The decrees of God relate to all future things without exception; whatever is done in time, was foreordained before time began. God’s purpose was concerned with everything, whether great or small, whether good or evil. But with reference to the latter we must be careful to state that while God is the Orderer and Controller of sin, He is not the Author of it in the same way that He is the Author of good. Sin could not proceed from a Holy God by positive and direct creation, but only by decretive permission and negative action. God’s decree, as comprehensive as His government, extends to all creatures and events. It was concerned about our life and death; about our state in time, and our state in eternity. As God works all things after the counsel of His own will, we learn from His works what His counsel is (was), as we judge an architect’s plan by inspecting the building erected under his direction.
Arthur Walkington Pink, The Nature of God
For those who are studying with us on Tuesday evenings, we are coming to a close. Here is a good version of Pink’s Attributes of God. This is a PDF very well formatted by Chapel Library.
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In just a few weeks we will begin a new series on Tuesdays at 7PM looking at the essence of God’s character and how the attributes of God are all essential, equal and self-existent. Join us. This course will be some good preparation for our “FREE” School of Ministry and Theology that will launch this Fall. Enrollment will begin in May.
Tuesday throughout the month’s of February and March we will take time to learn the basic principles of interpretation and understanding of the biblical text. For many, the need to learn the bible is not a priority but for every Christian, a lack of desire to grow in biblical understanding and knowledge is a very dangerous sign of a deeper spiritual problem; maybe even deadly. For others, it is a fearful venture. With these few weeks we will help you understand how to understand the bible and most importantly help you see what difference it makes to know. Join us 7PM on Tuesdays.
This past week we had a very good question and answer time on Tuesday. Some of the discussion centered on Ishmael which led us to clarify a few things that Paul deals with in Galatians on the matter. In an attempt to provide some good clear teaching on the subject, few do it so well and succinctly as Spurgeon. Below is his sermon on the subject.
Delivered on Sabbath Morning, March 2, 1856, by the
REV. C. H. Spurgeon
At New Park Street Chapel, Southwark.
“These are the two covenants.”—Galatians 4:24.
THERE cannot be a greater difference in the world between two things than there is between law and grace. And yet, strange to say, while the things are diametrically opposed and essentially different from each other, the human mind is so depraved, and the intellect, even when blessed by the Spirit, has become so turned aside from right judgment, that one of the most difficult things in the world is to discriminate properly between law and grace. Continue reading “Allegory of Sarah and Hagar in Galatians 4”
We are in the days where prayer for most Christians is a passing thought and for so many more, prayer seems ineffective, incomplete or exhausting. It has for so long and for so many been a labor of fruitless wishes or crossed fingers. Well, scripture teaches that prayer is the foundational evidence of faith in the character and promise of God; therefore, praying must be done in the manner taught in scripture, not taught by practice, culture and history. Join us as we take a look at the biblical truths on prayer and be equipped to become prayer warriors in a dark world.
April 26th from 9 to NOON Cost: $Free 99 Register Here.
February 15th at 9AM until Noon, join us on a journey through the prophetic teaching of “End Times”. During this FREE class you will learn what the bible actually teaches about this topic and how to answer your most difficult questions. You will also be instructed on the many popular views and how they relate to the Word of God so that you can be informed. Register on our Facebook page here.
In the Statesboro area we have studies for individuals who have:
- A desire to grow in their understanding of scripture and in turn, become maturing followers of Christ and more intimate worshippers of the Lord God.
- A desire to see the scripture effect real change in their lives and who will be committed to being a people for God’s glory in fellowship and purpose.
- A desire to understand deeper truths of the grace of God than ever before as “His mercies are new every day.”
- A desire to grip the reality of the gospel in a powerful way and see God work mightily through His word to effect an expansion of the gospel for the salvation of souls.
If you are interested, or think you may want more information, then please let us know and join us. We try to meet weekly at each location, but some locations are monthly and scheduled. Please connect as to the current schedule.
Starting Tuesday May 22 at 7PM, we will begin a new mini-series on the History of the Church: America. This course will consist of seven weeks so please consider coming to all or some and learn how God has moved into America from her early days and how the church has grown, suffered and surrendered throughout the history of our nation. Knowing where we have come will guide us in knowing where we are going.
Hope to see you there.
7pm Tuesday 210 S Duval Street in Claxton.