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WE ARE THANKFUL!

There sure were a lot of things that happened this year we were not expecting, right? And surely there are things that didn't go our way, people who let us down, and rules that made our lives different. It's so easy to sit around and begin complaining, start to find someone to blame and think about why 2020 was not the best year that we all hoped for. 

But, if we give in to complaining and grumbling then we may completely overlook all the great things that God was still doing in our life, in our church, and the people around us.

What if we choose to be thankful instead?

The Bible tells us: “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

This year, we probably all have been wondering what does God’s want me to do? Well, it starts with a simple command to give thanks as Paul writes. It’s a command from God and it is also a choice for us to make. You personally have to decide whether you will keep complaining about the masks, or the closed coffee shops, or the government and whatever new rules they enforce — or you can Give Thanks.

Here are a few things to Give Thanks for today:

  • We are loved by God.
  • We have Grace! God sent his son Jesus to die for our sins to give us salvation and a hope to future life with Him no matter what happens on Earth.
  • We are thankful for our Church, our Church Members, Leaders and all the volunteers who still help and serve and show love to others to spread the Gospel.
  • We still have the Word of God.
  • We have over 30 new people who will be Baptized at Bryte Church.
  • God has not left us! And He is still in control, and He always will be.
  • He has a plan, let's remind ourselves that His thoughts toward us are good.

Let’s make a choice to Give Thanks today!

Check out this short devotional video on Thanksgiving from Pastor Michael (Rus) - Video


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BRYTE CHURCH - SERVICES
Worship Online with Us! 

Bryte Church is currently switching all of our services to Online! Due to the new safety level and regulations reached in Yolo County we are changing things around to bring services online to you and your family to worship together.

Here are the Bryte Church Online upcoming services.

Thanksgiving Day Service - Online
Celebration Service - 11/26/20 at 10:00 AM

Sunday Services - Online
Russian - 9:00 AM
Russian - 11:00 AM
English - 1:00 PM

Online Services are available on the following:
Website  - www.brytechurch.org
Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/Bryte

The County and City officials have reached out and asked us to comply with the rules during this time, let's be a good example to help calm the fears in people around us and show them love and grace while pointing them to the true hope of a life with Jesus.

Thank you very much for being patient in this uncertain time! We are praying for all of you.

HOW IS YOUR MARRIAGE?
We can all use a little more Unity.

Marriage is meant to be so much more than just physical union and a combining of households and finances, and these reasons go beyond just happiness and contentment for the couple.

In John 17, Jesus is praying for the unity of all believers, but unity between spouses is critical to a successful marriage, too. And the point of the prayer, the ultimate effect of unity among believers (and between a wife and husband) is “so that the world may know that [God] sent [Jesus] and loved [believers] even as [God] loved [Jesus]” John 17:23. Obviously Jesus wasn’t talking about physical unity, He was asking for spiritual unity among believers.

Spiritual unity isn’t about giving up your identities and individuality. Rather, spiritual unity means that both of you are willing to align your desires and goals with God’s plan for your marriage. How can you find this plan and build unity? You can begin with doing things together like:

  • Praying together.
  • Reading Scripture together and talking about it after over Tea or Coffee.
  • Taking time to listen to God. He might speak to you through a good friend or pastor. Perhaps you’ll feel a certain tug on your heart when you read Scripture together.

Spiritual unity with your spouse can strengthen your relationship and your level of satisfaction with your marriage. But the ultimate reason to work toward unity with your spouse isn’t just because it’s easier to get along with each other, but because it shows the world God’s love.

Try a Prayer Topic: Unity

  • Ask God to unite you and your spouse so that your marriage is strengthened and so your unity is an example to others.

Talk to your spouse more:

  • Ask your spouse how he or she sees your marriage as an example of God’s love.
  • Ask your spouse what the two of you can do to align with each other and with God’s will.

Additional Scriptures on unity

Ephesians 4:1-6

1 Peter 3:8-9

Additional information on unity in marriage

Marriage Is a Battle … But Not Against Each Other

Unity in Marriage
 

We believe that a healthy church starts with each family and we are always ready to pray for you or help in any way we can. Feel free to reach out to us by talking to a leader or contact us through social media. May God bless you and your marriage and give you wonderful unity this season. Thank you to Focus on the Family for this devotional.
 

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