Dangers of Our Day
“…Blessed is he that watcheth…” Revelation 16:15
“I die every day,” said the apostle. This was the life of the early Christians; they went everywhere with their lives in their hands. We are not at this time being called to pass through the same fearful persecutions: if we were, the Lord would give us grace to bear the test. But the tests of Christian life, at the present moment, though outwardly not so terrible, are still more likely to overcome us than even those of the fiery age.
We have to bear the sneer of the world—that is small; its flatteries, its soft words, its oily speeches, its fawning, its hypocrisy are far worse. Our danger is that we might grow rich and become proud; we might give ourselves up to the fashions of this present evil world and lose our faith. Or if wealth does not test us, worldly care is quite as mischievous. If we cannot be torn in pieces by the roaring lion, we may be hugged to death by the bear.
The devil cares very little which it is, as long as he destroys our love for Christ and our confidence in Him. I am afraid that the Christian church is far more likely to lose her integrity in these soft and easy days than in those rougher times. We must stay awake now, for we are crossing enchanted ground and are most likely to fall asleep to our own ruin, unless our faith in Jesus is a reality and our love for Jesus an ardent flame. Many in these days of easy-believism are likely to prove to be tares, and not wheat; hypocrites with attractive masks on their faces, but not the trueborn children of the living God.
Christian, do not think that these are times in which you can dispense with watchfulness or with holy ardor; you need these things more than ever, and may God the eternal Spirit display His omnipotence in you, that you may be able to say, in all these softer things as well as in the rougher, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – C.H. Spurgeon
The Lord’s Day Services
|Sunday, May 1st||10:00a.m.||Sunday School classes for all ages.
Adult Bible Class – Study on God’s Existence & Attributes – Dr. Frank McClelland
|11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Communion service following
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|Wednesday, May 4th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday, May 5th||7:30p.m.||Youth Fellowship|
|Friday, May 6th||7:00p.m.||Whitefield Christian Schools Spring Concert
Everyone is welcome!
|Sunday, May 8th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Rev. Lee Sterritt|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Mr. Roger Valenziano|
|Wednesday, May 11th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Friday, May 13th||7:00p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
Please Pray For:
Congregational Memory Verses
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Presbytery Meetings and Prayer Time
May 9-13, 2016 – Greenville, SC
Please remember Dr. Saunders and all our Ministers and Elders as they gather for meetings and times of prayer. We trust the Lord for safety in travel and that they would know the nearness and direction of the Lord.
Free Presbyterian Youth Camp
Registration forms our now due for all the young people that plan on attending the youth camp this summer. If you would like to help cover the cost for a camper to attend, please speak to Jonathan McAnally or David Solc.