September 2019

September 2019 cover image

September 2019 cover image

“Christ’s love compels us” (2 Corinthians 5:14) . . . 

  • . . . to “not become weary in doing good” (Galatians 6:9,10). Our devotion writer reminds us that Jesus never quit his job as our Savior. Neither should we give up in serving him. 
  • . . . to give our first fruit offerings to the Lord. A new stewardship series starts this month by reminding us that God gave his best—his Son—to us; our giving should reflect God’s attitude. 
  • . . . to be faithful to God and gentle in our attitudes as we deal with those who create conflict and divisions.
  • . . . to share the good news that we know with others, whether it’s over the phone, on a plane, in the newspaper, at an assisted living facility,at the university, or in a country far, far away. This issue is filled with stories of your brothers and sisters in Christ letting their faith shine so that others can discover God’s grace and Jesus’ love. 

Julie Wietzke

The idea of our children dating can be . . . unsettling. Pastor Donn Dobberstein, father of four children ages 15-22, shares his strategies for how to navigate this season of parenting.

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