Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:10
In the kingdom of God what we will is accepted as what we are. If any man will, said our Lord, let him. God does not desire to destroy our wills, but to sanctify them. In that terrible, wonderful moment of surrender it may be that we feel that our will has been forever broken, but such is not the case. In His conquest of the soul God does not destroy any of its normal powers. He purges the will and brings it into union with His own, but He never breaks it. In the diaries of some of God’s greatest saints will be found vows and solemn pledges made in moments of great grace when the presence of God was so real and so wonderful that the reverent worshiper felt he dared to say anything, to make any promise, with the full assurance that God would enable him to carry out his holy intention. The self-confident and irresponsible boast of a Peter is one thing and is not to be confused with the hushed and trustful vow of a David or a Daniel. Neither should Peter’s embarrassing debacle dissuade us from making vows of our own. The heart gives character to our pledges, and God knows the difference between an impulsive promise and a reverent declaration of intention. Let us, then, set our sails in the will of God. If we do this we will certainly find ourselves moving in the right direction, no matter which way the wind blows. – A. W. Tozer
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, December 18th:
10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
4:00p.m. Christmas Outreach
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Sunday School & Good News Bible Club Christmas Program: Mr. Roger Valenziano
Fellowship and Refreshments following the evening service. Sunday school teachers are to set up and we ask all available ladies to assist with clean up.
We are planning for three Christmas outreach sessions. December 4th, 11th and 18th at 4:00pm. The Jew family have kindly offered to host a light lunch for each of these dates. Please join us to give the glorious Christmas Gospel Message!
Sunday School Christmas Concert
The Sunday school and Good News Club will be taking part in our Christmas program on Sunday December 18th, in the evening service.
Christmas Day Services
As Christmas day falls on the Lord’s Day this year, we are planning a special International Lunch following the morning service. Everyone is invited, and families are asked to bring a hot dish and salad or dessert. After lunch, we will have a time of Carol singing and reading of the Scriptures. There will be NO evening meeting that day.
We are planning to have a baptism service early in the New Year. If you have come to Christ in salvation and desire to be baptized, please speak to Dr. Saunders
Christmas Card Appeal
Each year instead of exchanging Christmas cards among the congregation we donate those funds to a worthy cause. This year we are supporting Jason and Danielle Boyle and the Mexico City Mission as they approach the constitution of their work on February 5, 2017. If you would like to help with this special offering, please mark you offering envelope “Mexico City”. Thank you!
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Robert Nebitko, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian and Aszerina Ijaodola.
Pray for Our Seniors
Florence Chung, Mary Long, Margaret Schenk,
Yvonne Postill, and Alf Jordan.
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