According to What They Can Endure
…I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goes before me and the children be able to endure…
What a beautiful picture of Jacob’s thoughtfulness for the cattle and the children! He would not allow them to be overdriven even for one day. He would not lead on according to what a strong man like Esau could do and expected them to do, but only according to what they were able to endure. He knew exactly how far they could go in a day; and he made that his only consideration in arranging the marches. He had gone the same wilderness journey years before, and knew all about its roughness and heat and length, by personal experience. And so he said, “I will lead on softly.” “For ye have not passed this way heretofore” (Joshua 3:4.).
We have not passed this way heretofore, but the Lord Jesus has. It is all untrodden and unknown ground to us, but He knows it all by personal experience. The steep bits that take away our breath, the stony bits that make our feet ache so, the hot shade less stretches that make us feel so exhausted, the rushing rivers that we have to pass through — Jesus has gone through it all before us. “He was wearied with his journey.” Not some, but all the many waters went over Him, and yet did not quench His love. He was made a perfect Leader by the things which He suffered. “He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Think of that when you are tempted to question the gentleness of His leading. He is remembering all the time; and not one step will He make you take beyond what your foot is able to endure. Never mind if you think it will not be able for the step that seems to come next; either He will so strengthen it that it shall be able, or He will call a sudden halt, and you shall not have to take it at all. -Frances Ridley Havergal
Lord’s Day – January 10, 2016
|10:00a.m.||Sunday School classes for all ages
Adult & Youth Bible Class: Study on God’s Existence – Dr. Frank McClelland
|11:00a.m||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|5:30p.m.||Men’s Choir Practice|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|Wednesday January 13th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday January 14th||6:00p.m.||Session Prayer Time|
|7:30p.m.||Session & Board Meeting|
|Friday January 15th||9:00a.m.||Women’s Bible Study|
|7:00p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
|Sunday January 17th||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Mr. Roger Valenziano
Testimony – Mr. Koshy Mathew
|Wednesday January 20th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Thursday January 21st||7:30p.m.||Youth Meeting|
|7:30p.m.||Ladies’ Missionary Fellowship|
|Friday January 22nd||7:00p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
Please Pray For:
We are looking forward to the Winter Retreat for the Youth and College & Career that will be held on February 26-28, 2016. Rev. Armen Thomassian will be the guest speaker. Please be in prayer for these meetings. If you would like to contribute to help cover some of the cost for the youth, please contact Jonathan McAnally or David Solc. Email us now
Week of Prayer
Our annual week of prayer will be held on January 25-29, meeting each night at 7:25p.m.
Let us set this week aside and pray together!
The Christmas Card donations will be directed toward the Lehigh Valley FPC as a love offering for their newly purchased church building.
Today is the final opportunity to contribute.