The events currently unfolding in Afghanistan are a painful reminder that all is not right in the world. Of course, we already knew this. We can examine our own experiences and see the evidence of a world that is terribly off-kilter. However, Proverbs 16 makes one thing abundantly clear. God is sovereign over the affairs of men (16:1,9,11,31). His ways are higher than ours. His ways cannot be thwarted.
How then are we to live in light of the monolith of God’s sovereignty?
Proverbs 16 encourages us to take up the way of wisdom and steer clear of the way of pride.
In preparation for Sunday’s sermon, read through Proverbs 16 on your own. As you do, note the way of wisdom and the way of pride. Then examine yourself to see how you are walking.
“Am I walking in the way of wisdom?”
“Am I walking in the way of pride?”
Hint: It’s probably a little bit of both. I know that’s the case for me.
Don’t be too hard on yourself.
Don’t be too easy on yourself.
Just be honest with yourself.
We’ll unpack this passage together come Sunday.
The Way of Wisdom and The Way of Pride
Link to This Sunday Worship Service
Notice for this Sunday
The Timberman Triathlon will be taking place this Sunday. We have spoken with the police department and the downtown area will be congested, so it is best to avoid it if at all possible. You can take the bypass to Union Ave. if that works for you.
EBC Kids Ministry
Ebc Kids is looking for people who are passionate about Jesus and love working with kids, to serve as preschool / kindergarten teachers. If interested, please contact Victoria Mansfield for more details. email: victoriayasha
At the present time there is no nursery during 1st service due to lack of workers to care for the children.
Next Saturday 8/28, is our annual Church Picnic and Baptism. Look for the insert in the bulletin this Sunday for relevant information.
Baptism class is scheduled for this Sunday, August 22nd at 9am downstairs in the Fellowship Hall (during first service). If you plan to be baptized, you must attend this class.
The annual business meeting will be Thursday, August 26th at 7pm in the church sanctuary.
Community Prayer Gathering
There will be a community wide prayer meeting on the lawn of the Laconia High School on Sunday, September 5th at 1PM. Join local churches as we cover our staff, students, teachers and the city and towns in prayer as the new school year begins.
Next Prayer 30
The next prayer 30 will be Wednesday, September 8th at 7 PM in the gym parking lot.
New Sermon Series
Coming in September “Faith in Action” from book of James.