18Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. 19He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. 20You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old. Micah 7:18-20
A Call to Prayer (Wednesday, January 1, 2014)
The prayer meeting is canceled today, January 1; we will resume on January 8.
The Lord’s Day Worship (January 5, 2014)
Mr. Hopson continues his Sunday School series on the Lifestyle and Theology of the Puritans.
In addition to a nursery, we have two children's classes - one for younger elementary and one for older elementary children. All teens and adults are welcomed into the Adult Sunday School Class.
Pastor Chris will return to the pulpit this coming Lord’s Day to begin a new sermon series on 1-2 Peter. Peter’s key theme is hope and perseverance in a world of persecution, suffering, and tribulation. Peter’s audience, scattered throughout what is now the northern part of Turkey, faced some physical persecution, but it seems that mostly it was intimidation in other ways: verbal, economic, etc. In many ways, this is the world we live in – the one with fallen, sinful people, a cursed world, and God’s elect living side by side – and one to which Peter offers much Godly wisdom. For this series, we will move slower than we did through Nehemiah and our passages will be much shorter.
Take some time this week to read through 1 Peter and if you desire, look at a Bible map (with a possible modern overlay) to see where Peter wrote.
The Old Testament Lesson will be Jeremiah 10:1-25 and the New Testament Lesson, which is also the sermon text, is 1 Peter 1:1-2. The sermon is entitled, A Triune Salvation.
This Lord’s Day, we will return to our study of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, examining question and answer 13: Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created? Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God (Gen. 3:6, 7, 8, 13; Eccl. 7:29). The sermon is entitled, “I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up!”
This Sunday, January 5, is the first Sunday of the month. We will return to our regular schedule of ‘First Sunday of the Month Lunches’. Our theme for this month is Soup, Salad, and Sandwiches. Please plan to remain after the morning worship for our fellowship lunch. If you can, please bring a dish in our theme. This is a great time to invite a friend.
Remember that I can be reached via my mobile phone: 724.219.5055 any time. If you have an emergency, please don’t hesitate to call (or text or email).
We will not have our prayer meeting on January 1.
Pastor Chris will be traveling to San Antonio, TX January 7-10 for a Church Planters’ conference (sponsored by the OPC). Mr. George Johnston will provide pulpit supply for the January 12 morning service and Pastor Chris will preach in the evening.