August 17, 2022
A Message from Jeff...
What is “the Streisand effect?”
The Streisand effect is for the phenomenon in which attempts to hide, censor, or prevent access to something have the opposite result—the unintended consequence of drawing far more attention to that thing. For example, someone posts an embarrassing photo of a celebrity online. Around 100 people see it. The celebrity takes legal action to enforce its removal. Upon learning of the legal action, the media covers the story. As a result, millions of people seek out and view the photo.
Named for singer, Barbra Streisand, who in 2003 sued photographer Kenneth Adelman for posting a photo of her home on his website as part of a collection of coastal erosion photos for scientific and research use. Prior to Streisand’s lawsuit, fewer than 10 people (a total that included Streisand’s own lawyers) had viewed the photo. As a result of the media attention around the lawsuit, millions of people eventually visited the website to view the photo.
For some reason, in our human DNA there is this prevalent tendency to rebel, to do what is restricted, to taste “forbidden fruit.” It dates all the way back to the Garden of Eden and Satan’s appeal to our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Genesis 3…
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5
Don’t listen to the deceiver. When we defy God’s will or His way, we will pay a great price for our rebellion. As I often say, “Life always works better God’s way.”
We are exploring the miracles that the apostle John records in his gospel - there are 7. During August we are studying 3 of the Miracles. You are invited to read through the gospel of John during this month. We’re not looking at them merely to learn about what Jesus did then--we are looking because they remind us of what Jesus is able to do in our lives today.
I hope to see you, with a guest this Sunday at Batesville Christian Church, at either 9:00 or 10:30 a.m.
"Miracles...the Real Ones"
August 7 Do You Want
to Get Well?
August 14 Do You Want to See?
August 21 Do You Want to be Comforted?
August 28 The Seeds of Faith Justin Sutherland, speaking
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Ladies Bible Study
Haldeman Life Group
Elementary Youth Group
Youth Group for 2nd - 5th grade will resume on September 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This kickoff will include dinner along with outdoor games (weather permitting). If you have any questions please email Alisha or call the office at (812) 934-5147 x21.
Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp Ladies Retreat will be held on September 10. The theme this year is "Rise Up and Shine Like Stars" with Kelly Warren as the speaker. Registration is now open and the event is FREE.
Mahoning Valley Chrisitan Service Camp is hosting Family Camp, October 7-9. Registration begins on August 1. Join in on the fellowship and grow stronger with your family and others as we "Change the World One Family at a Time."
Men for Christ
Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp is hosting Men for Christ, on October 10. Victor Knowles will be speaking and Women are welcome to join this gathering.
Prayer Requests & Praises
Meyers Melissa Johnson Annette Shupe
Paula Steffey Kelssee Lainhart Mary Ann Martz
Ashley Daulton Kyler Daulton Lanny Cole