Sunday School | 1 Peter 4:12-19 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.” -1 Peter 4:12-13
This video pretty much sums it up…
Morning Worship | Overview | Bro. John Hatcher, missionary to Brazil
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” -Genesis 3:15
Bro. Hatcher reminded us of many important truths, an encouragement indeed! He said he didn’t get to his sermon because he used all the time on his introduction, but that’s okay. That just means he gets to come back to preach the message he had prepared on Mark! 🙂
*Genesis 3:15 lays the foundation for the rest of the Bible.
*God gave us parents to teach us the seriousness of obedience and authority.
*Matthew shows us the manual of the kingdom, proving Jesus is the legal heir of David’s throne. You find the Constitution of the Kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount.
*Mark is the manual of the Servant.
*Luke shows us the Kinsman-Redeemer who is relative to all nations.
*John gives us the manual of eternal life.
>A little bit from the message to make us want more: Mark 1:17- The purpose of servants is to become fishers of men.
*Don’t let immediate success inhibit you from doing the Lord’s will.
Evening Service | Exodus 35:30-36:7 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship…” -Exodus 35:30-31
*The thrill of giving: it’s a thrill to give if you know grace.
*God always desires the best that His glory might be shown through it.
*The Tabernacle is a perfect picture of salvation.
*vs. 29- everyone could help with the construction of the Tabernacle
*vs. 30-36:1- the artist of the Tabernacle
*vs. 31- filled Him with the Spirit of God (1st time mentioned in the Bible)//God is empowering man to build the Tabernacle
*Ephesians 4- God’s children have been graced and gifted
*1 Corinthians 14:12- God has gifted every one of His children. Purpose: edify and build up the church. Comes from the Spirit.
*vs. 30-34- He gifts individuals. He personalized those gifts and talents. Your responsibility is to obey, use it and follow Him by faith.
*vs. 2- God working. Where God has gifted you, you have a willing heart to do.
*These 2 artists were gifted to give to others and glorify God. (vs. 34- also to teach others)
*Gifted Artists: only Christian artists can reflect God’s glory the brightest because they know where their gift comes from.
*The Tabernacle shows forth His glory and beauty, as do all His works. (Psalm 27:4)
*He sent His beautiful Son to make us beautiful people. (1 Peter 3- It’s the glory of God shining through a person’s life that makes them beautiful.)
*Whatever you do, do it in a beautiful way to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
*vs. 2-6- They had experienced the grace of God and it made them want to give to show their gratitude for what He’s done.
*Your giving will be in proportion to where your heart is. (Matthew 6:19-21)
*2 Corinthians 8:1-5- The Macedonians were dirt poor, but they were liberal givers.
*What has God given you? (Romans 8:32) If He’s given us His best, He’s not going to withhold any good from us.
*How much are you willing to give to the Lord?