Pleasant Grove Community Church

May 11, 2020
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
Fred is 32 years old and he is still single.

One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?”

Fred replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.”

His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl who’s just like your mother.” A few months later they meet again and his friend says, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?”

With a frown on his face, Fred answers, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.”

The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?”

Fred replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT by Pastor Scott Oas

The Higher Way
 
Ever thought, “What in the world is going on with my life?” We question the direction our life has taken, or our circumstances, our past decisions, our friendships, even our relationship with God. We wonder about the “fairness” of what has transpired and how we, of all people, could be in such a state of disarray.
 
Pastor Chuck Swindoll wrote, When God allows unfair treatment to occur, it’s for profound and deep reasons.”

The words of the Isaiah the prophet ring out:

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)
 
Look carefully at the contrasts. God says there is a vast difference between "my thoughts" and "your thoughts" and God’s "ways" are not like "your ways." God's ways are higher; they are far more profound, deep, mysterious and, I would add, surprising .

Our human ways are based on what seems fair, but that’s our way , not necessarily God's way, at least not immediately. God has been known to allow unfair treatment to occur in our lives for reasons far more profound and deep than we could have ever imagined.

Just think about Joseph and all that he went through. If ever anyone could have been discouraged, disillusioned, and desperate it would have been Joseph. He was sold into slavery, falsely accused of rape, thrown into prison and yet God had another way for his life.

Could it be that God is up to something higher in your life, something that surpasses your way of thinking, a way that is for His greater purpose? I believe so!

Let’s hold on to that thought in Isaiah 55:8, “...my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
BIBLE STUDY MONDAY
We are offering a Bible study on the Beatitudes each Monday. These Bible studies were written by Pastor Phil. You can do it all in one sitting or stretch it out over the week. This week is "hunger and thirst for righteousness."

CLICK HERE   for today's Bible study.

CLICK HERE  for previous studies.

Email us with any discoveries, learnings, or growth you experience.
SHARE YOUR ART
Pastel by Barbara Ross


Do you have original art that you created and would like to share? It can be paintings, drawings, crafts, sewing, photography, sock puppets...If so, send a picture of the piece to us at 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com .
SPOILER ALERT
"BOOKS OF THE BIBLE" WORD SEARCH CHALLENGE
ANSWER KEY IS AT BOTTOM OF EMAIL!
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
Do you need help? Someone to talk to? Running out of food or supplies? Please reach out and contact us. We are trying to make sure everyone in our congregation gets a call, just to check in, from someone else in our congregation, but it's a long list and sometimes we have the wrong information. You don't need to wait for a call, you can contact us. We are here for you.

SHOPPING ASSISTANCE
If you are at high-risk and/or not able to do your own grocery shopping, please request assistance through the PGCC Shopping Assistance Program. If you need assistance, please call the church office at 916-771-4447 and someone will contact you to make arrangements.

STAY IN TOUCH
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Blessings, PGCC staff


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WORD SEARCH ANSWER KEY How did you do?
Pastor Phil's mom did better then he did, she found all 16. Phil only found 15 (he didn't find Titus).

I once made a re mark  about the hidden books of the Bible (merely by a f luke ). It kept people loo king s o hard for the f acts  and for others it was a  revelation . Some were in a  jam, es pecially since the name of the books were not capitalized, but the t ruth  finally struck home to  numbers  of readers. To others it was a real  job . We want it to be  a mos t fascinating few moments for you. Y es, ther e will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require  judges  to help them. I will quickly admi t it us ually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud  lamentations  when it is found. A little lady says s he brews  a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can com pete. R elax now.
Pleasant Grove Community Church
1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747
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