The Exhorter

Sunday 12/17 Auditorium Bible Class Lesson

Here are the lesson sheets for Sunday's (12/17) Auditorium Bible Class Lessson. Saying I am Sorry1 Saying I am Sorry2  

Wednesday 12/13 Bible Class Lesson

Here are the sheets for the bible class lesson for Wednesday 12/13. Accepting Gods Forgiveness1 Accepting Gods Forgiveness2  

Worship Service Roster – December 2017

Decmber 2017

Giving Thanks Always For All Things

We are encouraged by the apostle Paul as he wrote to the Ephesian brethren, “giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph 5:20). Throughout the New Testament we are called upon to give thanks to our heavenly Father. He has blessed us with His Son – the indescribable gift (1 Cor 9:15). Our gratitude should be immense for all that our Father has done for us through Jesus Christ – the list goes on and on. Truly we are enriched in everything (2 Cor 9:11); He qualified us to...

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Worship Service Roster November 2017

November 2017

“It’s Me, O Lord!”

A recent class in personal evangelism was asked “What do you consider to be the greatest hindrance to successful personal work?” With variation, but without exception, the members of the class replied “Indifference on our part.” Of course there were other hindrances – feelings of inadequacy, negative responses to our efforts, general lack of interest in religion among people. But everyone agreed the big problem is close to home. “Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O Lord, standin’ in the need of prayer.” An Arkansas farmer once jokingly told a dinner guest “I ain’t got no table...

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Emphasis on Baptism

The story is told of a preacher who belabored the subject of baptism, sermon after sermon. Finally one member, in desperation, asked him to preach on Genesis one in hopes he would move on to some other subject. The preacher got to verse 2 “and the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters” and cried “which reminds me….” so they heard another sermon about baptism. Some of us may have emphasized this subject a lot, but we have not violated the scriptures in teaching the necessity of baptism. Matthew’s record of the great commission has Jesus saying...

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Calling On The Lord

As a young man, I attended many meetings where shouts of “Oh, Jesus, save me!” and “Jesus, Jesus!” were common. This was said to be “calling on the name of the Lord.” Well, it does sound like it – but it isn’t. There’s a lot more to calling on the name of the Lord than vocal exercises. Romans 10:13 says “whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Calling on the name of the Lord means depending upon Him; trusting Him to the extent that we do His bidding and leave the results up to Him....

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Reflections on Job Part 6: What Job Wants

Throughout the course of Job’s speeches, both in his dialogues with the three friends and in his final monologue, there is one thing that Job repeatedly says he desires: an audience with God. Job believes that God is punishing him unjustly. Given his commitment to the Principle of Retribution as the mechanism of God’s providence, that’s the only conclusion an “upright and blameless man” like Job could draw. While his confidence that the Principle of Retribution is the comprehensive explanation of God’s governance does begin to waver in his later speeches, Job’s desire to bring his case before God does not. Here’s...

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Worship Service Roster – October 2017

October 2017