Pleasant Grove Community Church
June 4, 2020

TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
A Devotional Thought by Don Bosley with Pastor Phil

What can I do?
 
Have you found yourself asking that question, and then feeling helpless? A few years ago, a pastor friend of mine, Don Bosley, wrote the short devotional below. It was so thought-provoking for me that I saved it. Now, I want to share it in hope that God will stir in you like he stirred in me and remind us of our calling and of what we can do for those who don’t believe in Jesus, or think or act as we do. I have added my own emendations (in italics) to his devotional and following there are some scripture verses that I hope you will allow to reverberate in your mind and speak to your soul.
 
I don’t understand your perspective on race relations.
Can I wash your feet?
 
I don’t know how you can believe in what you believe in.
But can I wash your feet?
 
I have a different political viewpoint than yours
Can I wash your feet?
 
I am frustrated by your characterization of me and those like me.
Could I please wash your feet?
 
Would you do me the honor of letting me stoop to you?
Would you let me humble myself? It would be a kindness.
Would you let me love and serve you without qualification?
 
Like his was?
 
Like his is?
 
I don’t understand your issues or your prejudice .
I’m sure I don’t fully understand mine.
So, can I wash your feet?
 
“Do you understand what I have done for you?” (Jesus) asked them…”Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” John 13:12-15

“For God did not send his Son into  the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”  John 3:17

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  Luke 2:17

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GIVING THURSDAY! by Lois Coady

Do you want to be blessed today? If so, spend time in God’s word. Spend time in personal communication with Him through prayer. Look for opportunities to serve others and continue to give to support the ministry of our church.

Give Time to Reading Your Bible and Prayer
Regardless of what is happening around us, God never changes and His word never fails. In fact, Hebrew 4:12 speaks about how His word is living and active , read this:

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

That is so reassuring to me, especially in this world where change is constant. Don’t you agree? In my lifetime of 66 years, I have seen the introduction of: colored television, the Internet, email, mobile phones, electric cars and a myriad of handheld electronic devices not to mention a worldwide pandemic. All of these were far beyond my imagination. In spite of all of this change, we have the reassurance that God’s word is relevant and that He is always there to commune with us.

Pick up your Bible today and ask God to speak to you through His word. Consider today’s devotional thought. Look up the scripture passage(s) it includes. Wait for God to impress you with the message He has for you today. Then, go to Him in prayer, thanking Him for speaking to you and for being the constant you can always depend on.

Give Time to Reach Out to Someone
There is always something you can do for another person. In fact, I think God gives us opportunities to help those around us all the time we just need to be looking for those opportunities. I fall short on this at times, don’t you? It takes a conscious effort on my part to notice someone needing my help and then respond to it.

I recently had one of our members mention that she was having difficulty printing off the Monday Beatitudes study. Apparently, it was printing out so small she could hardly ready it. Without hesitation, I offered to print it out and take the full-size copy to her each week. This has really made a difference to her and blessed me too. It is those little things that make a BIG difference to those we come in contact with. Be watching and listening today for how God may ask you to help someone in need.

Continue to give your offering to the Church
Thank you for continuing to give your tithes and offerings to support each one of us and the ministry of Pleasant Grove Community Church. We appreciate each and every gift you give and even more important, we appreciate each one of you!

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

Mail
Send your check to PGCC, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747

Online
Go to our website,  www.pgcc.church , select the COMMUNICATE tab at the top right, then select “ Giving Made Easy ” from the drop down menu. Have your checking account number and bank routing number handy then follow the directions through the process of setting our online giving up. Be sure to fill out the profile form before entering the amount you want to give. It is easy, fast and secure.
STAY IN TOUCH
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Write us at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747


Blessings, PGCC staff


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