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Friday Evening Bible Study

September 29, 2017

Tom Pricskett continued the theme of Holy Living, giving the second teaching which covered holiness in appearance. He began by reading Matthew 7:1, which says “Judge not that ye be not judged,” and spoke of how people make many judgements daily, based on what they see and hear. Sometimes these judgments are correct, and sometimes they are not. However, as 1 Samuel 16:7 says, “the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 2

September 27, 2017

The second session of the fall Bible study series on “The Life and Teachings of Paul” was held on Wednesday, September 27. The topic for this week was Paul’s “Conversion and Early Christian Years.” Ed Habre led the study, speaking on the following four aspects of Paul’s spiritual transformation: contact, chastisement, conversion, and consecration.

Starting with the contact, Brother Ed pointed out that God initiated the encounter with Saul, and he said this is the...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 26, 2017

Prelude: Gracie Qualls played a piano solo, “Hallelujah, Praise Ye the Lord” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Then Francesca and Ty Mom played a violin duet, “Blessed Assurance,” with Jaewon Yune accompanying on the piano. The prelude ended with Mark and Shawn Worthington (pictured above) singing “God’s Wonderful People.”

Featured testimonies: Mark Worthington testified that he felt God calling him to be a minister while he was seeking for the baptism of the...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 24, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place,” “There’s Room at the Cross” and “Heaven Medley.” A men’s quartet then sang “When We All Get Together with the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Becky Lepisto (pictured above) was thankful that at fifteen years of age, she received the gift of God’s salvation. Later, God sanctified and baptized her and He has held her in a good place since then. Phil Wong said he always...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 24, 2017

Prelude: The meeting opened with an organ solo by Sungun Yune playing “In the Garden” and “Sunlight.” The choir then sang “Mighty King.”

First Special: A ladies’ sextet sang “Be Still and Know.”

Scripture Reading: Larry Montgomery read from 1 Samuel 7:3-11.

Last Special: Butch Carey sang “Jesus the Son of God.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Samuel 7:12-13 for his text and said that while mankind is born in a sinful, helpless condition, God still requires an honest heart, and...

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Friday Evening Service

September 22, 2017

Prelude: Katia Fedosov played a cello solo including “He Is Exalted” and “Sonata in C Major Op. 40, No 1.” The choir followed by singing “I Found the Joy.”

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler was thankful that she was saved at a young age and for the many blessings God has provided throughout her life. Katia Fedosov gave thanks for the privilege to go on visitations, and how it makes the people they visit happy to see young people...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 1

September 20, 2017

An eight-week Bible study series titled “The Life and Teachings of Paul” began on Wednesday, September 20, in the Fellowship Lodge.

Dayle Lee was the speaker for the first session, which was an overview of the series. He gave an introduction to Paul’s background, travels, writings, and message.

Of Paul’s background, Brother Dayle said he was born in Tarsus, Turkey, around A.D. 1 to a Jewish family. He received Roman citizenship upon birth, indicating that...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

September 19, 2017

Prelude: The youth choir sang “Jesus Messiah.”

Featured Testimonies: Emmaline Worthington was thankful she could be a light at school to other students. Katia Fedosov praised the Lord for saving her three years ago, sanctifying her a year later, and for God’s help with her schooling. Patrick Lee was thankful for encouragement from his Christian family. David Warberg (pictured above) told how God saved him ten years ago and also said how helpful Tuesday night...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 17, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “People Need the Lord,” and “Power in the Blood.” The choir followed, singing “Grace Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Kylie Lucescu gave thanks that the Lord provides for all her needs. Sam Ajayi stated that he was saved nearly forty-two years ago and expressed appreciation for his Christian wife. Sherrie Buckland thanked everyone for their prayers and told how the Lord has been with her through her recent cancer diagnosis. Christi Larrechea told...

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