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Chris and Marci invite you to visit the Clearfield, UT, based on-line Christian book store. Heritage Christian Book & Gift is newly established so visit often for additions and updates. (Copy and paste URL into your browser.)
This is not a tale about the travails in Alexander’s young life, but about a certain memorable day in the life of Clearfield Community Church. The alarm went out at 2:33 pm Tuesday, March 19 and EVERYONE SAFELY EXITED the structure…so it was not a completely terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Today, we pause briefly to mark that day and to thank the Lord for the safety of all, the caring response of so many of our neighbors and friends, and that we are now well along in re-building the meeting and ministry space for the Lord’s people.
We are sad for the loss of some precious things, and mourn the tangible & visible reminders of loved ones who have gone on as well as special events. Today is moving us forward in God’s time to our tomorrows, new vistas and visions.
We look back momentarily only to keep our bearings to faithfully move ahead. Like Joseph speaking to his ornery brothers, we say to the enemy of our souls: “…you intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many…” -Genesis 50:20. We find solace in the inspired words of Jeremiah: “This is what the Lords says: ‘…I will come to you and fulfill My gracious promise to you to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’” -Jeremiah 29:10-11 Soli Deo Gloria
Having trouble finding the photos of the work being done on the new church building? Scroll up to the top of the page, Click on “Rebuilding Photos”, then scroll down to see that page.
“I think we have two choices in the face of such big beauty (the universe): terror or awe. And this is precisely why we attempt to chart God, because we want to be able to predict Him, to dissect Him, to carry Him around in our dog and pony show. We are too proud to feel awe and to fearful to feel terror. We reduce Him to math so we don’t have to fear Him, and yet the Bible tells us fear is the appropriate response, that it is the beginning of wisdom.” Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, page 204
Richard Axmann has informed us that the cardboard and paper recycling bin is back on the church parking lot on the south side of 200 South. We get cash for every time it is emptied. Use it.
It only takes an hour to listen to Ken Ham of AnswersInGenesis.org explain this concept. Enjoy! (Highlight the URL below, right-click it, & choose “Go to http://…”)
“I believe that the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. If he can sink a man’s mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God.” Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, page 13
From your front yard how many of your neighbors’ homes can you see? Consider praying for each neighbor this week, perhaps at the dinner table with the whole family.
“Faith is rest, not toil. It is the giving up all the former weary efforts to…induce God to love and pardon; and the calm reception of the truth so long rejected, that God is not waiting for any such inducements, but loves and pardons of His own goodwill, and is showing that goodwill to any sinner who will come to Him on such a footing, casting away his own poor performances or goodnesses, and relying implicitly upon the free love of Him who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” -HORATIUS BONAR