Jesus warns that following Him is risky living by worldly standards.  Real discipleship means “taking up your cross” and dying to self.  But, what does this exactly mean, “Take up your cross?”  Dying to self?  Tomorrow (Sunday) I’ll be speaking  the first of three messages on “Transformation: Growing from the Inside Out.”  You’ll learn more about God’s grace and forgiveness, but also how temptation robs us of our intimacy with the Lord.  Temptations’ mission is to destroy our lives.  I really hope you’ll join us for the 9:30am Sunday School hour and Worship with us at 10:45am.  You’ll enjoy the fellowship, music and spiritual help God will give you. Marlynn Streetman will be presenting a World Missions service at 6:00pm.


Please continue praying for:

JW Brand in the loss of his son.  A BIG, BIG thank you to all at MFCN for the wonderful luncheon and your acts of kindness toward JW following the Celebration service yesterday.  Thank you Marlynn Streetman and everyone who provided and helped with the lunch.  Everything was fantastic!!


Chuck Sayers in the passing of his brother Jim last Wednesday.


Funeral services are being held today for Derrel Perry’s (Judy Suggs’ brother) wife.


Heather Fletcher is in Northside Hospital (ATL).  She is improving and hopefully will go home soon.


Bob Kutas, spent several days in hospital, but now home.  Still in need of prayer.


Scott Kenerly, Diane Hill, Mary Nell Boling, Kathy Coleman (fractured foot), our teens at NYC in Arizona (coming home Monday).


Don Miller – (my brother-in-law) in a Tampa Hospital with low blood pressure and other complications.


The Georgia District Camp meetings will have a morning service tomorrow and conclude with a 4:00pm service.  The services have been incredible with great music and powerful speakers.  Pray for God’s blessings as the camp meeting draws to a close and for safe travel as Georgia Nazarenes return to their homes.  Thanks for your love, compassion and prayers.  Looking forward to seeing you in the morning.


Can’t attend the service?  Watch via “Livestream.” Go to www.mariettanaz.com and follow prompts to “livestream”.  Service starts at 10:45.


Pastor Carnes

Marietta First Church of the Nazarene

4341 Dallas Highway

Marietta, Ga