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Sunday, April 20, 2014                                                   

                              

Old Testament Lesson:
Scripture Lesson: 1 Kings 17:8-24
 
Sermon: "Relieving Grace"
By: Pastor Dean Bult
 
 
 
                                              1 Kings 17:8-24
 

[8] Then the word of the LORD came to him,
 
[9] "Arise, go to Zar'ephath, which belongs to Sidon,
and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow
there to feed you."
 
[10] So he arose and went to Zar'ephath; and when
he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was
there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said,
"Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink."
 
[11] And as she was going to bring it, he called to her
and said, "Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."
 
[12] And she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have
nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little
oil in a cruse; and now, I am gathering a couple of sticks,
that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that
we may eat it, and die."
 
[13] And Eli'jah said to her, "Fear not; go and do as you
have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to
me, and afterward make for yourself and your son.
 
[14] For thus says the LORD the God of Israel, `The jar of
meal shall not be spent, and the cruse of oil shall not fail,
until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'"
 
[15] And she went and did as Eli'jah said; and she, and he,
and her household ate for many days.
 
[16] The jar of meal was not spent, neither did the cruse of
oil fail, according to the word of the LORD which he spoke by
Eli'jah.
 
[17] After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the
house, became ill; and his illness was so severe that there
was no breath left in him.
 
[18] And she said to Eli'jah, "What have you against me,
O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to
remembrance, and to cause the death of my son!"
 
[19] And he said to her, "Give me your son." And he took
him from her bosom, and carried him up into the upper
chamber, where he lodged, and laid him upon his own bed.
 
[20] And he cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, hast thou
brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn,
by slaying her son?"
 
[21] Then he stretched himself upon the child three times,
and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this child's soul
come into him again."
 
[22] And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Eli'jah; and the
soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
 
[23] And Eli'jah took the child, and brought him down from
the upper chamber into the house, and delivered him to his
mother; and Eli'jah said, "See, your son lives."
 
[24] And the woman said to Eli'jah, "Now I know that you are
a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
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  Verse of the Week
 

And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God
powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ,
God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has
done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.  
 
Romans 1:4-5

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 
 
                                                                         
 
 
 
Our Sunday Service is at 11:00 A.M.
 
 
Bible Study is Every Sunday at 10:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall downstairs.
Bibles and coffee are always available!
 
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Ventnor, New Jersey 08406
Phone: 609-822-5937
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