“And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”. Matthew 23:12
From Adam we inherit the instinct to meet our enemies head on, to try to win by direct assault, and it is only after many shocking failures that we learn that victories are not so won in the realm of the spiritual. The carnal approach usually does little more than to alienate the enemy still further from us and, worse than all, it puts us in a position where God cannot help us. The enemy never quite knows how to deal with a humble man; he is so used to dealing with proud, stubborn people that a meek man upsets his timetable. And furthermore, the man of true humility has God fighting on his side–who can win against God?
Strange as it may seem, we often win over our enemies only after we have first been soundly defeated by the Lord Himself. God often conquers our enemies by conquering us. He defeated Esau by defeating Jacob the night before on the bank of the Jabbok. The conquest of Esau took place in his brother Jacob. It is often so. When God foresees that we must meet a deadly opponent, he assures our victory by bringing us down in humbleness at His own feet. After that, everything is easy. We have put ourselves in a position where God can fight for us, and in a situation like that, the outcome is decided from eternity. – A.W. Tozer
Time: 7:30p.m. on Friday. 6:00p.m. on Saturday. 10:00a.m., 11:00a.m and 6:30p.m. on Sunday
We are excited about the upcoming missionary conference on the theme of “Labouring together with God” 1Cor 3:9. Special guests include Dr. Mark Allison, Mission Board Chairman, Rev. Jason Boyle and his wife Danielle from Mexico City and Mr. Richard Craig from Jamaica. Please invite your friends and be in prayer for this conference.
Sunday Lunch - May 7th
Following the morning service we would like to take the opportunity to have lunch with our visitors from our missionary conference. If you are able to stay, we would ask that you bring one hot dish and one dessert. Beverages, salad and rolls will be provided. We look forward to this special time of fellowship.
“My life is one long daily, hourly record of answered prayer. For physical health, for mental overstrain, for guidance given marvelously, for errors and dangers averted, for enmity to the Gospel subdued, for food provided at the exact hour needed, for everything that goes to make up life and my poor service. I can testify, with a full and often wonder-stricken awe, that I believe God answers prayer.”
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Pat Mills, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian, Anna Tan, Aszerina Ijaodola, Robert Nebitko, Daniel Santos and Grace Saunders.
Pray for Our Seniors
Florence Chung, Mary Long, Margaret Schenk and Yvonne Postill.