Elk Rapids Bible Church
“Where the UNCHANGING WORD
meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD”
Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671
Will we trust the “Unseen” in 2019?
July 28, 2019
Worship in Introduction
“Lord I Lift Your Name on High” - #107
Worship in Offering
Worship in Scripture – Psalm 111
Worship in Praise
“Be Exalted O God/Let’s Worship and Adore Him”- #32/#247
“Freely Freely” - #463
“In Christ Alone”
“Here I Am to Worship”
Worship in Prayer – “Open Our Eyes Lord” - #633
Closing – “Near to the Heart of God” - #617
Unsung Servants: Those who faithfully pray during the morning preaching! Thank You! Please see Tom Dollar if you would like to be added to the prayer ministry!
Welcome to our services!
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service
Prayer Ministry Today: Lona and Lodena Next Week: Richard
Junior Church Today: Karen Next Week: Jerica
T H I S W E E K
Wednesday, July 31st – Wednesday Night Live on River Street – come on out and join us in downtown Elk Rapids Wednesday evening as we help kids complete a “yip” stick.
The offering last week was $1,729.16: Building Fund - $80.00 and General Fund - $1,649.16.
Mark Your Calendar:
July 31st through August 3rd Harbor Days – God’s Helping Hands will be with us during that time! How many would be able to walk in the parade and pass out pencils?
The Gospel accounts tell us that after His resurrection, Jesus spent some time with His disciples and then appeared to numerous others. Among those blessed ones to whom He appeared were two on the road to Emmaus. To these two, Jesus didn’t appeal to the fact that He was now resurrected. He appealed to the Bible as His source of authority. He didn’t say, “Hey, look at My glorious resurrection body!” but He directed their attention to the very Word of God. Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering His glory?” Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. – Luke 24:25 – 27. And then He proved He was not a ghost by eating bread and drinking wine with them – communing with them.
If the risen Lord first appealed to the Bible to convince these disciples to believe in Him, we also have a good incentive to trust the credibility of these manuscripts and scrolls that are now translated into what we know as the Bible. Jesus was willing to submit Himself, even as the resurrected Lord of the universe, to the words that are revealed in this book. In doing so, He taught us something. He taught us that God’s Word is true and dependable. Again, if Jesus is God – if He is risen – that means something! It means that the Bible must be right. It must be trustworthy or else God Himself is a liar. And we know that’s not true. --- 10 Reasons Why You Should Trust The Bible --- corechristianity.com