Posted by: goldengatefellowship | January 18, 2013

The GGF News 9/7/2012

This Sunday we will be looking back over the Messages from Mark and considering some of the major themes.  Find some time to reflect and see what stands out the most to you.  And join us this Sunday.

Mark 10.1-12  
   Do you think of God as compromising?   Do you think He is compromising towards you?  Maybe in the Bible it’s called Grace.  How far will God bend to maintain a relationship?

Mark 10.13  Do you ever wonder if God takes medicine?    What might be the things that ease His sorrow?  In this passage, the medicine Jesus needed was the touch of a little child.

Mark 13.  We live in a world filled with deception and distraction- be on your guard!  God is Good- even when your experience denies it.  And remember- everything isn’t about you!

Mark 14. 1-26  God’s love is nonsensical.  It should offend and infuriate our sense of reason and fairness.  Consider this quote from Oswald Chambers- “If we have the idea that Love is characterized as cautious, wise, sensible, and never taken to extremes, we have missed the true meaning.”. 

Mark 11. 27  Have you ever thought about how your life fits into a larger, divine, Master Plan?
  I have been thinking lately that I am only one molecule in the great River of the Kingdom of God.  And I have found this very liberating, and exciting.  

Mark 14.27  “The great and merciful surprise is that we come to God not by doing it right but by doing it wrong”.   Maybe this is why Jesus told Peter  that he would betray him.  You are more important to God than any mistake you could ever make.  

If you would like to talk about any of these thoughts- I’d love to get together with you.
Don Creasman 519-5556

One More Giants Game!!  Friday Night- Sept. 21st with the Padres.  $15.  The final homestand of the season promises to deliver some of the most meaningful and exciting games of the 2012 season.  Join us!

Teaching this Sunday!  Jason Jeung, and the Jones’.

GGF Camping Weekend -Mt. Diablo- September 28th -30th.

GGF  Sermon Podcast!  If you were out of town- or would just like to hear last week’s sermon over- this is for you! Check out this Link and let us know what you think.

Book Club-  Sept. 13th.   This month we choose  “Drop Dead Healthy”  by A. J. Jacobs.   Why not read a great book and get together with great people.  For more info- contact Kathleen Talbot at   

Small Groups-  We would like everyone at GGF to belong to a Small Group. There are several opportunities, and different kinds of Small Groups available.  Please contact me and we’ll find the right Small Group for you!  Don  519-5556

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