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Schedule of Services

SUNDAY

 Bible Study - 9:30am

 Morning Worship 10:30 am

Evening Worship 6:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

Bible Study 7:00 pm

 

Upcoming Sermons


Aug 28 The Conversion Of You
Sept 4 The Lord Of The Worker

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  August 22 – 28

22 – Lisa Forest
26 – Melissa Parker

22 – Tom & Donna Laliberte
25 – John & Irene Caraway


     Let’s take a fantasy journey back in time and look at a few scenarios that did not happen.

     First, let’s travel to a place called Ur where “the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you…’” (Genesis 12:1). With the call of Abram God set in motion His plan to build a nation through which He would send His Son, our savior, into the world. Imagine how different everything would be if Abram had said, “No.”

     Then let’s jump ahead to a land called Midian, where we meet a man named Moses. “Moses was content…” (Exodus 2:21) living in Midian with his father-in-law and wife, spending his time tending to Reuel’s sheep, when one day God called saying, “I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:10). Imagine how different everything would be if Moses had said, “No.”

     Taking a huge leap in time we stop off in the wilderness of Judea and catch up with a man dressed in camel hair eating locusts. This man has been sent out to “Prepare the way of the Lord…” (Luke 3:4), whom it turns out is his younger cousin. Imagine how different everything would be if John had said, “No.”

     The Bible is filled with people who God called to some specific task:  each of the patriarchs, judges, kings, prophets, priests, and apostles, along with the countless “everyday people” like Barnabas, Tabitha, and Chloe. Each was called by God, and each responded favorably to the call. Some, like Gideon, doubted themselves. There were those, like Jonah, who tried to get out of it. But in the end each rose to the occasion and answered God’s call. Imagine how different history would have been if any of these great men and women had refused the call. How different their lives would have been, and how different ours would be today. We can’t imagine any of these refusing to answer God’s call with anything other than, “Yes Lord?”

     So let’s return in our journey to the present; August 21, 2016. It is important that God did not leave off calling men and women to His service with Saul of Tarsus. It may not be as flashy as a personal appearance from Christ on the road surrounded by blinding light, but it is no less as real, and no less important. But what is the answer He receives from us… His church… His elect nation… today?

     God calls His people to worship (Hebrews 10:25), and most routinely say “No”. He calls His people to tell others about Him (Matthew 28:18-20), and most refuse. And then there is His call for His people to be the various parts of His body, the church (Romans 12). Yet many who should be serving as teachers are saying, “No”. Countless who should be deacons are saying, “No”, to the call. Numerous qualified elders are saying, “No”. Even those who could easily provide rides for others to attend services typically say, “No”. And we are left to wonder how different things are as a result. How much better it would be if all would say, “Yes”. 

     The book of the prophet, Isaiah, portrays the most beautiful picture of man’s response to his creator and savior. “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’” (Isaiah 6:8). Our refusal to answer the call today is of no less impact than his refusal would have been then. There is truly something God would have you to do today.

~Tom Lynch

 
 

This weeks Bible Reading:

 

Aug 22: Ezra 8-10
Aug 23: Nehemiah 1-3
Aug 24: Nehemiah 4-6
Aug 25: Nehemiah 7
Aug 26: Nehemiah 8-9
Aug 27: Nehemiah 10-11
Aug 28: Nehemiah 12-13 

 

God’s Part

 

·    His great love for man (John 3:16)

·    He gave His Son, Jesus, as the Savior (Luke 19:10)

·    He sent the Holy Spirit as a guide (John 16:13)

·    He gave the gospel as His unto salvation (Romans 1:16)

·    He provided atonement by the blood of Christ (Romans 5:9)

 

Man’s Part

 

·   Hear the Gospel. (Romans 10:17; John 8:32)

·   Believe the Gospel (Hebrews 11:6; John 20:31)

·   Repent of past sins (Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30)

·   Confess faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:10; Matthew 10:32)

·   Be Baptized (Galatians 3:27; Mark 16:16;

        Acts 2:38)

·   Be faithful unto death (Revelations 2:10)

 


 

God has done His part;

Won’t you do yours?


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