Happenings Jan 9, 2023 to Jan 15, 2023

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Musings on God’s Word

Here we are past Christmas and New Years and into 2023. Trust all is well with you these days as we continue on through the shorter days, longer nights and sometimes gloomy weather days. I am aware that there are those among us who suffer from the gloom of winter and the dark days that occur. Man has produced products and items to try and remedy the situation which I know work to some extent. Certainly we have prescriptions that help and special lights that help but what really is the answer. Well, to the best of my knowledge it seems that there is no clear cut answer but we do enjoy a sunny day and look forward to the longer, lighter days of spring and summer. So it appears that light and sunshine play a major role in how we feel on a daily basis and at particular times of the year. 

As Christians we have another light besides God’s created Sun, it is the Light of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Christmas has reminded us of that fact. Christmas has reminded us of that fact.

Luke 2:11

  1. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Now we know that our Savior came to earth to save us from our sins and provide a future for us when our short life on earth is done.

John 8:12

  1. Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Christ here says that as Christians we have the light of Jesus with us no matter what. Now I know that to  have Jesus as our personal Savior does not take away some of the frailties we have as human beings. We do know that whatever is going on with us frail humans, Jesus is our light, our guide and our strength to endure the difficulties of life and the pain that comes with it. 

John 9:5

  1.  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Psalm 119:105  

  1. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

If we rely on the word of God by spending the time in his work and we commune with God in prayer our path should become brighter and lighter.

Micah 7:9b

  1. when I fall, I will arise, When I sit in darkness. The Lord will be a light to me,

Psalm 27:1

  1. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, Of whom shall I be afraid? 
There is a hymn that we have sung many times that goes like this.
 
Verse 1
The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin, 
The light of the world is Jesus
Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in
The light of the world is Jesus
 
Chorus
Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee,
sweetly the light has dawned upon me;
Once I was blind, but now I can see;
The light of the work is Jesus!
 
Verse 2
No darkness have we who in Jesus abide;
The light of the world is Jesus!
We walk in the light when we follow our Guide
The light of the world is Jesus!
 
Verse 3
No need of the sunlight in Heaven we’re told
The light of the world is Jesus!
The Lamb is the Light in the city of gold
The light of the world is Jesus!

Oh! won’t it be glorious when we join Him in Heaven and do away with all the aches, pains and discomforts of our human frail lives and walk the streets of gold glorifying and praising God forever and ever. Amen


Services

Pentecost Faith Dove Holy Spirit  - geralt / Pixabay


When: Sunday Jan 15, 2022
10:00 am Breaking of Bread

10:15 am Fellowship Time

11:00 am Family Bible Hour

Speaker: Mark Andrade

Note: Mark asks us to read Mark 5 at least 3 time

Chapel Update

  • Countertops are not here yet and our delivery date of Jan 6-9 has been pushed back.
  • As soon as the countertops are installed the men will bring up the boxes of some kitchen supplies for placing in drawers and cupboards as well as identifying items still needing to be purchased. 
  • Backsplash will be installed as soon as countertops are in place.
  • The second fridge is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday Jan 17th. 
  • We have secured a source for the dividing wall between the sanctuary and the library room.
  • Should be installed shortly. 
  • Roll down, metal curtain for pass through is on order. 
  • As soon as the countertops are installed the men will bring up the boxes of some kitchen supplies for placing in drawers and cupboards as well as identifying items still needing to be purchased. 

Announcements

sliced carrots and green bell pepper on brown wooden chopping board

What: Keenagers, (50 & over) 

Date: Thursday Feb 16th, 2023

Time: 11:30 am

Where: Brae Road Gospel Chapel, 321 Brae Road Duncan BC

Notes: 

  • Chapel ladies will supply salads and desserts.
  • Sign up sheets will be put up for the ladies to identify which they will bring. 
  • There will also be a sign up sheet to indicate who and how many will attend. 
  • A caterer will produce and supply the hot portion of the meal. 
  • There will be free will offering boxes on each table to help offset the costs and the chapel will pay any shortfall
  • Invite your neighbors and friends but be sure and sign up your attending and how many. (caterer needs to know)
  • Chapel will supply coffee, tea and cold drinks. 

Questions: Ask JACK

See you all on Sunday

JACK PEAKE
250-510-4299
JBPEAKE174@GMAIL.COM
Happenings Jan 9, 2023 to Jan 15, 2023

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