|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 JANUARY
JANUARY 7 JOHN PORTMAN...THE GREAT 'I AMS' OF JESUS
JANUARY 14 ENOS DANIELS
JANUARY 21 JEFFREY BLOOM
JANUARY 28 THOMAS KAPP
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."
AN ENCOURAGING WORD FOR THIS MONTH: (EXCERPTED FROM AN ARTICLE BY JONATHAN ROUTLEY IN "CORNERSTONE" MAGAZINE, NOV./DEC. 2017
WHY WE SHOULD CELEBRATE THE LORD'S SUPPER AS OFTEN AS WE CAN
WE CELEBRATE THE LORD'S SUPPER EVERY LORD'S DAY AT SWBC, AND HERE ARE 7 GOOD REASONS FOR THIS PRACTICE".
FIRST: THE LORD'S SUPPER TEACHES BIBLICAL TRUTH AND IS A TESTIMONY TO THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AS WE REMEMBER HIS LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION.
SECOND: THE LORD'S SUPPER DEMANDS INDIVIDUAL REFLECTION: AS PAUL SAYS IN 1 COR. 11:28, WE EXAMINE OURSELVES TO SEE IF THERE IS UNCONFESSED SIN AND IF WE RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BREAD AND WINE AS HOLY SYMBOLS OF HIS BODY AND BLOOD
THIRD: THE LORD'S SUPPER ADJUSTS OUR SPIRITUALY VISION TO ETERNAL VALUES IN OUR THINKING, EXALTING OUR SAVIOR IN OUR LIVES AND BEFORE MEN.
FOURTH:THE LORD'S SUPPER CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRINITARIAN WORSHIP AS '...EACH PERSON OF THE TRINITY IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE AND DIVERSE WAYS, WORKING IN US, AMONG US, AND THROUGH US TO BUILD UP THE ONE BODY OF CHRIST."
FIFTH: THE LORD'S SUPPER DEMOLISHES PRIDE AND ARROGANCE AS WE ARE CONFRONTED WEEKLY WITH THE CRUCIFIED SAVIOR WHO DIED ON CALVARY FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD AND MORE PERSONALLY, FOR MY SINS..."
SIXTH: THE LORD'S SUPPER UNITES THE HEARTS OF BELIEVERS AS OUR HEARTS ARE BEING UNITED AROUND A COMMON LOVE FOR JESUS AND A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR WHAT HAS BEEN DONE ON OUR BEHALF.
SEVENTH: THE LORD'S SUPPER TRANSFORMS THE MIND AS WE FOCUS ON CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT RENEWS OUR MINDS, TRANSFORMS OUR THOUGHTS AND IMAGINATIONS. THE SUFFERING AND EXALTATION OF OUR JESUS CHANGES HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD AROUND US. SEEING CHRIST SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER SILENCES OUR WORRIES AND FEARS.
HEBREWS 10:23-25 SAYS: "LET US HOLD FAST THE CONFESSION OF OUR HOPE WITHOUT WAVERING, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL, AND LET US CONSIDER HOW TO STIMULATE ONE ANOTHER TO LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS, NOT FORSAKING OUR OWN ASSEMBLING TOGETHER, AS IS THE HABIT OF SOME, BUT ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER; AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY DRAWING NEAR."
MAY THIS BEGINNING OF A NEW CALENDAR YEAR REMIND US THAT IT IS "ONLY 'TIL HE COMES": PERHAPS IT WILL BE TODAY, THIS MONTH, THIS YEAR...MARANATHA!
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