SEPTEMBER 25th; LORD'S DAY (Sunday); 2016.
THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE. Nahum 1.7,8. “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble.”
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “Now I Belong To Jesus” by Rev. Mr. Norman J. Clayton (1903-1992).
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. 1. Thank GOD for so many good Meetings last week in the Care Facilities. 2. Isn't it amazing in this world of accidents, sorrows, catastrophes, crimes, sicknesses, and death that so many are alive in their 90s and even 100s? Life is a mystery. Life is lived every day in the middle of mysteries. The oldest person Dr. Spence has ever met in the Care Facilities was 108. There are several Dr. Spence knows today who are more than 100.
THIS WEEK'S PRAYER REQUESTS. 1. Please pray for a Lady who broke her hip. 2. Pray for a Lady who is thinking about the state of her soul. 3. Pray for many who desire to go Home. 4. Pray for those who are sick. Last Thursday was the first day of Fall. Colds, stomach flus, and sinus infections have already started. 5. Pray for those who have specific and special requests.
COLPORTAGE REPORT. 30 Printed Sermons were distributed last week in different businesses and Care Facilities located in Pittsburgh, Blawnox, Duquesne, Clariton, and Monongahela. And now the July Issue of Sermons is gone! We now wait for the new issue of Sermons, which will be coming out Saturday October 1st.
FURTHER REFLECTIONS ON THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE. Two things are in This Week's Scripture. I. THE LORD is good. “The Lord is good.” Question. How many times is this sentence stated in Scripture? Seven times. Which is the number of perfection. THE LORD is perfectly good. There is no fault in His Goodness. II. A specific demonstration of THE LORD'S Goodness is specially mentioned. “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble.” “The Lord is good” all the time. But THE LORD'S Goodness is specially demonstrated “in the day of trouble.” THE LORD has given Prayer to relieve the heart. THE LORD has given Scripture to enlighten the way. THE LORD Himself is ever there to direct those who look to Him. This world is full of trouble. Trouble was meant to lift you up to GOD. Question. What do you do “in the day of trouble?” Do you know by experience that THE LORD is “a strong hold in the day of trouble?” There's no need to be hopeless in your days of trouble. If you believe in GOD, why not make use of Him in the days of trouble? Why look to worthless props? Let THE LORD be your stay. Proverbs 18.10 says: “The Name of the Lord is as a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
ON THIS FOURTH LORD'S DAY of September here at our Online Chapel, Dr. Spence continues a Series of Sermons from Luke 17.22. "And He said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it." In this Forty First Sermon, Dr. Spence considers the three times JESUS appears in the Text. We hope this Sermon will be a great Blessing. Thank you for attending. Please come back next week.
Chaplain Paul Spence, DD
An Independent Chaplain Serving Care Facilities In Southwestern Pennsylvania
IN THIS WORLD, there often arises temporary situations and unique circumstances. People necessarily leave their Homes and move into Care Facilities. Others are confined to their Homes. For more than twenty years, Dr. Spence has served as a Personal, Domestic, and Care Facility Chaplain meeting the spiritual needs of these precious people. James 1.27 says: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." If you have questions or comments or if you are interested in Dr. Spence's services, please contact us using the form provided. Dr. Spence seeks to answer calls here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. However, he tries to go wherever he is requested.
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