Radiant Happenings! February 22nd

Today we conclude Proverbs 1 with the last verse. An especially profound verse in light of what is going on around us at this time. Take time to really meditate on this verse. Let it bring the peace and comfort its words offer from the Father.

Now for this week's verse in Proverbs 1:

"But whoso hearkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil." Proverbs 1:33 (AMPC)

Now is the time to get rid of any habit in your life that isn't pleasing to God. You don't ever have to yield to sin's temptation because sin has lost its dominion over you (Romans 6:14). That means the answer to temptation is, Don't do it. Turn it down. Don't consent.

You have a will of your own. When wisdom talks to you, jump up and listen! Make some changes. If God deals with an area of your life that you need to correct, be quick to change. The end of disobedience is death, but the end of walking with God is eternal life.

Don't let yourself be found among the simple, the scorners or the fools. Start at the beginning of wisdom – reverence God. Then watch your circumstances begin to change as you choose the lifestyle of the wise!

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

Vs. 33 "But he who listens to me will dwell securely, and will be undisturbed by fear of evil. Chochmah concludes its words, saying: One who listens to me will be secure in the realization that no harm will befall him (Metzudos). He will dwell securely in this world and be undisturbed in the World to Come (Rashi)."

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

  • Thursday, February 22nd 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.

  • Saturday, February 24th 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, February 25th 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, February 26th is our weekly Radiant Discipleship group led by Pastor Cathy Grigg. Join us as we begin a NEW study of Dr. Bill Winston's book, 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, February 27th 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. 

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