June 16, 2019
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. (Proverbs 23:24)
Happy Father’s Day!
We pray that all fathers in attendance are able to enjoy a great day today as they reflect on the tremendous blessings of fatherhood.
“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian…and most of all, his family ought to know.” -Dwight L. Moody
“Train up a child in the way he should go – but be sure you go that way yourself.” -C.H. Spurgeon
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. (Psalm 103:13)
Memory Verse –
- This morning – Isaiah 41:10
- June emphasis: STRENGTH
- Next week (June 23rd) – Exodus 15:2
Micah & Sheri R. (June 16th)
We pray the Lord’s blessings as you celebrate another year together!
Unsung Heroes of the Bible (Part 3)
In Jeremiah 35, the Lord used a man named Jonadab (the son of Rechab) as an excellent example of a father with obedient children. In verses 3-5, a number of the sons of Jonadab were taken into the house of the Lord and given wine to drink. The sons of Jonadab refused the wine set before them, stating, “We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:” (v. 6). The Lord went on to use Jonadab and his sons as an illustration to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The Lord had given them commands that they disobeyed, yet Jonadab’s sons had obeyed their father (v. 12-16). The Lord continued His rebuke to the men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem by pronouncing judgment for their disobedience while pronouncing reward for the sons of Jonadab for their obedience to their father. (v. 17-19). This account serves as a case of God teaching by contrast concerning obedience vs. disobedience, thanks to a man (Jonadab) who exercised godly leadership as the head of his household.
Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me: (Jeremiah 35:16)
God Answers Prayer!
Praise the Lord for a safe arrival home on Friday for Chris’ girls and also for Bro. MacGregor’s continual improvement after a medical emergency on Wednesday evening.
Vacation Bible School – THIS WEEK!
Our annual VBS begins this week beginning at 10am and ending at noon each day. Please be in prayer for this event geared specifically toward ministering to children. With the increasing pressure to conform to the ways of the world, the time that we have with them in God’s word this week is of eternal importance Pray for the Lord to move mightily in our midst this week!