You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you — under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. -Psalm 91 (MSG)
During this holiday season, we take solace in knowing that we are covered by God’s grace. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while out celebrating the Reason for the Season!
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Our study on the “Survey of the New Testament” will continue in January and I look forward to seeing everyone there. Today, I just want to extend a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. This has been a wonderful year and I expect 2016 to be an even more extraordinary year. We’ve had strong fellowships, great revivals, a series of extensive Bible studies and exciting Sunday School classes in 2015 and it’s only going to get better.
In 2016, we have a group of select leaders who will shepherd the beginning of our Children’s Ministry. This ministry will provide a solid learning experience for our children, ages 12 and under. Proverbs 22:6 says to “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” This ministry will prove beneficial to our children and help raise up a generation of young people on fire for the Lord and willing to boldly go and spread the Good News.
Stay tuned for more updates and Bible Study summaries. Our doors are always open for study. Join any of our Bible Studies any day of the week. Visit http://www.waylandbc.org/bible-study/ to learn more about each study.
I look forward to sharing more with you and receiving feedback. I will see you in 2016!
Hoffman F. Brown, 3rd, Pastor & First Servant
Beginning this month, I began a 12-week Bible Study series on the ‘Survey of the New Testament.’ I encourage each of you to stop by on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. to enjoy this important impartation of knowledge about the new testament. Below is a brief synopsis of what we are studying.
Question: What Were the 400 Years of Silence?
The 400 years of silence refers to the time between the Old Testament and the New Testament, during which God did not speak to the Jewish people. The 400 years of silence began with the warning that closed the Old Testament: “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will rstore the hears of the father to their children and the hears of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5-6) and ended with the coming of John the Baptist, the Messiah’s forerunner.
At the time of Malachi’s warning, about 430 B.C., the Jews had returned to Palestine from the Babylonian captivity. The Medo-Persian Empire still ruled Palestine and the temple had been rebuilt. Both the Law and the priesthood of Aaron’s line had been restored, and the Jews had given up their worship of idols. Nevertheless, Malachi’s warning was not without cause. The Jewish people were mistreating their wives, marrying pagans and not tithing, and the priests were neglecting the temple and not teaching the people the ways of God. In short, the Jews wer not honoring God.
Does this still relate to us today? Does this sound like the world we live in today? Let me know your thoughts and I hope to see you on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a continuation of this study.
Pastor and First Servant
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We are a God fearing, Bible believing, Spirit filled fellowship, exalting the name of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We subscribe to the Apostle Peter’s declaration of the church being a…
CHOSEN RACE, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR GOD’S POSSESSION (I PETER 2:9).
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Reverend Dr. Hoffman F. Brown, III
Pastor and First Servant