“Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have…” Leviticus 19:36
Weights, and scales, and measures were to be all according to the standard of justice. Surely no Christian man will need to be reminded of this in his business, for if righteousness were banished from all the world beside, it should find a shelter in believing hearts. There are, however, other balances which weigh moral and spiritual things, and these often need examining. We will call in the officer tonight.
The balances in which we weigh our own and other men’s characters, are they quite accurate? Do we not turn our own ounces of goodness into pounds, and other persons’ bushels of excellence into pecks? See to weights and measures here, Christian. The scales in which we measure our trials and troubles, are they according to standard? Paul, who had more to suffer than we have, called his afflictions light, and yet we often consider ours to be heavy–surely something must be amiss with the weights! We must see to this matter, lest we get reported to the court above for unjust dealing. Those weights with which we measure our doctrinal belief, are they quite fair? The doctrines of grace should have the same weight with us as the precepts of the word, no more and no less; but it is to be feared that with many one scale or the other is unfairly weighted. It is a grand matter to give just measure in truth. Christian, be careful here. Those measures in which we estimate our obligations and responsibilities look rather small. When a rich man gives no more to the cause of God than the poor contribute, is that a just ephah and a just hin? When ministers are half starved, is that honest dealing? When the poor are despised, while ungodly rich men are held in admiration, is that a just balance? Reader, we might lengthen the list, but we prefer to leave it as your evening’s work to find out and destroy all unrighteous balances, weights, and measures. – C.H. Spurgeon
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:00a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Good News Bible Club staff meeting after the evening service.
Dr. Allison is the President of Geneva Reformed Seminary and the Chairman of our Mission Board and also serves as an assisting elder in our congregation. He is currently in hospital in Greenville, SC, with two lesions on his brain and though having several tests, some extremely painful, the diagnosis is inconclusive. His wife Charlene and daughter Hannah have testified of the Lord’s presence and help and want to thank everyone for their prayers. Let us all pray earnestly for God to preserve the life of His servant and restore him to active ministry.
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!
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.
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
Pastor Dan Greenfield, the General Secretary of the ACCC will be with us on Wednesday September 26th, to speak about the work.
REFORMATION SERVICES – OCTOBER 18-21
Dr. John McKnight, pastor of Reformation Bible Church, will be with us for a weekend of special meetings, followed by the WCS Dedication Service on the Lord’s Day evening, October 21st. Please plan to attend all these meetings and pray for God’s presence and power in the preaching of the Word.
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