Why Are So Many Christians Unhappy?
Pastor Ian shares an article on why believers struggle to experience joy.
Yesterday, Sherri and I received a message from a couple who have deeply blessed and shaped our hearts for faithful service. They were parents of two of the youth in our ministry of years ago in California. They were gifted laypeople who were faithful encouragers to us, and who loved our (at the time, just) two small boys as their own children.
Today their children are now in their 50s, and now that they are in their mid- to late 70s, the primary emotion they feel in their lives—even after a lifetime of faithful service to the Lord and His church—is sadness.
This week I want to step aside and give this space to Jim Johnston, who serves as the Senior Pastor at Tulsa Bible Church in Oklahoma. I pray that his article entitled, Why Are So Many Christians Unhappy? will both strengthen and reorient our hearts to God’s perfect plan for us.
This Sunday we will again have opportunity to support the ministries of our missionaries who are serving around Southeast Asia. Please note that the red offering bag is for our general fund and the blue bag is for missions.
Following our service on Sunday we will be serving our newcomers lunch and giving them opportunity to get to know us better. Lunch will be served in Room 310 at 11:30am.
For this year’s 60th Anniversary Service, we wish to express our affection and blessing to the Gladiolus Place Ministry by giving a thanksgiving love gift. A special offering will be taken for this ministry on 28 July. Please be in prayer over how you might desire to support this important ministry to ‘at-risk girls’.
Don’t forget to register for our Annual Missions Conference, 3 August! You may sign up at the Missions Table on Level 3, immediately after the Sunday morning service or register online here.