A BOND SERVANT OF JESUS
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands, and the surrendering of my life to the supremacy of the Lord Jesus. No one can do this for me, I must do it myself. God may bring me up to this point three hundred and sixty-five times a year, but He cannot push me through it. It means breaking the hard outer layer of my individual independence from God, and the liberating of myself and my nature into oneness with Him; not following my own ideas, but choosing absolute loyalty to Jesus. Once I am at that point, there is no possibility of misunderstanding. Very few of us know anything about loyalty to Christ or understand what He meant when He said, “…for My sake” (Matthew 5:11). That is what makes a strong saint.
Has that breaking of my independence come? All the rest is religious fraud. The one point to decide is— will I give up? Will I surrender to Jesus Christ, placing no conditions whatsoever as to how the brokenness will come? I must be broken from my own understanding of myself. When I reach that point, immediately the reality of the supernatural identification with Jesus Christ takes place. And the witness of the Spirit of God is unmistakable— “I have been crucified with Christ….”
The passion of Christianity comes from deliberately signing away my own rights and becoming a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Until I do that, I will not begin to be a saint.
One student a year that hears God’s call would be sufficient for God to have called the Bible Training College into existence. This college has no value as an organization, not even academically. Its sole value for existence is for God to help Himself to lives. Will we allow Him to help Himself to us, or are we more concerned with our own ideas of what we are going to be? – Oswald Chambers
Lord’s Day – November 8, 2015
|10:00 a.m||Sunday School classes for all ages.|
|11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.||Sunday School classes for all ages.|
|Evening Service lead by Mr. Maher Louis|
|6:00 p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Time|
|Wednesday 11th||10:30 a.m.||Remembrance Day Service|
|7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|Thursday 12th||7:30 p.m.||Session & Board Meeting|
|7:30 p.m.||College & Career – Fraser Home|
|Christmas Boxes, Prayer & Praise|
|Friday 13th||9:00 a.m.||Ladies’ Morning Bible Study|
|7:00 p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
|Sunday 15th||11:00 a.m.||Worship Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:00 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|Wednesday 18th||7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|Thursday 19th||7:30 p.m.||Ladies’ Praise & Testimony Evening|
|7:30 p.m..||Youth Fellowship|
|Friday 20th||7:00 p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
Please Pray For:
A: Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, 1 doth signify and seal our engrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace,2 and our engagement to be the Lord’s.3
1. (Matthew 28:19) 2. (Romans 6:3) 3. (Romans 6:4)
We will be meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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All are invited and encouraged to serve the Lord.