We are fascinated by the miraculous. We marvel when we see someone with a cancerous tumor that suddenly shrinks or even disappears.  We are dumbfounded when someone survives a horrific crash that should have killed them. We are drawn to the stories of super heroes with miraculous powers.

Jesus knew the attraction people have to the miraculous.  It gives us hope that things can change, that things will get better.  But Jesus also knew that we can easily become obsessed with chasing miracles rather than the One who works the miracles.  There are numerous times in the Bible when Jesus told people not to tell anyone that he had performed a miracle.  When people asked Him to show them a sign or perform some miraculous act He did not perform for them.  He wanted to keep the focus on His Father and not on the miracles.
But He did perform many miracles. He wanted to show the world that He was indeed the Creator of all things and He was sovereign over all of Creation.  He could control our physical bodies by healing them.  He could control the weather as He calmed the storm.  He wanted the world to know that the Creator had the power and the desire to restore this broken world.

This Sunday we will take a closer look at the purpose of the miracles of Jesus.  Read John 11 to prepare your heart to hear His Word.  -Kris

Volunteers Needed

We are in real need of more volunteers to man the PreSchool Booth at the Midnight Sun Festival.  Contact Amanda @ amanda@scalw.org if you can man the booth for an hour or so this weekend.  This will be a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors and bring more children to our preschool. Young people you can get your community service hours completed!

This past Sunday in the message, we talked about the reality of spiritual warfare.  There are very real forces of evil working to undermine the advance of God's Kingdom in Lake Worth and beyond. I would ask each of you make a renewed commitment to pray for our church, preschool and city.

No Alpha this Sunday.  Retreat Saturday is March 10! 9 am to 1 pm.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RAY VANDERLAAN HOLYLAND SERIES: A group of our seniors and winter residents will be getting together on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm to watch the Ray Vanderlaan series of the Holy Land. They are meeting in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to join them for fun and fellowship!
SERVING OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for volunteers to serve at our Sunlight Christian Academy booth at the Midnight Sun Festival in Lake Worth.The dates are March 2-4 There will be a sign-up sheet on the Information Table.
The selection for March 11 is "Inside the O'Briens" by Lisa Genova.For the April 15th meeting, we'll be reading "When God Doesn't Fix It" by Laura Story.We meet at 7pm at members' homes. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan for further information.

FROM EMILY BOM: This summer, I will be traveling to Central Asia for six weeks with the Navigators (https://www.navigators.org/ministry/college/) . In Central Asia, 98% of the population is Muslim, and less than 1% are Christ-followers. Our group will be spending the majority of our time at a university, discipling, teaching, and be-friending a group of 8-12 Christ-followers and about 30 of their friends who have been in contact with the missionary team there. We will also use this as an opportunity to help teach English.
Ways you can help:
  -Pray for the 5 college students and 4 staff members who will be traveling that our hearts would continue to break for the country
  -That we would be able to express the Gospel clearly and gracefully to Muslims
  -That we would all be fully funded before departing
  -For the 8-12 believers and 30 new friends
Financially: I would greatly appreciate your financial support as I try to hit my goal of being fully funded at $4500. ~ Thank you, Emily Bom
Prayer Concerns

Ed Lythgoe: Pray for Ed as he is home on Hospice care.  He and Marilyn both need our prayers and encouragement.

Harvey and Gail Schans' son, Josh's next MRI will be on March 2. Their baby is due in a month! Pray for God's continued healing and grace!
THANK YOU: "We would like to thank Pastor Kris and the members of the congregation for the kind and loving words of comfort shown to us upon Bill's death.  It is a great comfort to be a member of the family of God."  ~The Masselink family  

Berta Dorhout, Dolly Van Peursem, and Betty Thomson.
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