Pastor’s Letter – July 10, 2020 – What’s in Egypt?

And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

Genesis 26:2

Dear Church and Friends,

Where do you go when famine comes? We don’t have a problem with famines do we? But we do face difficult seasons of dryness in our families, jobs, and relationships. These times can cause us to look for help from worldly sources.

For Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, apparently the place to go during a famine was Egypt. Abraham went there in Genesis 12:10 “And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.”

But for Isaac, the Lord had a different plan.

  • And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

Isaac was to look to the hand of the Lord. Even though famine raged, and the voices of suffering men were all around him, he was not to be scared off from the promised land. The patriarch lives out what David said, “Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us” (Psalm 123:2).

We can be the source of our own famine. Remember Amos’ words, “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:” (Amos 8:11). You’ll never find the Word of the Lord in Egypt. Sometimes we go off to Egypt thinking we are doing ourselves a favor but what we find there is dryness and thirst.

Let’s look to Him for our satisfaction and provision.

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Music: What Love, My God by CityALight.

Prayer Request: Please pray for the following.

  • Mindy Hammonds’ father was diagnosed with skin cancer. Please lift him up along with his wife and children.
  • Southeast Asian Peoples. Please pray for the needs of the many who have lost jobs due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The factory workers and tourist industries have been hit hard. Families are struggling to make ends meet with the cost of food and shelter. Many workers in urban areas have returned to the homes of their relatives who live in villages in order to live off the land, but even that is difficult and sometimes barely sufficient for families. Pray that the local churches will share compassionately to help those who are in need.

Catechism: Craig’s Catechism (1581) [4. The First Part of God’s Honor.]

Question 101: Why is the Father put in the first place?

Answer: Because He is the fountain of all things.

Question 102: Why is the Son put in the second place?

Answer: Because He is the eternal wisdom of the Father, begotten before all beginnings.

Question 103: Why is the Spirit put in the third place?

Answer: Because He is the power proceeding from the Father and the Son.

Question 104: Why is the Church put in the fourth place?

Answer: Because it is the good work of these three Persons.

All my best.

And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

Genesis 26:13

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Bible Bistro University – Genesis 3:1-24 – Session Three

And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Genesis 3:9

Welcome to the Bible Bistro University! Today’s screen cast, session 3, will cover Genesis 3:1-24. You will find the outline that we created during the lesson linked below. I hope you enjoy this study as we listen in on several conversations in the Garden of Eden.

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Pastor’s Letter – July 7, 2020 – The Time of Incense

And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

Luke 1:11

Dear Church and Friends,

A beautiful picture of prayer is painted for us by Luke. This is the story of Zachariah, when he is told of John’s upcoming birth. The word “incense” is repeated several times and points to the elements of prayer. We know that the incense represents prayer, (Psalm 141:2, Rev. 8:3-4), and because of its placement in the tabernacle and temple it is an essential part of worship.

  • First, we have verse 9, “According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.” A command of the Lord is in place that Zachariah is following. Incense must be burnt before the Lord by him. We too have a command to pray.
  • Second, he has come to a specific place to offer the incense. The small altar that stood before the veil which was before the Holy Place where the ark stood is the appointed place of incense. We too have a place to pray.
  • Third, we have verse 10, “And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.” Notice that the whole multitude was praying. Everyone was on the job. This is an encouragement for us that at the time for incense everyone of us has a responsibility to pray. No shirkers!
  • Fourth, we have verse 11, “And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.” So at the time of prayer, in the place of prayer, following the command to pray, no one neglecting their duty to pray, the Lord meets Zachariah by the altar of incense.

Let us go for today and pray and meet our Lord by the altar of incense. He’s standing there waiting for us to attend. Go forth!

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Music: Ain’t No Grave by Jamie Wilson.

Prayer Requests: Please pray for the following.

  • Freeda Profit, the wife of a friend of Bill Lyons, had a stroke. Please pray for her healing.
  • Gary Wilson, NAMB Missionary to Crittenden, KY. “Back in September 2019, I learned cancer had returned in my left ureter. I endured chemo treatments for four months, which finished January 6, 2020. I had surgery to remove my left kidney, ureter and part of my bladder February 6, 2020. I ended up back in the hospital due to a partially collapsed lung and then again for fluid around my heart. This forced me into retirement. I am at home still pastoring part time, but dealing with the side effects of chemo treatments and major surgery. The neuropathy is terrible. Please pray for healing and provision.”

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Catechism: Craig’s Catechism (1581) [4. The First Part of God’s Honor.]

Question 99: How many Gods are there?

Answer: Only one eternal God, Maker of all things.

Question 100: Why then do we name God thrice here?

Answer: Because there are three distinct persons in the Godhead.

All my best.

And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

Luke 1:10

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Sunday Morning Worship – The Miracle at Peter’s House – 07/05/2020

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

Mark 1:31

Dear Church and Friends,

Creek Road Baptist Church is launching out into the deep with a video recording of Sunday morning worship. Enjoy today’s service!

All my best.

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