Journey into the HEART of JESUS
March/April 2012 Volume 14
Pastors’ Page Journey into the HEART of JESUS Jesus is hanging from a cross of intense suﬀering and shame. And from dry, parched lips He speaks. Are they words of pity or is He pronouncing judgment? No. Amazingly, they are words of forgiveness, assurance, compassion, anguish, suﬀering, and ﬁnally words of submission.
Table of Contents: Pastor Bob’s Message .........1 Discipleship Update ..........2 Poem ..................................2 Community News ..............3 Special Events ....................4 Student Life ....................5-‐6 For Easter ...........................7 Kingdom Kids ...............8-‐10
Upcoming Events ............8
Parenting Tips ..................9
Last words are always important. But surely there can be no last words as signiﬁcant as those of Jesus on the cross. Here we see His heart, His love for people, people whom He would be redeeming. In these words, we see the humanity of Jesus. In His ﬁnal words, Jesus leaves us all a powerful example. Think about what you would talk about if you knew you were looking into the eyes of family, friends and enemies for the last time. Such a moment would be a sacred moment. It would be a time for you to carefully weigh your words and speak what you believe is most important for your listeners to remember after you are gone. If you had the opportunity to speak your last words to those whom you love, wouldn’t you chose your words carefully? Wouldn’t be a time to say the things that were most important and dear to your heart -‐ words that communicated the deepest emotions of your soul to your loved ones and even bystanders? From now to Easter, let’s journey together into the heart of Jesus as we hear His ﬁnal words from the cross. Pastor Bob
Discipleship NEW Journey Groups Starting in May If you are new to the faith, recently returning to church, or feel you need a good foundation in your faith, join a Journey Group. These groups are discipleship groups that touch on each of the core components of discipleship. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor Godfrey at 416-‐438-‐1601 x235.
Vision: Life with Jesus - everyday, everywhere.
Mission: To be a community of believers fully devoted to Christ making disciples in our City and beyond.
AT THE CROSS The five thousand fed Those raised from the dead For them he paid the cost But they were distant at the cross The possessed that were freed Those provided their need They thanked him on that day But on the cross where were they? The lost in whom he sought The multitudes that were taught They chose to praise his name But at Calvary they never came In the end as Jesus hung Aching body, gasping lung Was a criminal nearing death That learned before final breath That Jesus is truly royalty The lion worthy of loyalty Not by miracles performed Or the way that he was born But by being at the cross On the day when all seemed lost To witness the willing sacrifice Choose to pay the ultimate price
From the book: Prism Poetry, Refracting Life by Timothy M. Bowers 2
Community News with a TWIST!
A special series for young adult singles and couples, starting March 1st every Thursday at 7:30 pm. Room 9
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ONE DAY SEMINARS
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Saturday March 10th Saturday April 21st
Level Two Continues
Time: 9:30 - 4:00 Cost: $10 per seminar
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For more information go to: www.leadinternational.ca
!Class: Wednesday April 25th 7pm
Service: Sunday April 29th 4pm
Please call to register: 416-438-1601
Baby Dedication Class: Wednesday, April 25th, 7pm Baby Dedication Service: Sunday April 29th, 4pm Please fill out a request form at the info desk and return to the office.
REGISTRATION: Contact Rev. Gaetane Marshall, 905-446-0294 or email@example.com
(plus manual $15)
March 11, 2012 move forward 1hr
Special Events Join us for a FREE Seminar: Estate & Final Arrangements Pre Planning Global Kingdom Ministries
1250 Markham Road, Scarborough
Sunday March 4th - 6PM Monday March 5th - 7PM
Saturday, March 10th 10:30 AM RSVP to Mark: 416-281-6800 Lunch will be provided
April 12-14, 2012 @ GKM
Let's Bowl Ladies! Saturday April 21, 1pm-5pm World Bowl - Richmond Hill .4
Sunday April 15th, 7 pm Global Kingdom Ministries
(includes bowling, bus, shoes)
$15 bring extra money for food
Registration Begins Sunday March 25
Tickets: $20 at the door
Tony Campolo Sunday April 22nd @ GKM 8:30 & 11 AM
Menâ€™s Breakfast May 19th, 8:30am at GKM Tickets available starting in April in the atrium. For more details contact Victor Morin: firstname.lastname@example.org 4
Friday Night Live: Jr.High (ages 11-13) Why should you come out to youth on a Friday night? WHY NOT is more the question!
We guarantee it won’t be a waste of time, you won’t be bored and you will make good friends.
Each month, we will focus on a specific theme and approach it in 4 different ways.
MARCH: Emotion EX
MARCH 9 Service & Small Groups
MARCH 16 Fun Gym Night
MARCH 23 Service & Small Groups
APRIL: Pure & Simple
APRIL 6 Good Friday NO YOUTH
APRIL 13 Fun Amazing Race
APRIL 20 Girls night Guys night
Celebration Once a month you will spend a night worshipping either by songs or other creative ways. You will also study the word to learn about how God wants us to live.
Service & Small Groups The following Friday we will break into smaller groups to discuss in more detail what we learned the previous week. You can ask questions, dig deeper and explore ways you can live out your faith.
What better place to work out your faith, than with people who have the same questions that you have.
Everybody wants to have fun; so we make sure to have one night purely devoted to that. This is a great time to kick back & build relationships with your friends.
MARCH 30 Mini Mission APRIL 27 Mini Mission
Mini Missions Repeat this phrase;
“it’s not all about me.” We need to be mindful of others, and this night is geared towards reaching out and serving in our community! We are always open to your ideas.
MARCH BREAK MADNESS March 12th - 15th, 12-5pm @ GKM
N U F f o LOADS
for Grades 9
Contact Ps. Adam for more info: email@example.com 6
For Easter ss Forgivene f o y r o t S ents A GKM Pres
NO GOD COULD EVER FORGIVE ME
Saturday & Sunday April 7th & 8th, 6pm
In a prison system full of hate, violence and hopelessness, one man seeks to bring hope and forgiveness to others who are lost. But when a dark and cruel secret is revealed to him, the very fabric of his faith is put to the test. Can he put aside his personal hurt and offer God’s forgiveness to those who caused him pain, or are there some sins that can never be forgiven?
Easter Event for KIDS:
Special Event Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th, 6pm. Ages 3 to 10. "High energy interactive services for Kids, with worship, games, optical illusions, object lessons and lots of fun."
KINGD OM KIDS
Upcoming Events for Kids PROGRAMS Sundays 8:30AM Service
to get outforthere, Sunday school grades 1-5 Early Childhood Ministry for Newborn to SK
11:00AM Service M Friday March 16th @ GK 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Cost: $8
A mother daughter event. (suitable for ages 5 to 12).
What a day? April 6th, 10am, Good Friday Service For Children ages Newborn to Grade 5
Super Church for grades 1-5 Early Childhood Ministry for Newborn to SK To be a part of any of these programs, children should register and have FUN! at the Kingdom Kids’ Registration Desk
Kids’ Praise Kids’ Praise Choir Saturdays 10AM - 12PM Ages 3-10.
Glo Media Special Event Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th, 6:00pm. Ages 3 to 10.
For more information on the above events and to pick-up forms, see the Kingdom Kids’ Registration desk.
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Parenting Tips Envision a Positive Future Take a few minutes and imagine what your children will be like as adults. Some parents have immediate thoughts of terror and doom, but instead, look at the good qualities your children have and imagine how those qualities will benefit them later in life. Then share those observations with your children. Envisioning a positive future looks beyond the day-to-day discipline and says, "I see qualities in you that are going to make you successful." Statements like, "With that kind of thoughtfulness you're going to make a great husband." Or "Your thoroughness is going to make you a valuable employee someday." When parents learn to view their children this way, they look past the daily grind of parenting to what their children are becoming. What is my child good at? What do I see now that will bring success as my child grows? We've probably all heard the statement that children believe what we say about them. If a parent tells a child he'll never amount to anything, he's likely to incorporate that into his belief about himself and it may end up becoming true. We can take that same principle and teach our children to see the good in themselves, the specific ways that God has blessed them. Interestingly enough, giving our children a positive vision for the future encourages them to live up to it now. The qualities we focus on end up being the ones they see in themselves and develop. Envisioning a positive future gives our children hope and direction. It says, "You're going to make it." "I believe in you." It's a way to honor our children. Like giving them a gift that will last a lifetime, a hopeful way of looking at themselves and their life. After all God does this for us on a regular basis. Verses like Philippians 1:6 give us hope to live now to the fullest. "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." This parenting tip comes from the book, Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, In You and Your Kids, by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.
We are always looking for volunteers for the Children’s Ministry. Please see Pastor Patrice or visit the Kingdom Kids Desk for an application package.
Join Our Special Needs Ministry Team! We’re looking for people who: Love and accept children just as they are. Are motivated, excited, and enthusiastic about being and learning from these special children Display high energy, creativity, and patience, and who believe special needs children can love God and serve their world. Long to share God’s own heart and learn how to bring hope and healing to families who feel “left out” at church. We’ll provide the training you need to be effective and comfortable in this ministry. You provide the love!
Family Sundays: March 4, 2012 April 1, 2012 Please note that programs for newborns to Senior Kindergarten will be availabale during family Sundays
PHILADELPHIA OREO No-Bake Cheesecake Overview Prep 15 minute(s) Ready in 4 hour(s) 15 minute(s) Serves: 24
Ingredients 45 OREO Cookies (1-1/2 pkg./350 g each), divided 1/4 cup butter, melted 3 pkg. (250 g each) PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
Instructions Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Coarsely chop 15 of the cookies; set aside. Finely crush remaining cookies; mix with butter. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping and chopped cookies. Spoon over crust; cover. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Easter Word Search Word Search:
c o h r b h n e d t c t v t m
d n e c s a v i o u r u r h s
t s a c r i f i c e u i e i u
e f d i e d n i t v c f a o s
h b b l s i d s b i i m m l s
i e e c u h o r c l f n g r n
t b a t r o n p r a y e d g r
m r p v r s k s o n t v s s s
j e d n e a e u s h h i d d n
o a s e c n y s s r c g r e o
a d v s t n c e l e b r a t e
b l m r o d l v n t e v i r g e i o n s a a am m l h l j b i a dmy p n o t s a t p l o f m i u g e a c h e n i l c h
Alive Betrayed Cross Died Empty Gethsemane Hosanna Nails Pilate Risen Sacrifice Son Tomb Ascend Church Jesus Messiah Saviour
Believe Bread Crucify Donkey Forgiven Guards Life Palms Prayed Rooster Sin Stone Angel Celebrate Heaven Love Resurrection Trial 10
Journey to Discipleship Christ -‐ Growing in the Knowledge of Christ -‐ 2 Peter 3:18
The ﬁrst step in our faith Journey is to gain a greater understanding of Christ through study of the Bible and the prac9ce of prayer.
Character -‐ Being Transformed into the Image of Christ -‐ James 1:23-‐24, 2 Corinthians 3:18
We should examine ourselves and compare our character to that of Christ's. This is a life-‐long process, but we need to start somewhere.
Calling -‐ Pursuing the Call of Christ -‐ Philippians 3:14, 1 Peter 2:21
God has a plan and purpose for us. As we discover our giEings, we are more prepared to walk in our des9ny.
Community -‐ Serving the Body of Christ -‐ Ephesians 2:10, Romans 12:3-‐8
The ﬁrst expression of our giEs is oEen in a ministry or group in the community of faith. We are all parts of the Body. Are we doing our part?
Care -‐ Loving the NaLons as Christ -‐ 2 Corinthians 5:14-‐15, 20, MaOhew 28:19-‐20
Our calling extends to making disciples of all na9ons. When we care, we give people the opportunity to experience God's love in a prac9cal way, so we can invite them to start a faith journey.
Sunday Services: 8:30 am, 11 am & 6 pm 1250 Markham Road Scarborough, ON M1H 2Y9 Phone: 416-438-1601 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.globalkingdom.ca
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