In our Wednesday evening auditorium Bible class we have been studying Christian Evidences. We are just about to the end of that series of lessons. So, where do we go now? Within the next couple of weeks we will begin a new class studying something very important and vastly misunderstood in the religious world as a whole today. That something is the person of the Holy Spirit. We will look at the identity of the Holy Spirit. Then we will look various things mentioned in the scriptures concerning the Holy Spirit such as the measures of the Spirit, baptism of the Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, the indwelling of the Spirit and many other things. This is just a very brief list of the things we will be studying about the Holy Spirit. I hope we will have a very good turn out for our Wednesday evening Bible study and worship time.
We are also getting towards the end of our Sunday morning Bible class on “Coming To Know God and His Eternal Plan. We still have several weeks to go with this class but, when it is finished we will begin a study of the Gospel of John in our Sunday morning class. As most of you know, the Gospel of John, while one of the four Gospel accounts, is quite different from the other three (Matthew, Mark and Luke). There is a reason those three are referred to as the “synoptic” Gospels because they are quite similar to each other. But, as I said, John is vastly different from them. I think this study of the gospel of John will be very interesting and exciting to go through. We will really see a lot and learn a lot about our Lord, Jesus Christ, in this study.
We have had a lot of discussion here and with the Garriot Rd. congregation in Enid about a VBS for this year. After a lot of discussion with them and among the men in our business meeting it was determined that for this year we just do not have the funds or the resources to be able to do it for this year. But, the men are determined to begin putting special funds aside so that we will be able to do this next year. They really want to see it done, they know it is something we need to do. So, our plans are to really begin working right now so that we can have a tremendous effort for this next year. Garriot Rd. is still interested in coming to help us with this next year.
Until next week, I love you all,