“The Promise!” – Romans 8:28-39
What do we expect from God? Is it true that, because of our humanness, we limit our expectations of God? Do we make God small because of our own limitations? Paul challenges us to see that we don’t fit God into our lives, but rather, God brings us into His life.

Yes, we live in a world, using Paul’s words, of tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and the sword. Evil and ruin surrounds us and threatens to engulf us but Paul proclaims the promise! “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” In a world of ruin outside and within us no one “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” That is the promise, our hope and destiny.

Question of the week: Who “coined” the phrase, “When in Rome do as Romans do?”

Answer: The phrase, “When in Rome do as Romans do, is attributed to Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose. (c. 340 – 4 April 397) St. Ambrose was an archbishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century.

Sunday School Schedule Change
Word of Life Sunday School will not be held during August. Each LifeGroup will decide whether or not to meet also during August

Christian Youth Event in Seward Aug. 1-2
A Christian Youth Event called the BLOCKSTOP sponsored by the Todd Becker Foundation is coming to Seward on Aug. 1-2. The BLOCKSTOP event is a free barbeque, Christian concert and speaker event. Speakers include Coach Ron Brown.

Update on our LifeCenter
The new address for Word of Life is 200 Fletcher Drive. Foundation work is completed. Building materials have arrived. Target date for the shell of the building completed and our work to begin is the end of August.