“Fishers of Men” by Pastor Ryan Fish
“Transition and Unity” by Pastor Ryan Fish, August 6, 2017
Transition and Unity by Pastor Ryan Fish, August 6, 2017
5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed. Romans 15: 5-8
2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20New International Version (NIV)
A missionary report will be shared during the 9:00 service. All are welcome to attend .
Vacation Bible School will be held on August 7-10 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Theme of the week will be Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose!
Registration is now open. VBS is just a few days away. Contact Emily Wesleyan Church for more information.
“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.” Psalm 116: 1, 2
Pastor Ryan Fish will begin ministry at the Emily Wesleyan Church on August 6, 2017. The community is invited to his Installation Service on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 9 AM.
Pastor Ryan Fish and his wife Lisa are from Grant, Michigan. The Fishes have 4 young children.
Pastor Ryan was raised Wesleyan in the small community of Grant. He is a second career pastor, and is the 6th generation to work in his family’s business—L. Denton Water Well Drilling. He is a 2016 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, and is near completion of ordination. Pastor Ryan was an Intern at Grant Wesleyan Church, his home church, where his experience and responsibilities included: pursuing Ordination, leading Sunday evening Bible studies, Sunday morning announcements and call to worship, pulpit supply at GWC as well as other local Wesleyan churches, board leader at Spring Hill Day Camp, calling on the congregation, meeting bi-weekly with his Senior Pastor for Bible study and mentoring, church theater production, and gym leader for Pioneer Kids Club on Wed. nights.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the Gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ’The righteous will live by faith.’ ” Romans 1: 16-17 is Pastor Ryan’s life verse.
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13
July 16, 2017: “First Things First” by Pastor Reggie Smith