Take Heart

Church family,
As we continue this Sunday in our current sermon series “Breaking Sinful Habits,” I want you to know I’m praying earnestly for you. I warned you it was going to get “messy” when we started this series. I warned that the enemy was not going to sit back and watch idly. This series catches the full attention of the enemy. Perhaps you will find yourself fighting with your spouse during this time. Perhaps you will find more drama at church. Perhaps you will find it more difficult to not worry about work related problems. TAKE HEART. I’m praying for you during this time. If we just sat back and did nothing as a church, the enemy would have little need to attack. But you are a part of a move of God that began a little over a year ago. Onward and upward!
Love you,
All 168

Capturing a heart for Boston

Cudd Memorial is sending two mission teams to Boston this year. They are essentially vision teams, which will help us see the need and gain a heart for the city. Hopefully next year, we can make one big trip that last for a weak. Please pray for the church planter named JD and his family as they continue to see God start something beautiful in Boston.

"That's Ugly."

     Are you ever around negative and critical people? People like that go around spewing venom on unsuspecting victims. Before you know it, their critical spirit is like a virus – it affects the whole group. I want to challenge you to speak up the next time you hear the critic working their sad ways. I want to challenge you to use two very simple words: “That’s ugly.”

Be bold and courageous. Simply say, “That’s ugly.” You might think, “I don’t want to hurt their feelings.” Christians need to be salt and light. We need to speak the truth in love. You are not running them down to simply say “That’s ugly.” You are making them think twice before they do it the next time. At the end of the day, you won’t be able to change the critic. They have a lot of issues that leads to that type of behavior. However, you can stop the spread of the virus from going to the beautiful person sitting nearby. Try it this week. It’s just two words: “That’s ugly.”