The funeral for Butter will be this Saturday at the church. Visitation with the family will be at 10:00am, and the service will begin at 11:00am. A lunch in the fellowship hall will follow. I would encourage all who can to attend and be an encouragement to the family.
On Sunday, plan to welcome Jon and Amanda Parker as the newest members of Calvary Baptist Church.
On Sunday morning, we will continue our discussion of description versus prescription in historical narrative, and we’ll lay out some guiding principles that will help us determine when a passage of Scripture is merely recording what happened, as opposed to a passage that is giving us an example that we ought to follow.
In the morning service, we’ll survey the first three chapters of Deuteronomy. These chapters are filled with the history of the nation up to this point, and they recount both God’s faithfulness and the unfaithfulness of God’s people. We’ll see that, for the people of God, history is immensely important, as God’s past faithfulness gives us reason to trust him in the future.
Our afternoon service will continue in discussion of our constitution.
Some links for this week:
- If you like to listen to expositional preaching of the Word, this looks like a helpful resource.
- Some interesting thoughts on how long a sermon should be.
- If you’re shopping for a study Bible, this might be a helpful chart. If the new NIV Study Bible appeals to you, it is on sale for Kindle for only $8 right now.
- Some dangers of the approach to spiritual growth that tells us to “let go and let God.”
In Christ our Lord,
Pastor Michael Riley
• Sunday School – Introduction to Acts, part 2
• Morning Service – The Faithfulness of Our God (Deut 1–3)
• Afternoon Service – Constitution