A Blank Cheque

After a time of great personal sorrow the American Evangelist, Dr. Wilbur Chapman, took a trip to the west coast of the USA for a period of rest. Just before he left on the journey, one of the elders of his church, who was a banker, visited his home. The two men were close friends and they enjoyed a short season of fellowship and prayer together. Just as the banker was about to leave, he pushed a piece of paper in the preacher’s hand.  Whenever Dr. Chapman looked at it, he was amazed to see that it was a blank cheque! Wilbur asked the banker, “Do you mean that you are giving me a signed blank cheque to be filled in as I please?” The banker replied, “Yes, I did not know how much your expenses might be and I wanted you to be able to draw any amount that would be needed on your travels.” Dr. Chapman did not use the cheque but it gave him the comfortable feeling that he had millions at his disposal.

Imagine having a blank cheque, but yet that is what the Lord gives to every Christian in Philippians 4:19 where He promises to “supply all your needs.” There are no limits placed upon God’s provision for you, literally it means that He will, fill to the full all your needs. God’s provision will meet every need that you have regardless of what it is.  He will meet your financial, spiritual, physical, emotional and mental needs. Here is the scope of God’s provision for His people; not some of your needs or most of your needs, ‘all of your needs’. But it must be pointed out that the text says, “your need” not your greed. We need to recognize that some of the things we want the Lord to provide are only the covetous desires of a greedy heart.

Another famous evangelist, D.L. Moody set out Philippians 4:19 like this: The Firm- ‘My God’, The Promise-‘Shall Supply’, The Amount-‘All your Need’ The Capital-‘His Riches’, The Address of the Bank-‘In Glory’, The Signature- ‘Christ Jesus’. Truly this text contains a blank cheque for the Christian.  In these difficult days financially, when the ‘credit crunch’ is taking its effect, let the Christian rest on God’s promise of provision and by faith draw on all the resources of Heaven, which are at your disposal.

Excerpt from the Paper Pulpit by Rev. David McMillan

The Lord’s Day Services

Sunday, May 15th 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. Frank McClelland
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, May 18th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study meeting in the Attenborough auditorium.

Science Fair projects will be on display for those who want to view

them prior to, or after the meeting.

The Sunday school teachers will have their own prayer time.

Thursday, May 19th 6:00p.m. Session Meeting
7:30p.m. Session & Board Meeting
7:30p.m. Women’s Missionary Fellowship
7:30p.m. Youth Fellowship
Friday, May 20th 7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Advance Announcements

Sunday, May 22nd 11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry  Saunders
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Wednesday, May 25th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Friday, May 27th 9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study
7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Please Pray For:

Memorize Scripture

Congregational Memory Verses

Philippians 4:4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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.

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.

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.