CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTRE NEWSLETTER 26 William Street, Kilcoy SENIOR PASTORS Keith & Terrie Beakey www.kilcoycoc.org.au Scripture reference: Psalm 133 14 February 2010 CONFLICT RESOLUTION We have to dwell in unity. Jesus is coming back for a spotless bride. We are sons and daughters of God. We are brothers and sisters. We are connected. We are destined to spend eternity together. We have to work together and be people who bring honour to God. We are family. Mat. 18:15-20. What are we to do?. Deal with problems straight away. One on one. Don’t let the devil have his way. Communicate humbly with a Godly spirit, in love, immediately. Be sure there really is an issue. How do we respond to issues. Be sincere. There must be reconciliation not justification. Use diplomacy. Tact. Relational not legal. Prov. 15:1. Give a soft answer. Hear and listen to what others are saying. Don’t be divisive. Give opportunity to apologise. Don’t take those with you who want to fight. Choose carefully for integrity and confidentiality. Be objective not subjective. Beware of gossipers. Personal issues are not the property of the church. Some things should not be disclosed. Tell only senior people if necessary. Resolve with humility and integrity. Unity in the church makes us powerful, motivated by love. Be careful not to sink the church. Relationship is vital. Do I know what my weaknesses are? Be joyful, balanced, set apart. Invest in relationships. Be transparent. YOU CAN revisit last week’s message on our website. Our newsletter can be viewed there also. CHAPLAINCY OFFERING will be collected on the first Sunday of the month. MEN’S BREAKFAST 6 March. Venue to be confirmed. CHAPLAINCY Sausage Sizzle 20 February from 7.00 am at IGA. Volunteers required please!!! NO PRAYER MEETING this Tuesday evening. Instead we have been invited on WEDNESDAY evening to hear Clark Taylor at Pine Rivers COC. Pastor Keith to advise details for those wishing to go. LADIES GET TOGETHER The Ladies will connect again at Margaret's place on Thursday 18th February. Please note the change of day. Phone Rose on 0418 190019 for directions or if you'd like a lift. (Bring some nibblies) BOOK BARGAINS. The Bookshop will be open after the Morning Service each Sunday. You are very welcome to phone Rose (0418 190019) to make an appointment to open the shop at any time during the week. BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE …………. Our Birth is our Opening Balance! Our Death is our Closing Balance! Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities, Our Creative Ideas are our Assets Heart is our Current Asset Soul is our Fixed Asset Brain is our Fixed Deposit Thinking is our Current Account Achievements are our Capital Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade Friends are our General Reserves Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill Patience is our Interest Earned Love is our Dividend Children are our Bonus Issues Education is Brands / Patents Knowledge is our Investment Experience is our Premium Account The aim is to tally the Balance Sheet Accurately. The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award. Some very Good and Very bad things .... The most destructive habit....... Worry. The greatest Joy......Giving. The greatest loss.......Loss of self-respect. The most satisfying work........Helping others. The ugliest personality trait......Selfishness. The most endangered species.......Dedicated leaders. Our greatest natural resource......Our youth. The greatest 'shot in the arm'........Encouragement. The greatest problem to overcome......Fear. The most effective sleeping pill....... Peace of mind. The most crippling failure disease.......Excuses. The most powerful force in life.......Love. The most dangerous act.......A gossip. The world's most incredible computer.......The brain. The worst thing to be without...... Hope The deadliest weapon.......The tongue. The two most power-filled words........ 'I Can' The greatest asset......Faith. The most worthless emotion......Self- pity The most beautiful attire........SMILE! The most prized possession......Integrity. The most powerful channel of communication.....Prayer The most contagious spirit.......Enthusiasm Life ends; when you stop Dreaming, Hope ends; when you stop Believing, Love ends; when you stop Caring, And Friendship ends; when you stop Sharing...!!!