National Pray for your President Day was Saturday, June 1. Several ministers, headed by Brother Franklin Graham, gathered on this day to pray for our president. We pray for guidance and safety for him and his family. His journey is not only hard but oftentimes dangerous. There are those who desire to control our country in a godless manner that serves only their lifestyle. Please remember, we are the Land of the Free and In God We Trust.
This morning, we were glad to have Sister Geneva Testerman in service with us. She sang a song for us called "Please Search the Book Again," which blessed us all. She is missed when she is unable to worship with us. Then Sister Joyce Walters was asked to sing "Help is on The Way." Sometimes, it is felt that is our theme song at the Cove. If it were not for Hope beyond this life, we would, as the word says, be of all men (people) most miserable. Thank God, we have "help and hope" in our heavenly Father.
Pastor Bob Cartwright ministered to us this Lord's Day about our future as children of God. He began with the statement, "The best is yet to come." In the 21st chapter of Revelation, starting with the first verse, we read of the old heaven and earth passing away and there were a new heaven and a new earth. Verse two tells of a promise everyone should read about. The new Jerusalem, the holy city coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Do you remember that beautiful wife on your wedding day dressed in her finest, walking toward you to become your companion, best friend and help-mate for as long as you both shall live? I can see you looking with amazement at her beauty. This is what God likened the New Jerusalem to. The "Best is yet to Come!" That same book in 3:21 and 22, the promise just gets better. "To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am sat down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
If that doesn't bring joy and a shout to your heart, you better visit that altar again. What wonderful gifts we find in God's word! In order to gain the benefits of this life both here and in the life after death, we must keep our eyes upon Jesus. Satan is using every trick he can to cause God's people to look at the things of the world. He wants us to look at things in the natural, and God works in the supernatural. His goal is to distract us with temptations that last for a season rather than the eternal that we are looking to. Never be deceived by his offers. He even offered our Lord Jesus Christ things that seemed so right; but Jesus answered, "Man does not live by bread alone. Get thee behind me Satan!" That is how you should answer him because he cannot stand against the word of truth, the Bible. Nothing is too hard for God. He assures us in 2 Timothy 1:12 and 13 that he is faithful to keep whatever we commit into his hands. We need to hold fast the words which we have heard in faith and love spoken by our pastors and ministers, who are to teach only the word of God in all truth.
The title of this sermon is very true, look at the wedding where Jesus turned the water into wine. The last was usually the worst served because they assumed most were well drunk and would not care. So the ruler of the feast asked, "What caused the best wine to be served last, not knowing that it was water turned into wine by the Master."
In closing, Pastor Bob reminded us again, the ruler was astonished and asked the bridegroom, "Why was it that the best was saved for last?" Because that is an example God is using to make us know that we have a better day coming to those who believe and pray.
Come to hear more of the truth at the Cove Mission of Hope.
In closing, Pastor would like to invite you to attend our worship service at the Cove Mission of Hope in Lanagan. Our services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, with Bible study at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, and God bless you is our prayer.Religion on 06/06/2019
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