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Upcoming Events
JUL

30

SUN
Youth Discipleship Training
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
JUL

31

MON
Joshua Code Study for Men
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Men come join us for a short devotional and lunch. We would love to have you!
AUG

01

TUE
Women's Bible Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Come join us for a devotional and lunch in the Family Life Center. We would love to have you!
AUG

02

WED
JAM (Children's Choir)
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Children 1st thru 5th grade are invited to attend Children's choir. We meet on Wednesday's
Youth Ministry
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Project B.O.B. (Books of the Bible)
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
children's program for children ages 1st to 5th grade.
Adult Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us upstairs in the choir room and be a part of the Adult Choir.
Fruits of the Spirit
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3yrs. - Kindergarten
Bible Search

Once Upon a Time

 

   There are those folks who claim that the Bible is just a collection of fairy tales. There is the one of the young man who took a sling-shot and killed a giant. The preacher who was swallowed up by some big fish. And of course the one about a man named Noah who took 120 years to build a houseboat. 

   There are many religious people who think that these events are just nice bedtime stories and events for small children that contain good moral points.

   However, Jesus Himself spoke of Jonah and the giant fish and of Noah and the great flood as actual events. “As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the son of Man be.”(Matt. 24:37-39).

   Jesus compared Jonah’s three days inside the big fish to the three days He would experience in the grave before His resurrection (Matt.12: 40). If you will recall, Peter talked about Noah and the flood when he equated it to a future day when Jesus comes back (2Peter 2: 4-9).

   A writer once wrote the following words to a song that said. “The theme of the Bible is Jesus and how He died to save man. The plan of salvation assures us, He’s coming back again. (Then the song asks several questions.) Are you ready for Jesus to come? Are you ready to stand in your place? Have you fought a good fight? Have you stood for the right? And can others see Jesus in you?

   Have you been faithful in all that you do? Are you ready to look in His face? Can you look up and say, “This is my Lord.”  Are you ready for Jesus to come?

   God gave us His Word; He gave it in the form of a book; a book that is filled with truth—not fairy tales. And one day, one day sooner than many think, He’s going to keep His promise of having gone to prepare a place for us so that where He is, there we may be also.

 

Rev. Bobby C. Ashley  

06/07/16