Family of Hope House Church February 2018
Many Anti-Christs Have Already Appeared
"You were told that Antichrist was to come, and now many antichrists have appeared, which proves to us that this is indeed the last hour.”
I John 2:18 (NEB)
The test of whether someone is faithful to God is not whether or how often they say "Lord, Lord", but whether they truly follow Jesus in their daily life.
So let's apply Jesus's Beatitudes test, starting with ourselves. Are we living in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount or by such "Me-attitudes" as the following anti-Christian beliefs?
Blessed are the haughty and the wealthy, for theirs is the promise of heaven on earth.
Blessed are those who maintain an "I'm-always-right", arrogant spirit, for they will convince many.
Blessed are the proud and powerful, for they shall be lauded as the greatest winners ever.
Blessed are the greedy, the grabbers, the graspers, for they shall reap abundant rewards for their aggression.
Blessed are the merciless and the militarily mighty, for they shall be feared and revered as the greatest.
Blessed are men who are pleasure-seeking and sexually aggressive, for they shall be admired as Alpha males.
Blessed are the warmongers, for they shall be seen as maintaining law and order through military might.
Blessed are those who are admired and praised by the masses, for theirs is the power to rule over them.
Blessed are you when millions revere you, show deference to you, and who flatter you, falsely or otherwise. Rejoice and be very glad! Great are your rewards! - Harvey Yoder
Notes, Prayers and Praises
- “THANKS SO MUCH for your over-the-top generosity in providing so many 'Sunshine gifts' over the holiday season and during my flu recovery! A special thanks to Lois Rivera-Wenger for all of the extra work she did for this. You are all such a wonderful blessing!” -Alma Jean Yoder
- WE WILL BE MEETING WITH THE TABLE Sunday, February 25, at 4:30 pm.
February Lectionary Texts
4 Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
11 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9
18 Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15
25 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25
February services, worship at 4, meal at 6 pm
4 Location: Park Place, second floor meeting room 564-3716
Worship and sharing: Lois Rivera-Wenger
Bible Study: Paul Swarr sandwich/fresh fruit meal
11 Location: Guy Vlasits 1260 Parkway Drive 269-6706
Worship and Sharing: James Stauffer
Bible Study: Elly Nelson Carry-in meal
18 Location: FLRC, 273 Newman Ave. (ground floor) 432-0531
Worship and Sharing: Kent Palmer
Bible Study: Harvey Yoder Finger foods meal
25 Location: We will be joining the Table for a joint service and carry-in meal at 4:30 pm at Community Mennonite Church on South High Street.