Church Bulletin – December 16, 2018

THE GLORY OF CHRIST

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

The glory of Christ is apparent, as we study the titles which are given to Him in the first chapter of John’s Gospel.

The Word (John 1:1). As the words we speak reveal our character, so Jesus is the speech of the invisible God. He has uttered or declared God (John 14:9). The Psalmist said that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork to the ends of the earth, but in the fairest panorama of the starry heavens, or sunset clouds, there was never such a presentation of God in nature as we have in Jesus.

The Creator (John 1:2,3). In the strongest language he could command, the apostle inscribes the Name of Jesus on all things that are in heaven above and in the earth beneath. The iron of which the nails were made that transfixed Him to the Cross; the wood of which it was composed, the thorns which composed His crown, all were due to His creative fiat.

Life and Light (John 1:4). It pleased the Father that life should reside in His human nature, as its cistern and reservoir, so that from Him we should derive eternal life, communicated through faith. In His life is light.

The Messiah (John 1:10, 11). “He came unto His own.”

The Shekinah (John 1:14). Now and again, during our Lord’s earthly career, the curtain of His human nature seemed to part and to emit some gleams of the radiant splendour of His Being. It was so on the Transfiguration mount, and again in His Resurrection and Ascension. The glory was full of grace and truth.

 The Only-Begotten Son (John 1:12, 13, 14). We may be sons thank God, but He was The Son. Whatever is implied in that phrase “Only-Begotten,” He is separated from the noblest of the children of menby a measureless and impassable chasm. Yet how wonderful it is, that He is not ashamed to call us brethren. Let us give glory and homage to Him. – F.B. Meyer

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, December 16, 2018

10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.

11:00 a.m. Morning Service Dr. Larry Saunders

3:00 p.m. Community Outreach

6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Sunday School Christmas Program  – Mr.  James Fraser


Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements


Monday, December 17th

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship


Wednesday, December 19th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting


Thursday, December 20th

7:00 p.m. Whitefield Christian Schools Christmas Concert

There will be a Christmas Market held in the high school gym immediately following the concert. This will be a great opportunity to pick up some last-minute gifts!


Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements


Sunday, December 23rd

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

12:30 p.m. International lunch following the morning service.

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Service – Scripture Reading & Carol Singing


NO OTHER MEETINGS THIS WEEK


NOTE: There will be no Sunday school or adult Bible classes on December 23rd& 30th, to give our workers a break over the holidays. All classes will resume on Sunday, January 6th, 2019.


Upcoming Events

CONDOLENCES


We extend our sincere condolences to Mrs. Insun Lee and her family in the sudden death of her husband Ted. Steven Lee, is the only son of Ted and Insun and is the founder of Sermon Audio and an elder at Faith FPC, Greenville, SC. Please pray for the Lord’s comfort in this time of need.


CHRISTMAS CARD


Each year, instead of exchanging Christmas cards among the congregation, we donate those funds to a worthy cause. This year we are supporting our mission in Little London, Jamaica and the need for a new church bus. If you would like to help with this special offering, please mark your offering envelope, “Little London Bus”. Thank you! 


INTERNATIONAL LUNCH - DECEMBER 23rd


Everyone is invited to a special ‘International Lunch’ following the morning service on December 23rd. Families are asked to bring a hot dish and salad or dessert. Please sign-up on the sheet in the foyer so that we can get an idea of how many tables are required.  Following the lunchwe will have a time of Carol singing and Scripture reading. There will be no evening service.


BAPTISMAL SERVICE


We are planning to have a baptismal service at the end of January. If you have come to Christ in salvation and desire to be baptized, please speak to Dr. Saunders.


Please Pray for

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