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Where did the summer go?  It was as if someone stole it from us.  I blinked and it was over.  Time does not stop for any of us except Elohim, since he is not beholden to time.  I hoped that you have enjoyed studying God’s names and learning the substance behind each one.  We are only going to study seven of those names, and in the month of September, we will look at the compound names of Jehovah.  We will start with Jehovah-Jireh.

I have asked for two weeks of mission trips.  If you are interested in either of the weeks, please let me know.  I believe that we have the week of  Dec 8-14, 2019.  This will be a week spent in Jacksonville, Fl.  There are 4 people for sure, and we will need 3 more people to go along on the trip.  Flying to Jacksonville may be an option for us.  The next week is next year in November.  It will be the week of November 15-21, 2020.  As of right now, it is going to be in Lumberton, North Carolina.

This is also the month of district conference, and our conference will be in Chambersburg, Pa this year.  Please pray for conference and all the people attending conference. I placed a query on the bulletin board that conference will be considering.  Please take the time and familiarize yourself with it.  This query addresses some of the concerns of the direction of our
denomination.

We just started Wednesday evening Bible study back up.  We are studying Genesis 12-33 which is a John MacArthur study.  If you would like to spend more time studying God’s Word out of Genesis, please come out on Wednesday evening.  We start the study at 7:00 pm.

Please be in prayer for Praisefest and Ridgefest.  Both events are going to take place on Saturday, September 7th.  If you have never heard Brady Steinhour sing before, I would encourage you to stay for Ridgefest.  He has an awesome voice, and he sings a lot of praise songs.  Ben Godfrey is coming to speak, and he is from Codorus COB.  Please plan on staying after Praisefest.

As we have been studying the names of God, I found this week’s name attention grabbing.  As I studied Jehovah-Jireh, the substance behind his name was enlightening.  In Genesis 22 where Abraham is going to sacrifice Isaac, we find this name used.  Genesis 22:14 reads, “Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”  The interpretation of Jehovah Jireh is said to be “the Lord will provide.”  This names a future connotation, yet the name can also be translated, the Lord Who Provides, the Lord Who Sees, or the Lord Who Will See To It.  There is not simply a future connotation to the name, but a past and present connotation is also observed.  We do not have to wait for the Lord to provide because he already has and continues to do so.  In your time of need are you calling on Jehovah Jireh?  It is something that you should consider.

 

In His Service,
Pastor Leon Davis