Sovereign Grace Fellowship
“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”
9:25 Announcements and Prayer
(Please enter the sanctuary quietly during prayer time.)
9:40 Believer’s Worship
Scripture Reading and Message – Mike Foss
“When God Says ‘Go’ … Don’t Say ‘No’”
New Testament Scripture Reading: Mark 16:15-20
Following our Sunday School time we’ll enjoy a potluck meal together. Please join us!
11:00 Fellowship Time
11:15 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Allyson Shorey
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Youth Groups 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Soup Kitchen 4:30 p.m.
Snowblowing 2/11-17: Tom Sullivan
Church Cleaning for 2/17: Christine Foss
Next Week’s Nursery: Janet Foss
Today’s Adult Sunday School with Moe Bergeron is entitled “The Soul Winner’s Toolbox.”
Please join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study and Youth Groups (ages 9-13 and 14-18).
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, February 16th at 4:30 p.m. Steve Shorey will be speaking. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
The Spring/Summer Communion, Preaching, Music and Nursery Schedule is now posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
We continue to collect protein items (canned tuna, salmon or chicken, peanut butter, hash, hearty meat-based soup, chili) for the Boscawen Food Pantry. Please place items donated in the basket in the hall.
“I know how to abound.”
There are many who know “how to be abased” who have not learned “how to abound.” When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous thing to be prosperous. The crucible of adversity is a less severe trial to the Christian than the refining pot of prosperity. Oh, what leanness of soul and neglect of spiritual things have been brought on through the very mercies and bounties of God! Yet this is not a matter of necessity, for the apostle tells us that he knew how to abound. When he had much he knew how to use it. Abundant grace enabled him to bear abundant prosperity. When he had a full sail he was loaded with much ballast, and so floated safely. It needs more than human skill to carry the brimming cup of mortal joy with a steady hand, yet Paul had learned that skill, for he declares, “In all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry.” It is a divine lesson to know how to be full, for the Israelites were full once, but while the flesh was yet in their mouth, the wrath of God came upon them. Many have asked for mercies that they might satisfy their own hearts’ lust. Fulness of bread has often made fulness of blood, and that has brought on wantonness of spirit. When we have much of God’s providential mercies, it often happens that we have but little of God’s grace, and little gratitude for the bounties we have received. We are full and we forget God: satisfied with earth, we are content to do without heaven. Rest assured it is harder to know how to be full than it is to know how to be hungry–so desperate is the tendency of human nature to pride and forgetfulness of God. Take care that you ask in your prayers that God would teach you “how to be full.”
“Let not the gifts thy love bestows
Estrange our hearts from thee.”