” Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments…” Isaiah 52:1
Put on strength. We have not to purchase it, or generate it by prayers and resolutions, but simply to put it on. As we awake in the early morning hour and have to pass out into the arena of life, which has so often witnessed failure and defeat, let us put on the strength and might of the living Christ. He waits to strengthen us with all power, according to the riches of His glory (Ephesians 3:16). Do not simply pray to be kept and helped but put on the whole armour of God. “The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)
Put on beautiful garments. The emblem of the life of the Christian soul is that of the bridegroom or the bride (Rev 19:7) decked with jewels; or a garden filled with beautiful flowers (Isaiah 61:10, 11). We are not only to do right things, but we must do them beautifully; not only to speak the truth, but to speak it in love (Ephesians 4:15); not only to give to those who need our help, but to do it graciously and joyously. We must cultivate the bloom of the soul, which is made up of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, generosity (Colossians 3:12). The beauty of the Lord our God must be upon us.
We cannot weave these beautiful robes, or fashion them out of our own nature, but they are all prepared for us in Christ, who is “made unto us Wisdom, and Righteousness, Sanctification, and Redemption.” (1Corinthians 1:30) Let us wake up out of sleep (Ephesians 5:12), put off the works of darkness (Romans 13:13), and put on the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the armour of Light. (Romans 13:14) – F. B. Myer
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
- Adult Bible Class – Dr. McClelland – Study in 1 Peter
- Young Adult Bible Class – Upper Room
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
5:00 p.m. Session & Board Prayer Meeting
6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – WCS Dedication Service – Pastor Jesse Bartz, Ennerdale Road Baptist Church
Monday, September 30th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship
Wednesday, October 2nd
7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer meeting -Dr. McClelland
Sunday school, GNBC teacher’s prayer time
Friday, October 4th
7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club
Sunday, October 6th
10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages.
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Mr. Frank D’Addurno
6:00 p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Pastor Daniel Olson
Wednesday, October 9th
7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer meeting – Rev. Chris Kim
Friday, October 11th
7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club
THANKSGIVING FOOD DONATIONS
Each year, we encourage all our congregation to share the bounty the Lord has blessed us with. We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items next Sunday, so that we can donate to those who are in need in our community. Please ensure to check the “Best Before” dates on food items. Thank you!
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Rev. John Hanna
- Thankful for the prayers of God’s people for the on-going work.
- Pray as they are in the process of building, there will be no more delays.
- Safety as John and Noranna travel to Alcorcon and Toledo each week.
- The Lord will supply their needs both spiritually and financially.
- Pray there will be a break in the high temperatures, cooler weather is much needed.