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Pathways Baptist Church
CHASING CARROTS: APPROVAL
We welcome you to Pathways. We hope you will feel the presence of God's Spirit in today's worship service. Pastor Paula Moutsos continues our Sermon Series: "Chasing Carrots" focusing on "Approval." What really makes for a happy life? A dream job, a bigger house, or a new relationship? If you’re always hungry for the next big thing, but frustrated because it never seems to satisfy, you might be Chasing Carrots. It’s time to hop off the treadmill and chase after something real. This four-week series is about the things people commonly chase after that only bring fleeting happiness, fulfillment, or validation—things like fame, achievements, approval, fame, or comfort. It's more relevant than you may think. Feel free to take notes using this YouVersion app. Fill out a Connection Card (link provided below) and let us know how we can serve you better.
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  • Pathways Baptist Church
    200 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

Today's Worship Songs

The music in today's worship service is now available using the Pathways playlist on Spotify. Enjoy listening to the entire playlist throughout your week.

https://pathways.family/PathwaysPlaylist

Welcome to Worship at Pathways

Scripture Reading: Psalm 105:1-4

Psalm 105:1-4, NIV
1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.

Praise the Lord for He is good

Praise Song: CHRIST BE MAGNIFIED
Praise Song: JESUS AT THE CENTER

"She is clothed with strength and dignity;" Proverbs 31:25

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to every mother and all the mother role models in your life. Please enjoy this video.

https://pathways.family/Mothersday
NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION: Will not meet today so that you are able to celebrate Mother's Day and honor all the women in your life who have shaped the person you are today. The Newcomers Orientation will continue next Sunday, May 15 from Noon until 2p. We look forward to serving you at Pathways.

Baby/Child Dedication

Pathways will be celebrating infant/child dedications in worship on Sunday, May 22. Please use the link below if you are interested in participating in this very special service. When you reply, you will receive a video that will explain the next steps in the preparation process.

https://pathways.family/DEDICATION

Pathways' Baby Bottle Campaign

Baby Bottle Campaign

Pathways is pleased to participate in the Shady Grove Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign again this year. This year’s Baby Bottle Campaign is more crucial than ever: Amidst Covid-19, more women are asking for help in options; counseling and material assistance. Help support the work at Shady Grove Pregnancy Center, helping mothers and saving babies.  Every year, an ever-growing number of pregnant women choose life through this essential ministry. 100% of your donations make life-saving services possible.  Help save more lives! Know that your participation in this fundraiser will make all the difference for a precious baby’s life and a mother in need of love and support. Please pray for the mothers and babies as you give. Use the link provided to give to the Baby Bottle Campaign (May 8 - June 19). You may also pick up a baby bottle at Pathways to fill with your family. Please return to Pathways before June 19th.

https://pathways.family/SAVELIVES

Sermon Series: Chasing Carrots

CHASING CARROTS: APPROVAL
Pastor Paula Moutsos, Discipleship Ministries Pastor
Proverbs 29:25
Self-Test
Are you a people pleaser?

1. Do worry about what others think of you?
2. Are often overly sensitive?
3. Do you compromise your values?
4. Do you hesitate sharing your faith?
5. Do you have a hard time saying “No.”
Proverbs 29:25, GNB

"It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe."
People pleasing can be harmful. Here are several reasons you need in order to deal with this.
1. It causes me to miss God’s purpose for me.
For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT
2. It keeps me from growing in my faith. ​
The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
Proverbs 29:25 The Message
3. It will lead me to sin.
Write - When you try to please everyone, you will end up giving into peer pressure.
"Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, don’t go along with them."
Proverbs 1:10 The Message​
4. It will cause hypocrisy in our lives.
Jesus said to them, “You are the ones who make yourselves look right in other people’s sight, but God knows your hearts. For the things that are considered of great value by human beings are worth nothing in God’s sight.” Luke 16:15 GNB​
5. It will silence my witness.
"But no one had the courage to speak favorably about Him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.”
John 7:13 NLT
What’s the solution? Here are 6 truths that will transform your life and set you free!

1. Even God can’t please everyone.
2. You don’t need everyone’s approval to be happy!
3. What seems important now, like what you think of me isn’t really
going to matter in the long term.
4. I only have to please one person.
5. One day I’ll give an account of the life I lived.
6. God shaped me to be me, not somebody else.

Trust in the Lord always

Giving Your Tithes and Offerings online

Thank you for your financial support of the ongoing ministries at Pathways. It is greatly appreciated. In an effort to reduce personal and paper contact as much as possible, we offer a safe and secure online giving link. We look forward to serving you at Pathways.

https://pathways.family/GIVING
Offering Song: ONLY YOU CAN SATISFY

Bringing people together at Pathways

Connection Card

We want to hear from you. Your comments are important to us. Maybe you would like to speak to one of our pastors. Maybe you are seeking a small group to connect with others (online), have a prayer request, interested in baptism or membership at Pathways. Please use the link below and let us know how we can help you as you grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God.

https://pathways.family/CONNECT2PATHWAYS

Growing in Jesus at Pathways

If you would like to learn more about Pathways Baptist Church, please visit our website using the link below.

https://www.PathwaysBC.org

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