Precept Bible Study classes starting soon!
September classes at GBC are fast approaching. Please register for the class of your choice. Here’s the list of classes being offered:
NEW ON MONDAY NIGHTS - 1 & 2 Thessalonians - Standing Firm in These Last Days (NISS - 15-30 minutes of homework each day)
NEW ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS - Lord, I Want to Know You – A Devotional Study on the Names of God - 30 to 90 minutes of homework each week (9 lessons in fall, continuing with 8 lessons winter)
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS OR THURSDAY MORNINGS - Hebrews Chapters 5-10 – Jesus, Our High Priest Forever (Precept Upon Precept or In & Out, (Orientation plus nine lessons)
THURSDAY MORNINGS - Acts Part 1 – Jesus’ Witnesses, Empowered by His Spirit (In and Out Workbook, (orientation plus 8 lessons)
…For further information or to register please contact Ann Clark or Donna Chapman
Join us on Sunday in-person or on livestream as we look at the book of Joel
This Sunday pastor Dan will continue leading us through the book of Joel. He’ll be looking at chapter 3, so in preparation, he invites you to watch this short video:
If you can’t make it, you can connect through our website:
www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Focus on the positive
Like the faithful people of old, we should focus beyond this fearful world on the positive future God has in store. We can also meditate on and appreciate the comfort and peace God gives now.
Paul directed our thinking toward the positive in Philippians 4: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Later in the scriptures he reminded us to rejoice always and gives thanks in everything.
Here's a positive take on fear from the scriptures: “perfect love casts out fear”. As a result, fear is conquered. John summed up the ultimate goal this way: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear”.
We can go to God with our fears. We can seek more of His Spirit. We can grow in faith in His ability to defeat anything that threatens us. We can find comfort and security in His loving care. The fear and loathing of this age will be replaced with love and rejoicing forevermore. What a great thought to carry us through the day.
In His grip,