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?
August 18, 2019
Worship in Introduction
“Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty” - #62
Worship in Offering
Worship in Scripture – Matthew 14:21 – 33
Worship in Praise
“O Worship the King” - #104
“Majesty” - #10
“We Will Glorify” - #105
“Here I Am to Worship”
“Worthy of Worship” - #153
Worship in Prayer – “I Love You Lord” - #78
Closing – “Glorify Thy Name” - #9
Unsung Servants: Kevin Benak – for driving, loading, and unloading the moving truck for Pam Hall. Also, each one who helped pack and clean Pam’s house, and also those who helped load the truck for Pam’s move. Thank You!
Welcome to our services!
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service
Prayer Ministry Today: Kathy A and George Next Week: Tom
T H I S W E E K
Wednesday, August 21st – Bible Study and Prayer Time – 6:30 pm – “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.” --- Philippians 1:9 – 12
The offering last week was $4,596.99: Building Fund - $30.00; Deacon’s Fund - $100.00; Special Missions Fund – God’s Helping Hands - $2,100.00; General Fund - $2,366.99.
The grace of God is the most beautiful and powerful thing we will ever encounter, but it is also the most difficult concept for us to wrap our minds around. Grace pushes back against our understanding of what is fair and what people deserve. But the message of grace is one that the entire world needs to hear.
In his upcoming book, One-Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, Tullian Tchividjian borrows a helpful definition from Paul Zahl:
“Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to give in return. Grace is love coming at you that has nothing to do with you. Grace is being loved when you are unlovable . . . The cliché definition of grace is ‘unconditional love.’ It is a true cliché, for it is a good description of the thing. Let’s go a little further, though. Grace is a love that has nothing to do with you, the beloved. It has everything and only to do with the Lover. Grace is irrational in the sense that it has nothing to do with weights and measures. It has nothing to do with my intrinsic qualities or so-called ‘gifts’ (whatever they may be). It reflects a decision on the part of the Giver, the one who loves, in relation to the receiver, the one who is loved, that negates any qualifications the receiver may personally hold . . . Grace is one-way love.” --- whatsinthebible.com