This Week’s Need to Know – 01/04/2018

Starting this Sunday morning, at 9:30, Pastor Aaron will introduce our next Sunday Morning Bible Study on the topic of prayer.  Over the course of the next 10 weeks, different elders will be leading our discussion on different passages about prayer.  We will begin with Paul’s admonition to pray right after he tells us to armor up for spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6.  Here he tells us we should be “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”  Clearly, prayer is an important part of our spiritual lives. Join us, and be prepared to learn and participate as we seek to grow deeper in our prayer lives as a body of believers at Big Woods.

A spiritual journey awaits us as God reshapes our petitions, molds us more into the image of His Son, and brings closure to the matter prayed about in such a way that His holiness, His mercy, His love, and His glory are ever magnified.  If our everyday lives are filled with the barrenness of busyness and no serious urgency to pray, then we miss the wonderful journey of being conformed to the image of Christ and knowing our God more intimately.  -A.W. Tozer

BIBLE READING PLANS
Start your year off with a Bible reading plan.  Whether it be reading through the entire Bible or focusing on key areas, the important thing is to have a plan and someone to help you stick to it!  If you need a plan, here are several that you can download from Ligonier Ministries.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Guatemala Mission Team Meeting – January 14, after the second service
Winter Jam – January 19, 7PM, $15/ticket – See Pastor Stuart for details
Community Blood Drive – January 29, @ Big Woods, 1:00 – 6:00 PM