|Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and
the Lord gave attention and heard it...Mal. 3:16
NEWS OF SOUTHWEST BIBLE CHAPEL |
SCHEDULE OF SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES
9:30AM WORSHIP and REMEMBRANCE Service in the CHAPEL
10:30AM COFFEE and FELLOWSHIP in the ACTIVITY HALL
10:55AM JOINT SINGING & ANNOUNCEMENTS in the CHAPEL
11:10AM FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER: in the CHAPEL
11:30AM ADULT BIBLE HOUR in the CHAPEL, (Alt. Activity Hall)
SPEAKERS SCHEDULED FOR BIBLE HOURS IN FEBRUARY
MARCH 4 JEFFREY BLOOM
MARCH 10 BUSINESS MEETING SATURDAY, 9AM
MARCH 11 MATTHEW BOWEN--LITTLETON BIBLE CHAPEL
MARCH 18 THOMAS KAPP/P>
MARCH 25 WILLIAM RASK--TOPICS IN ROMANS
Note: When Bible Hour meets in the Activity Hall, the Ames/Florida Ave. front doors will be locked for security.
SOUTHWEST BIBLE CHAPEL is located at 5260 WEST FLORIDA AVE.,LAKEWOOD, COLORADO, 80227
This is 1 block west of S. SHERIDAN BLVD. and WEST FLORIDA AVE.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER: A PORTION OF THE SUNDAY MORNING HOUR IS DEVOTED TO PRAYER. THE LORD'S PEOPLE NEED TO MEET TOGETHER TO PRAY....IT IS SCRIPTURAL...IT IS NEEDED...WE CAN SHARE EACH OTHERS NEEDS BEFORE THE LORD.
THE LORD HEARS AND ANSWERS PRAYER: "THEREFORE, HE HAD TO BE MADE LIKE HIS BRETHREN IN ALL THINGS, THAT HE MIGHT BECOME A MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST IN THINGS PERTAINING TO GOD...SINCE HE HIMSELF WAS TEMPTED IN THAT WHICH HE HAS SUFFERED, HE IS ABLE TO COME TO THE AID OF THOSE WHO ARE TEMPTED. HEBREWS 2:17,18
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST: BRO.ANDREW BRUNSON IN PRISON IN TURKEY FOR THE GOSPEL'S SAKE.
Pray for the "Masterpiece Cake Shop" case and its owner Jack Phillips of Lakewood. His religious freedom for artistic expression case will argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on December 5.
When James Madison was framing the Bill of Rights to the U S Constitution, specifically Amendment I, he wrote "...all men are equally entitled to the full and free exercise of religion according to the dictates of his conscience", thus meaning that religious liberty was an "inalienable right alongside life, liberty and property."
With this background and armed with the Bill of Rights, the only question is, does that right extend into personal decisions of conduct; that is, does my religion inform my choices, actions, and business. Any other interpretation seems to restrict religious practice to Sunday morning. Our faith should inform and guide our personal decisions or it is worthless.
A NEW FELLOWSHIP AT SOUTHWEST BIBLE CHAPEL IN THE WILL OF THE LORD. THE ASSEMBLY OF CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE MET AT S.AMES AND W. FLORIDA SINCE 1962, HAS INVITED THE LEADERHIP OF LITTLETON BIBLE CHAPEL TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO "HIVE-OFF" A NUCLEUS OF LBC BELIEVERS WHO LIVE ON THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST SIDE OF THE METROPLEX TO THE SWBC CAMPUS. AS A FIRST STEP, 4 LBC ELDERS HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO THE SWBC BOARD OF TRUSTEES. BOTH GROUPS HAVE SENSED THE LORD'S LEADING AND WE ARE ALL PATIENTLY WAITING ON THE LORD FOR HIS TIMING. PRAY WITH US FOR THE LORD'S WILL TO BE DONE. WE ARE THANKFUL HE IS LEADING US, AND EXCITED FOR WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS BECAUSE WE KNOW WHO HOLDS THE FUTURE."
A SHORT MEDITATION ON "THE LOVE OF GOD EXPRESSED"
The LOVE OF GOD is supremely expressed in the Person of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man.
The Apostle Paul notably always has the love of God in his mind and prayers for others. You will see this in his salutations at the beginning of his letters, for instance, Romans 1:5,7; "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ". We think of grace as 'God's unmerited favor to mankind', first in providing a Savior/Redeemer for a lost humanity. Following a sinner's confession and acceptance of Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord, God's grace brings assurance of salvation, peace of mind concerning his eternal future, and a daily ministry as he recognizes God's provision and goodness to him.
In addition to saving grace, Paul recognizes that the energy, knowledge and power to carry on his missionary task of preaching and teaching, surviving persecution and privation is the grace of God to him. As we live in the grace of God, we live in a 'thankful mode' in every aspect of life.
The epistle to the Ephesian church begins with "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ",Eph. 1:2,3; then in 2:4 speaks of God's mercy. Mercy is related to the act of a judge who having found the sinner guilty, finds a way to lessen, commute or pardon the offender. In chapter 2, Paul rehearses our moral condition as 'dead in ..trespasses and sins' but then glories in "God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus...for by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God..."
The theme is repeated in most of Paul's letters, and he emphasizes peace of mind and soul as a result of this grace. The letter to the Galatians speaks of 'peace (5:22) as being one of the 'fruits of the Spirit', and "He Himself is our peace" (Eph. 2:14) specifically between Jew and Gentile believers as well as in families and churches that we might be 'built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit' (Eph. 2:22). Further, in the letter to the Philippian church (4:7) "the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
May the reader of this message, seek the grace and mercy of God in Jesus Christ and thus enjoy the peace that God gives in His Son, Jesus Christ.
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