GREETINGS, EVERYONE! I hope you are able to take a look at this e-mail before coming to services Sunday. I look forward to seeing you on this Lord's Day as we break the Bread of Life together.
We did not mention it in the service Sunday, but we want to extend Christian sympathy to Kyle and Sue Bridgman on the death of their nephew in a motor vehicle accident last weekend in Hannibal. Pray for his parents and his twin sister left behind as well.
THE LORD'S DAY
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE schedule is attached. We are on Week 41. (That means we are officially in the last quarter of 2021!).
BONUS: Tim Challies is a blogger worthy of your attention. I share with you here a blog post he wrote in 2018 entitled What I Love to Ponder at 10:01 AM on Sunday Morning. What he is pondering is the fact that, by the time we rise to praise the Lord on a Sunday morning together, the Lord's Day praises of God's people have already been going on around the world for at least 18 hours around the world. And we have the privilege of joining our voices with theirs in praise to the Triune God. He quotes the great hymn "Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun" as a reminder that every knee shall one day bend before Christ the Lord. Until that day, we keep proclaiming the message of Jesus, knowing that God's Spirit will use that message to extend the borders of His kingdom in the hearts and minds of men, women, boys, and girls. He has promised to do so.
Tom Ascol's message to the Institute of Public Theology meeting in January of this year is entitled "Christ Above All Earthly Powers." Take a half-hour and listen to his message concerning how the church today is to be a witness to Jesus just as the church in the book of Acts was. We are especially to bear witness to the ruling and reigning resurrected, ascended and exalted Christ. I believe you will be instructed, informed, and encouraged.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon