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    • 10:00 AM Sunday School - English
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    • 12:30 PM Sunday Morning Worship - Spanish
    • 6:00 PM Sunday Evening Service
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00 PM Wednesday Adult Bible Study
    • 7:00 PM Wednesday Youth Time
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3/24/2017 - 7:30 PM   Bible Study At Lahmann's
3/26/2017 - 11:00 AM   11am Morning Service
3/26/2017 - 11:00 AM   11am Praise
3/26/2017 - 12:30 PM   Business Meeting
3/26/2017 - 6:00 PM   6pm Evening Service
3/27/2017 - 6:30 PM   6:30pm Choir Practice / Easter Program
3/29/2017 - 6:00 PM   Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Prayer Family,

Do you know what begins with love and ends with self-control?
I will not keep you in suspense; it is the fruit of the Spirit.
It is interesting that in between love and self-control comes:
joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and
gentleness. Almost like God was telling us that they could be
the result of practicing love and self-control.

Something else I find interesting; when we have the Spirit we
have all of the fruits. Some may say they do not have much in the
way of patience. Maybe others wonder why their self-control is
out of control!

It is an easy answer, we are not hungry enough! We have gotten
spoiled. God gave us a Spiritual fruit salad. What do we do? We
pick and choose our favorite fruits to chew on and leave the rest.
If we are going to keep in step with the Spirit, we need to eat the
whole fruit salad!

I asked the children to pick a fruit of the Spirit that they are good
at most often, and another that they need to practice the most. The
fruits they answered were not nearly as surprising, as how fast they
called out their answers! We can learn a lot from children. I know
I do!

What do you think would happen if every week we built on the fruit
of the Spirit? The 1 st week we apply love to everything we can. The
2 nd we continue to practice love while we work on finding and giving
joy and so on. Imagine how much easier self-control becomes after
nine weeks of love; eight of love and joy; seven of love, joy, and peace;
six of love, joy, peace, and patience; five of love, joy, peace, patience,
and kindness; four of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and goodness;
three of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness;
two of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and
gentleness. All that practice prepares us to walk in SELF-CONTROL!
Practice makes perfect! That is what we are all supposed to be doing.
I know I will not be perfect until the Lord makes it so. But until then –
I can be perfecting my fruit by practicing!

In His love, Laura