Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
This coming Lord’s Day we will continue following the story of David’s life and ministry to God as the king of Israel, the greatest of Israel’s kings, the ideal king! And as you may remember, we are paying particular attention to the outworking of the covenant the Lord made with David, and how that covenant reveals God’s plan of salvation, which reaches its consummation in our Lord Jesus Christ. We learn about this covenant in 2 Samuel 7:12-13, where the Lord says:
“When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
As we look back upon the life of David, we see him as a ‘type of Christ.’ He is the one whom God raised up to uniquely foreshadow the ministry of our Lord Jesus. And this is why our Lord is depicted in Scripture as the fulfillment of the eternal Davidic Kingship. He is the One who came from David’s lineage. He is the One who would assume David’s throne. And like David, Jesus would exercise a sovereign rule over His people, and even over the whole universe! He would be the One to provide for His people, even to represent them before the Lord God as a Priest, Intercessor, and Mediator.
This week, we will begin an examination of 2 Samuel 9. Here, we will encounter the most beloved story of David and “Mephibosheth,” the crippled son of Jonathan, David’s dearest friend and the one with whom he had established a special bond and “covenant.” It is within this amazing story that we encounter a most vivid picture of God’s grace, or what is known as “kindness” in 2 Samuel 9 (see vv. 1, 3, and 7).
As you pray for this week’s service of worship and the preaching of the Word of God, please remember our Officer Election that will take place after our observance of the Lord’s Supper. Let’s be in fervent prayer for our Lord’s will to be done.
I love you all, and pray for you constantly!
May 5, 4:30 PM – Youth Group
May 7, 9 AM – Senior Fellows Breakfast
May 7, 11:15 AM – Senior Fellows Team B Downtown Rescue Mission feeding
May 10, 11:15 AM – Senior Fellows Team A Downtown Rescue Mission feeding
May 11, 10 AM – Gibson Wedding with Reception at Church
May 15, 6 PM – Deacons Meeting
May 19, 5 PM – End of School Cookout at Church House
May 29, 10 AM – Senior Fellows visit Model Train Enthusiast
June 6, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch at Timbers Edge Clubhouse
Order of Worship:
You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here
If you’d like to sing the songs with your family beforehand, the songs for this week are:
How Sweet To Wait Upon the Lord
All Things New
Precious Lamb of God (There is a Redeemer)
All Creatures Of Our God and King – Hymn 115, vs. 1,2,5
Senior Fellows: On Tuesday, May 7 at 9 AM the Senior Fellows will enjoy breakfast, fellowship and a devotional at the Church. Guests are welcome. The Senior Fellows have also formed two teams for feedings at the Downtown Rescue Mission. Each team will meet at 11:15 AM and start feeding at 11:30 AM. Carpools will leave the church at 10:30. Team B will serve on Tuesday, May 7. Team A will serve on Friday, May 10. Finally, on Tuesday, May 29 at 10 AM the Senior Fellows will visit Dave Roesler’s backyard G-scale model train layout at 2605 Spicewood Trail NE, Huntsville (in the Saddlewood area). Carpools will leave the church at 9:30 AM. Kids and grand kids are welcome.
Youth Group: Youth Group for ages 13-18 meets for the final time this year on May 5 at the church at 4:30 PM.
VBS: It is THAT time! I have the signup LIVE for VBS 2019: Summer Seaquest! We will study Jonah and his journey from rebellion to repentance – it’s going to be so great! As always, I need lots of folks willing to step into leadership roles. I cannot do this without you. Last year, we had 70+ kids. Please pray about this! A few reminders about our set-up:
*The age groups are “completed grade,” so for example, preK group is “completed preK” aged children.
*Grade level leaders do NOT have to teach. You are more like a crew leader, taking your group around to the various centers.
*Storytellers stay in one room, dress in costume, and tell one aspect of the bible story each day. They are like “eye witnesses” to give the children a perspective from our story/theme.
We will hold a leadership meeting in May.
Signup for a leadership role here:
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Jim Daughtry, Jim Garner, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Katie Dyer, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Bryant family, expecting in September.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky Garcia (seminary student).
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288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763