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Acts 17:22-34   We gather to worship the known God.  The God who made the world and everything in it.  He needs nothing from humans.  He gives life to all and breath to all.   His plan is for us to seek Him and find Him not grope around in the dark.  He is not far from us.

Deuteronomy 30:11-16  God is not to mysterious or to difficult to understand.  We don’t have to go to heaven and have Him brought down (Jesus did that), nor do we have to go looking for Him across the sea.  His word is very near.  In our mouth and in our heart so we are able to do it.

Back to Acts –  It is in Him we live and move and have our very being!    –   When Paul talked about Jesus and His resurrection from the dead – some people made fun of what was being said.   Others said I have to think about it.  But there were some who believed!   It is time to be “All In”!  No more making fun or trying to figure things out – just believe!

James 3:1-18   Let’s us know we can’t be blessing one time and cursing the next.  We can’t pray in love and live in hate.  Nor can we say God is so good and go around murmuring and complaining.  This shows we are double minded, unsure of who we belong to.  We show who we belong to by our speech and actions.  When we are bitter, envious, self-seeking; pride is right there.  It is a false truth.  It may look and sound good at the moment even self protecting but the results are not good!    James tells us this wisdom does not come down from above but it earthly, sensual, even demonic –  OH!

Bitterness is being angry, hurt, resentful.

Envy is when we are discontent, resentful of someone else.

Resentful keeps popping up.  It means we are feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly.   Being treated unfairly happens a lot in this world.  And when it does we become selfish, lacking consideration for others.  Only concerned about our own pleasures or profit.  These emotions corrupt (alters) a person.

The wisdom that comes from God is first of all PURE (undefiled), peace-loving courteous (considerate, gentle).  It is willing to yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and free from doubts, free from wavering, and free from insincerity.

The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.   When Jesus gave the sermon on the mount, He said –  “Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the sons of God”.

The words that we speak reveal who we truly belong to.   Blessings come from Christ!  Curses do not!

Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on things that are true, noble, just, pure lovely, good reports, virtuous thing, things that are worthy of praise.  These are the things that come from above.

Our words, thoughts and actions come from who we belong to.  Paul said in Acts – It is in Him we live and move and have our very  being.  Let’s get all in!  Then our words will be pure and healing, encouraging, strengthening to others and ourselves –   Get all in!  In Him we live and move and have our very being!

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JAN ALDRIDGE has a “now” word for a generation that is looking for “real” answers. Jan is a unique,      straightforward communicator of raw spiritual truths and prophetic insight which has placed her in great demand at conferences and churches worldwide. Her desire is for all to know Christ in a way that is real, honest and tangible. Her ministry and unique delivery cuts straight to the heart. She’ll have you crying one minute and laughing the next, but you’ll get the message – the message of Jesus Christ.

 

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“Nice Girls Don’t Change the World”

By Lynne Hybels

Led by: Cindy Orewiler

Hosted by: Hanover Foursquare Church

What kind of girl will change the world?

The one who has accepted their own

unique gifts, strengths and passions.

Inside of you is the real YOU!

The person you were made to be.

There is only one person who knows who that is.

No matter your age, 13 to 90, it is not too late to find the REAL YOU and your potential to change the world.

Join us! MONDAY’S 6:30 PM

January 23rd & 30th        February 6th & 13th

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Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon.com you can support Hanover Foursquare Church? Simply name us as your Amazon Smile Charity of Choice, and we’ll receive a donation! Just click on the image to get started today – thanks!

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Church Picnic

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Join us Sunday, August 17th, for our annual church picnic at Penn Grove Retreat Center.  This year we will be having our morning worship service at the camp as well, followed by lunch.  Mark your calendars and invite a friend!

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Sunday, August 11th
Camp Celebration Sunday!
Wear your camp shirt and think of something you may want to share about your time at camp! You’re encouraged to invite those great people who sponsored you!!!

Friday,  August 16th
Children’s Church Back to School Party!
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Children’s Church Room
Pizza, games, music, and  duck-tape??!!!!? Bring your old back-pack for a special game!

Sunday,  August 25th
YOUth Group “Back to School Night”!!!!
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Main Church
Pizza, games, worship, prizes…
Come and get encouraged to go into this year with confidence and courage in God!
Bring your friends along!!

 

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Identity Class

whorusqHas been stopped for now.  Mitch and his family will be going back to Uganda Jan. 21, 2013.

You can follow more of Mitch’s journey @ http://helpsend.org/mitchmaryellen for sermons, books and articles on the subject.

 

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Annual Christmas Party

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We will be holding our annual Christmas Dinner beginning at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall (basement) on Saturday, December 11th. The church will be supplying turkey, mashed potatoes, and drinks. Please join us with a side dish or dessert, your family, your friends, and your fellowship.

Please sign-up as soon as possible, and let us know how many will be attending and what dish you will be bringing.

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Hot Chocolate Outreach

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Join us in sharing the love of God by helping people stay warm as they welcome Santa to town. We will need help with mixing, transporting, and handing out the delicious hot chocolatey goodness the morning after Thanksgiving. Please see Dusty Shue if you are interested in helping.

Please take a few minutes to review the training videos below!

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Sexy Christians

Marriage Seminar
February 8-9, 2013
Gettysburg Foursquare Church

http://www.puredesire.org/sexychristians/

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