Sunday, May 29, 2011

2 Samuel 23:8-17

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Modrzejewski. This Monday is Memorial Day; we will honor the men and women who have fallen while in service to our country. In honor of the military men and women who have fallen while in service to our country. In keeping with this holiday, Mr Modrzejeski's message was on the mighty men who served with David as indicated in the following passage from 2 Samuel 23:

 8These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. 9And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: 10He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. 11And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. 12But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory. 13And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. 14And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 15And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! 16And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD. 17And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
Mr Modrzejewski's message, based on the above, teaches us the following--

  • Mighty men fight to the end (vs 10)
  • Mighty men stand when others run (vs 12)
  • The Lord honors the service of His mighty men (vs 10, 12)
  • The service of mighty men must not be taken for granted (vs 16)
Remember that the Lord is calling us to be faithful, not necessarily to be successful. Mr Modrzejewski's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Bill Jr + Danielle

Sunday, May 22, 2011

1 Timothy 2:1-8

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Witter. His message was based on 1 Timothy 2: 1-8

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Mr Witter continues with his theme: "As Christians we love; and because we love, our conduct counts". This love ministry, per the passage above, includes the mission of the Church:

  1. We PRAY, as indicated in verses 1 and 2
  2. We share the GOSPEL, as in verses 3 and 4
Mr Witter's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

We celebrated Jared's graduation form high school with a cake; and a gift of a Bible. God be with you in your endeavors, Jared!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1 Timothy 1

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Witter of Emmaus Bible College. It is always a pleasure to have him visit. His message was based on 1 Timothy 1:
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
 2Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
 3As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
 4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
 5Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
 6From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
 7Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
 8But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
 9Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
 10For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
 11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
 12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
 13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
 14And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
 15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
 16Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
 17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
 18This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
 19Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
 20Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme
Mr Witter's message, based on the above passage, may be summarized thus:
As Christians, we LOVE. Because we love, our conduct counts.

His message, in full and in context and with an explanation of the summary above, is available on DVD. Please see Romy

Sunday, May 8, 2011

John 6

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Modrzejewski. His message was based on John 6:1-14  --

After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
 2And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
 3And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
 4And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
 5When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
 6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
 7Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
 9There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
 10And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
 11And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
 12When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
 13Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
 14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
Today is Mother's Day, and the above passage bears the thumb print of a caring and loving mother in the life of a little boy. We must all be like that young lad, someone willing to share what he had to accomplish God's work that He might be glorified.  We must also remember the opportunities of the 4-14 window: the age when an individual is most likely to make a decision to follow Jesus Christ. Mr Modrzejewski's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Here are some scenes from today's Mother's Day Celebration:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Judges 6

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Steve Modrzejewski. Here is a portion of the passage which was the basis of his message:

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds...
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,
That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;
And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;
And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice...
It was a difficult time for the Israelites as they were reaping the consequence of their disobedience to God. But God still sees their potential, God still wants and waits for their worship, and God is still with them as they obey Him.
Mr Modrzejewski's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy