Radiant Happenings! March 21st

What a POWERFUL time we had at Radiant this past Thursday!! If you missed it, do yourself a favor and watch it!! God SHOWED UP!! You can find it here: March Radiant Service

Now for this week's verse in Proverbs 2:

"If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures," Proverbs 2:4 (AMPC)

The way to find wisdom is to go after it with the same effort and desire that natural people go after material wealth. The truth is, no one ever seeks after God with all their heart without finding Him.

Listen to what the Kesuvim / The Writings (Mishlei/Proverbs) on pg. 15 say about verse four:

Vs. 4 "If you seek it as [if it were] silver. This is the forth prerequisite for chochmah: Just as a person works hard to earn silver – i.e., money – so must he toil in pursuit of chochmah (R' Yonah). Just as one tries hard to safeguard his assets, so must he take care not to lose his Torah knowledge. Chochmah is as hard to acquire as gold, but it is as fragile as glass (Yalkut Shimoni). Silver ore is underground and requires strenuous mining to recover it. If that is worth the effort, surely the pursuit of wisdom is worth no less (Radak).

If you search for it [as if it were] hidden treasures. This is the last of R' Yonah's five prerequisites. A person must enjoy the quest for Torah just as he enjoys digging for a treasure that he knows will yield him great wealth. The more pleasant a person finds this toil, the more he will succeed in his learning. Success in Torah study is directly related to the desire and eagerness to attain it (R' Yonah)."

Now, here’s a look at what is happening this week into next with our Radiant groups!

  • Thursday, March 21st is our monthly Women's Business Group meeting at 7pm in the Living Room modular. This month we will be reviewing Terri Savelle Foy's new book, The Alone Advantage. Come be a part of the discussion as we dive into her book on "10 behind the scenes habits that drive crazy success."

  • Saturday, March 23rd is our Advancing in Faith group. This group is using Brother Kenneth E. Hagin’s study guide, Bible Faith! We meet every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month in the Living Room modular at 9 am. This group is also available online via Zoom.

  • Sunday, March 24th is The Ruth Circle, a support group for Widows. This group focuses on moving forward in faith, while making meaningful connections. Several times a year guest speakers are invited that offer helpful tips on skills for various areas of life. This group meets every 4th Sunday right after service in the Living Room modular!

  • Monday, March 25th is our weekly Radiant Discipleship group led by Pastor Cathy Grigg. Join us as we study Dr. Bill Winston's teachings, Living In The Fourth Dimension! We meet at 12:15 pm in the Hospitality Room. This group is also available via Zoom! Click here to register!

  • Tuesday, March 26th is our Growing From Glory to Glory group. A time to enjoy the Word of God, good teaching, and light refreshments with other women of EMIC. They meet every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 12:15 pm & 5:30pm in the Hospitality Room. 
  • Thursday, March 28th is our monthly Abiding Wives group. This is a group for married women to fellowship and connect with each other as we gather to pray for our husbands. We meet every 4th Thursday of the month at a private home, beginning at 7 pm. You will need to email women@emic.org to get the address.

For information on any of our groups, email women@emic.org. Also, if you are ever in need of prayer, please call our prayer line at 877-281-6297. Or, if you need pastoral counseling, call the church office at 817-252-2900 to schedule a time to meet with me.

You are LOVED!

Pastor Cathy