The “All” of Belief
Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23
Our unbelief is the greatest hindrance in our way; in fact, there is no other real difficulty as to our spiritual progress and prosperity. The Lord can do everything; but when He makes a rule that according to our faith so shall it be unto us, our unbelief ties the hands of His omnipotence.
Yes, the confederacies of evil shall be scattered if we can but believe. Despised truth shall lift its head if we will but have confidence in the God of truth. We can bear our load of trouble or pass uninjured through the waves of distress if we can gird our loins with the girdle of peace, that girdle which is buckled on by the hands of trust.
What can we not believe? Is everything possible except believing in God? Yet He is always true; why do we not believe in Him? He is always faithful to His word; why can we not trust Him? When we are in a right state of heart, faith costs no effort: it is then as natural for us to rely upon God as for a child to trust his father.
The worst of it is that we can believe God about everything except the present pressing trial. This is folly. Come, my soul, shake off such sinfulness, and trust thy God with the load, the labour, the longing of this present. This done, all is done.
Lord’s Day – December 13, 2015
|10:00 a.m||Sunday School – Classes for all ages.|
|11:00 a.m||Morning Service – Dr. Frank McClelland|
|3:30 p.m.||Carolling and Outreach|
|6:00 p.m.||Pre-Service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
College & Career and Youth Group please meet around the piano for a practice immediately after the evening service.
|Wednesday December 16th||6:30 p.m.||Gift Wrapping – Sunday School Teachers|
|7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting – Reports on Jamaica and Fredericton|
|Thursday December 17th||7:00 p.m.||Whitefield Christian Schools Christmas Concert|
|Saturday December 19th||1:00 p.m.||Wedding Ceremony of Femi Ijaodola & Aszerina Laviniere|
|Sunday December 20th||11:00 a.m.||Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders|
|6:00 p.m.||Pre-service Prayer Meeting|
|6:30 p.m.||Evening Service – Christmas Praise Service (Refreshments following)|
|Wednesday December 23rd||7:25 p.m.||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
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.
Question 99: What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?
Answer: The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer;1 but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called The Lord’s Prayer.2
1. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. (1John 5:14).
2. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. (Matthew 6:9).