This Weekend @ Connexus | January 18th, 2008

Man, this Growing Relationship series has been fantastic so far. Thanks for the feedback, and thanks for inviting people to come with you.

Before we get into the details of the weekend, I'm hoping that some Barrie campus people who come at 10:00 a.m. would consider attending the 8:30 service on Sunday.  We'd love to have you shift to open up some more seats at 10:00 a.m.  It's a great problem to have, and by having several dozen families shift we can begin to see God open up even more chances for people to enter a growing relationship with Christ.

Anyway, I'm all fired up for our weekend as is our music team. Should be a great time together.

Barrie

In this session of a growing relationship, you will be introduced to the role private spiritual disciplines play in the development of our faith. Drawing from Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, Carey explains how God leverages systematic prayer and generosity to grow our confidence in him.

Service times: 8:30 & 10:00 am | Galaxy Theaters 72 Commerce Drive Barrie

Orillia

part three: providential relationships – If you are like most people, you can’t tell your life story without referencing people who played significant roles along the way. The same is true of your faith story. In this third installment of a growing relationship, Carey explains how God uses providential relationships to grow our faith in surprising ways.

Service Times: 8:30 & 10:00 am | Galaxy Theaters Orillia 865 West Ridge Blvd.

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  1. Joan says, January 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Carey, I just had to share this re Private Disciplines. My routine is to have devotional time first and prayer time second every morning, but this time is spent after my shower! I found it was best to wake up first (falling back to sleep was easy to do if I stayed in bed to pray), but I discovered that by the time I get dressed, do the make up thing, my prayer time often gets cut short, sometimes looking at the clock and leaving without it at all. I do my devotional over a cup of tea and the last thing I do is pray. It's never my makeup or hair that is short on time, but time with God can be.
    After your message yesterday, I decided to try again and give God the first few minutes of my day. So this morning I did that (even prayed longer)- not easy when you're sleepy! I took a chance on running out of time for make up, scary for my friends at work, but I took the chance anyway. After prayer I read my devotional.
    What a reassuring voice God has. This was my devotional for today's date: "At the time, discipline isn't much fun. It always feels like it's going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it's the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God." Hebrews 12:11.
    Coincidence? I sure don't think so.

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