November 10, 2019
MY ____ FAMILY | WEEK 1
My ____ family. We all have a word we would use to fill in the blank. Luckily, whatever word you would use - Scripture is full of dysfunctional families. You do not have to look far in the Old Testament to find families dividing and disagreeing, manipulating, and demonstrating intense jealousy. Sound familiar? The reality is our only hope for a life-giving family is in Jesus Christ. Join us this month as we explore how to make Jesus the center of our family.
WEEKLY GIVING STATISTICS
(Fiscal Year Began June 1, 2019)
Last Week Weekly Need YTD
$2,538 $2,925 ($12,997)
VISION NIGHT: November 10, at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Come join us and hear what awesome things God is doing at The Center Church.
HAND2HAND MINISTRY: Donations welcome!
Please check the Next Steps table at church and/or contact email@example.com for more info.
CENTERSTUDENTS MINISTRY: Craig’s Cruisers Lock-In
Friday, 11.08.19 from 6:30pm until Saturday, 11.09.19 6:00am
Questions? Please contact Brendon at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPE UNEXPECTED: Have a heart for moms and kids? Looking for a way to serve your community?
The Center Church takes part in the Hope Unexpected Ministry.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in serving. We’ll get you connected!
BRIAN BLUM | FRONTLINE LEAD PASTOR
Key Passages: New Living Translation
Genesis 16:1-6 16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. 3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.)
4 So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with contempt. The Lord will show who’s wrong—you or me!”
6 Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away.
Genesis 17: 17-19 17 Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. “How could I become a father at the age of 100?” he thought. “And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?” 18 So Abraham said to God, “May Ishmael live under your special blessing!”
19 But God replied, “No—Sarah, your wife, will give birth to a son for you. You will name him Isaac,[a] and I will confirm my covenant with him and his descendants as an everlasting covenant.