VOLUME 46                                   NUMBER 28

           ~The week of   July 15, 2018~                


From Your Minister: 
“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22b). There are people teaching today that if one is a Christian, they will be spared illness, poverty and other catastrophes. The apostles remind us otherwise. Jesus told Peter that the Christian life is filled with blessings AND difficulties on the way to heaven (Mark 10:28-30). Among His final words Jesus said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). Yes, with Jesus we can do this---whatever comes our way!

Quotes for the Week:
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. ~Corrie Ten Boom

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. ~Billy Graham

If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all. Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity. Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Bible Gem for the Week:
Acts 17:28  ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Family News:
Bring your own lunch and join us at 12:30 today for Water Day! We thank the Van Grimbergens for putting together great times of fellowship! There will be NO service tonight.

Today we are beginning a food drive for the Northern Nevada Dream Center. Among other services, the Center distributes food to families living in motels. Please bring your non-expired non-perishable food items to help this good cause. We will be delivering what we collect to the Carson Mall on July 27.

The Tuesday Ladies Bible class is taking a summer break and will not meet until sometime in September.

We hope to soon be seeing more of Cheryl Miller and her brother Dale Lepke as she has just retired. Congratulations!

Welcome home to Ralph and Sally Lindsey who were vacationing in So. California and Las Vegas~~ and to Our Sierra Bible Campers!

VBS is July 30- Aug 3! Volunteers and contributions are needed. Please see Wanetta Henderson.

 

Pain’s furnace heat within me quivers,

God’s breath upon the flame doth blow;

And all my heart in anguish shivers

And trembles at the fiery glow;

And yet I whisper, “As God’s will!”

And in the hottest fire hold still.

 

He comes and lays my heart, all heated,

On the hard anvil, minded so

Into His own fair shape to beat it

With His great hammer, blow on blow;

And yet I whisper, “As God’s will!”

And at His heaviest blows hold still.

 

He takes my softened heart and beats it;

The sparks fly off at every blow;

He turns it o’er and o’er and beats it,

And lets it cool, and makes it glow;

And yet I whisper, “As God’s will!”

And in His mighty hand hold still

 

Why should I murmur? For the sorrow

Thus only longer-lived would be;

The end may come, and will tomorrow,

When God has done His work in me;

So I say trusting, “As God will!”

And, trusting, to the end, hold still.

                                                                                             ~Julius Sturm

                  
      I have chosen thee for the furnace of affliction (Isaiah 48:10).

Does not the Word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Yes, is it not an asbestos armor, against which the heat has no power? Let the affliction come---God has chosen me. Poverty, thou mayest stride in at my door; but God is in the house already, and He has chosen me. Sickneess, thou mayest intrude; but I have a balsam ready---God has chosen me. Whatever befall me in this Vale of tears, I know that He has chosen me.                    


Fear not, Christian; Jesus is with thee. In all thy fiery trials, His presence is both thy comfort and thy safety. He will never leave one whom he has chosen for his own. “Fear not, for I am with thee,” is His sure word of promise to His chosen ones in the “furnace of affliction.”                                                               ~C.H. Spurgeon

 

Prayer Time:  Christ sometimes delays His help that He might try our faith and quicken our prayers. ~Alexander Maclaren  
  We extend our Christian love and sympathy to June LeVal and family upon the sudden loss of our brother and loved one Ben who passed away Sunday, July 1, before leaving for church services. Lindy Long, formerly from here, now in Texas, is quite ill, undergoing dialysis, and may receive a kidney transplant. Please be in prayer. Several have been praying for Miranda, one of our former VBSers, who has been at Carson Rehab. She is back in the hospital with an infection. Please keep praying. Jo Ella’s niece Shirley has terminal liver cancer and is now hospitalized. Let us also be praying for: Vernon Clow, Gary Crowder, Pearl Curtis, Norma’s brother Terry, Kevin Fosnaugh, Mitch Goodman, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Jo Ella Jones, Terry Lake, Millie McGarry, Rose Meyer, Bessie Mae Miller, Wanda Pence, Grecia Ramirez, Al and Susan Sheehan, the Schriker family in No. Carolina, the Van Grimbergens, Phil Vaughn, Ken Warren and Faith Wyatt. Please join us in praying for our Venezuelan missionaries, Darryl and Valerie Griffin as that nation continues to be going through desperate times. 2 Chronicles 6:12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

 

 ...and bringing the two together

loving God, loving people...

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