GREETINGS, EVERYONE! On this date in 1792, William Carey, John Rylands, and ten other Baptist pastors formed the Particular-Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen (later known as the London Baptist Missionary Society) to send Carey to India. They passed around Andrew Fuller’s snuff box to collect pledges for the mission. (Source: https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/today). If you have ever heard Carey's famous quote, "We will go down if you will hold the rope," he was talking to Andrew Fuller. Carey and his family did go down (to India), and Fuller did "hold the rope" by faithfully promoting the cause of foreign missions to his Particular (that is Calvinistic) Baptist brethren for the rest of his life. When he died in 1815 at age 61, his life and health had been utterly spent in the cause of worldwide missions, yet he himself never went to thee foreign field. Fuller's example is one for the rest of us that to be missions-minded involves not only going, but also praying, giving, and sending. Lord, give us more Andrew Fullers today who will spend themselves for the sake of the Gospel.
Stanberry Harvest Festival (Oct. 2-6) begins today with a children's carnival at 3 pm, supper at 5pm along with praise and worship, and 6 pm movie "I Can Only Imagine." Sunday - Wednesday supper at 5 pm, music at 6pm, message at 6:45 pm.
THE LORD'S DAY
Fighter Verses: Titus 3:4-6
Call to Worship: Psalm 8
Old Testament Reading: Job 1:1; 2:1-10
New Testament Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 53:4-6
Sermon Text: Acts 6:1-7
Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21
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READ THROUGH THE BIBLE schedule is attached. We are on Week 40.
BONUS: "Man Knows Not His Time" John Shelby Spong, the former bishop of Newark, NJ, for the Episcopal Church USA, and longtime denier of most every fundamental doctrine Christians hold dear, died on September 12. He was 90 years old. He died as he lived, a heretic who, in the end, denied anything like a traditional belief in God. Al Mohler wrote an article 5 years ago about Spong that still has relevance today. Bishop Spong serves as a cautionary tale for all of us who purport to stand for God, the Bible, the church of the living God, to stay close to the Scripture, stay close to sound doctrine, and refuse to be tossed about by every wind of doctrine that comes along.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon