Embrace the Grace! It is all about SUSTAINING GRACE! What is “Sustaining Grace”?  Lou Giglio calls it “ Moment by Moment”  Grace. This Grace is timely and personal. This type of grace gives you the strength to go through the tough times of life. I have seen it many times when I see a believing husband bury his wife or a wife burying her husband or even a child. It is the grace that will sustain you when what you have dreamed is never going to come to pass. We can also call it “New Grace”. Sometimes that New Grace cannot be fully understood. The bottom line of  New Grace is this great truth,  “Jesus is always enough.” Whatever you are going through, Jesus will be enough. If you hurt right now, then Jesus is enough. If you are uncertain about life then Jesus is enough. “ Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25-26 As we go through our study of the Book of Jonah “Embrace the Grace” let us grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ… because He is and always will be enough.

Could you pray at morning, noon and night for Victory in the Valley Revival? The most important component of Revival is Prayer. History has never had a Prayerless Revival. Start thinking  about a lost or unchurched person that you can invite to Victory in the Valley- August 15-18. The Victory in the Valley Choir Practice will be Sunday, August 8 @ 5:00 p.m. at FBC Bryan.

This Friday, we will start back with our Bible Study Class. Our Study  is “I Believe & This Is Why I Believe ! “ on Fridays @10:00 @ Aldersgate . This is a about what is called “Apologetics”.   Here is what  Peter & Paul said about the defense of your faith. “…but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15) We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5) This first session though will be a meeting about how we can look at our Church and see the Big out of the Small. We will discuss the following: We will discuss the following: Small Church can make a Large Impact; Small Church doesn’t have to be boring; Small Church doesn’t have to mean lack of innovation; Small Church doesn’t mean because we don’t own our building we cannot have excellence; Success is not found in a  Building or the Size of the Building; ; Small Church can do Excellence through their Mission. Try to come and also invite someone.

We welcome Cindy White as our Church Administrator. We are so fortunate to have her and her husband L. D. Get to know this couple. They will be a blessing to the ministry of Country Fellowship.