Coming Events

Wednesday Meal served at 5:00 p.m.

GREEN Team serving @ KARM, this Thursday @ 4 p.m.

City View U Coffee House Mtg., Thursday Feb. 23, 7:45 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 9:00 a.m.

March: Spring HIGH ATTENDANCE Month

On our Pastor’s mind…

How Will God Use You?

I am reading about Joseph, the son of Jacob, in the Old Testament. It is always interesting to think about who God uses to serve Him and how He uses them for His glory. Joseph, even as a young lad, was blessed by some fairly significant gifts: he was gifted at interpreting dreams and in administrative management. Early on, God let him know He was going to place him over his family in a mighty way. But God’s ways are not our ways. And so, God took the next 40 years to shape Joseph for the role He would give him as the second most powerful person in the entire civilized world at that time – second in Egypt.

The story of Joseph is encouraging. It gives me hope that God is not done with me. God used several young people for His purposes: Samuel, David, Daniel, Mary, the disciples: John and James, the Apostle Paul, and Timothy (to name a few). Our students can learn from these people and prepare courageously for a life of service to God. God will bless them and shape them. They in turn are to take courage, live faithfully, and obey even when the world appears to have turned against them. God will use them and accomplish His purposes.

Now many seasoned citizens may think God only uses the young. They may think it is too late for them to be used of God; but that’s not true. God uses people at all phases in life.

Abraham and Sarah didn’t start their fantastic journey with God until Abraham was 75 years old and Sarah was 65. God blessed and used them in wonderful ways. Noah appears to have been 500 years old when God told him to build an ark. Then finally at age 600, God had Noah take his family and the animals on the ark.

Then there’s Caleb. God used him as a young man. Moses sent Caleb and 11 others to spy out the Promised Land. Caleb came back with the good report. He was ready to go to battle. But the Children of Israel rebelled against God, so they spent the next 40 years wandering through the wilderness. After the 40 years of wandering, the Children of Israel were able to go and possess the land. If you will remember, they had to battle the inhabitants, and Caleb was very instrumental in this time of war.

Finally, after Israel had waged war and taken the Land of Promise, Caleb was free to go with His family to a land of His choosing. Caleb, at age 85, chose a land he would still have to fight for to possess (Joshua 14:6ff). Caleb trusted God and God blessed him in return.

Bottom Line: God is able to use His people to serve Him at any age and at any juncture in life. Our response just needs to be “Yes God! I’m ready and listening. Send me, oh God! Send me.” So how will God use you?

Pastor Luckey

KARM Teams

We have several opportunities within our KARM teams for new people. City View has three teams in place, so you need only serve once per quarter for a couple of hours (from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m.). Please consider being on one of these KARM teams! If you are interested in becoming a part of this really great ministry, please see Vicki P.

Missions Giving

When using pew envelopes for Missions, please mark them for “Missions” and put your name on the envelope. You may also use any of your own leftover regular envelopes, if you clearly mark them for Missions. If you want a record of these offerings, it is imperative that your name be on the envelope. If you have any questions regarding this issue, please see Mary P.