Sovereign Grace Fellowship
“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”
8:45-9:00 Early Prayer
9:30-11:00 Believer’s Worship and Preaching Time
Message-Mike Foss Mark 1:12-13 Mark, a Man With a Message: Part 2: Overcoming Temptation
Following our Sunday School Classes we enjoy a potluck lunch meal. You are welcome to join with us.
11:00-11:15 Fellowship Time
11:15-12:00 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Janet Foss
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
No Bible Study this Wednesday Check with Steve Shorey on Youth Group this week
Church Cleaning for 7/31: Jim Porter
Next Week’s Nursery: Laura Shorey
The church family wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Frank Ventura to the grieving family. Please know that our thoughts, prayers and love continue to be with each of you.
A Special Church Meeting will be held during Sunday School on Sunday, August 7th. We need a quorum of members present for this meeting. All members, please plan to attend.
The new Communion and Preaching Schedule is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
The current study series for our Wednesday evening gatherings is “Christian Hedonism”. All are encouraged to join us next week, Wednesday, August 3rd. Wednesday night Bible Study has been cancelled for July 27th.
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, August 20th at 4:30 pm. Ed Kelley will be speaking. The sign-up sheet for food is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
“Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.”
These words contain God’s command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. He cannot retreat; he cannot go forward; he is shut up on the right hand and on the left; what is he now to do? The Master’s word to him is, “Stand still.” It will be well for him if at such times he listens only to his Master’s word, for other and evil advisers come with their suggestions. Despair whispers, “Lie down and die; give it all up.” But God would have us put on a cheerful courage, and even in our worst times, rejoice in his love and faithfulness. Cowardice says, “Retreat; go back to the worldling’s way of action; you cannot play the Christian’s part, it is too difficult. Relinquish your principles.” But, however much Satan may urge this course upon you, you cannot follow it if you are a child of God. His divine fiat has bid thee go from strength to strength, and so thou shalt, and neither death nor hell shall turn thee from thy course. What, if for a while thou art called to stand still, yet this is but to renew thy strength for some greater advance in due time. Precipitancy cries, “do something. Stir yourself; to stand still and wait, is sheer idleness.” We must be doing something at once–we must do it so we think–instead of looking to the Lord, who will not only do something but will do everything. Presumption boasts, “If the sea be before you, march into it and expect a miracle.” But Faith listens neither to Presumption, nor to Despair, nor to Cowardice, nor to Precipitancy, but it hears God say, “Stand still,” and immovable as a rock it stands. “Stand still;”–keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.”