This week at Lighthouse Pastor Dan will continue teaching from the Letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 4, “Living in Turbulent Times”. In this section of the letter, the Apostle Paul is giving the church at Thessalonica some very specific and practical tips for living in difficult days. Just as these written words spoke directly to this group of believers in their situation on the other side of the globe a couple of thousand years ago, God speaks directly to us through these words in these uncertain days of 2020.
Once again we will be worshipping in person at our physical building on Main Street, Hunter, NY as well as live streaming on YouTube. All are welcome to join us!
Here are some helpful links for this week’s service, and a playlist of some of our favorites songs for your personal worship. Have a blessed week!
Welcome to Lighthouse Bible Church! We have been enjoying our livestream service as well as our in-church Sunday Service every week at 9:30am. If you are in the area of Hunter, NY and do not have a church home, you are welcome to join us!
Here are the links for this week’s YouTube stream and Pastor Dan’s sermon notes. Have a blessed day! We hope you will be able to stop by and visit us soon!
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
The promise: Deuteronomy 30:19 I
call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you
life and death, blessing, and cursing. So, choose life, so that you and your
descendants may live
Humble yourselves James 4:10 Humble yourselves
before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Pray 1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without
Seek the face of God James 4:8 Draw near to
God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify
your hearts, you double-minded.
Turn from your wicked ways Proverbs 28:13 He that
covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them
shall have mercy.
God will hear Isaiah 65:24 Before
they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
He will forgive our sin 1 John 1:9 If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness.
God will heal our land John 9:5 As long as I
am in the world, I am the light of the world.
The Lord is my LIGHT and my salvation.
You are warmly invited to join us for a Bible-centered church service every Sunday at 9:30 am. We are located at 7974 Main Street, Hunter. We are practicing social distancing and ask that everyone wear a face covering when in the church building. For those not in the area, or who are unable to join us, we are also streaming the church service live on our YouTube channel: Lighthouse Bible Church Hunter NY.
Here are the links for 6/21/20. We look forward to worshipping with you! Have a blessed day.
Link to service: https://youtu.be/RBTd3rM-Umk
Sermon Notes and Scripture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jgyO7gMxBvFtNR8H6Ksx74r30_oIL2YI/view?usp=sharing
11I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high minded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
Israel’s fall is not permanent v.11 Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
Through their fall God has brought grace to Gentiles v12 Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
How much more grace when God restores Israel vv.12-13 Isaiah 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
God is using Gentile believers to provoke Israel vv.14-15 1 Timothy 2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Gentile believers have been grafted into God’s olive tree vv.15-20 Luke 15:24 Luke 15:24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!’ So they began to celebrate.
Warning against unbelief vv.20-22 John 15:2 He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful
God is able to restore Israel vv.23-24 2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
The Lord is my LIGHT and my salvation. —Psalm 27:1