Pleasant Grove Community Church

June 18, 2020
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

On Father's Day, a little boy decides to make his dad breakfast in bed. He makes scrambled eggs, toast, and coffee. He brings it into his dad, hands him the cup of coffee and says,''Try it, dad.''

The dad takes a sip and nearly passes out because it is so strong. The little boy asks,''How do you like it, dad?'' The dad doesn't want to hurt the little boy's feelings so he says, ''This is ... something else, I've never tasted coffee quite like this before, son.'' The little boy smiles from ear to ear. And says, ''Drink some more dad.''

As dad forces himself to drink some more, he notices two army men in the bottom of the cup, and says,''Hey! Why did you put army men in here?''

The little boy again smiles and sings,''The best part of waking up, is SOLDIERS in your cup.''
A Devotional Thought by Don Anderson

Renewing the Mind, Part 2

Yesterday, I asked the question: How do we go about renovating our minds, that is, removing the programming the world has done and replacing it with Godly thinking? And how can we check to see if our thinking meets the standard of the Word?

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” The word “meditate” here means to think, to deliberate, to take into account, to weigh or calculate. It is these qualities that need to fill our minds rather than that which the world offers. This is a good list to start with: things that are true, noble, just, pure lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Where do you find things like this to think on?

Of course, we start with the Word of God. Psalm 1 offers an amazing promise: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, or sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he  meditates day and night . He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”

There are also many, many video programs on YouTube.com and thousands of audio programs on OnePlace.com to help you renovate and reprogram your mind. There are thousands of programs for you to listen to from great Bible teachers, such as John McArthur, Robert Jeffress, Alistair Begg, Family Life Today, Adrian Rogers, Chip Ingram, Greg Laurie, J Vernon McGee, Charles Stanley and many more. And don’t forget our church web site at www.PGCC.church with great teaching under the Online Church tab. Pastor Scott’s message teaching us how to deal with the temptations that the world throws our way was excellent. There are also thousands of Christian books and articles for us to meditate on.
           
So, how can we know whether what we are doing is helping to reprogram our minds? Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 “bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” The phrase “bringing into captivity” is a military term used for taking enemy combatants captive after storming the stronghold. Here we are talking about taking “enemy” thoughts captive as they form in our minds and laying them at the feet of Jesus for His consideration. Ask, is what I am watching pleasing to Him? Would I want Jesus sitting here with me? Does what I am reading measure up to the list in Philippians 4:8? Where are my thoughts leading me: toward the Lord Jesus or away from Him. If He were to read my thoughts, what would He think? Oh, but wait, He is always reading our thoughts! In fact, according to Psalm 139:2, “You understand my thought afar off.”
           
The world throws many distractions our way that takes our thinking off of our Lord and His Word. And yet, if we are to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” it is vital that we begin the process of renewing our minds so that our thinking draws us closer to our Savior. Only in so doing will we grow closer to Christ and so “prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2).
REOPENING INFORMATION

 Sunday Services Begin June 28th!
Two Services @ 9:30 and 11:00 AM

Each service will be limited to 100 people per CA guidelines
RSVP required to manage attendance

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For Everyone's Health and Safety Please Read
Please do NOT arrive sooner than 15 minutes before service.
Face masks will be required when you arrive, depart, and sing.
Keep 6' apart. No hugging, handshaking or physical contact (sorry).
Leave 3 empty chairs on both sides between you and the
next person (unless they live with you).

PLEASE STAY HOME IF...
You feel the least bit sick or have a fever.
You don't feel it is safe for you to be out and around others.

You will still be able to watch video recordings of our services
We will record on Sunday morning and make the service video available on our website and YouTube channel by Monday evening each week.

We hope to be able to show our services LIVE online sometime in August!
These A/V upgrades will be paid for by 20/20 campaign contributions.
Thank you for giving!!
TODAY IS GIVING THURSDAY

Give time to reading your Bible and prayer

Give time to reach out to someone
  • Send a card
  • Make a phone call
  • TP the tree in their front yard (just checking to see if you're reading this)

Continue to give your offering to the Church
We appreciate each and every gift you give to support the ministry of our
church and even more important, we appreciate each one of you!

Please continue to give your tithes and offerings in one of these two ways: 

  1. Mail in your offering - We are at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747. We check the mail daily.
  2. Give online - Go to our website, www.pgcc.church, select the COMMUNICATE tab at the top on the right hand side, then select the “Giving Made Easy” from the drop down menu. Start by completing the personal profile. Have your checking account number and bank routing number handy then follow the directions through the process of setting your online giving up. It is easy, fast and secure.
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from Dee Dee Lutz

“Next to the word of God, the noble art of music
is the greatest treasure in the world.”
Martin Luther
WE NEED MORE OF YOUR SHARING
Please share with us your:

  • Artwork (painting, drawing, photography, craftwork)
  • Favorite Recipe (and if there is a story behind it, share that as well)
  • Favorite Quote (and who it's from)
  • Favorite Bible Verse
  • Garden (if you do your own gardening)

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Blessings, PGCC staff


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Pleasant Grove Community Church
1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747
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