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A Mother’s Love ROBYN WILKERSON

Psalm 22 foretells what will take place at Calvary. The Psalm tells of a man who is struggling with serious issues in his life. Thankfully, he is able to maintain his trust in God because of the faith instilled in him by his mother. The importance of a mother’s love cannot be underestimated! Motherhood was designed by God. He created the relationship between a mother and child to help shape that child to carry His love to the world. Mothers, those who give birth and those who choose to love children who need a mother, share their faith and love with their “children” and through them they help shape the world. This is a lesson we see over and over in Scripture. The most obvious biblical example of a mother’s love and sacrifice is seen in Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary’s faith and the sacrifices she made for Jesus gave all of us the opportunity for everlasting life with Him. She had such an impact on His life, had such faith in Him, that some of His last words where a plea to His most beloved disciple to care for her as if she were his own mother! Timothy’s faith, a “sincere” faith that helped build the Church, was passed on to him from his mother and grandmother. What he learned from his grandmother and mother are the things necessary to be a strong young man for the Lord. He was reminded of their role in his life by Paul, who goes to

say, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:6-7). Many of us have women who come into our lives and “mothered” us. Paul speaks of Rufus’ mother, a woman who “has been a mother to me as well” (Romans 16:13). She made the choice to “mother,” to love another. Her influence helped shape his life. None of these women were perfect, just as none of us are perfect, but they all shared their faith and love with those they considered their children. The important thing is to, “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). Did you know that studies show that children who interact with their mothers, or a woman who takes the role of mother in their lives, develop healthier consciences? When a mother shares the love of Jesus with a child, they are teaching that child the importance of true love, the love a mother shares with her child. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). My mother modeled this kind of love for me. So many words come to mind when I think about her. Strength, dignity, sacrifice, joy, and perseverance are always at the top of the list, but I don’t think

I could ever list all of the ways my mom has impacted my life. She has always been a living example of what a mother truly does. She has been by my side for all of those special moments in a woman’s life, those moments when fear and happiness are fighting for the upper hand. My first date, my wedding day, the birth of each of my children.

“None of these women were perfect... but they all shared their faith & love with those they considered their children”

She was the one who urged me to take my son Graham to the hospital emergency room, even though I had just returned from the doctor’s office with him. Without her counsel, he might not be here today! She was by my side when he was in the hospital and not expected to make it. She spent hours praying for him, and encouraging our family. My mother has been there for me through every joy, every hardship, and every uncertainty I have faced in my life. She has shared her faith with me, giving me the strength to do God’s work, even when I didn’t want to! Being a mom is hard work, and it is a job that never stops! I still have days when all I want to do is seek my mother’s wisdom. My mother has taught me that true happiness comes in caring for others more than ourselves. She models those biblical mothers. She passed her faith on to me, and I passed that faith on to my boys. I would like to wish my mom, and all the mothers reading this article a Happy Mother’s Day! You have such an awesome influence on the next generation! On behalf of all of your children, I want to thank you for your never-ending patience. For standing by our side and praying for us throughout our lives. Thank you for every meal you prepared in love, even though you might have been tired or sick. Thank you for being our confidant. Thank you for loving us enough to tell us when we are wrong and encouraging us when we are right. Most of all, thank you Jesus for giving us Mothers!

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AND TEAM 401. THESE COURSES HELP YOU TAKE STEPS TOWARDS GOD’S PLAN OF FULFILLMENT

team 401//

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE

COMMUNITY, GROWTH, AND FULFILLMENT THAT

FOR YOUR LIFE. ULTIMATELY, OUR GOAL IS TO

COMES FROM BEING ON TEAM (4TH SUNDAY,

HELP YOU CONNECT WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE

EVERY MONTH).

WHERE YOUR LIFE CAN TOUCH THE LIVES OF OTHERS. GROWTH TRACK IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE EVERY SUNDAY, 11:15AM, 1:15 PM & 3:15PM IN THE MLI CLASSROOM.

church 101//

serve teams//

JOIN OUR SERVANT LEADER

FAMILY AND HOP ON A SERVE TEAM THIS SUMMER! WE HAVE SO MANY PLACES WHERE YOU CAN LEND A HELPING HAND AT TRINITY!

BECOME BETTER ACQUAINTED

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// HOST TEAM // GREETERS // VIP TEAM // PARKING / SECURITY // OFFICE SUPPORT // BOOKSTORE // PRODUCTION (INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHY /

MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST (2ND

SOCIAL MEDIA / ENVIRONMENTAL &

SUNDAY, EVERY MONTH).

GRAPHIC DESIGN)

WITH THE STORY, VISION AND VALUES OF OUR CHURCH. COME TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF OUR CHURCH (1ST SUNDAY, EVERY MONTH).

essentials 201//

discovery 301//

EXPLORE THE ESSENTIAL

DISCOVER AND UNDERSTAND

HOW YOUR PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL MAKEUP REVEALS A PATH TO YOUR PURPOSE. WE BELIEVE GOD CREATED EVERY PERSON WITH A SPECIFIC PLAN FOR THEIR LIFE (3RD SUNDAY, EVERY MONTH).

// WORSHIP TEAM // TCKIDS (TRINITY CHURCH KIDS) // VOUS YOUTH // SEATING ENGINEERS // HOSPITALITY / CULINARY TEAM // RENDEZVOUS (YOUNG ADULTS) // DRAMA / DANCE


you’re invited!

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fes t EASTER EGG HUNT

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diy gift for mom

FOLLOW ALONG THESE STEPS TO MAKE A SPECIAL UNIQUE GIFT FOR THAT AMAZING MOM IN YOUR LIFE! THIS GIFT WILL BE A FAMILY KEEPSAKE SHE'LL CHERISH FOR YEARS TO COME! MATERIALS NEEDED

• WOOD LETTERS SPELLING OUT MOM (OR ANTOHER WORD OF YOUR CHOOSING). INDIVIDUAL LETTERS NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO HANG AS SHOWN. IF THEY AREN'T YOU CAN GLUE, NAIL OR STAPLE A THIN PIECE OF WOOD ON THE BACKS AT THE BOTTOM TO CONENCT THEM. THE ONE IN THE IS 8" TALL. • BLACK & WHITE FAMILY PHOTOS (PRINTOUTS OR COPIES) • MOD PODGE • BLACK (OR COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE) PAINT • PAINT BRUSH • PAPER PLATE OR PAINT TRAY • SCISSORS

Sat, April 15 | 11am-2pm

• EXACTO BLADE • 3-4' RIBBON • CRAFT GLUE

live performances | face painting games | crafts easter egg hunt | food for sale | and much, much more!

FREE EVENT | FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! TRINITY CHURCH MIAMI GARDENS CAMPUS | 17801 NW 2ND AVE, MIAMI, FL 33169 | 786 888 4673

DIRECTIONS • GATHER YOUR MATERIALS AND PREPARE YOUR WORK SURFACE MOD PODGE CAN BE PRETTY MESSY SO IT IS BEST TO COVER YOUR WORK SURFACE WITH NEWSPAPER AND HAVE PAPER TOWELS/RAGS ON HAND • PAINT WOOD LETTERS BLACKPAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SIDES, EDGES & BACK • ARRANGE YOUR PHOTOS ONTO THE LETTERS UNTIL YOUR SATISFIED WITH THE

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PLACEMENT. TRIM THEM SO THEY FIT TOGETHER BETTER, AS NEEDED. • BRUSH THE MOD PODGE ON THE BACK OF YOUR PHOTOS AND PASTE PLACE. ONCE • ONCE THE MOD PODGE HAS DRIED, TURN IT OVER AND USE AN BLADE TO CAREFULLY

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• APPLY A SECOND COAT OF MOD PODGE, COATING THE NEWLY EXPOSED CUT

10:30AM & 1:30PM

Join us as we celebrate all women of all ages with a delicious brunch meal and refreshments, singing, giveaways, entertainment and guest speaker!

(Childcare is only available at the 10:30am brunch)

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GIRLFRIENDS

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EDGES. • ATTACH 2 PIECES OF RIBBON ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT CORNERS ON THE BACKSIDE WITH CRAFT GLUE. ONCE COMPLETELY DRY, TIE THE 2 RIBBONS INTO A BOW.

VISIT TRINITYCHURCH.TV FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON THE LATEST NEWS IN OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY. FOLLOW @TRINITYMIAMI ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER FOR UPDATES & IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. WHEN YOU SEE A POST THAT YOU LIKE ON OUR TRINITY MIAMI FACEBOOK PAGE SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY. FOLLOW @RENDEZVOUSMIAMI ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER FOR UPDATES & IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK TOO!

For more information email girlfriendsconf@trinitychurch.tv or call 786-888-4673

Enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating and powerful weekend getaway with your girlfriends! our Girlfriends team will be taking our ladies to Deerfield Beach and spending 3 days worshiping, diving into God’s word, creating a space for the Holy Spirit to heal, mend and restore your heart. This is a once in a lifetime spiritual retreat that will bring life to your soul!

www.trinitychurch.tv www.peacemakers.com

TRIM THE PARTS HANGING OVER THE EDGE OF THE LETTERS.

• DONE! - WRAP IT UP, GIFT IT AND ENJOY! ADULTS – $25 TABLE OF 8 – $150 CHILDREN – $10 (ages 5-12) CHILDCARE – $3 (infant-age 4)

Guest Musicians–Grammy Nominated

ALL ARE GLUED DOWN, APPLY A THIN EVEN COAT ON TOP OF ALL THE PHOTOS.

GIRLFRIENDS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

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// meet ups. HAVE YOU

// good friday.

ON APRIL 12TH WE WILL

ON APRIL 14TH WE WILL BE CELEBRATING GOOD FRIDAY.

BEEN TO A RENDEZVOUS

WE WILL BE BURNING ALL THE PRAYER

JOIN US FOR A REFLECTIVE, COMMUNION SERVICE AT

MEET UP YET? MAKE

REQUESTS AS A SYMBOL OF CASTING OUR

12:00PM & 7:00PM AT OUR MIAMI GARDENS CAMPUS.

SURE YOU COME OUT TO

BE CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AT PRAY120.

ONE OF OUR SEVERAL

PRAYERS ONTO THE LORD.

LOCATIONS ACROSS THE

// easter sunday / passover pledge.

// spring fest. ON SATURDAY APRIL 15TH GET READY FOR SPRING FEST! BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY FOR A DAY OF FUN FESTIVITIES, FREE EASTER EGG HUNT, FACE PAINTING, KIDS ACTIVITIES, FOOD AND SO MUCH MORE!

CITY TO MEET & FELLOWSHIP

GET READY TO CELEBRATE RESURRECTION SUNDAY WITH

WITH LEADERS FROM THE

A SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED SERMON "WHY DO YOU CRY?"!

RENDEZVOUS! THIS IS A

JOIN US AS WE REFLECT ON THE GREATEST GIFT GIVEN

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO

TO US. WE WILL ALSO BE RECEIVING THE PASSOVER

MAKE NEW RELATIONSHIPS

OFFERING. CHILDCARE AVAILABLE AT SERVICES WITH

AND FRIENDS. VISIT

THE EXCEPTION OF THE 7AM SUNRISE SERVICE.

RENDEZVOUSMIAMI.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / COMMUNION / GROWTH TRACK 101

/ MEET UPS – 8PM

/ RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

/ WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY CONCLUDES – 10AM / PRAY120 – 12PM

/ MEET UPS – 8PM

/ JESUS OF NAZARETH PRODUCTION – 2PM

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APRIL 23 TO MAKE A PUBLIC DECLARATION TO FOLLOW

/ PETTING ZOO –1PM / JESUS OF NAZARETH PRODUCTION – 2PM

JESUS THROUGH WATER BAPTISM. TO REGISTER VISIT

5 / SPECIAL HOLY WEEK PRAY120 – 12PM

6 / BIBLE STUDY (NOMI) – 7:30PM

7 / GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES – 12PM & 7PM

8 / SPRING FEST & EASTER EGG HUNT – 11AM

BAPTISM.

// creative night. IF YOU HAVE A TALENT

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PHOTOGRAPHY, OR ANYTHING CREATIVE JOIN US AT CREATIVE NIGHT. WE'LL HAVE MASTER CLASSES, TRAINING, AND

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WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

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NIGHT OF ENCOURAGEMENT WHERE YOU’LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH PASTORS, LEADERS OF SERVE TEAMS, HEAR A TIMELY

/ RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

/ PRAY120 – 12PM / CREATIVE NIGHT – 7PM

/ PRAY120 – 12PM

WORD ON LEADERSHIP

/ BIBLE STUDY (NOMI) – 7:30PM / MEET UPS – 8PM

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& DISCUSS UPCOMING EVENTS WITH YOUR TEAM.

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4 / BIBLE STUDY (NOMI) – 7:30PM

6 / MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH –10:30AM & 1:30PM

// mother's day brunch. IF YOU WANT TO BLESS YOUR AMAZING

8 / MEET UPS – 8PM

9 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

10 / PRAY120 – 12PM

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MOM WITH AN AMAZING MOTHER'S DAY GIFT, THEN BRING YOUR MOM OR MOTHER FIGURE TO OUR MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH. FOR JUST $25 YOU AND

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/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / GROWTH TRACK 301

/ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND / GRADUATION SUNDAY / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI)

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AT OUR 5:30 SERVICE ON

REHEARSALS. WE CAN'T

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JOIN US FOR SPLASH BASH

FOR SINGING, DANCING,

/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / COMMUNION / GROWTH TRACK 101

/ MOTHER’S DAY / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / BABY DEDICATION / GROWTH TRACK 201

4 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / GROWTH TRACK 301 / SPLASH BASH – 5:30PM

/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 5:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / GROWTH TRACK 401

// splash bash.

WWW.TRINITYCHURCH.TV/

2 / LIVING LAST SUPPER / SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI) / BABY DEDICATION / GROWTH TRACK 201

/ PETTING ZOO –1PM / JESUS OF NAZARETH PRODUCTION – 2PM

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YOUR MOM CAN ENJOY A SPECIAL BRUNCH, AMAZING PERFORMANCES, AND OUR SPECIAL GUESTS, GRAMMY NOMINATED, FOREVER

22 / MEMORIAL DAY OFFICES CLOSED / MEET UPS – 8PM

23 / RENDEZVOUS – 7:30PM

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/ SUNDAY SERVICES – 9:30 & 11:30 (MGC) 10:30AM (NOMI)

// summer camp. TRINITY CHURCH ACADEMY PRESENT FREEDOM SCHOOL SUMMER BLAST. FROM AGES 2 YEARS OLD TO 8TH GRADE, FREEDOM SCHOOL

coming this summer.

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PROMOTES SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT,

// GET READY FOR THE AMAZING SUMMER THAT'S COMING UP AT YOUR TRINITY CHURCH!

ENCOURAGE PHYSICAL WELL-BEING KICKING IT OFF IS

AND PROVIDES A VARIETY OF UNIQUE,

OUR FREEDOM SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP – IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN FROM AGES 2-YEARS-OLD TO 8TH GRADE,

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDING

SIGN THEM UP AT TCAMIAMI.ORG TODAY! WE'LL ALSO BE BACK ON SOUTH BEACH FOR VOUS CONFERENCE

HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE, TUTORING,

2017 FEATURING AMAZING SPEAKERS INCLUDING JUDAH SMITH & JOHN GRAY. ON FATHER'S DAY WE'LL BE

SPORTS, DANCE/MUSICAL THEATER,

CELEBRATING, ACKNOWLEDGING AND LOVING ON FATHERS & FATHER FIGURES ALIKE – BASICALLY, ALL THE MEN

AND VISUAL ARTS. FOR REGISTRATION

IN OUR LIVES THAT MAKE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE! THEN WE'LL BE HOSTING ANOTHER GIRLFRIENDS ENCOUNTER –

PLEASE VISIT TCAMIAMI.ORG!

GRAB YOUR BIBLES & ALL YOUR GIRLFRIENDS FOR AN AMAZING WEEKEND OF RENEWAL & GROWTH!

*events are at miami gardens campus unless otherwise noted.

MGC=MIAMI GARDENS CAMPUS // NOMI=NORTH MIAMI CAMPUS

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