This Week’s Need to Know – 01/14/2021

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” – Romans 1:16-17

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: Romans 4Faith Made Real
Taught By: Pastor Tim

Big Woods Bible Church is seeking to hire an experienced full-time administrative assistant to join our ministry team.  This position will create a welcoming and professional office environment and will provide day to day administrative support for the Senior Pastor, pastoral staff, and ministry leaders.  The duties of this job will include support work in the areas of communication, scheduling, database management, office reception, and other administrative tasks.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Join Big Woods as we seek to be used by God to see lives transformed by the Gospel!    For a full job description and to apply online please click here to submit your cover letter and resume by January 20.

SANCTITY OF LIFE SUNDAY – January 17, 2021
This Sunday, we will take a few moments to reflect on the sanctity of life.  Scripture is clear in several places on the value of protecting life, especially those most vulnerable.  As Christians, there are practical and spiritual things we can do to help support the sanctity of life.  The first thing we can do is pray – pray for our government leaders to support life, pray for ministries like Pregnancy Resource Clinic (PRC) in State College as they serve their clients with Christian love, and pray that God would show you how you can be involved supporting ministries that support life.  Our church body supports PRC financially, and you can support them directly as well.  There are also volunteer opportunities at PRC both in State College as well as here locally in Lock Haven.  Click here for more information about PRC.

This Sunday, we will take time in our service to focus on Christ’s sacrifice for us on the cross when we observe The Lord’s Supper at the end of our worship service.  I would encourage you now to begin preparing by spending time in prayers of confession as well as reading through Scripture about Christ’s sacrifice for us (I Corinthians 11:23-26; John 17-21; Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12).

This week, lift up our local, state, and federal government representatives in your prayers.  This week marks the transition in of a new presidential administration and this month marks the start of a new Congress as well.  We need to be actively praying for wisdom for our leaders as they are making incredibly important decisions with lasting consequences on our nation.  
.I Timothy 2 calls us to pray for those who are in authority, so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.  Let’s lift up those representing us in government as well as our country this week in prayer, and let’s seek to live lives marked by godliness and dignity.