THE UPPER ROOM
The Youth Gathering Place!
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer (Isaiah 40:31)
You are the everlasting God ,The everlasting God You do not faint
You won't grow weary
(Chris Tomlin, “Everlasting God”)
In these summer months, let us renew our strength as we wait upon the Lord. We’ve taken a break from the routine of school, homework and activities. Sure, we have a lot going on in the summertime, but it is different kinds of activity.
May we see God at work in our lives and everywhere around us. Enjoy His creation and celebrate the life He has blessed you with!
See you in the Upper Room. Sunday nights 6 pm
Rick & Sheryl Gudgeon
Read Psalms 140:1 through 143:12;
1 Corinthians 1:1–31
Mrs. Herbert Theodore Ashby was so busy organizing the Historical Society’s fund-raisers she had no time for what she called “churchy foolishness.” So she was annoyed when they picked her to hand-deliver a check to a poor congregation in a run-down historic building.
When Mrs. Ashby arrived at the church, the congregation had gathered to thank God for the money. Amazed by glowing faces all around, she felt convicted. She’d spent much of her husband’s fortune seeking the joy God had freely given to that impoverished congregation.
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential . . . But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise (1 Corinthians 1:26–27).
God’s wisdom and power far exceed whatever humans can muster. People who are truly wise have no problem acknowledging that truth. When Christians look to God for help and wisdom, they can be sure He won’t let them look foolish.
Thought for Today: God’s children are the richest people on earth.
Quicklook: 1 Corinthians 1:18–28
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