 pm 

Friday, November 2nd – Arena Closed for Horse Power for Kids Arena Set-up                          

Saturday, November 3rd – Horse Power for Kids – Registration ($5) for Bike Run and Trail Ride at 11 am with each starting at Noon.  (see comments in Other Info section)

Other  Information:

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3rdHorse Power for Kid’s Benefit.  All proceeds going to The Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Special guest speaker is Elsie Frost (speaking at 5:30 pm).  Carnival, Motorcycle Run, Trail Ride, Youth Buck-Out (starts at 7 pm) and live music.  Volunteers will be needed for this day.  Rafter J is partnering with Kaufman County Cowboy Church, Dallas County Cowboy Church, Jake E’s Riding Round Up, Crandall Cotton Gin and Rip Griffins Travel Center.  We still need cases of water and soda donated.  Volunteers are needed, please see James Burt, Terry Carter, Janie Collins, Shirley Mc, Red, or Skip. Please come support this event.  The committee will be setting up on Friday night so any donations can be delivered to the church throughout the day.

We are also in need of cakes to be donated for our Cake-Walk for our KCCA event.  See Janie or Mrs. Shirley if you can donate a cake. 


Sunday, November 11thAnnual Rafter J Desert Bake-Off Contest.  Please see Debbie or Fred Johnson for more details and entry fee information.







Tuesday, November 13th – Women’s Ministry Meeting 7 pm – Pot Luck dinner and Bible Study.  Additional Women’s Ministry info:  please bring items to help with Thanksgiving Baskets.  Handouts with items needed will be on the table by the church house.  There is a box by the kitchen for donated items.




Saturday, December 8th – Christmas Parade sponsored by the Youth Group.  We need a flatbed trailer and tractor to decorate and use in the parade.  Also, Youth Christmas Party and Lock-In at 7 pm.  See Monica or Dave Vincent with questions.

Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church – Wednesday, October 24th

It’s Testimony  Night!


Large group starts at 7  pm and Small   groups start at 8  pm.


“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me” (Psalm 27:10)

Do you wonder what the above verse has to do with the testimony tonight?


Are you curious? If so, come join us.




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)



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