MBC Weekly Update 12.3.21

Sermon Recap for 11/28/2021:

Title: The Machinery of Sexual Temptation
Pastor Mike Hogue
Passage: Proverbs 7

The Rube-Goldberg Machine of Sin
Early Compromises
Proverbs 7:8, Ephesians 5:3, Hebrews 2:1
Hope of Concealment
Proverbs 7:9, Luke 12:2–3 (ESV), John 3:19–20, Ephesians 5:8–13, Jeremiah 16:17
Proverbs 7:10–12, Genesis 4:6–7, 1 Peter 5:8
Proverbs 7:13–14, 2 Corinthians 11:13–15, Genesis 3:1
Conception in the mind
Proverbs 7:15-18, Mark 7:21–23, Matthew 5:27–28, James 1:14–15
Apparent lack of Consequence
Proverbs 7:19–20, Numbers 32:23, Romans 2:15–16, Proverbs 7:21-27, Galatians 6:8

1. Look for the way of escape–1 Corinthians 10:13

2. Take thoughts captive–2 Corinthians 10:3-53

3. Seek the higher joy–Proverbs 7:4–5 & Zephaniah 3:174.

4. Don’t compromise–Proverbs 5:3, 8

Spotlight on Upcoming Events:

Manna House Angel Tree
PRAISE!!! All our MBC Angel Tree tags were picked up! Please return your unwrapped gift with the tag attached to the church by this Wednesday, Dec. 8th. You may drop your gifts in the church office if there in no one in the Hub to receive them. Click here to contact Mary Curry for more information about Manna House’s Angel Tree ministry.

MBC Women’s Christmas Party
Come celebrate the season with other MBC women on Thursday evening, December 16th from 7-9pm in the Middle School room. Bring a friend and a finger food to share! Bring a $10 gift if you would like to participate in an optional gift exchange game. Click here to contact Stacey Walter if you have any questions.

Venus Prison Ministry
A team of individuals and families will pack Christmas gift bags for the offenders at the Sanders Estes Correctional Facility on Saturday, December 18th starting at 9am. Mark your calendars now and join us for this fun, family Christmas activity. Click here to contact Bill Curry for more information about the Venus Prison Ministry.

MBC Wednesday Night Activity Break
All Wednesday night activities will take a break after the meeting on Dec. 15th. Programs will resume January 5th, 2022.

New Wednesday Night Class Starting!
On January 5th, Pat and Ann Riggin will host a meeting to introduce the spring session of Re|Engage–a program to strengthen marriages. Cost is only $30 per couple and childcare is provided. Click here to email Ann Riggin if you have questions about Re|Engage. Click here to register for the Spring 2022 group.

MBC Christmas Eve Service
Our traditional family Christmas Eve candlelight service will be on Dec. 24th from 5:30-6:30pm.

New Year’s Praise and Prayer Service
Join us as we bring in the New Year with a worship and prayer time in the main sanctuary on Sunday, January 2nd from 6-8pm. Zeke will lead a special time of singing, and we will be serving communion as we ask God to be the center of our 2022! Contact Pastor Mike by clicking here for more info.

Ministry Opportunity
MBC sponsors Anchor Home–a group that ministers to widows here in the area. They have–somewhat sadly–exploded in growth over the last few months and are now having about 30 widows attend each of their monthly meetings. We at MBC would like to help provide food for their meeting on Jan 4th. If you are willing to make a pot of soup, a tray of finger sandwiches, or bite-sized desserts for this meeting, please click here, and I will contact you.

NTFB Mobile Pantry
Our next Mobile Food Pantry will be in the front parking lot on Thursday, January 6th from 9-11:30am. Please come by and get fresh produce, dairy items, and other staples free of charge with no income or residency restrictions. Sign up to volunteer by going to the NTFB’s website (click here), select “All Volunteer Opportunities”, and click on our event on January 6th.

Family Meal Night returns
RSVP now for January’s Family Meal Night! We’ll be having lasagna, salad, garlic rolls, and dessert on January 12th from 5-6:30pm. Register on our website or by clicking here.

Community Blood Drive

It’s not too early to register for our community blood drive on for Friday, January 21st from 12-6pm. Sign up for a time slot to donate blood by clicking here.

Phew! That was a lot, and I know you have many family commitments and work events, as well. However (and I’m reminding myself here, too), don’t let the season of Christmas drown out the message of Easter–our Savior came as a baby, but He grew up to be the one man who offers  justification and life for all people (Romans 5:18)! May you be aware of His presence this week!

In service to Him and to you!
Heather Hogue