For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 2 Corinthians 1:8
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
God allowed the crisis to close around Jacob on the night when he bowed at Peniel in supplication, to bring him to the place where he could take hold of God as he never would have done; and from that narrow pass of peril, Jacob became enlarged in his faith and knowledge of God, and in the power of a new and victorious life.
God had to compel David, by a long and painful discipline of years, to learn the almighty power and faithfulness of his God, and grow up into the established principles of faith and godliness, which were indispensable for his glorious career as the king of Israel.
Nothing but the extremities in which Paul was constantly placed could ever have taught him, and taught the Church through him, the full meaning of the great promise he so learned to claim, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”
And nothing but our trials and perils would ever have led some of us to know Him as we do, to trust Him as we have, and to draw from Him the measures of grace which our very extremities made indispensable.
Difficulties and obstacles are God’s challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus; and as we go forward, simply and fully trusting Him, we may be tested, we may have to wait and let patience have her perfect work; but we shall surely find at last the stone rolled away, and the Lord waiting to render unto us double for our time of testing. —A. B. Simpson
Lord’s Day – November 22, 2015
|10:00 a.m||Sunday School classes for all ages.|
|11:00 a.m||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:00 p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Time|
|Wednesday November 25th||7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|Study: The Transmission of Gods Word|
|6:30 p.m.||College & Career – Sing at Bethany Lodge|
|Friday November 27th||9:00 a.m.||Women’s Bible Study|
|Friday November 27th||7:00 p.m||Good News Bible Club|
|Sunday November 29th||11:00 a.m.||Worship Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:00 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Rev. Ryan McKee|
|Wednesday December 2nd||7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting|
|Thursday December 3rd||7:30 p.m.||Session & Board Meeting|
|Friday December 4th||7:00 p.m.||Good News Bible Club|
Please Pray For:
There will be three Christmas outreach opportunities to share the Gospel on December 6th, 13th & 20th at 3:30pm.
All are invited and encouraged to serve the Lord.
Q96: What is the Lord’s Supper?
A: The Lord’s supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’s appointment, his death is showed forth;1 and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.2
1. (Luke 22:19-20). 2. (1Corinthians 10:16).