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How is your training regime?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come (1 Timothy 4:8).
 
Many of us are dealing with the COVID-19, the pounds we’ve gained as we have raided the refrigerator while working from home. Many of us need to get back into a training regime.
 
In our New Testament lesson (find 1 Timothy 4 here), Paul encouraged Timothy to be in a consistent spiritual training regime.
 
The importance of that spiritual training regime is made clear to me in our Old Testament lesson (find 2 Chronicles 27-29 here). The lives of three kings are recorded. They probably had the best food and the best care available, but they still died at a young age.
 
One of these kings lived only 36 years (Ahaz) and brought death and destruction to thousands because he led God’s people away from the LORD. The other two kings also died relatively young (Jotham at 41 and Hezekiah at 54), but they brought blessing to thousands because they “walked steadfastly before the LORD” (27:6).
 
Physical training does have value, but spiritual training has value not only for our eternal future but the eternal future of the people in our area of influence.
 
How is your spiritual training regime?
 
Spiritual Training for Your Marriage
 
Every marriage has its “moments.” That’s why marriage needs moments of encouragement and refreshment. Beginning this October, Marriage Moments are short, weekly videos highlighting one Biblical marriage thought accompanied by a discussion question. Watch a short video introduction here  Subscribe here.
 
Worship with Us
 
Join us for in-person worship this Wednesday at 7 pm. The lower attendance at this service provides for maximum social distancing. Come and enjoy worship with us.
 
Here are our online worship links to share with your friends.

Beginning Sunday, September 13, we will live stream the 9:15 traditional service as well as The Bridge at 10:15. This will allow those online to join the in-person congregation in worship for both of these worship languages. The Traditional service will not be available until that 9:15 service, but will be available for replay immediately afterward. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel where you will be able to view the services and our daily devotion videos.
 
Bible Study
 
Pastor Nate is beginning a new Following the Promise study on Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 7 pm. Email him for more information at  .
 
Pastor Pete will use the GroupWork for a Zoom study on Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm. Reply to this email for more information. 
 
Outdoor Worship
 
We are planning an outdoor worship service on Sunday, September 20 at 10:30 am that will take the place of The Bridge and 10:45 services that day.

Prayer for our Schools
 
We are thankful to our gracious God that our school is starting its third week of in person classes! Today our 3K and 4K program began.
 
Prayer: Lord God, heavenly Father, continue to place your protecting hand over our school here at St. Paul’s and all the schools where our children attend. Keep our children and our staff safe and healthy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
Pastor Pete

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