And when he came to himself, he said, I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,…” —Luke 15:17, 18, 19.

We need not travel far to reach the far country—the thought of sin, the wings of passionate evil desire, the lightning flash of a look, may land us as far from God as the east is from the west. The essence of the far country is selfishness. Notice the stress of the prodigal’s emphasis upon himself—”give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.'” It is not wrong to make use of and enjoy all the good and perfect gifts with which God strews our life, so long as they are held in thankful recognition of and fellowship with Himself. But when we depart from God, there is waste, for we lack the one object which gathers up all our activities for a worthy focus; riot, because in the absence of God there is no sufficient corrective or antidote for strong and masterful passion; want, because the soul was made for God, and can never be satisfied till it rests in Him.
How foolish it is for a man to disjoin himself from God, and to join himself to a citizen in the land of forgetfulness! The citizens of this world have nothing to give to the starving soul of man, save to send it forth to feed the swine, which stand for the lower desires of our nature. This is the alternative which too many wiseacres suggest: “See life, take your fill of pleasure; fill the passing hours with revelry, amusement, dissipation.” But the hunger of the soul cannot be appeased thus. Though husks are good for swine, they wilt not suffice for the sons of men. Like the wise man of old, we cry, “He hath put eternity in my heart—vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” We cannot rest in that which contents others. From the putrid swine-troughs we long for the food which the servants enjoy in our Father’s home; from the stagnant pools we thirst for the crystal water.
It is under such circumstances that we come back to ourselves—that we come back to our Father. Let us believe in the love of God our Father, which yearns after us in our absence from Him, which sees us while we are yet a great way off, and will run to welcome us, as we return, with forgiveness and restoration.

F. B. Meyer

The Lord’s Day Services


October 23rd

 10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages.
11:00a.m. Morning Service  – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Weekly Announcements


October 26th

7:25p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

October 28th

9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study
7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Advance Announcements



October 30th

10:00a.m. Sunday School Classes for all ages.
11:00a.m. Protestant Reformation Services – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Protestant Reformation Services – Dr. Larry Saunders

Fellowship & Refreshments after the evening service. Team #1 is on set-up and clean-up.


November 2nd

7:25p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

November 3rd

7:30p.m. Youth Fellowship

November 4th

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Please Pray For:

George Muller


“We should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried. The more I am in a position to be tried in faith, the more I will have the opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance. Every fresh instance in which He helps and delivers me will increase my faith. The believer should not shrink from situations, positions, or circumstances in which his faith may be tried, but he should cheerfully embrace them as opportunities to see the hand of God stretched out in help and deliverance. Thus his faith will be strengthened.”

Funtastik Night

Each year we provide a safe alternative to Halloween for our children. It will be held in the high school building for children ages 6-12, on October 31, 2016 6:00pm -8:00pm.

If you would like to make a contribution please mark your envelope accordingly.