We will gather for prayer meeting this Lord’s Day at 11 AM at the Phillips’ home, and we will conclude our time with a fellowship lunch. Please consider bringing a dish to share. If you have family or friends in town for the holiday weekend, please consider bringing them to prayer meeting and to our regular worship service at 5 PM.
If you need directions to the Philipps’ home, contact us. For more reading on prayer, consider picking up the book Persistent Prayer by Guy Richard from our resource table.
We will meet this Lord’s Day for prayer meeting at 11 AM at the home of the Phillips. Please contact us if you need directions.
During our prayer meeting we will consider question 6 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and we will spend time in prayer of adoration, confession and thanks to God, and we will pray for the needs of our church, community and world.
We will also meet for our regular Lord’s Day evening service at 5 PM at The Commons at St. Andrews Church.
Many people seek change. Perhaps they want to change their lifestyle, or perhaps they want to change their location. If you listen to the radio very often, you’ll likely here of people singing about moving far away to change their scenery. But if you listen long enough, you realize that while there may be a change of location, there is often no real change in the person.
The kind of change Paul speaks of in Colossians 3:1-4 is unique in that it describes a core change in the life of the believer. The passage reads,
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (English Standard Version)
Paul is describing someone who has not merely had a change of lifestyle, but someone who has been brought from death to life. The Christian is united to Jesus Christ, and therefore he is a new person. The Christian is dead to the power of sin and is alive in Christ. Based on that truth, Paul exhorts the believer to seek that which is above. In other words, the Christian who is a new creature in Christ ought to seek to cultivate a heavenly mindedness.
The believer in Christ is so united to Him, according to Paul, that Christ is said to be their life. There is much more to be said about these great truths, so will you join us this Lord’s Day evening at 5 for worship at The Commons at St. Andrews Church in Little Rock? Click here for directions or contact us for more information. You can also watch on FacebookLive@RiverCityARP or on YouTube.
A promise is often trusted more fully when you can trust the the name behind the promise. When you shop for a product or you see an infomercial explaining why satisfaction is guaranteed if you buy a particular item, that guarantee is more likely to persuade you if you know the brand name and know it is trustworthy. But even these promises often fail.
In Exodus 6, Moses is nearing despair as Pharaoh has increased the burdens of the people of God. This seems to Moses and to the people to go directly against God’s own promise to deliver the people. But the Lord responds to Moses graciously. He reminds him of His own invincible sovereignty and that Pharaoh will do what God ordains, and He also reminds him of His Name and of His covenantal faithfulness.
Exodus 6:2-3 reads, “God spoke to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God almighty, but by my name I did not make myself known to them.” Moses received a fuller revelation than even Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as he is more aware than they of the significance of God’s Name, as God had revealed Himself in the burning bush. God is the One who is self-existent. God is the One who is self-sufficient. God is the One who is faithful to His covenant promises, and in His Name we are reminded of these truths. Moses can trust in the character of God, and Moses can trust in the Name of God. His promises never fail.
The people of Israel fail to trust in the Lord at this time as they themselves are despairing. Moses himself is on the cusp of despair as he sees the condition of the people. And yet, in spite of their lack of trust in Him, the Lord is still faithful.
Has there ever been a time in your life in which no matter what good news you heard or what you knew to be true, it seemed as if you just could not listen or could not believe? Perhaps you need the reminder of Exodus 6 that God is faithful and that His promises are certain. Will you join us this Lord’s Day evening for worship at The Commons at St. Andrews Church in Little Rock as we consider these truths? Click here for directions or contact us for more information. We meet at 5 PM, and you can also watch on FacebookLive@RiverCityARP and on YouTube.
This Lord’s Day we will meet for prayer meeting at 11 AM at the home of the Holiman’s. Contact us if you need directions. We will not have our regular fellowship meal after prayer meeting this week since we will have a congregational meeting and meal after worship Sunday evening.