Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Ministries and Missions

  • Family Circles
  • Missions Work
  • Men of Vision / Women of Wisdom

Family CircleFamily Circles

Are YOU plugged in to a Family Circle? We have many to choose from so find the one closest to you and get plugged in today. For dates and locations of a family circle near you or for more information, contact the church office at 253-472-3600 or click on the Guest Info tab at the top of this page and click on Family Circle.

 

 

Family Circle Update

Summer time is over and now its time to get back into learning the Word.  Family Circles will resume on September 14th.  If you are not plugged into a Family Circle then please contact Abundant Life Fellowship to get involved.  If you are in a family circle, contact your family circle leader to find out the date.  This is a great time of Fellowship with your church family.  If you are not in a Family circle you are missing out.

 

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MISSIONS  (Local * Statewide * Worldwide)
Adoption Ministry
For over twenty-five years New Beginnings Home has been available to help young mothers who have chosen life for their babies.  New Beginnings is a safe haven where unconditional love and friendship are the norm and women can plan what is best for themselves and their babies while having their physical and emotional needs cared for.  A women finding herself pregnant without a strong support base can be frightened, not knowing where to turn.  There are unique challenges to be addressed and there are no easy answers.  Single parenting, adoption, marriage- what is best?  Yet when these options are considered and walked through in a loving Christian environment, each carries a hope and a future for both mom and child.
They are committed to:
* Being founded upon biblical principles.
* Connecting infants and needy children with families in a fair and equitable manner through adoption.
* Educating families to adopt children from other countries and/or children of color or children with physical or emotional needs.
* Serving as advocates to schools, churches, communities, and government.
* Providing support for the adoptive family and birth family through any challenges they may face.

 

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Men of Vision

The Men of Vision Prayer Breakfast will be at Abundant Life Fellowship, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall Saturday, 6 September at 9:00 a.m..  All men are invited.  Great fellowship, great food, and great word. 

4 August Topic:  Godly Living (not given, discussed other issues)  Here are the notes for the men to share.


Godly Living

2 August 2014

Men of Vision


By Dr. Charles Stanley

As Christians, we have a responsibility to conduct our lives in a way that will please the Lord. His mercy should motivate us to pursue holiness (Heb. 10:14). But what does godly living look like? Although there are many passages of Scripture that we could choose, let’s examine the characterization of a righteous man given in Psalm 1.


A. He orders his life around godly counsel: “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners” (Ps. 1:1). A person who follows the Lord wholeheartedly seeks advice primarily from those who have spiritual insight and integrity (Prov. 12:5).

We should still develop friendships with unsaved people out of a desire to reach them for Christ. But a believer’s closest friends should be those who have godly character.

  • What steps could you take this week to develop closer relationships with thriving Christians?
  • Read John 13:34-35. Why do you think the New Testament places so much importance on loving fellow believers? Why would this, more than anything else, show the world that we are followers of Jesus?

B. The godly person receives enjoyment, encouragement, and refreshment from the Word of God: “His delight is in the law of the Lord” (Ps. 1:2). We should love the Bible more than television, sports, or other pastimes.

Scripture instructs us to meditate on the Word of God. Meditation is pondering what was read and relating it to one’s life. Ask questions such as, “What does this tell me about God or myself? What do I need to change?”

  • What do you think it means to meditate on the Word day and night (v. 2)?
  • What did God promise Joshua if he would meditate on the Book of the Law—that is, Scripture (Josh. 1:8)?
  • How can you apply these principles to your life this week?

C. The godly person stands successfully through the storms in life. “He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water” (Ps. 1:3). During a drought, trees growing by a stream fare better than other trees. In a similar way, people who maintain an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ continue to thrive in difficulty. Their hope and strength is found in the Lord, not their circumstances.

  • Why could the psalmist be courageous despite the devastation around him (Ps. 46:1-3)?
  • In what does the believer place his confidence, even in difficulty (Rom. 8:34-39)?

D. A godly person is fruitful: The tree planted by water “yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither” (Ps. 1:3). Righteous believers seek to invest their lives rather than spend them. Their lives bear spiritual fruit (Gal. 5:22-23). Notice that the fruit of the Spirit is a result of abiding in Christ, not of striving in our own power to be holy (John 15).

  • What did Paul say gave him the strength to live a righteous life (Gal. 2:20)?

This passage means we must surrender control of our lives to God and allow Christ to live through us. It includes the responsibility to reject sin, but we must be careful not to dwell on our battle against temptation. The more we focus on wrongdoing, the more powerful and attractive it will seem. And if we manage to stay free from a particular vice in our own strength, we tend to be judgmental of others who wrestle with it.

  • What should fill our minds (Phil. 4:6-8)?
  • What battle against sin have you been waging on your own? Surrender that struggle to the Lord, and ask Him to bring you through to victory.

E. A godly man is successful in all he does: “Whatever he does shall prosper” (Ps. 1:3).

We should flourish in every aspect of our lives. We will see God’s hand of blessing on our friendships, marriages, families, and careers, although we may not become wealthy or successful by the world’s standards (3 John 1:2). A godly person should be content—a quality vital to enjoying God’s blessings.

 

  • Why do we need to learn contentment, even in prosperity (Phil. 4:12)?
  • What was Paul’s secret to being content (Phil. 4:13)?
  • Does it surprise you that Scripture connects greed to a lack of awareness of the Lord’s presence (Heb. 13:5-6)? Why or why not?

The Lord’s grace is sufficient. Whatever the task or challenge, we are able to face it with the Father’s help (2 Cor. 12:9-10).


     Closing: The Lord calls each of us to a godly life. And He equips us with everything we need to become successful in holy living. Surrender to the Lord, and then ask for the strength to obey His Word. You can be sure He will answer that prayer.


     Prayer: Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit’s power, which equips me to live righteously. I choose to submit my will to You and to rely on Your strength. When the Enemy tells me I can’t be godly, remind me that You will work through me to bring victory. Amen.

 


Women of Wisdom

On Summer break..Stay tuned for upcoming information..

 

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General Information


   Welcome to the new Abundant Life Fellowship web page, after many months we have finally created a site that we hope will guide you closer to the Word of our God and to our church.  The site continues to go through improvements and will just get better with time.  We appreciate all who have viewed this site and hope that you tell your friends and relatives.  You are welcome to come and visit our church.  Our church family will greet you at the door and you will be filled with Gods worship and His words.  


Sunday Service

Whether it is contemporary favorites such as Shout to the Lord, or timeless classics like Amazing Grace; come prepared to immerse yourself in a comfortable, spirit filled environment.

Prayer Service: 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Service Time: 10:00 a.m. Kids Express Children's Ministry is provided to children ages 2 thru 6th grade.  The Nursery is also available to children 2 years and younger.


 

Do you have a teenager that needs Godly influence? The Youth Alive ministry meets every Thursday night at 7 PM at the church in the Fellowship Hall. There is fun, fellowship, games and preaching every Thursday night! Why not send your teenager to a place where they will receive Godly influence and hear a radical message from God's Word. Contact Pastor Dana Cummins for more information or you can contact the church office at 253-472-3600.


 

 

Major Events & Activities

 

Back to School Community Event

Puget Sound Christian Canter and Convoy of Hope is doing a Community Outreach Event for Back to School.  This will be Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 at the Mount Tahoma High School (4634 South 74th Street).  If you would like to help at the event, volunteer at the event or donate $10.00 towards a back pack go to www.convoyofhope.org/tacoma for more information.

 

 

Abundant Life Fellowship Weekly Events

  • Abundant Life School of the Bible +

    Come in and learn about the Bible in depth every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Morning Prayer Service +

    Every Sunday Morning is when we pray for the needs of others and your own.  Start time is 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
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Abundant Life Fellowship Mission Statement

"Changing Lives....and Changed Lives Making a Difference."