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This week @ MTBC
Volume 5, Issue 29 - July 21, 2021
At the Church on Wednesdays at 4 pm!
Men's Bible Study
THIS WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 PM

Search - Grow - Lead
- YOUTH GROUP -

JOIN US FOR BIBLE CHARADES!

This Wednesday at 6:30!
STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY, JULY 28th

SUMMERTIME COMBINED-GROUP BIBLE STUDY
for both MEN and WOMEN

BRING YOUR BIBLE QUESTIONS!
6:30 pm on Wednesdays
For anyone wanting to send an encouraging note to
Norman Burnworth,
he is currently at:
Linden Grove Health Care Center
400 29th St NE
Puyallup, WA 98372-6774

 
Sunday Service at 10:30 am
"Look Up!"
Hebrews 11:29-31
Pastor Mark Wagner
Join us for coffee and doughnuts before the service!

God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Pastor Mark Wagner

Today I ran into a verse that I have read before, and it refreshed my heart. Paul is reminding the believers in 2 Corinthians 9 that whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  He goes on to say, “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
 
Notice the words “not reluctantly” or “under compulsion.”  I think cheerful giving speaks to our heart of thanksgiving for God’s heart of grace and generosity.  We reflect His love-gift when we give with a heart delighted at the prospect.  The Greek word “cheerful” here is connected to the English word “hilarious”.  It should bring us joy to give to our Lord—with an overflow of enjoyment present.  There is no sense of “Do I have to?” or “I guess it is my duty.” 

Over the years people have asked me, “Do I have to give…how much is required?”  But never has anyone stopped me and asked, “Pastor, can I please give more?”  God’s Word is challenging us to look for opportunities to give hilariously. Try it!  Teach it to your children.  Discuss it at dinner. Notice the overflow of joy.  Remember, when we give freely and cheerfully, God loves what He sees.

-- HELPING HANDS DAY --
COME SERVE THE LORD
Help us be good stewards of our church property!

Join our youth group for a church clean-up day on JULY 31st
From 10 am to 2 pm!

We will be focusing on cleaning the grounds behind the church

PIZZA AND POP PROVIDED!
 
AUGUST 21st at 1 PM!

BRING A SALAD/BRING A FRIEND!
We will be meeting at the Wagner home in Gig Harbor
Carpooling is recommended

(Please Sign Up at Church--or Call--To Help Us Plan!) 253-472-7074
 
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