Visiting Alma

Quick Notes From Pastor Mark

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People are fragile, and we never know the troubles others face. So it is a good reminder for us all to be gentle and patient with others

Ephesians 4:2
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

The following article is definitely worth a read. In the article there are some fascinating quotes on what true unity really is. So sad that things unfolded with him losing his job.

I don't know @NathanielJolly but I like his Twitter post

Without access to sports arenas, movie houses, restaurants, etc., what are Christians to do?

Save money, read more Scripture, build your life around your church family—maybe this isn't such a bad thing after all

What is there about your faith that encourages others? Paul was encouraged by the Thessalonians...

1 Thessalonians 1:3
...constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,

In a world of busyness how often do we follow the pattern of Jesus and get away to a secluded place to pray?

Mark 1:35 (ESV)
And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

In 1st Thessalonians 1 Paul commends the church for being a positive example for others. How about us?

Matthew 5:16 (ESV)
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Working on a message focused on mental health. Those who suffer need friends that love at all times.

Proverbs 17:17 (ESV)
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Many of us have bad habits. We eat poorly, don't exercise and don't get enough sleep. Yet the Bible tells us that our bodies are a temple.

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (ESV)
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?

The above notes are from Pastor Mark’s  Twitter feed