And it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance. -Numbers 15:25
Because of our ignorance we are not fully aware of our sins of ignorance. Yet we may be sure they are many, in the form both of commission and omission. We may be doing in all sincerity, as a service to God, that which He has never commanded and can never accept.
The Lord knows these sins of ignorance every one. This may well alarm us, since in justice He will require these trespasses at our hand; but on the other hand, faith spies comfort in this fact, for the Lord will see to it that stains unseen by us shall yet be washed away. He sees the sin that He may cease to see it by casting it behind His back.
Our great comfort is that Jesus, the true priest, has made atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel. That atonement secures the pardon of unknown sins. His precious blood cleanses us from all sin. Whether our eyes have seen it and wept over it or not, God has seen it, Christ has atoned for it, the Spirit bears witness to the pardon of it, and so we have a threefold peace.
O my Father, I praise Thy divine knowledge, which not only perceives my iniquities but provides an atonement which delivers me from the guilt of them, even before I know that I am guilty.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
The grace of God is on full display as David shows kindness to Mephibosheth. There are multiple beautiful images that can be seen in this passage showing our helpless state and God’s loyal love. Grace is always one-sided.
Monday, October 27
Review the messages from yesterday and start applying some of the things you learned. Pray for the Lord to reveal truths you need to apply.
*Click here for Sunday Morning Sermon Audio (Luke 24:50-53)
*Click here for Sunday Evening Sermon Audio (2 Samuel 9)
Tuesday, October 28
Pray for marriages in our church family, that the Lord would protect them and be glorified through them.
6:15 p.m. – Choir Practice at the Wainrights’ Home. (Soup will be served before we start singing! Chicken Noodle is on the menu.)
Wednesday, October 29
Pray for the children of NLBC today, that they will come to know Christ as their Savior and treasure Him above all things.
7:00 p.m. – Evening Bible Study– We will continue our study in the book of Jeremiah!
Thursday, October 30
Pray for your Pastor and your Sunday School teachers as they study for this weekend.
Friday, October 31
Pray for those at NLBC who are taking care of elderly parents at this time: strength to care for them, patience with them, and grace for the trying moments.
Happy Birthday to Dorothy Thomas!
Saturday, November 1
Pray for the services along with those who are preaching and teaching tomorrow. Prepare your heart for worship.
Happy Anniversary to Charlie & Denise Young!
Sunday, November 2
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School
11:00 a.m.- Morning Worship
5:15 p.m. – Choir Practice
6:00 p.m.- Evening Service (2 Samuel)
Missionary of the Month
Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya ~ You can read their latest letter on the BFM FaithWorks Blog.
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“Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” -Hebrews 7:25
The gospel is the shortest distance between my messes and God’s heart. -Scotty Smith on Twitter