Press On
As partners in the Gospel, how are we to live? In the letter to Philippians, Paul charges us, to live as lights in this world. How are we to be lights, holding fast to the word of life? Philippians 2:16. Easier said than done, Paul, we say.

Paul offers a solution, a formula to live by. These are the words: Give credit to God, forget what is behind and press on to the goal. Solid advice for all endeavors. Press on and do not give up is advice to live by but Paul does not leave it there. The goal must be defined and the goal is the “upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14. What is this upward call?

Question of the week: Paul and Silas were imprisoned in Philippi. The city magistrates were very afraid after Paul accused them of punishing Roman citizens without a trial?. Why in particular was this a problem for the city administrators of Philippi?

Answer: Philippi had the distinction and privilege of being a Roman Colony. Therefore Roman law was strictly followed. The magistrates had broken the law.

Update on our LifeCenter – 200 Fletcher Ave.
The furnaces have been turned on and the building activity is now all inside the LifeCenter. Dry wall installation is close to being completed and painting will begin soon. Flooring materials have been selected by our color team and installing carpet and tile is next. Thanks again to our work team, our architect Rick Geiler, Luke Renken and Lucas Mohrman for keeping everything coordinated and moving along.

Samaritan Purse- Operation Christmas Child
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.