“A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.” Song of Solomon 4:15
There are eight verses in the Bible with the phrase “living water,” four in the Old Testament, four in the New. All beautifully describe a spiritual truth under the figure of a flowing stream of refreshing water.
The first of these (in our text above) is a portion of the description of the lovely character of a bride as seen by her coming bridegroom, almost certainly symbolic of the Lord and His people. But then, through the prophet, God laments that “my people . . . have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13). “They have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters” (Jeremiah 17:13). One day they shall return, however, and Zechariah prophesies that “living waters shall go out from Jerusalem… And the LORD shall be king over all the earth” (Zechariah 14:8-9).
In the New Testament, the Lord Jesus appropriated this metaphor to Himself as He spoke to a woman of Samaria: “If thou knewest the gift of God . . . he would have given thee living water” (John 4:10; see also v. 11). “The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14). Later in Jerusalem, He cried out to all, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said [referring, no doubt, to the above Old Testament passages], out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38). Then, in the last book of the Bible is found a special promise for those who die for the Lord’s sake. “[He] shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17). – Dr. Henry M. Morris
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, March 18, 2018
10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages.
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Rev. John Bodner
6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Pastor Daniel Olson
Wednesday, March 21st
7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
The Good News Bible Club will take a break for March 23rd and 30th. Please continue in prayer for all the children.
Sunday, March 25th
10:00a.m. Sunday school for all ages
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Frank McClelland
6:00p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Elder James Fraser
Wednesday, March 28th
7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
The Good News Bible Club will take a break for March 30th. Please continue in prayer for all the children.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP DINNER
We invite all men (old and young) to a special fellowship dinner and service on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00p.m. Our guest speaker is Dr. Stephen Pollock from Malvern FPC. We look forward to a good time of food, fellowship, and preaching.
PORT HOPE EASTER CONFERENCE
Guest preacher: Dr. Stephen Pollock
Theme: God’s Will for our Walk
Friday March 30th at 3:30p.m. & 7:00p.m. (Supper served between services)
Saturday March 31st at 7:00p.m
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Congregational Annual General Meeting will be held on April 4th at 7:30p.m. Dr. Stephen Pollock, part of our augmented Session, will join us and bring a message from God’s Word. The Session will be giving an update on the ministry of the past year. We hope you will be able to attend.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30p.m.
Testimony: Mrs. Amber Olson
All ladies, young and older, are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.