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FATHERS are VITAL to the Family, Church, Nation. The glory of children are their FATHERS" (Proverbs 17:6) "Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee that thy days may be prolonged..." (Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16). God's order for the family requires fathers and mothers which honor God's creative purpose and makes for God's blessings. GOD AND HIS BLESSING ARE TO BE FOUND BY THE BELIEVING HEART "BLESSED are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. BLESSED IS THEMANtowhom the Lord willnot imputesin"( Rom. 4:7-8). "But WITHOUTFAITHitis IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE HIM: for he that cometh to God MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, and that He is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM" (Hebrews I1:6). FAITH KNOWS AND SHOWS THAT GOD IS. God has spoken and "we have heard and known, and OUR EATHERS have told us. We will not hide them [even the message of God's mercy and grace] from their chikdren [sons], showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done" (Psalm 78:3-4). "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I wil declare WHAT HE HATH DONE for my soul" (Psalm 66:16). "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24) GOD DESIRES HIS WORD TO BE KNOWN. "For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He command ed OUR FATHERS, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, EVEN THE CHILDREN which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children" (Psalm 78:5-6). GOD'S PURPOSE IS A HOPE-FILLED RELATIONSHIP "That they might SET THEIR HOPE IN GOD, and not forget the works of God, but keep His com mandments" (Psalm 78:7). "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him" (Psalm 62:5) THE PERSON WHO BELIEVES ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:31) will know God's SAVING GRACE in his HEART and for his HOME, The heart that knows God's SAVING GRACE will seek to exercise God's gracious man- agement in one's HEART, in one's HOME and thus rightly influence one's SOCI ETY God said of ABRAHAM, "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment" (Genesis 18:19) THE NATIONS BENEFIT as God-honoring persons encourage God-honoring families. Such an influence leads to or makes for a God-blessed nation. "Blessed is the NATION whose God is the LORD" (Psalm 33:12). "There is no God else beside Me. LOOK UNTO ME, and be ye SAVED, all the ends of the carth: for I AM GOD, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:21-22). What is your relationship to the living God? Are you in need of God's saving grace as provided in the Lord Jesus Christ? Will you receive Him as your personal Saviour today? Come and worship with us this Sunday! Middletown Bible Church 860-346-0907 349 East Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Route 217 (East Street, Westfield) midway between Routes 66 and 372 SUNDAY www.middletownbiblechurch.org Independent Bible Centered Christ Exalting Contact us if you are interested in a free Bible correspondence course. 9:30 am Sunday School- all ages 10:45 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm Evening Worship WEDNESDAY: BIBLE LINE: Call 860-346-0021 for a timely message 24 hours a day. 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting and Bible Study BIBLE LINE for CHILDREN: Call 1-800-368-1115 FATHERS are VITAL to the Family, Church, Nation. The glory of children are their FATHERS" (Proverbs 17:6) "Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee that thy days may be prolonged..." (Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16). God's order for the family requires fathers and mothers which honor God's creative purpose and makes for God's blessings. GOD AND HIS BLESSING ARE TO BE FOUND BY THE BELIEVING HEART "BLESSED are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. BLESSED IS THEMANtowhom the Lord willnot imputesin"( Rom. 4:7-8). "But WITHOUTFAITHitis IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE HIM: for he that cometh to God MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, and that He is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM" (Hebrews I1:6). FAITH KNOWS AND SHOWS THAT GOD IS. God has spoken and "we have heard and known, and OUR EATHERS have told us. We will not hide them [even the message of God's mercy and grace] from their chikdren [sons], showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done" (Psalm 78:3-4). "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I wil declare WHAT HE HATH DONE for my soul" (Psalm 66:16). "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24) GOD DESIRES HIS WORD TO BE KNOWN. "For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He command ed OUR FATHERS, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, EVEN THE CHILDREN which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children" (Psalm 78:5-6). GOD'S PURPOSE IS A HOPE-FILLED RELATIONSHIP "That they might SET THEIR HOPE IN GOD, and not forget the works of God, but keep His com mandments" (Psalm 78:7). "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him" (Psalm 62:5) THE PERSON WHO BELIEVES ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:31) will know God's SAVING GRACE in his HEART and for his HOME, The heart that knows God's SAVING GRACE will seek to exercise God's gracious man- agement in one's HEART, in one's HOME and thus rightly influence one's SOCI ETY God said of ABRAHAM, "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment" (Genesis 18:19) THE NATIONS BENEFIT as God-honoring persons encourage God-honoring families. Such an influence leads to or makes for a God-blessed nation. "Blessed is the NATION whose God is the LORD" (Psalm 33:12). "There is no God else beside Me. LOOK UNTO ME, and be ye SAVED, all the ends of the carth: for I AM GOD, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:21-22). What is your relationship to the living God? Are you in need of God's saving grace as provided in the Lord Jesus Christ? Will you receive Him as your personal Saviour today? Come and worship with us this Sunday! Middletown Bible Church 860-346-0907 349 East Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Route 217 (East Street, Westfield) midway between Routes 66 and 372 SUNDAY www.middletownbiblechurch.org Independent Bible Centered Christ Exalting Contact us if you are interested in a free Bible correspondence course. 9:30 am Sunday School- all ages 10:45 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm Evening Worship WEDNESDAY: BIBLE LINE: Call 860-346-0021 for a timely message 24 hours a day. 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting and Bible Study BIBLE LINE for CHILDREN: Call 1-800-368-1115