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Your REFUGE Weekly 5-28: No Greater Love

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to kill, and a time to heal… a time for war, and a time for peace.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1,3,8

I have never been in a combat situation, never caught in a crossfire, never caught in a situation where I might be on the giving or receiving end of lethal force. Like many of us, I have had to sacrifice something and “lay something down” in many situations, but “laying down my life” has been a metaphor, not an imminent physical possibility. We’d all like to think that, if such a time comes, we would reflect the heart of Jesus as he both expressed in John 15:13, and then did in a way no one else can every compare: “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”And far from being an inappropriate metaphor, it’s quite striking that the apostle Paul would recognize the soldier’s spirit and willingness to suffer and die when he speaks of what it means to live for Jesus. Scripture respects the soldier’s spirit toward the end that it should be reflected in how we are in Christ’s service. “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 2:1-3

In that spirit, take some time as this 3-day weekend allows us to remember those who have laid down their lives for the very lives many of us now enjoy. God bless and keep you this Memorial day weekend. Grace and peace,

James Harleman

Pastor, Refuge Church

*SPECIAL NOTE: ALL CHURCH WORK PARTY SATURDAY JUNE 5, 9AM – 1PM – hope to see you there! 

THIS SUNDAY – Exodus 25:9-22 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

– 9:30am On-site Prayer in Sanctuary

– 10am On site service (NOTE: Children’s Ministry is offered)

– 10am Virtual service can be accessed through our YouTube Page: youtube.com/c/RefugeChurch 

BEYOND SUNDAY SERVICE:

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Film&Theology FRI June 18 – 6:45pm


SUNDAY:

  Refuge Youth:  1st & 3rd Sundays

  11:30am-12:30pm  Fellowship Hall

  Email Ben:  bencharleskeller@gmail.com

  Young Adults: Sundays 6:45pm

  Email info@findrefuge.com


TUESDAY
:

  Men’s Breakfast (virtual):  7-8:15am Via Zoom

  Email James:  james@findrefuge.com

  Weekly Bible Study – GENESIS (virtual) 6:30- 8:30pm Via Zoom

  Email Bev:  beverlycarter226@gmail.com


WEDNESDAY
:

  Men’s Happy Hour (virtual):  5:30-6:30pm  Zoom

  Email James:  james@findrefuge.com


Heartbeat REFIT Tuesday/Thursday/Saturda
y – email cynthiaksanders@comcast.net 

Gung Fu (Martial Arts) Classes midweek as well – email gonzalessteve@hotmail.com

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