“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29
How strong is the snare of the things that are seen, and how necessary for God to keep us in the things that axe unseen! If Peter is to walk on the water he must walk; if he is going to swim, he must swim, but he cannot do both. If the bird is going to fly it must keep away from fences and the trees, and trust to its buoyant wings. But if it tries to keep within easy reach of the ground, it will make poor work of flying.
God had to bring Abraham to the end of his own strength, and to let him see that in his own body he could do nothing. He had to consider his own body as good as dead, and then take God for the whole work; and when he looked away from himself, and trusted God alone, then he became fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able to perform.
That is what God is teaching us, and He has to keep away encouraging results until we learn to trust without them, and then He loves to make His Word real in fact as well as faith. -A. B. Simpson
I do not ask that He must prove
His Word is true to me,
And that before I can believe
He first must let me see.
It is enough for me to know
‘Tis true because He says ’tis so;
On His unchanging Word I’ll stand
And trust till I can understand.
-E. M. Winter
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 2, 2018
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Communion following the morning service.
6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Fellowship & Refreshments following the evening service. Team #2 is on duty.
Starting Sunday September 9th at 10am, adult and youth Bible classes and all Sunday school classes will recommence. Please be in prayer as we restart our programs this fall.
WHITEFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Please remember to pray for the staff, students, and parents as school recommences on Tuesday, September 4th. We need the Lord to oversee every detail of this vital ministry for the glory of His name.
GOOD NEWS BIBLE CLUB
This children’s ministry for ages 5-12 will recommence on September 21st. We need workers and you are invited to come to the staff meeting after the evening service on September 9th. Please pray for this outreach.
CHURCH FAMILY BBQ
Our annual Church Family BBQ will be held on Saturday September 15th from 11:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean up, and food preparation etc. There are 2 sign-up sheets in the foyer of the church, one for volunteers and the other for number of people that plan on attending. We encourage as many as possible to get involved to help make it a great day!
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember in prayer: Dr. Mark Allison, Pastor Daniel Olson, Ron Blair, Lee Femson, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Ken Postill and Mary Todd.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson