AM Serice (11am)
112 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD X2
115 LOVE LIFTED ME
Welcome / Announcements
106 HOW DEEP THE FATHERS LOVE FOR US
Scripture Reading: Psalm 100
99 O THE DEEP DEEP LOVE OF JESUS
Sermon: Brother Bill Fennell - World View Ministries
Invitation: 484 SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
PM Service (1pm)
85 HOLY HOLY HOLY
181 WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE
Sermon: Bill Fennell Speaking
Invitation: 13 BOW THE KNEE
George Muller, who was known for his strong faith, confided. "The first 3 years after conversion, I neglected the Word of God. Since I began to search it diligently, the blessing has been wonderful. I have read the Bible through one hundred times and always with increasing delight!" John Bunyan, who wrote Pilgrim's Progress, testified, "Read the Bible, and read it again, and do not despair of help to understand something of the will and mind of God, though you think they are fast locked up from you. Neither trouble yourself, though you may not have commentaries and expositions; pray and read, and read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from man."
Daily Bread, August 12, 1992.
I would recommend you either believe God up to the hilt, or else not to believe at all. Believe this book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical standing place between the two. Be satisfied with nothing less than a faith that swims in the deeps of divine revelation; a faith that paddles about the edge of the water is poor faith at best. It is little better than a dry-land faith, and is not good for much.
A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the story of a ranger leading a group of hikers to a fire lookout. The ranger was so intent on telling the hikers about the flowers and animals that he considered the messages on his two-way radio distracting, so he switched it off. Nearing the tower, the ranger was met by a nearly breathless lookout, who asked why he hadn't responded to the messages on his radio. A grizzly bear had been seen stalking the group, and the authorities were trying to warn them of the danger.
Any time we turn out the messages God has sent us, we put at peril not only ourselves, but also those around us. How important it is that we never turn off God's saving communication!
Harold M. Wiest, Power for Living, p. 109.