New Life Bible Church invites YOU to join us as we Sail the Seven C’s during our annual Vacation Bible School. Sunday, August 5, 2012 6:00-7:30 PM Kickoff and registration Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Jesus was teaching Peter an important lesson about how our concern for others must limit how we use our liberty. He’s saying in essence, «We are free, nevertheless, we’re going to limit the use of our liberty, so as not to offend.» He teaches the same lesson through Paul.

In 1Cor 9:1 Paul asks, «Am I not free?» In 9:19, he answers his own question. Sure, he’s free, nevertheless, he made himself a servant to all for the sake of the gospel.

9:19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; 1Cor. 9:22 I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake..

“Why does it have to be like this, that…” “Why doesn’t my wife…” “How come we have to…” “Why can’t our family…” “Why is it that our pastor doesn’t…” “Why can’t I…” “Why can’t you…” “Why can’t they…”

These are a few ways some folks express their discontent – folks like…me! I have growing to do in this area too, like many of you. May these thoughts be helpful!