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3 Bible passages to conquer stress

Stress is real. It can impact every area of your life, including your health.

Doctors have warned us for some time about the need to watch our stress levels. Would it surprise you to know that God doesn’t want you to stress out either?

Since we know God cares about our life, you can be assured that God doesn’t want your life to be overrun by anything other than his amazing grace. But that’s not always easy, is it?

Bills pile up, work get crazy and the kids need to be 3 places at once. There has to be a better way!

Thank God there is.

These three Bible passages won’t make your bills disappear. Work will still need to be done. You’re going to have to figure the kids’ schedules. Whatever is stressing you out will still try to stress you out, even if you read these passages.

We’re confident, though, that learning the promises of God help to replace stress (and stress’s close relative, worry) with grace and peace.

So, the next time you’re feeling stressed, take time to repeat these passages:

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2019-03-27T14:01:38-06:00March 27th, 2019|Church|0 Comments

Pay Attention to Your Spirit | Sermon Preview

This weekend is the final message in our Summer Sermon Series, Finding God’s Will. We’ve considered how using scripture, reason and tradition can help us find God’s will for our lives. These are great resources you can use to answers questions like, “What does God want of me? From me? For me?”

We’ll finish our series by talking about how our experiences with God can help us answer those questions, too.
Here are the two passages of the Bible we’ll talk about this week:

Ephesians 2:1-10
From Death to Life
You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

2 Chronicles 36:22-23
Cyrus Proclaims Liberty for the Exiles
In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of King Cyrus of Persia so that he sent a herald throughout all his kingdom and also declared in a written edict: ‘Thus says King Cyrus of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the Lord his God be with him! Let him go up.’

What was the last experience with God you had?

Here’s a funny clip to get you thinking.

2018-08-21T09:27:28-06:00August 21st, 2018|Church|0 Comments

Our Christmas Eve Offering

The Lydia Patterson Institute has served El Paso for 104 years.  But did you know that “La Lydia” has been a blessing to our church, too?  We have had pastors of our church who attended the school, and others who were a part of the ministry.

That’s part of the reason we’re excited about our Christmas Eve offering.  We’re tithing the night’s offering.  So, 10% of everything we receive from the Christmas Eve offering will be given to the Lydia Patterson Institute.

That means we’ll be helping students achieve their educational goals.  95% of all graduating Seniors attend college.  There’s so much to be proud of at LPI.  We’re hopeful you’ll help us support their work.

You can see some of what happens at the school for yourself by watching the video below:

We’ll see you Christmas Eve for our candlelight service.  We can’t wait!

If you would like to leave your Christmas Offering online, just follow this link.

 

2017-12-30T20:50:20-06:00December 20th, 2017|Church, Worship Services|0 Comments

Christmas at Kelsey

Do you have Christmas plans?
We’d love to celebrate Christmas with you and your family! There are several events planned to help you make Christmas a meaningful time. Everyone’s always invited and everything is free. So, consider yourself invited and help us by sharing the invitation.

 

Children’s Christmas Program
Sunday, December 10th @ 6pm
Come watch the kids share the Christmas message with everyone. After the program stay for cookies, refreshments and lots of pictures! It’s always a fun time for everyone.

Youth Christmas Caroling
Friday, December 15th
Our youth group visits members and friends in the nursing home and those who are home bound to sing Christmas carols with them. If you would like them to visit someone you know in Corpus, contact our office.

Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 17th @ 6:30pm
Our choir has been preparing a musical message for you. Come hear the sounds of Christmas, and make this a family tradition. Of course, there’s always a great time to be had at the fellowship time afterwards.

Sidewalk Christmas
Wednesday, December 20th
We’ll have holiday treats and music available on the church sidewalk. Come and have fun and enjoy a bit of Christian fellowship.

Service of the Longest Night
Thursday, December 21st @ 7pm
In all the Winter Wonderland and Most Wonderful Time of the Year feelings, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are often a difficult time for many people. We take time to pause and recognize the hurt and loss many of us feel during the holidays.

Christmas Eve Candlelight
Sunday, December 24th @ 7pm
It’s Christmas! Celebrate the Savior’s birth as we worship together.

New Year’s Eve Worship
Sunday, December 31st @ 7pm
We’ll usher the New Year with a time of worship, prayer and sharing. Let’s give God thanks for the year that has passed and prayerfully look forward to 2018!

2017-12-04T15:12:35-06:00December 4th, 2017|Church|0 Comments

No Breakfast or Sunday School

We just learned there will be no electricity at church this Sunday morning.  Workers have scheduled several hours Sunday morning to continue work related to the Harbor Bridge project.  The power has been turned off a couple of times on Sundays before, but it was always quickly restored before it could affect church activities.  This is the first time the outage is scheduled to last this long.

Therefore, considering the safety of our members and friends, we have cancelled the weekly youth Taco Breakfast (They are off next week, too, for Spring Break) and all Sunday School classes.

Our worship service is still scheduled to take place.  It is Communion Sunday and we’ll do our best to make the most of our time together.  We won’t have A/C, PowerPoint or the organ, but the Holy Spirit will still be there!

Again, no Taco Breakfast or Sunday School classes this weekend (Only this weekend–don’t get any ideas!).  We think this might be a good time for your Sunday School class to meet somewhere else to enjoy a new scenery while you discuss your lesson (restaurant, park, coffee shop, beach, etc).

We would appreciate your help in making sure everyone knows.  Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Sunday.

2017-03-02T16:00:01-06:00March 2nd, 2017|Church|0 Comments
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