August 14th, 2011

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David's Desire:

Psa 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
One of my long-standing favorite passages of Scripture, so rich in metaphors, is this psalm. May God give us His desire. I will be preaching with the following thoughts in mind:
(1)   David Recognized His Spiritual Hunger- the gnawing inside, the drawing, was something defined and familiar with David.  He knew what his soul needed- God!
(2)  David had developed an appetite for God- “early will I seek thee” follows in that passage. The idea is of pressing urgency…it must be done, not procrastinated. When the world is addicted to something, they need a fix now. When we are addicted to God, we get in times where we must have him quickly!
(3)  David’s hunger was God- given. It was not something he had developed on his own. God’s presence extended to him in solicitous mercy, drawing his soul repeatedly. Every time you feel the tug of spiritual things, it is God calling. Don’t ignore this…. “quench not the Spirit.”
(4)  David was acutely aware of being in a land not dedicated to God, totally against anything Godly. He called it, “a dry and thirsty land where no water is.” Everything around him testified that God was not god in the atmosphere. We as Christians are aware of spiritual antagonism to everything Godly. This atmosphere should make us uncomfortable, make us hungry for a climate where God’s presence rains with faithful and refreshing showers. – God bless, Pastor Mike

THANK YOU

A BIG thank you for helping us go to the Pilgrim Nazarene Camp. That was an unexpected blessing! —The Yancey Family

REVIVAL DATES

The revival dates have been set for this fall. It will be here before you know it. October 23rd through the 29th. Rev. Pat Courtney will be the evangelist. Make plans now, arrange your schedule to try and be here as often as you can.

MISSION SUPPORT

For the last few years, we have been supporting the mission work of the Pilgrim Nazarene Church in India. We will continue to support this effort by giving $50 a month to support a pastor. India also has other ministries that are worthy of support. They have an orphanage of over 40 children, a widow, and leper work that are also in need of financial support. We also want to continue to remember Gospel Publishing Mission and their effort to reach people through the written word

PRAYER REQUEST

    • Michael Wright’s going through his chemo   treatments. Just finished is second week of chemo regimen.
    • John Hooks is also facing radiation treatment
    • Pray for the Men’s Bible Study group