I had always been proud of the perfect vision I had until I reached my late 40's. Then, my body was confronted by the law, the law of far-sightedness.
I resisted that law and tried to remain as free from it
as possible. I would hold items I needed to read further from my eyes until I discovered that my arms must have become shorter over the years!
Then I would buy reading glasses from the Dollar Tree, which I would pull out whenever I needed to read something. Eventually, I got a prescription for bifocals for those times when I needed to read but also see people's faces at the same time. Today, some 15 years later, I find myself nearly totally “confined” to my bifocals. I resisted it for many years, but have finally given up the battle. The irony is that what I had always thought would
be confining has offered me the most freedom. The law of farsightedness has not changed,
but only my submission to a higher law, the law of eyeglasses!
God's law is a great blessing to us, but many people find it to be too confining. So they resist it in order to hold on to what they think is their freedom. They want to able to live by their own rules, making their own choices and doing what is right in their own eyes. (pun intended) They don't realize that God's commandments have been given to us so that we realize that we fall far too short of what God wants our lives to be. (much like my arms fell far
That's why we are in need of grace, to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Once we have that new vision that comes from forgiveness and God's Spirit of holiness, then we become free to live the lives God desires for us. God's Word and God's law have not changed, but what changes is our submission to the fact that we need help. What we try to resist is actually the key to our greatest freedom. May you know the freedom that comes from loving the law of God and say as the psalmist says, “My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in Your Word...If Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction...Oh, how I love Your law! I meditate on it all day long...I have kept my feet from evil path, so that I may obey Your Word.” (Psalms 119:81, 92, 97, 101)
With love, Pastor Scott
Men’s Breakfast for June has been canceled.
Please join us again in October.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Team Meetings @ 6:00 pm
Church Council @ 7:00 pm
We still focus on the offering on the 3rd Sunday, but you may give at any time.
Your giving Matters
Saturday June 11, 2022 at 9:00 am.
Join us for a time of devotion and fellowship
with women of Spinning Road.
at 2541 Revere, Dayton, OH.
Catherine is registered at Amazon.
Come and check out her new home.
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hey, everyone! Summer will be here sooner than you think, and with it comes VBS. Save the date and be ready for Spark Studios VBS.
It’s that time of year again! A time for your child to discover the truths of God among his or her peers in a fun, and energetic environment.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10
This summer, kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us–His creation–to the design He planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him.
Kids 3 yrs. (& potty trained by 6-1-22) thru those just completing 6th grade, will get their Imagination ignited and creativity awakened as they explore their artistic side. All while having fun digging into God’s Word, singing amazing songs, playing fun games, eating tasty snacks, making new friends and so much more! The time spent in Spark Studios will be full of fun, adventure, creativity, and best of all, discovering God and his great love for us.
This summer we’re going to have amazing encounters with God. We hope to see you there.
Online Registration Opens June 1
Praise and Prayer Time
Join us the first Saturday of the month from 5-7 pm, for a time of “Praise and Prayer” in the church sanctuary.
This month we will be meeting on June 4th.
This will not be a structured, formal service, but simply a time for people to gather to listen to Christian music and share together in prayer. Feel free to come for part or all of the time.
Current 7th – 12 grade Students, join us Sunday' evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Youth room here at SRBC, and bring a few of your friends too! We’d love to meet them and share the joy and love of God, with everyone. We study the Bible and how it applies to us, pray for each other, play games, eat snacks, and have a few laughs!! Come check us out and you'll find a place that you're welcome
Another AWANA year has come to an end. What a great year it was! A big thank you to all the clubbers and leaders who made it possible! Parents/Guardians, we also thank you for faithfully bringing your children each Wednesday night to hear the truths of God's Word. Without you, our ministry would not be possible. It was cool hearing all of the names of clubbers who achieved book awards.
Well Done, AWANA Clubbers!
Awana will be on break for the summer. Club will resume on SEPTEMBER 7th,
Mark your calendar.
We hope to see our AWANA clubbers at Spark Studios VBS July 17-22 from
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Invite your friends!
AWANA could not have run as smoothly as it did without the dedicated, faithful efforts of our Directors and Leaders. Praise God for them!
Have a blessed and safe summer, BE A BLESSING to others. Keep growing in God’s Word on your own and at church! Refresh and be ready to meet again in September! We’ll look forward to seeing you soon.
Wednesday night’s continue with CKK a children’s program offering fun lessons, games, activities and more. This program replaces Awana during the summer months. Come be a part, 6:15 – 7:15 pm Wednesday nights during the summer!
Youth just completing 7th - 12th grades are invited to help in all aspects of our Vacation Bible School. Online registration opens June 1.
Volunteer to Serve: Say YES to VBS! We need you to say YES to VBS! It’s going to be an amazing experience for our kids, but we can’t do it without your help! Come and live the mission this summer as a volunteer at Spark Studios. Sign up to serve. Online registration opens June 1
Join us as we recognize our graduates
and celebrate their accomplishments,
Sunday, June 5 during the morning
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