Psalm for the Day

How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread, nor a seat in company with cynics, but who delights in the law of Yahweh and murmurs his law day and night. Such a one is like a tree planted near streams; it bears fruit in season and its leaves never wither, and every project succeeds.  How different the wicked, how different! Just like chaff blown around by the wind the wicked will not stand firm at the Judgement nor sinners in the gathering of the upright. For Yahweh watches over the path of the upright, but the path of the wicked is doomed.  (Ps. 1:1-6)

Be friendly to all, but remember to choose your real friends wisely.

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‘Not Everyone Who Says to Me…’

Jesus once remarked to his disciples, ‘Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven will.” Aside from the fact that many self declared Christians completely ignore what Jesus said, and meant, there remains nonetheless the fact that he said it. And meant it. And what is the will of the Father? Well that’s disclosed throughout Scripture. For instance, in Leviticus we read

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them:`You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. … `You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor. 16 `You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. 17 `You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. 18 `You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.” (Lev. 19:1-2, 15-18).

The will of God is holiness. The will of God is justice. The will of God is impartiality. The will of God is truthfulness. The will of God is love. God wills his people to be holy, just, impartial, truthful, and loving. And yet, remarkably, in spite of the fact that Jesus clearly says that doing the will of God matters a lot, many who completely ignore the will of God fancy themselves ‘good Christians’.

But they’re fooling themselves. And one day, when they stand before Almighty God, it will suddenly be quite clear to them that they were self deceived, as God utters the final sentence on their lives: ‘Depart from me, workers of iniquity; for I never knew you’.

If you are born again, you’re a child of God, and you act like it. And when you don’t, you repent. If you don’t feel any need to repent, or any need to act like a child of God there’s just one reason- you aren’t. Maybe it’s time you stop lying to yourself and saying that you are.

The Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions…

Is December 3-10.    If you visit this page, and scroll down till you find this display,

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clicking on each day will take you to a wonderful video on the missionaries being emphasized on that day.

Take Up Your Cross

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Happy 50th Anniversary Jack and Pat!

Sunday the 22nd

Join us for Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11.  Then come back at 7 for evening Worship and our Fellowship meal.  If you’re hoping for a good day, and a good week, start it out with worship.

Wednesday Night

Tonight is the final night of Revival, so come be with us.  It’s Youth Emphasis, so the young people especially are encouraged to attend.  We begin at 7.  And remember, it’s your last opportunity to hear good preaching (until January).

Tuesday Night

Come along and join us for worship at 7.  We’ll have special singing by Tony and Pasha Cathey and we’ll hear another sermon from our Revival Preacher, Mack Smith.

If you haven’t been to worship since Sunday morning, come on out.  We’re looking for you.

Revival Continues Tonight

Be with us at 7.  You won’t regret it because worship is never worth missing.

Come Be With Us Tonight at 7

Our Revival continues at 7 this evening.  Following our sermon on ‘Our First Love’ this morning, everyone should feel highly motivated!

We have special music too!  Come on out.  And bring a friend.

Revival Begins Tomorrow

Join us at

  • 10 for Sunday School
  • 11 For Worship
  • 7 For the Evening Service
  • 7 on Monday
  • 7 on Tuesday
  • 7 on Wednesday

And invite a friend to come with you.  Our evangelist is Mack Smith and we’ll have special music each service.  Come and be Revived.

Come Sunday and Enjoy the New Pews

And enjoy worship, and Revival!

How Do Churches Grow?

First, there are two kinds of growth.  The growth of weeds, and the growth of plants.  Weeds spring up and pass away quickly; plants take root and produce fruit.

‘Listen, a sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up at once, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Anyone who has ears should listen!’  (Matt. 13:3-9).

And second, the essential of Church growth is commitment.  The early Church grew for one simple reason- Christians were committed.  There were no gimmicks, tricks, or manipulations.  They were simply faithful and God blessed them.  After Pentecost-

They accepted what he said and were baptised. That very day about three thousand were added to their number. These remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. (Acts 2:41-42)

They were faithful and participated in worship and fellowship.  That’s how Churches grow.  It’s how they grew then and how they grow now.  There are no shortcuts to faithfulness.

The Refurbished, Re-Upholstered Pews…

Will be installed tomorrow!  Join us Sunday morning through Wednesday night for revival and bring a friend!

Revival Begins One Week From Today

Be with us today for worship and then return next Sunday morning, and bring a friend or neighbor. And then come back next Sunday night through Wednesday night (the 15th – 18th) at 7 PM.

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Join us This Evening

For Bible study at 7.

The New Church Year Begins Today…

Why not get in the habit of attending Sunday School, Morning Worship, Evening Worship and Midweek Bible Study.  There’s no time like the present and ‘maybe later, when things calm down’ never happens.

Funeral Arrangements for Robin Fugate

Final arrangements for Robin- the funeral will be at Schubert’s in Wartburg.  The family will be receiving friends Monday 5-7 with funeral to follow and burial on Tuesday at 11:00.

Prayer Request

Remember Paula F.  Robin was killed in a motorcycle accident this afternoon.  Funeral arrangements will be posted when known.