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  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 2 Peter 1:5

 In the matter of drudgery. Peter said in this passage that we have become “partakers of the divine nature” and that we should now be “giving all diligence,” concentrating on forming godly habits (2 Peter 1:4-5). We are to “add” to our lives all that character means. No one is born either naturally or supernaturally with character; it must be developed. Nor are we born with habits— we have to form godly habits on the basis of the new life God has placed within us. We are not meant to be seen as God’s perfect, bright-shining examples, but to be seen as the everyday essence of ordinary life exhibiting the miracle of His grace. Drudgery is the test of genuine character. The greatest hindrance in our spiritual life is that we will only look for big things to do. Yet, “Jesus…took a towel and…began to wash the disciples’ feet…” (John 13:3-5).

We all have those times when there are no flashes of light and no apparent thrill to life, where we experience nothing but the daily routine with its common everyday tasks. The routine of life is actually God’s way of saving us between our times of great inspiration, which come from Him. Don’t always expect God to give you His thrilling moments, but learn to live in those common times of the drudgery of life by the power of God.

It is difficult for us to do the “adding” that Peter mentioned here. We say we do not expect God to take us to heaven on flowery beds of ease, and yet we act as if we do! I must realize that my obedience even in the smallest detail of life has all of the omnipotent power of the grace of God behind it. If I will do my duty, not for duty’s sake but because I believe God is engineering my circumstances, then at the very point of my obedience all of the magnificent grace of God is mine through the glorious atonement by the Cross of Christ. – Oswald Chambers

The Lord’s Day Services

Sunday, June 19th 10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.

Adult Bible Class: Sovereignty of God

– Dr. Frank McClelland

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
4:00p.m. Community Outreach
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Announcements

Tuesday, June 21st 7:30p.m. Whitefield Christian School Play – “Once Upon A Fairy Tail
Wednesday, June 22nd 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, June 23rd 7:30p.m. Whitefield Christian School Play – “Once Upon A Fairy Tail
 Friday, June 24th 7:30p.m. Whitefield Christian School Play – “Once Upon A Fairy Tail

Advance Announcements

Sunday, June 26th 11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry  Saunders
4:00p.m. Community Outreach
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Testimoney & Praise

Fellowship and Refreshments after the evening service.

Team #1 is on Set-up and Clean-up

Tuesday, June 28th 7:30p.m. Whitefield Christian Schools Graduation
Wednesday, June 29th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Please Pray For:

Special Prayer Time

We will be having an extended time of prayer each Sunday, starting May 29th and for the month of June, focusing on our city and country. Meeting  at 5:00p.m.

Community Outreach

Everyone is welcome to join our community outreach, each Sunday afternoon from June 12th to July 3rd. The Jew family will be providing a light lunch for those staying after the morning service. Others can meet at the church at 4:00p.m. May the Lord help us all to be “fishers of men”.

Church Grounds Maintenance

If you are able to help with some ground maintenance around the church property, please see the list of jobs in the church foyer. If you have any questions, please speak to Maher Louis or James Fraser. Thank you for your help in this area!

Vacation Bible School – August 8 – 12, 2016

We will be holding our Vacation Bible School program during the week of August 8th – 12th in the evening, if you are interested in helping, please sign the sheet in the foyer of the church.