“And . . . the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe.” Ephesians 1:19
The power of the triune Creator, as displayed in the resurrection of Christ, is directed toward us! We can be certain we will never fully comprehend that, but the Scriptures provide several clear statements that will help us gain a small grasp on this magnificent resource.
We receive power when the Holy Spirit indwells us (Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit takes up residence in everyone who is twice-born (John 14:17) and is therefore readily accessible to all believers (Ephesians 3:20).
We use the power of God every time we preach the gospel (Romans 1:16), whether to one person or to thousands (1 Corinthians 1:18).
We learn of the power of God through “great and precious promises.” Indeed, those promises involve “all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3-4).
We see the results of the power of God in our lives when we are “strengthened with all might” so that we demonstrate “all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness” (Colossians 1:11).
The Lord desires “that [we] might be filled with all the fulness of God” (Ephesians 3:19) and “strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” (v. 16). The purpose of this empowering is to be “rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith” (Colossians 2:7), “able to comprehend . . . the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18-19). – Dr. Henry M. Morris
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, January 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school for all ages
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Good News Bible Club staff meeting after the evening service.
The response to the Christmas Card appeal has been tremendous! We were able to raise $15,900! to go towards the purchase of a new bus for the mission work in Little London, Jamaica. A sincere “Thank you” to everyone in the congregation for the generosity you have shown.
CONGREGATIONAL WEEK OF PRAYER
Our congregational week of prayer will be held from January 21-25. Plan to attend each night to pray for God’s blessing on our church and all its ministries. May God be pleased to bless us with salvation and spiritual growth.
We are planning to have a baptismal service at the end of January. If you have come to Christ in salvation and desire to be baptized, please speak to Dr. Saunders.
WOMEN’S TUESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Enrich your soul as we examine the book of Philippians in its original language and explore many practical lessons for us in each chapter. We will meet every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. starting on January 15th. All ladies are welcome to attend and please feel free to invite friends. We look forward to studying God’s Word together.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Mary Todd, Stephen Kelly and John Hinbest.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam McAnally, Ken & Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson.