Slow down!
Spiritual Wisdom of the Week - Slow Down

We often get busy during this season. This week, I encourage you to slow down. I encourage you to take a break from the busyness and see how God is revealing to us how seemingly impossible things become possible.
I hope your holiday preparations are allowing space for you to be blessed and for you to be a blessing. I’d like to invite you to explore the following question and then dive into some scripture this day.
The Question: Can you remember a time during the Christmas season when you felt overwhelmed instead of filled with the Christmas spirit?
God's Word: Read Isaiah 11:1-10 (on the right)• What is the character of the “shoot from the stump of Jesse”? How does this point to Jesus’ characteristics? • How are each of these godly characteristics different from their worldly counterpart? For example, how is Godly wisdom different from the world’s understanding of wisdom? • Read the contrasts in verses 6-8. What might they be alluding to or hinting at? Are there any surprises?
We are blessed to have you as a part of our church community and family.
This church is a place that families have been worshiping at for 186 years. We would like to continue to be in the community and become a vibrant ministry in the community of Groveville and the City of Trenton. Why not help us do this. Start by coming out to our Christmas Eve Candlelight service on December 24th at 11:00pm.
Be a Blessing and God Bless you.
Pastor Scott

The Branch From Jesse - Isaiah Chapter 11
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord
3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.

Wednesday Bible Study postponed indefinitely. Keep checking back here for updates.
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Currently being held via Skype

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Candlelight Service

11:00PM to Midnight

Christmas Eve
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