Concord Chronicle

The Salvation Army Concord Corps | August 27, 2021

You are invited!

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Welcome Back Sunday

Date: September 12

Where: The Salvation Army Concord Corps (Church)

Time: 10:00 am - Sunday School; 11:00 am - Worship Service; 12:15 pm - Potluck

We will have an Olympic Theme for our Rally Day Sunday. For fun, we'd like families to come to church dressed alike - choose a color, represent your culture/country, or in a theme. During the service, we will recognize our volunteers and kick-off our programs for the year. To be safe during our food and fellowship, we will have lunch outdoors. We will provide the hotdogs. If you would like to bring a side dish to share, that would be nice. There will be a few outdoor games/races and prizes, so we hope you'll participate.

If you came to our Musical Vacation Bible School, Backpack Giveaway, or Christmas Assistance Program, we would love to have you join us. If you don't have a home church, we'd love for you to visit us. We'd love to get to know you more. We hope you can make it!

Youth Music Programs Resume Sunday, September 19

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CAMEO: Women's Fellowship

Now that the children are back to school, you might not know what to do with yourself.

Why not meet other women? We have a lot of fun learning together. Attached is our schedule for the year. (It is in brochure form so that it is why it is in this order.)

We have also designed a shirt for our group. If you would like to order a t-shirt, it is $7. It is a great way to advertise our women's ministry during the week. The color is "sangria" with a "cameo" logo and the words "Come And Meet Each Other" (which spells CAMEO).

See Major Ann in the office for details.

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Cleaning out your closets? Please drop off old athletic shoes!

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Recap of Summer Activities

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Rewind Video 2

Blind Spots

"Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others." Proverbs 12:15 (NLT)

Some time ago, as I was driving down the road, a fellow driver pulled up next to me and motioned for me to roll down my window. My thoughts raced. I didn’t think I had cut him off, missed a light, or gone too slow. What had I done? With trepidation, I rolled down my window without any indication of the problem. The driver, friendlier than expected, informed me that my back right brake light was out.

As I drove away, I became aware that I would never have known my brake light was out without that person making the effort to tell me. I needed someone with a different viewpoint and angle to see what I couldn’t. I would have continued to drive unaware of any problem. The busted light was in a spot I could not see.

You and I both have blind spots in our lives don’t we? Just like the driver who helped me on the road, the Lord uses other people in our lives to give us wisdom and correction. It is easy to get so caught up in me, that I am blind to all else. Perhaps it is blindness to the Lord’s will. Maybe I can’t see how my actions are affecting others. Or, I may be blind to see how the Lord wants me to change and grow. What a blessing that the Lord puts others ahead of us, behind us, and with us each step of the way.

With a different angle and viewpoint, others are able to sharpen us and help us grow. Sometimes it can be hard to listen to the advice others offer. It is so important to listen carefully to the advice and wisdom of the godly people God has placed in our lives. The insight of others will help us make our way wisely through life’s journey.

In the same way, we must be willing as Christians to help point out blind spots to others around us. Pray that the Lord would use you to speak lovingly and with humility, into someone else’s life. Seek out the wisdom He has waiting for you. Just make sure you are able to season the truth with grace.

The proverbs speak again and again about a foolish man versus a wise man. It is a wise man that listens to the correction of others. Only a fool ignores it.

1. What makes it difficult at times to take correction from another?

2. Has there been a time in your life when someone lovingly pointed out one of your blind spots to you? How did you react?

Proverbs 11:2; Romans 11:33-36

Kelly McFadden, HomeWord Daily Devotional for 8/24/2021