|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 CHAPELCONCURRENTLY:
11:30AM SUNDAY SCHOOL MUSIC: in the ACTIVITY HALL
11:30AM SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES: in CLASS ROOMS
Expect normal class duration to about 12:15pm. Please note this small change in schedule.
SPEAKERS SCHEDULED FOR BIBLE HOURS IN AUGUST
NOVEMBER 5 John Portman--cont'd studies of Abraham
NOVEMBER 12 Jeffrey Bloom
NOVEMBER 19 Greg Doyle
NOVEMBER 26 William Rask
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 SUFFERING COMMUNITIES IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, FOLLOWING THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DISASTROUS FIRES THERE.
PRAY FOR THE DESTITUTE BELIEVERS IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS OF DOMINICA--ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF HOUSES--SOME SHELTERING IN THE GOSPEL HALL--LIMITED ELECTRICITY, BARBUDA--ALMOST TOTAL DEVASTATION WITH MOST PEOPLE TAKEN OFF TO ANTIGUA, TORTOLA, VIRGINS, AND PUERTO RICO---ROADS CLOGGED WITH DEBRIS, NO ELECTRICITY, NO WATER, NO MEDICINES IN RURAL PLACES.
A CHANGE IS IN THE WIND! 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."
THE BIBLE MESSAGE FOR YOU: 500 YEARS OF A MESSAGE OF FAITH
500 years ago, when European Christendom was in the grip of Romanism or Oriental Patriarchism, a stirring of the Holy Spirit began--not totally new for there were Tyndale, Erasmus, Zwingli--the LORD always had his faithful through the ages, many suffering torture and death for their faithfulness. Luther, among others, was moved of the Holy Spirit to be the agent for loosing the grip of Rome on the Scriptures. The availability of printing that put Bibles in the local churches, the translation of Scripture into languages of the people, all energized by political turmoil toward independence in the Holy Roman Empire, plus the exactions of "Peter's Pence" to rebuild St. Pauls's Basilica in Rome, prepared the way for what we now call "THE REFORMATION". This month and this year mark the 500th year since Martin Luther challenged the established church to reform, outlining his points in 95 theses nailed on the Wittenburg Church door.
Luther was not just rebelling against the corrupton, the sale of indulgences and church taxes. His own soul wsa troubled by his concern for sin that he could never be sure was atoned for by his penitent suffering and good works. The current dogma was transactional--sin could be atoned for on a one-for-one basis by a penitent work ordered by one's confessor. Luther's studies, (he was a Doctor of Theology), took him to the writings of Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD), who held that man's real problem was the sin nature within him, that man must be redeemed from the demands of the LAW of God that pointed out his sin, in order to have peace with a Holy God. Since complete perfectiion was never attainable by this means, Luther could never attain that complete righteousness that God required. Read Romans 5:8.
It was When Luther saw the truth of salvation by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary's Cross, and its acceptance by God as full and sufficient payment for the redempton of all sinners, that he found peace through the grace of God through Jesus Christ. In short Latin terms, he proclaimed "SOLA FIDES", i.e. "by faith alone". Read Romans 10:9,10.
This truth is proclaimed most clearly and fully in the first eight chapters of Paul's epistle to the Romans, centering on Chapters 3:21-26 and given assurance in chapters 3:24,25 and 8:1-3. The passage of 500 years has not dimmed this glorious truth--its benefits are open to all who will come to Jesus Christ as Savior
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