Pleasures at God’s Right Hand
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11
The 16th Psalm contains the Bible’s first reference to the resurrected Christ at the “right hand” of His heavenly Father, and this is important, for there are 20 other such references that follow this one. “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Psalm 110:1). This latter verse is quoted no less than five times in the New Testament (Matthew 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42-43; Acts 2:34-35; Hebrews 1:13).
Then there are seven references to Christ being at God’s right hand in Paul’s epistles (Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2), and seven in other books of the New Testament (Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; 16:19; Luke 22:69; Acts 7:55-56). Lastly, “[Jesus Christ] is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him” (1 Peter 3:22). It is noteworthy that the first reference speaks of Christ’s great joy at God’s right hand; the last, of His great power there.
One additional activity there is mentioned: “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Romans 8:34). In fact, His continual intercessory ministry on our behalf is His main activity in God’s immediate presence during this present age (note Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2; etc.).
Soon He will become God’s strong right hand of power, manifested until all His enemies become His footstool and we, His people, are taken up to be with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Then we shall enjoy with Him the pleasures and fullness of joy at God’s right hand forevermore. – Dr. Henry Morris III
The Lord’s Day Services
|Sunday, May 8th||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 – Rev. Lee Sterritt|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|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|
|Sunday, May 15th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Frank McClelland|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larrry Saunders|
|Wednesday, May 18th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday, May 19th||6:00p.m.||Session Prayer Time|
|7:30p.m.||Session & Board Meeting|
|7:30p.m.||Women’s Missionary Fellowship|
|Friday, May 20th||9:00a.m.||Women’s Morning Bible Study|
|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.