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“In 1946, author Gertrude Stein felt very tired and ill during a car journey. Rushed to the American hospital at Neuilly, France, she was diagnosed with an advance state of cancer.  The surgeon operated, but it was too late.  Gertrude passed away on the evening of July 27, 1946.  Her last words baffled those around her. “What is the answer?” she asked.  When nobody replied, she laughed to herself and said, “In that case, what is the question?” (Robert J. Morgan, The Red Sea Rules).  Sometimes we can’t find the answers to our dilemmas because we’re asking the wrong questions.  Perhaps, Gertrude Stein, we find ourselves diagnosed with an incurable disease.  Or we have a child in crisis or we are dealing with a legal problem.  Maybe the money is not there to pay all the bills.  You are in a difficult relationship or situation.  Our natural instinct is to ask, “How can I get out of this mess?”  “How can I fix my problems?”  “Why did this happen to me?”

The question to ask is, “How can I give God glory through this?” Why?  Because in the words of Robert J. Morgan, “God doesn’t waste suffering.”   The Psalmist said in Psalm 50:15 (NLT): “Call on Me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory.”  Learn more about helping others by listening: http://collincreekfwbc.podbean.com/.  Study Guide: Exodus 14c3-4 (Red Sea Rule #2).   And join us next Sunday, September 16 for: The X Red Sea Rules.

Your Servant,

Robert Posner

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

Spend time with the Lord: at least 20 minutes a day praying for 18 individuals.

Monday, September 17: Today’s reading: Psalm 38

Tuesday, September 18: Today’s reading: Mark 14

Wednesday, September 19: Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 6

Patch Club (Ages 3—4th graders) @ 6:45 pm

Challenger’s Class (5th—6th) @ 6:45 pm

Crossdirection (7th-12th): Does God Exist? @ 6:45 pm

Men’s Prayer & Study Group: Forgotten God – Who is the Holy Spirit? @ 6:45 pm

Women’s Prayer & Study Group: Building Your Strengths @ 6:45 pm

English Second Language Class @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 20: Today’s reading: Proverbs 7

Friday, September 21: Today’s reading: 1 Kings 12

Women’s Retreat – September 21-23

Saturday, September 22: Today’s reading: Exodus 32

Plano Balloon Festival Park & Ride Outreach @ 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

Sunday, September 23: Today’s reading: Amos 1

Sunday School @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Nursery Caregivers:

@ 9:15 am – Emily Boettcher & Wendy Mitchell

@ 10:30 am – Ashley Jennings, Amy Craig & Argelia Aguilar

Community Worship @ 10:45 am – The X Red Sea Rules

Community Groups gathering at various days, times and places. (see http://www.collincreekchurch.org/community-groups/)

To see more of this week’s events at COLLIN CREEK CHURCH: http://www.collincreekchurch.org/calendar/

Events are subject to change.  See the church’s website for details:

collincreekchurch.org  – Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.


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