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Christ built His church to go only one direction… Forward. Why? Because…
…Christ is always about leading forward.
…He is always about advancing forward.
…He is always about moving forward in faith.
He called Abraham to go forward to a land he’d never seen. He called Moses to go forward across a sea without a boat. He called Joshua to attack a city with nothing but trumpets. The call Christ placed on Epic is no different…To Move Forward by Faith.
Because YOU are critically important to Epic’s forward vision, I want to hear from you. This November, you’re invited to an “Epic Forward” Night. It’s an evening to share your thoughts, fellowship with other Epic people & hear where the Holy Spirit wants to take us forward in 2011.
Each identical meeting will be from 7-8:30pm. Three of the six homes are kid friendly (indicated by **)…so bring your children.
Epic Forward Nights
Rochester Hills – Monday, Nov. 1
530 Shortridge, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
RSVP: Laura Claussen at email@example.com
Lake Orion** – Tuesday, Nov. 2
2130 Huntington, Lake Orion, MI 48360
RSVP: Laura Koss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochester – Thursday, Nov. 4
851 Majestic, Rochester, MI 48306
RSVP: Cindy Barrow at email@example.com
Shelby Twp** – Monday, Nov. 8
3636 24 Mile Road, Shelby Twp, MI 48316
RSVP: Denise Hillbom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Macomb Twp** – Tuesday, Nov. 9
51749 Sequoya, Macomb, MI 48042
RSVP: Michele Syska at email@example.com
Warren – Wednesday, Nov. 10
4206 Linville, Warren, MI 48092
RSVP: Macair Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to do:
1. Pick ONE evening & location that works for your schedule.
2. RSVP to the host.
3. Bring a dessert to pass.
Epic Church’s very own, Shaun Tomczak, is the lead guitarist for the Sidewalk Prophets. Don’t miss them in concert on November 21. Tickets for the Sidewalk Prophets’ Benefit Concert are on sale at the EPIC Information Table. Tickets, which are $15 (cash or check), are discounted for EPIC Church members. Tickets can also be purchased through http://www.GiftsForAllGodsChildren.org.
This benefit concert will help St. Paul Community Lutheran Church (Pontiac) and Gifts For All God’s Children.
Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life. Proverbs 4:23
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Yet you know me, O Lord; you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of slaughter! Jeremiah 12:3
What thoughts do you struggle with: Negative? Fearful? Discontented ? Critical?
Replace Toxic Thoughts with God’s Truth
…the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true… noble… right… pure… lovely… admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Philippians 4:7-8
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Know Your True ID: Who You Are in Christ
Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) Ephesians 1:4-5
Living by God’s Opinion or Yours?
The #1 way to protect yourself from toxic words and thoughts is to know your true identity in Christ. Through daily texts from Oct.16-Nov.27, you will learn to both see yourself as God sees you and build your life on the foundational truths of who you are in Christ.
To sign up and receive daily texts: email 1. Your name, 2.Cell number and 3.Cell Phone Carrier to IDtheTrueYou@yahoo.com.
Need a little personal poison control? Are there relationships, thoughts, or behaviors that quietly compromise your well-being? In this transformational series, you will learn how to remove the hidden dangers in your life and experience real freedom in Christ.
Join us for Toxic.
October 17 – Toxic Thoughts
October 24 – Toxic Insecurity
October 31 – Toxic Perfectionism
November 7 – Toxic Depression
November 14 – Toxic Anxiety
November 21 – Toxic Relationships
November 28 – Toxic Strongholds
We’re kicking off the ministry year big time with an amazing night for everyone at Epic. We’ll have a special DVD teaching by Rob Bell, one of the most gifted leaders in the church today. It’s a time meet others, enjoy dinner and experience ministry team time. We’ve revamped the kids program, as well. Don’t miss it.
Date: Wed. Oct. 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Hart Middle School