Pastor Updates

September 6, 2019 


Good morning Journey South Bay!

#1) Ever feel defeated? Like you just don’t measure up…as a parent, as an employee, or even as a Christian? When we feel this way, our typical reaction is to want to quit or to suppress the emotion, and when we do that it inevitably leaks out in anger, anxiety, and depression. What’s the answer? God doesn’t want us to live that way. He explains to us in the book of Ephesians that it comes back to how we see ourselves, as victims or victors. This Sunday I will continue our series This is Us with a message that helps us see ourselves as we truly are. Hope you can make it. 9 or 10:45 am

#2) It’s September, and this is a great time to sign up to be in a small group. God created us to be connected to other believers for encouragement, support, and growth, and small groups provide the opportunity for this to happen. Groups happen at a variety of times during the week. Check out the small group table in the patio between services to find a group that’s right for you. See below for more info.

#3) If you are a mother of young children or you know a mother of young children, encourage them to come to Mom’s Café which kicks off this coming Thursday, September 12th, 9:30 am here at church. It’s a wonderful time for young moms to be encouraged. See below for details.

#4) Here’s a great quote from Henri Nouwen: "When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

In His grace,

Pastor Jim