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Presidential Blessing: September 30, 2017

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Presidential Blessing: September 30, 2017
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Greetings from Abbotsford – home, sweet home! Today, my family and I will be of service to the Mission Church family by sharing God’s Word, worshiping the Lord, and celebrating together with them the 75th Anniversary of that sister church. Please pray for this spiritual festivity!
 
In the last two Sabbaths, we have shared some thoughts about the spiritual meaning of stewardship as an act of worship, which are manifested through an attitude of Surrender and Gratitude to God - which are closely connected and not isolated. The practicality of this outlook is manifested in our lives in the way we treat the four amazing stewardship gifts given to each one of us by God: Temple, Time, Talents, Treasure. Interestingly, the first two are granted to us in an universal way – Tempe and Time, while the last two are individual – Talents and Treasures. Thus, our bodies created by God is the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19-20) as He wants to abide in all of us; the Time cycle of hours, days, weeks, and years is equal to everyone (Gen 1: 14; 8:22). Nonetheless, God has given us diverse and individual Talents (Rom. 12:6-8; Eph. 4:11-16) and allowed us to administer for Him different portions of His Treasures (Matt. 25:14-30).
 
In the Christian perspective where all belongs to God, in the same manner, all should be used for Him. The amazing beauty is that the more we treat and use any of the stewardship gifts with an attitude of Surrender and Gratitude for God’s glory, the more is given back to us and the longer and better we will enjoy them in this life, in preparation for the eternal one. When God is the “center” of our lives, there are no “corners” left unattended – He will take care of His faithful children. (To be continued).
 
Please, pray for the upcoming Retreats at Camp Hope (online registration available on our website):
 
  • Men’s Ministry - this weekend
  • Women’s Ministry - Oct 13-15
  • Sage BC - Oct 27-29
 
Also, for the Board of Directors Meeting tomorrow and the SEEDS Conference – Church in the Valley, Oct 20-21 (poster attached)
 
Happy Sabbath!
In His Service,
Wesley Torres, D.Min.
President