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TRUE BEAUTY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

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by Debbie Huber

 

“Let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”  I Peter 3:4

It is reported that Jennifer Aniston spends $140,000 a year (or $8000 a month) on her beauty regimen. She is a very beautiful woman and obviously works hard at presenting herself as beautifully as she can, trying to “hold back the hands of time”. 

While very few people will spend nearly that much on our beauty regimen we still are very concerned about how our outward looks appear to the world. But as we all know outward beauty does not last forever. 

We live in a world where a woman’s identity is often defined by how she looks, what she wears, or how she feels about herself.  The Bible speaks to us about an imperishable beauty that should shape our identity: true beauty beholds and reflects the Glory of God.  We reflect His glory as we gaze on it and become completely satisfied in Christ and His beauty. 

Greentree Church is presenting a Women’s Conference entitled “True Beauty”.  The conference is scheduled from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, April 29 and from 8:00am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 30.  

This free two day conference will focus on who we are in Christ and challenge us to reflect His beauty to a world that seeks beauty that is unsatisfying and fading. Whatever your season in life, beholding the beauty of our Savior deepens our love and satisfaction in Him alone.

All women are invited to attend this conference. There will be Biblical teaching, worship, and small group interactions. A special continental breakfast will be served on Saturday morning.

Invite someone to come along with you!  This is a great opportunity for you to invite an unsaved friend or someone in our church who needs to be connected. A personal invitation can make all the difference. 

You must register online and can do so here

Registration deadline is Monday, April 25. 

BEAUTY

It is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

What we should remember is that beauty flows from the heart of God.

God invented color, shape and texture.

He filled creation with vibrant pictures of beauty, and then He gave us the ability to enjoy it

Creation displays beautiful sights that deeply move us, but nothing can compare to the beauty of God Himself

We can see beauty around us, because the God we cannot see is beautiful. This is not a statement of His visual attributes, for God is an unseen spirit being

The beauty of God is every aspect of His character. He is all praiseworthy and awe inspiring.

When we behold the beauty that we can see, it should draw us closer to the beauty that encompasses who God is and what He does.

Learn to appreciate the beauty of God, not only for its inherent value, but because Christ has brought us into communion with the beauty of God              

The beauty of His character 

The beauty of His plan

The beauty of His works

One day we will be all beautiful, because we will be like Him. So let us grow in that beauty today

One day we will dwell in only beauty, because all will obey Him. So let us increase the beauty of our life

Every day God is all that beauty can be. So let us daily draw near to have our hearts soar for the beauty that is our God

YOU HAVE MY VOTE

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Greg Atkinson wrote an article on “The Most Beautiful Churches in the World”, but he didn’t share any pictures and he never went anywhere for research. In fact Greg failed to name a single location for us to marvel over. That’s because the Church is a people rather than a place.

The most beautiful churches in the world are local gatherings of God’s people who although still weak and struggling, are serious about following Christ and living out his gospel.

A beautiful church is where believers are learning to hate their own sin and replace those broken ways with obedience to God’s word

A beautiful church is one in which its members live in biblical community and truly care for “one another”

A beautiful church is filled with worshippers who exalt God above all else, and exult in His many glories

A beautiful church contains regular people who are being conformed in the image of Christ

I am grateful to God that I am in one of the most beautiful churches in the world!

Greg’s article from pastors.com is available here