KNOWING BLIND SPOTS……………Having just taken the knowledge test for my Oregon State Driver’s License, I can remember the warnings given in the manual about blind spots. I think I have this right–but be sure to verify on-line or in your own manual. The manual stated that it isn’t enough to simply check your mirrors for what is behind you. To be truly safe, a good driver will glance over their shoulder and the check right or left areas slightly behind the car. You see……it is the lack of careful attention to blind spots that causes problems.
In our own lives, we too have blind spots. Those blind spots may be an addiction, trust problems, and/or insensitivity to others, etc. Some people completely disregard their blind spots and simply move forward in life–these people are the least likely to grow and mature. Other people find ways to pay attention to their blind spots–these people have greater potential to grow and mature.
God has called us to be people who do pay attention to our blind spots. There is no better way to do this than to find a trusted friend who can be honest and work with us in a confidential way. The idea of friends who share our blind spots with us is Biblical. Ephesians 4:15, “Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head.”
SCHULZE BIBLE STUDY………….Come to the Schulze’s for Bible Study, discussion and fellowship tomorrow night (Thursday, September 18) at 7 pm. Pastor Lucke will be facilitating discussion. Just bring yourself and questions! The Schulze’s live on 359 N. 9th Street, Philomath, Oregon 97370.
MOVIE NIGHT FRIDAY……………This Friday is movie night at Peace. We will begin at 6 pm with pizza–be sure to bring a side dish to share and drinks for you and your family. The movie is God’s Not Dead. The back-cover of the movie describes the movie this way, “When an atheist Philosophy professor plans to forego “dusty arguments” in his class, he insists the new students declare that “God is dead”. Unable to do this, Josh is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God’s Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.” God’s Not Dead is rated PG.