July 30th: “What Does Your Conscience Say?” Matthew 21:23-27 – Mr. John Kortie, Missionary Guest [Bulletin]
If you believe what you like in the Bible and reject what you [don’t] like, it is not the Bible you believe but yourself. – Augustine (354-430)
July 23rd: “So What’s the Big Deal About the Church?” Ephesians 3:1-13 [Bulletin]
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Ephesians 3:10-11
July 16th: “What Faith Sees” 1 Samuel 13:16-14:15 [Bulletin]
Faith endures as seeing Him Who is invisible (Heb. 11:27); endures the disappointments, the hardships, and the heartaches of life, by recognizing that all comes from the hand of Him Who is too wise to err and too loving to be unkind. – A.W. Pink
July 9th: “Trust, Obey, and Trust Again” 1 Samuel 13:1-15 [Bulletin]
Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in Him,
because we trust in His holy Name.
– Psalm 33:20-21
July 2nd: “Where Do We Go from Here?” 1 Samuel 12 [Bulletin]
Israel’s previous efforts had never been the basis for God’s selection of the nation, and their failures would not send Him away. Israel was inextricably held in the iron grip of God’s love.
– Robert Bergen (The New American Commentary: 1, 2 Samuel)