Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Perspectives Course

When I was a Senior in University, I took a course that changed my life.  It was called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.

It was started in 1974, I took it in 1993.  It is still being offered in 2011.  In fact it will be offered in NH in the Winter of 2012.  If you want more information, let me know.

Everyone should take this course.  If you want to know more about world missions, take this course!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 2:1-10

1Sam. 2:1  And Hannah prayed and said,
     “My heart exults in the LORD;
     my strength is exalted in the LORD.
        My mouth derides my enemies,
        because I rejoice in your salvation.
1Sam. 2:2     “There is none holy like the LORD;
        there is none besides you;
        there is no rock like our God.
1Sam. 2:3     Talk no more so very proudly,
        let not arrogance come from your mouth;
        for the LORD is a God of knowledge,
        and by him actions are weighed.
1Sam. 2:4     The bows of the mighty are broken,
        but the feeble bind on strength.
1Sam. 2:5     Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
        but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
     The barren has borne seven,
     but she who has many children is forlorn.
1Sam. 2:6     The LORD kills and brings to life;
        he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
1Sam. 2:7     The LORD makes poor and makes rich;
     he brings low and he exalts.
1Sam. 2:8     He raises up the poor from the dust;
        he lifts the needy from the ash heap
     to make them sit with princes
        and inherit a seat of honor.
     For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s,
        and on them he has set the world.
1Sam. 2:9  “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
        but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
        for not by might shall a man prevail.
1Sam. 2:10     The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces;
     against them he will thunder in heaven.
     The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
        he will give strength to his king
     and exalt the power of his anointed.”

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hannah: A Woman of Faith

We begin our new sermon series with Hannah, Samuel's mother.  I have a tremendous amount of respect for her and I think you will if you look at 1 Samuel 1.  Join us this Sunday as we look at Hannah, a woman of faith.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gordon Conwell Missions Conference Oct. 4-7

Like I said, there are a lot of good conferences being offered this Fall.  This one is not for everyone, but if you are like me, you like history and missions, you might be tempted.

Gordon-Conwell Mission Conference.

The focus will be on student missions.  Should be good.  Check it out!

Heart for Asia: Hope for the Unreached Sept. 24

This conference is coming up very very soon, so check it out!

OMF every year gathers folks form across New England to hear what is happening in Asia.  I always enjoy the time spent with other folks who have a heart for Asia.

Anyone is welcome, go to their website to register.

White Horse Inn Reformation Conference - Oct. 28-29

There are a lot of special events in New England this Fall, soo many I can barely keep up. 

The White Horse Inn Reformation Conference in October is a rare treat.  Hosted at a Historic Congregational Church in Bradford, MA.  The registration is very inexpensive and the featured speaker is Dr. Michael Horton.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Sermon Series: Book of Samuel

Starting this Sunday, we will begin a year long study of the Book of Samuel.  In our English Translations, the Book of Samuel is known better as First and Second Samuel.

We will be doing an overview in prepartion of our studies.  This will be a lot like our time 2 years ago in the Book of Genesis.

Join us this Sunday as we being this new sermon series!

1Sam. 3:1 Now the young man Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.
1Sam. 3:2  At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place.
1Sam. 3:3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.
1Sam. 3:4 Then the LORD called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!”
1Sam. 3:5 and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
1Sam. 3:6 And the LORD called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.”
1Sam. 3:7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
1Sam. 3:8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the young man.
1Sam. 3:9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant hears.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

NH Night of Worship - Sept. 30

The New Hampshire Alliance, a group of churches wanting to seek revival in New Hampshire is organizing a Night of Worship, Friday September 30.

It looks like it is going to be well attended, many many many churches are involved.  Check it out!