Friday, June 1, 2018

FABULOUS FRIDAY

DRIVING AND SHIFTING

Not man cars today come with a manual transmission and many young people are not learning this skill which was common to we who are a bit older. Hand and foot coordination is a must. A good ear and knowing what to listen for helps.

I learned to drive when I was 13 in a small truck that I had to shift. I had to learn it quickly and I had to learn it well. If not, then I would not be going anywhere, just sitting there wishing I knew how to shift. To drive a car that shifts, you have to shift more than once.

EBCI, we are in shifting training. The hall we meet in... Salaam, will be used by the Arabic church this weekend so we have been shifted to Emmanuel Hall.  As you know we have shifted back and forth from Salaam to Emmanuel over the past 4 months. We were mentally working the things out for the shift to Emmanuel hall (for it has its own peculiarities) and we get informed that we must shift out of where we were scheduled to shift to. For this Saturday at 10 AM, we have been assigned to shift to Maranatha Hall. This brings a whole new set of wonders as we have never used this hall before and what is in there that we need to expect that we may not be prepared for.

So, I am asking those who have a part in the set up to shift your schedules and be there early, if possible, so that we can have everything in place early. The doors open for us at 8:45. Gospel Project begins at 9:00 -- Gunawan will be teaching from Acts 10. Worship begins at 10:00.

With Ptr Matt gone, is there anyone who has a laptop they can bring and use for the PPT presentation. You will need to have PowerPoint on your laptop. And multiple USB ports and an HDMI port is necessary. Let me know soon... like soon, please.
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A LITTLE HUMOR INTENDED

I think the greatest name for a church would be "Honda". Think about it. Honda Baptist Church. It has a nice ring to it. Now, I am not petitioning that EBCI needs to change her name... just keep following and you might get the humor - and you might not.

You may be asking... Why would any church want to give their church the name "Honda"? I think it is cool because of its Biblical foundation. Acts 2:1 says... When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one "Accord" in one place.

You can laugh now.
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TWO WEEKS AGO...

It was two weeks ago that I found myself sick, in the hospital and not in church. The sermon I prepared for that Saturday will be preached this Saturday. Jeremiah 8:20-22 is our passage. Each of these three verses gives us three specific comments. We will be looking at these words from Jeremiah's brokenness and pain and discover truths that are freeing to man's soul and exciting to man's lives.

Take time to read this passage and ask God to show you the  Balm of Gilead in your life.

Q - "What is the balm of Gilead?"

A - 
A balm is an aromatic, medicinal substance derived from plants. Gilead was an area east of the Jordan River, well known for its spices and ointments. The "balm of Gilead" was, therefore, a high-quality ointment with healing properties. The balm was made from resin taken from a flowering plant in the Middle East, although the exact species is unknown.


Below are the words to the song about this term...

There is a Balm in Gilead


Refrain:
There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole.
There is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sinsick soul.

1. Sometimes I feel discouraged,
and think my work's in vain,
but then the Holy Spirit
revives my soul again.

There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole.
There is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sinsick soul.

2. Don't ever feel discouraged,
for Jesus is your friend,
who, if you ask for knowledge,
will never fail to lend.

There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole.
There is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sinsick soul.

3. If you cannot preach like Peter,
if you cannot pray like Paul,
you can tell the love of Jesus,

who died to save us all.


There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole.
There is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sinsick soul.
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