Fountains of Blessing

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 14:4


The picture our Lord described here is not that of a simple stream of water, but an overflowing fountain. Continue to “be filled” (Ephesians 5:18) and the sweetness of your vital relationship to Jesus will flow as generously out of you as it has been given to you. If you find that His life is not springing up as it should, you are to blame— something is obstructing the flow. Was Jesus saying to stay focused on the Source so that you may be blessed personally? No, you are to focus on the Source so that out of you “will flow rivers of living water”— irrepressible life (John 7:38).

We are to be fountains through which Jesus can flow as “rivers of living water” in blessing to everyone. Yet some of us are like the Dead Sea, always receiving but never giving, because our relationship is not right with the Lord Jesus. As surely as we receive blessings from Him, He will pour out blessings through us. But whenever the blessings are not being poured out in the same measure they are received, there is a defect in our relationship with Him. Is there anything between you and Jesus Christ? Is there anything hindering your faith in Him? If not, then Jesus says that out of you “will flow rivers of living water.” It is not a blessing that you pass on, or an experience that you share with others, but a river that continually flows through you. Stay at the Source, closely guarding your faith in Jesus Christ and your relationship to Him, and there will be a steady flow into the lives of others with no dryness or deadness whatsoever.

Is it excessive to say that rivers will flow out of one individual believer? Do you look at yourself and say, “But I don’t see the rivers”? Through the history of God’s work you will usually find that He has started with the obscure, the unknown, the ignored, but those who have been steadfastly true to Jesus Christ.

– Oswald Chambers

The Lord’s Day Services


September 11th

 10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages.
11:00a.m. Morning Service  – Dr. Larry Saunders
4:45p.m. Anniversary Choir Practice
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Mr. Milos Solc

(Liberec, Czech Republic)

Weekly Announcements


September 12th

6:00p.m. Church grounds clean up.

September 14th

7:25p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
9:00p.m. Session & Board meeting

Advance Announcements

40th Anniversary Services

September 16th

7:30p.m. “Renewed in Your Mind”

Rev. Thomas Martin


September 17th

6:00p.m. “Into Christ’s Image”

Dr. John McKnight


September 18th

10:00a.m. Bible Class – “By God’s Grace”

Rev. Ian Goligher

11:00a.m. Morning Service – “Not Conformed”

Dr. John McKnight

6:30p.m. Evening Service – “Living Sacrifices”

Rev. Ian Goligher


September 19th

7:30p.m. “Molded for Service”

Dr. John McKnight


September 20th

7:30p.m. Youth Rally – “Impacting Today’s Youth”

Rev. Thomas Martin

Please Pray For:

Sunday School Recommences

Our fall Sunday school programs will resume on September 11th at 10:00a.m., including the adult Bible class.

40th Anniversary Services – September 16th – 20th, 2016

Please be in prayer for these special meetings, marking 40 years of God’s grace and provision in this ministry.

Special speakers include: Dr. John McKnight, Rev. Thomas Martin and Rev. Ian Goligher. The Solc family will also be attending from the Czech Republic.