Elk Rapids Bible Church “Where the UNCHANGING WORD meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD” Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671 PastorGladfelter@elkrapidsbc.com Check us out on Facebook and at elkrapidsbc.com! September 16, 2018 “May HIS Grace and Truth be seen in 2018!” Worship in Introduction “Mighty Is Our God” Worship in Offering Worship in Scripture Reading – Matthew 12:1 - 14 Worship in Prayer and Meditation “Nearer Still Nearer” - #567 Worship in Praise “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” - #43 “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord” - #161 “It Is Well With My Soul” - #705 “Shout to the Lord” “He Knows My Name” Closing – “Worthy of Worship” - #153 Unsung Servants: Jerica and Wendy for researching Children’s Ministry curriculum – Thank You!
Welcome to our services! 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service Prayer Ministry: Cheri Next Week: Kathy A and George Nursery Today: Karen Next Week: Wendy T H I S W E E K Wednesday, September 19th– Bible Study and Prayer Time – 6:30 pm – “The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us but that we will finally hear Him.” Thursday, September 20th – Teens and Young Adults StarWars RPG – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – in the Fellowship Hall. The group meets every other Thursday evening. Mark Your Calendar: Ladies Craft Night – Monday, September 24th – 6:30 – 9:00 pm. The ladies meet every other week. Life Chain – October 7th – 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. The total offering for last week was $1,404.07: Building Fund - $30.00; Deacon’s Fund - $100.00; General Fund - $1,274.07.
“The expansive claims in Colossians 1 verify that Jesus’ current reign impinges on two realities: (1) Who Christ is (where we read of Him as Son, Creator, sustainer, reconciler); and (2) what Christ does (create, control, inherit, triumph, redeem, restore). None of this can be countermanded by the claims of millions of Sunni or Shia devotees. Jesus is relentlessly working to bring everything back to the Father so that God might be “all in all.” Furthermore, Colossians 1 teaches that His supremacy over all things is inherent in His headship of the Church. Nothing in Scripture suggests the Body of Christ should fear ever being swallowed up in some eternal, global Islamic caliphate. Not now. Not ever. Jesus’ reign is that extreme.” --- David Bryant