The Night of Terror

Scripture Focus:

  • Daniel 5:1-12

The Writing on the Wall

 1 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. 2 While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father[a] had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. 3 So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them. 4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.

 5 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. 6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.

 7 The king summoned the enchanters, astrologers[b] and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”

 8 Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant. 9 So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled.

 10 The queen,[c] hearing the voices of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet hall. “May the king live forever!” she said. “Don’t be alarmed! Don’t look so pale! 11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners. 12 He did this because Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar, was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems. Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.”

The Message:

Part 1
Part 2

Fill-in-the-blank answers:
A. It was the terror of a WASTED life. (v. 17-24)
B. It was the terror of the WRATH of God. (v. 25-28)
C. It was the terror of a SINNERS death. (v. 30)

Indications of Infancy

choir

Scripture Focus:

  • 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

The Message:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Fill-in-the-blank answers:
1. The spiritual infant is concerned with SELF rather than service.
2. Tthe spiritual infant is concerned with ARGUMENT rather than action.
3. The spiritual infant looks to PEOPLE rather than to the Master.

Grandparents Honored

Grandparents honored

Nettie, Sharon, Sam, Bonnie, George, Faith and Pastor were the Cracker Barrel gift certificate drawing winners.

Knowing God

Scripture Focus:

  • Daniel 11:32-35

The Message:

Part 1
Part 2

Fill-in-the-blank answers:
I. A person can KNOW a great deal about God without much knowledge of Him
II. Those who know God have great ENERGY serving Him
III. Those who know God have great THOUGHTS of God
IV. Those who know God show great BOLDNESS for Him


REMEMBER!!! We will be having Sunday School Breakfast next Sunday morning at 8:30am

In God We Trust

Our Sunday morning message was brought to us by Dr. Jim Daniel, Senior Care Pastor at Little Rock First Church of the Nazarene.

Scripture Focus:

Daniel 3:16-18, 25, 28

16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[c] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

25 He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.

The Message:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

“The Cost of the Cross”

Terry singing, “That I Still Could Be Free”
Terry singing, “That I Still Could Be Free”

Scripture Reading:

  • Mark 8:34 to 9:1
Fill-in-the-blank answers:
  • I. The Cross is MY Decision
  • II. The Cross identifies JESUS only
  • III. The Cross Brings TOTAL Reliance on Jesus

The service concluded with communion:

Nazarenes have typically practiced “open Communion,” meaning participation is possible for anyone who testifies to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ whether they are a member of the local church or not.