Sunday, October 15, 2017

“How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!….For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness…O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in Thee.” Here is a quote to ponder as we gather for worship: “We may truly be said to worship God though we lack perfection, but we cannot be said to worship God is we lack sincerity.” S. Charnock

Some quotes to consider:

“’Science’, if it contradicts Scripture, is not science, but a species of blasphemy.” M. Roberts

“To get the world right, start with yourself.”  Anon

“No repentance is true repentance which does not recognize Jesus as Lord over every area of life.” J. Chapman

Bible—how to deal with its Difficulties: “An old man once said, ‘For a long period I puzzled myself about the difficulties of Scripture, until at last I came to the resolution that reading the Bible was like eating fish. When I find a difficulty I lay it aside, and call it a bone. Why should I choke on the bone when there is so much nutritious meat for me? Some day, perhaps, I may find that even the bone may afford me nourishment.” Taken from CH Spurgeon collection of illustrations, entitled, Feathers for Arrows.

7 Things the Bible Teaches about your Body by David Murray

“The church has often emphasized the soul to the exclusion of, or the minimizing of, the body. As a result, neglecting the body is sometimes seen as a virtue or a mark of super-spirituality. One pastor explained his struggle with this to me:

Somewhere along the way I equated recreation with worldliness. If it wasn’t directly advancing the Kingdom I didn’t need to be doing it. I secretly thought that God would look down and see that I was taking ministry so seriously that he would bless me. But I wasn’t living like a human being. I didn’t realize how much I needed these things. I needed to experience beauty and creativity. I needed to enjoy God’s gifts without guilt. It was a matter of survival.

He’s right. And such errors can be defeated only with truth, with the Bible’s theology of the body. Yes, the Bible does have a theology of the body, much of it is contained in 1 Corinthians 6:9-20. [Consider the Apostle] Paul’s teaching in this passage:

  1. Your body is damaged by sin (vv. 9-11).
  2. Your body is saved by God (v. 11).
  3. Your body remains vulnerable (v. 12).
  4. Your body is for the Lord (vv. 13-14).
  5. Your body is a member of Christ (vv. 15-17).
  6. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (vv. 18-19).
  7. Your body was bought with a price (v. 20)….

Paul’s argument is: God created us body and soul and redeemed us, body and soul, so we are to serve him body and soul. Our souls and bodies are his and for his glory. That should make a difference on how we view them and treat them.”

Welcome & Pre Service Singing:  Psalter 396:4 (This week’s        

* Silent Prayer                                    Sunday School memory song)

AM Service – Elder Mike Harbour

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 279

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 84
  3. Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 3

   Text: 1 Samuel 3:4

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 89

  1. SERMON – Rev. Hank Bergsma

     Theme: When the Lord called, Samuel gave evidence of

     being born-again.

  1. Singing:  Psalter 68
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 202

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 413

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre Service Singing: Psalter 402:1

* Silent Prayer

PM Service – Elder Don Fraser

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 41:1,2,3,6,7

  1. Scripture Reading: II Kings 5:1-19

   Sermon Text: II Kings 5:10-14

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 202
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 140

  1. SERMON –  Rev. T. Atkinson

     Theme: Wrong ideas about grace  

  1. Singing: Psalter 293
  2. Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 281:1,2,3

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 197

* Indicates Standing