The Lyons Share - 01/27/2018

Keeping Promises

 

Yes, somewhere people still make and keep promises. They choose not to quit when the going gets rough because they promised once to see it through. They stick to lost causes. They hold on to a love grown cold. They stay with people who have become pains in the neck. They still dare to make promises and care enough to keep the promises they make.

 

I want to say to you that if you have a ship you will not desert, if you have people you will not forsake, if you have causes you will not abandon, then you are like God.

 

What a marvelous thing a promise is! When a person makes a promise, she reaches out into an unpredictable future and makes one thing predictable: she will be there even when being there costs her more than she wants to pay.

 

When a person makes a promise, he stretches himself out into circumstances that no one can control and controls at least one thing: he will be there no matter what the circumstances turn out to be. With one simple word of promise, a person creates an island of certainty in a sea of uncertainty.

 

When a person makes a promise, she stakes a claim on her personal freedom and power.

 

When you make a promise, you take a hand in creating your own future.

 

The Power of Promises, Lewis B. Smedes,

August 20, 1921 - December 19, 2002

7 Reasons God Deserves My Praise

1. He hears and answers my prayer. (Ps 65:2)
2. I am reminded that God has paid for my sin. (Ps 65:3)
3. God wants to spend time with me. (Ps 65:4)
4. God has proven to be my Hope. (Ps 65:5)
5. God controls the power of the earth. (Ps 65; 6-7)
6. God makes the earth provide for me. (Ps 65: 9-13)
7. God is my Source of joy. (Ps 65:8)

 

Jim Erwin, Patheos Evangelical

Snow Removers: "Serve God, Shovel Snow!"

The church is looking for volunteers who can help us love our community by keeping our sidewalks free of snow. Please email info@armitagechurch.org if you'r willing to help this season.

Special Prayer This Coming Sunday

We mourn with all Chicago the tragic death of Commander Paul Bauer, Chicago Police Department. Special prayer for his family and our city will be offered by Armitage member officer Danny Guzman who has served under Commander Paul Bauer. Armitage member Carlos Azcoitia, public school principal, will lead us in prayer for those impacted by the Florida school shooting. 
Sunday Celebration, 2.18.18, 11:00 am.

Volunteer Work Days

Thank you to those of you who come out for our monthly work days! Our next Volunteer Work Day will be Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Please enter via the Albany doors (ring bottom doorbell and you’ll be buzzed in) & meet in the ground floor auditorium for instructions & work assignments.