Connections

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The man said,

‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘ woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” ~ Genesis 2:23-24 (NIV) ~

YOUR IDEALSITUATION

In the midst of marital disagreement it is not uncommon for a spouse to wonder if there isn’t somebody with whom they would be more compatible.

Suleyman Guresci, of Izmir, Turkey divorced his wife of 21 years after a bitter six-year court battle. In an effort to find the ideal woman, Guresci turned to a computer dating service the kind that evaluates your written profile and suggests matches for you.

Ironically, from a list of 2000 prospective brides, the computer selected his former wife, who unbeknownst to Guresci had signed up for the same service. (I know it sounds like a Hallmark made for television movie but it did happen!)

Guresci’s response?

He decided to remarry his wife just nine months after their divorce.

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January 22, 2023

He said, “I did not know that my ex-wife had been the ideal counterpart for a marriage. I decided to give it another try by being more tolerant toward her.”

Your ideal mate might just be the one you’ve already married.

Most of us understand the permanent nature of marriage/family relationships; we understand the need to approach problems at home with the attitude of “How can we make this work?” But WE FORGET. When trouble rears its head WE FORGET about focusing on how to make things work and instead we often fantasize of finding a better place to be. WE FORGET how important this attitude is to our marriage. WE FORGET how important this attitude is in other areas of our lives as well.

The principle Guresci learned also applies to a number of other areas: your church, your ministry, your job, and so on.

Church Growth Specialist, C. Peter Wagner, points out that one common characteristic of effective pastors is a commitment to stay. They’re not looking for greener pastures.

Just as God gave you your spouse and family, he placed you in your current circumstances. Maybe your job or your ministry is more than a little challenging, and maybe you’d like to move on.

Think before you do. Think before you even allow yourself to daydream about it. More than likely, God’s plan is for you to work through this situation. Even if ultimately He calls you elsewhere, He wants you to resolve this issue before you go.

Just like Guresci learned about his marriage your ideal situation might be the one you’re in right now. So keep Paul’s words in mind this week:

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) ~

Blessings on your week. Make sure that you don’t FORGET and are standing firm where God has called you to be. Looking forward to seeing you this coming Sunday for In-Person or Online Worship as we continue IMMERSE POETS with ACrash Course on Unquenchable Love.

Pastor Terrell

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ScheduleforSundayJanuary22,2023:
Class @ 9:00 AM for senior ladies in Room #203
Saints Class @ 9:00 AM for senior men in Room #202
Seminar @ 9:00 AM Room #203
Worship opens at 10:15 AM in KID CITY
Morning Worship In-Person & Online @ 10:30 AM in Auditorium
Schedulefortherestoftheweek,January23-28,2023:
@ 6:30 PM Choir Rehearsal in Room #203 Growth Groups IMMERSE: POETS
@ 4:30 PM @ Puffer’s Home
@ 10:00 AM Men in Room #202; Women in Fellowship Hall
@ 6:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
$ 19,236.96 VAN FUND Keep on sharing the Good News of Jesus! !! IF YOU NEED HELP OR ASSISTANCE Deacon of the Week: Paul Marshall 928-999-2109 growth groups helps: Daily audio readings and more are @: https://www.immersebible.com/poets/ OUR GOAL: $ 9,500.00 GIVEN: $ 7,340.37 All are invited … EASTER CHOIR REHEARSAL begins @ 6:30 PM THIS Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Room #203. “Glorious Cross” will be presented on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.
Kidz4Christ dismissed to KID CITY during Morning Worship
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Sunday Morning Worship at a

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“Shout to the Lord” “Build Your Kingdom Here” “Evidence”

A Life Giving Church … Giving Life

LIFE IS Welcome & Offertory Prayer “Shine, Jesus, Shine” Ministry in Music from the Worship Team: “The Power of Your Love”

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POETS

Immersing Our Lives in God’s Word

A Crash Course on Unquenchable Love

Song of Songs 2:16/page 186 paragraph 1 “Oh, How He Loves You and Me” “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

Offerings and Connection Cards will be collected in the Offering Boxes located just inside the two main entrances into the Worship Center, as well as in the Office Hallway.

2820 N. Pleasant View Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-772-7218 fsbcpv@firstsouthernpv.org www.firstsouthernpv.org

Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 2:30PM

Senior Pastor Terrell Eldreth: 619-244-6265 PastorTerrell@firstsouthernpv.org

Worship Pastor Bart Young 928-254-8713 PastorBart@firstsouthernpv.org

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