Guest Speaker

A Great Mission, Handed Down From Above

Matthew 28: 16-20

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. (17) When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (18) Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (19) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in [ the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

God is Speaking, Speaking, Speaking

Professor Bradley Wordell

Psalm 19

         1      The heavens declare the glory of God; 
         the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 
         2      Day after day they pour forth speech; 
         night after night they display knowledge. 
         3      There is no speech or language
         where their voice is not heard.
         4      Their voice goes out into all the earth, 
         their words to the ends of the world. 

         In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, 
         5      which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, 
         like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 
         6      It rises at one end of the heavens
         and makes its circuit to the other; 
         nothing is hidden from its heat. 

         7      The law of the LORD is perfect, 
         reviving the soul. 
         The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, 
         making wise the simple. 
         8      The precepts of the LORD are right, 
         giving joy to the heart. 
         The commands of the LORD are radiant, 
         giving light to the eyes. 
         9      The fear of the LORD is pure, 
         enduring forever. 
         The ordinances of the LORD are sure
         and altogether righteous. 
         10      They are more precious than gold, 
         than much pure gold; 
         they are sweeter than honey, 
         than honey from the comb. 
         11      By them is your servant warned; 
         in keeping them there is great reward. 

         12      Who can discern his errors? 
         Forgive my hidden faults. 
         13      Keep your servant also from willful sins; 
         may they not rule over me. 
         Then will I be blameless, 
         innocent of great transgression. 

         14      May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
         be pleasing in your sight, 
         O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. 

A Still, Small Voice

Pastor Don Schultz

1 Kings 19:9-18

And the word of the LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 
10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 
11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” 
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. 
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 
14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 
15 The LORD said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu. 18 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him.”