Get Moving! – Part 2
“Abide in Me…” John 15:4
In the matter of determination. The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by way of the atonement by the Cross of Christ. I then have to build my thinking patiently to bring it into perfect harmony with my Lord. God will not make me think like Jesus— I have to do it myself. I have to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). “Abide in Me”— in intellectual matters, in money matters, in every one of the matters that make human life what it is. Our lives are not made up of only one neatly confined area.
Am I preventing God from doing things in my circumstances by saying that it will only serve to hinder my fellowship with Him? How irrelevant and disrespectful that is! It does not matter what my circumstances are. I can be as much assured of abiding in Jesus in any one of them as I am in any prayer meeting. It is unnecessary to change and arrange my circumstances myself. Our Lord’s inner abiding was pure and unblemished. He was at home with God wherever His body was. He never chose His own circumstances, but was meek, submitting to His Father’s plans and directions for Him. Just think of how amazingly relaxed our Lord’s life was! But we tend to keep God at a fever pitch in our lives. We have none of the serenity of the life, which is “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).
Think of the things that take you out of the position of abiding in Christ. You say, “Yes, Lord, just a minute— I still have this to do. Yes, I will abide as soon as this is finished, or as soon as this week is over. It will be all right, Lord. I will abide then.” Get moving— begin to abide now. In the initial stages it will be a continual effort to abide, but as you continue, it will become so much a part of your life that you will abide in Him without any conscious effort. Make the determination to abide in Jesus wherever you are now or wherever you may be placed in the future. – Oswald Chambers
The Lord’s Day Services
|Sunday, June 26th||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|
|5:00p.m.||Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Testimony & Praise Service
Fellowship and Refreshments after the evening service,
Team #1 is on Set-up and Clean-up.
|Tuesday, June 28th||7:30p.m.||Whitefield Christian School – Graduation Ceremony
All are welcome to attend.
|Wednesday, June 29th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Sunday, July 3rd||11:00a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Frank McClelland|
|6:00p.m.||Pre-service prayer time|
|6:30p.m.||Evening Service – Pastor Daniel Olson
(Immanuel Bible Church)
|Wednesday, July 6th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study – Mr. Steven McClelland|
|Wednesday, July 13th||7:25p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study – Rev. Alan Dunlop|
Please Pray For:
Sunday School Summer Schedule
Starting July 3rd, all Sunday school programs will commence at 11:00a.m., this will give our teachers a break over the summer months.
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.
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.