Dear Friends of COLLIN CREEK CHURCH,
Psalm 71:20 (CSB): “You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.”
On their first wedding anniversary, August 18, 1938, Russell and Arlene Deibler arrived in New Guinea to labor in the jungles for Christ. When the Japanese invaded the East Indies, the two were torn apart, and Russell was interned in a concentration camp where he died. Darlene was imprisoned in another camp where she suffered years of forced labor, dysentery and intestinal worms. One day she was singled out for execution. The troops took her to a death camp and directed her toward a stark cell. These words were written on the door in chalk: Orang ini musti mati, “This person must die.” The guards shoved her in the cell, and as the door slammed shut, Darlene fell on her knees to peer through the keyhole. When she saw the key make a complete revolution, she knew she was as good as dead. As the footsteps of the guard faded, she fell backward in a cold sweat, trembling, fight off sheer terror. Just then she found herself singing a song she had learned as a child in Sunday School back in Iowa:
Fear not, little flock, Whatever your lot;
He enters all rooms, “The doors being shut.”
He never forsakes, He never is gone,
So, count on His presence, In darkness and dawn. (“Only Believe” by Daniel Reader)
Darlene felt strong arms about her, and she knew that though her captors could lock her in, they could not lock out her wonderful Lord. She was in an impossible spot, but she was there with a God who does impossible feats. She was there in His will, and she knew that His will would never put her where His presence could not sustain her. That assurance bore her through impossible times and preserved her life despite impossible odds. (Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose) Have you ever been in a situation where the Lord’s presence was very real?
Robert J. Morgan said, “When you are in a difficult place, realize that the Lord either placed you there or allowed you to be there, for reasons perhaps known for now only to Himself.” Learn more about helping others by listening: http://collincreekfwbc.podbean.com/. Study Guide: Exodus 13c17-14c4 (Rea Sea Rule #1) (Study Guide). And join us next Sunday, September 16 for: The X Red Sea Rules.
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 10: Today’s reading: Psalm 37
Tuesday, September 11 (Patriots Day): Today’s reading: Mark 13
Wednesday, September 12: Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 5
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 13: Today’s reading: Proverbs 6
Friday, September 14: Today’s reading: 1 Kings 8
Saturday, September 15: Today’s reading: Exodus 31
Sunday, September 16: Today’s reading: Joel 3
Sunday School @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am
@ 9:15 am – Ashley Blagburn & Judy Posner
@ 10:30 am – Lori Jennings, Sharon Johnson & Andrea Shanks
Community Worship @ 10:45 am – The (ten)X Red Sea Rules
Community Groups gathering at various days, times and places.
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:
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