Pastor’s Letter – May 17, 2020 – What Have I To Do With Jesus

And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

Mark 5:7

Dear Church and Friends,

The demoniac asked a great question. He wanted to know why Jesus was sticking his fingers into hell’s business. He even appealed to the decree of God that it wasn’t time for his eternal punishment yet.

We ask the same question. “Who gave you the right to interfere in my life?” Or, “You ain’t the boss of me!” Of course, the Son of the Most High God has every right to do with us whatever he wants. Our control is simply an illusion.

I think we (the church) should take the demoniac’s question and turn it on its head. What a wonderful prayer request it would make. “Son of the Most High God, Help me to have more to do with you! Be sovereign over every part of my life, of my family, of my congregation, and of the all my Brethren in the world. Prepare me for the time to come when work will be over and we all stand before your throne.”

Let’s take the complaint and use it in this way.

Music: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Shane and Shane.

2020-10-07T19:00:00

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Wednesday Night Bible Study Returns October 7, 2020 @ 7 PM

Prayer Request: Please lift up the following requests.

  • As mentioned in the video journal today, please ask the Lord to provide for a camera that I can use for broadcasting and screen-casting.
  • Also, ask the Lord to provide for the software to edit video and create screen casts lessons.
  • Pray for our sister churches as they return to in-person worship meetings.

Consider supporting Creek Road Baptist Church through the Amazon Smile program. Use this link to select Creek Road Baptist Church as your designated charity. Once you have made this selection simply begin using Smile.Amazon.com (instead of using Amazon.com). No credits are available using just Amazon.com.  Please contact the church office or Pastor Dave if you need help or have any questions.

Question 23: What things did they lose through their fall?

Answer: The favour and image of God, with the use of the creatures.

Question 24: What succeeded the loss of the favor and image of God?

Answer: The wrath of God, and original sin.

Question 25: What is original sin?

Answer: The corruption of our whole nature.

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”

All my best.

And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Mark 5:15

Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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