Church Bulletin – December 9, 2018

THE ANGELIC SHOUT

“. . . when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38:7

The phrase “shouted for joy” in this verse is actually a single word (ruwa) in the Hebrew, and it can carry a number of meanings. It is most frequently translated simply “shout,” as when the army of Joshua surrounding Jericho shouted and the walls fell down (Joshua 6:20). In Psalm 100:1, it is translated “make a joyful noise.” It can refer to a shout of alarm or shout of triumph, as well as a shout of joy, but it always refers to a loud shout. In fact, it comes from a root meaning “to split”—a noise that would split eardrums or shatter glass.

In the context of Job 38, the Lord is reminding Job and his friends of the great primeval event of creation. When the earth—which is destined eventually to house God’s throne in the eternal ages to come—was established on solid foundations (on the third day of creation), a resounding noise like mighty thunder—or, better, a gigantic angelic anthem— echoed throughout the universe. An “innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22), identified in the poetic structure of the Hebrew parallelism in our text as both “morning stars” and “sons of God,” shouted exultantly and sang in unison when the solid earth appeared.

The angels probably were created on the first day of the creation week, immediately after the creation of the universe itself. Even though Satan and other angels later rebelled against God, most of the angels still obey Him, and one day we ourselves will actually hear them singing His praises and shouting for joy when He returns to Earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 4:9-11; 5:11-14; Psalm 148:1-6).

Therefore, “praise ye him all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts” (Psalm 148:2). Someday, we shall join them in a “joyful noise” at God’s throne.  – Dr. Henry M. Morris

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, December 9, 2018

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

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

4:00 p.m. Community Outreach

6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30 p.m. Evening Service Dr. Larry Saunders


Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements


Tuesday, December 11th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting


Wednesday, December 12th

6:00 p.m. Sunday school teachers gift wrapping.

7:25 p.m. Family Bible Study & Prayer Meeting – Report on Little London, Jamaica


Friday, December 14th

9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club


Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements


Sunday, December 16th

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

4:00 p.m. Community Outreach

6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m.  Evening Service – Sunday School Christmas Program – Fellowship & Refreshments following the service.


Wednesday, December 19th

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


Thursday, December 20th

7:00 p.m. WCS 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!


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 6, 2019.


Upcoming Events

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 lunch we 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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