Join us for our Prayer for Israel meeting September 20, 2021

Tomorrow night, Monday, September 20, we are having our monthly prayer meeting for Israel at 7:00p.m. Join us in prayer for Israel, for missionaries and evangelists to the Jewish people, and for the salvation of Israel.

As the Apostle Paul said, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.” (Romans 10:1)

Get directions on our website HERE

Mission Valley Community Chapel
6964 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA 92120

We are an Open Plymouth brethren assembly, and from the start, the Plymouth Brethren have had a focus on the prophecies given to Israel and their future salvation and restoration. From Pastor Jim Mader’s founding of Mission Valley Community Chapel, reaching the Jewish people with the gospel has been important to us. This work was often done in connection with the San Diego Hebrew Mission. Now Tom Cantor, a Jewish believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, teaches at the Chapel. He is also the founder of Israel Restoration Ministries.

Join us next Sunday, September 19, 2021, for worship and fellowship

Next Sunday, September 19, 2021, we will be having live streamed and in-person services at the Chapel.

We will be live streaming our worship service at 11:15 a.m. To watch, go to our Facebook page (under videos). https://www.facebook.com/MissionValleyCommunityChapel/

Our in person service will include:
9:30 a.m. The Lord’s Supper/Breaking of Bread
10:00 am Sunday School, Tom Cantor teaching adult Sunday school
11:55 a.m. refreshments
11:15 a.m. Worship Service, Tom Cantor preaching the sermon
(We have a traditional worship service including hymn singing, prayer, announcements, a musical special, and a sermon from the Bible.)

The Chapel emphasizes the Lord Jesus Christ through Missions, Prayer, and the Word of God.

We are an evangelical Christian Bible church, an Open Plymouth Brethren assembly. All leadership is volunteer, enabling the majority of our giving to go to evangelists and missionaries worldwide. There are opportunities to serve for those interested in participating including outreach, hospitality, and music.

Join us for our Tuesday Night Prayer Meeting September 14, 2021

Join us in prayer this Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM for prayer. We meet at the building, Mader Hall,across from the chapel itself. We usually meet for about an hour.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6)

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (I John 5:14-15)

Get directions on our website HERE

“The Chapel emphasizes the Lord Jesus Christ through Missions, Prayer, and the Word of God.”

Mission Valley Community Chapel
6964 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA 92120

Watch our September 12, 2021 Worship service sermon by Sam Burton

Watch our August 8, 2021 Worship service including singing, announcements, a musical special by Jose on the harmonica, and a sermon by retired missionary dr. Sam Burton. Sam taught on the time of the judges and connected it to the gospel and the Christian life.

 The Chapel emphasizes the Lord Jesus Christ through Missions, Prayer, and the Word of God.

We are a Bible believing Christian church, an Open Plymouth Brethren assembly. All leadership is volunteer, enabling the majority of our giving to go to evangelists and missionaries worldwide. There are opportunities to serve for those interested in participating, including outreach, hospitality, and music.

 

 

 

Watch our September 12, 2021 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor

Watch our September 12, 2021 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from the Gospel of Matthew, “Take up your cross and follow me.”

The Chapel emphasizes the Lord Jesus Christ through Missions, Prayer, and the Word of God.

We are a Bible believing evangelical Christian church, an Open Plymouth Brethren assembly. All leadership is volunteer, enabling the majority of our giving to go to evangelists and missionaries worldwide. There are opportunities to serve for those interested in participating, including outreach, hospitality, and music.

“God is love, I John 4:16“ a gospel tract by Tom Cantor

Here is a PDF of a short gospel tract by Tom Cantor, “God is love, I John 4:16”, at his evangelistic ministry to Jewish people Israel Restoration Ministries

It’s short and worth reading, as it presents God is love, what that means, the gospel, and “You can respond to God’s love by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior by praying: ‘Lord Jesus, save me – a lost sinner.’”

Sometimes people think that because God is love he will put up with anything, and we don’t have to do anything, and everyone goes to heaven. Other times, people ignore the truth that God is love by focusing on his power and authority. This gospel tract briefly gives a biblically balance understanding of God‘s love.

 https://www.israelrestoration.org/pdf/GodisLoveCardENG.pdf

Tom Cantor usually teaches our adult Sunday school class and gives the sermon on the first, third, and any fifth Sunday of the month.

 

Listen to “Daniel”, a free children’s Bible audio by “grandma“ Joelee

In recent weeks, Tom Cantor has been teaching from the book of Daniel. “Grandma” Joelee from the Chapel made this free children’s Bible audio on the book of Daniel. You can listen to it here on SermonAudio

While, of course, this audio is not nearly as deep and detailed as Tom Cantor’s sermons on the subject, it is a useful introduction and one of her more all time popular downloads. It tells the stories of from the book of Daniel and connects to the Lord Jesus Christ with Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the image and the prophecy from the angel Gabriel to the prophet Daniel about when Messiah would come. As with all of her audios, she gives the gospel.

This and her other audios are on SermonAudio and many other podcast sites including iTunes Google Podcasts and Stitcher

These can be just listened to for enjoyment (Psalms 1:2) , used in homeschooling, or in other formal instruction. Some kids like to listen to them while they fall asleep.

Sunday Hymns – Glory to His Name

“Glory to His Name” was one of the hymns we sang last Sunday. The verses of this hymn follow the sequence of (verse 1) getting saved, (verse 2) being saved, (verse 3) the new life, and (verse 4) calling others to salvation. The chorus then calls out “Glory to His Name!” for each of these.

In a sermon a couple weeks ago, Tom Cantor said, “The glory of God is the explanation of who God is.” And who God is, is expressed in what he does. God is good, so he does good. God is love, so he loves. God is just, so he does justly.


Glory to His Name

Words by Elijah a. Hoffman & music by John H. Stockton

Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

Chorus:
Glory to His Name, glory to His Name:
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

I am so wondrously saved from sin,
Jesus so sweetly abides within;
There at the cross where He took me in;
Glory to His Name!

Chorus

Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin,
I am so glad I have entered in;
There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;
Glory to His Name!

Chorus

Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
Glory to His Name!

Chorus

Monthly Reminder – Bring recyclables for Good News Clubs (Child Evangelism Fellowship)

Again, bring your water or soda bottle/can recyclables to the Chapel. We collect them to give the money to Good News Clubs (Child Evangelism Fellowship). Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) reaches students with the gospel. This is a way of helping getting the gospel to children at no expense!

Some folks at the Chapel are directly involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship in San Diego, our giving helps support this ministry, and we can also help by bringing recyclables. This is another way we can get money to reach children with the gospel.

Only water or soda bottles/cans will work.

Don takes care of this, but anyone in leadership with a key to the container can store the recyclables for you.

Love by George Herbert – Christian poetry and analysis

Love by George Herbert is another poem by this Christian metaphysical poet. “Love” (III) seems to be inspired by the Bible verse “God is love” (I John 4:8, 16). This previous post gave and linked to details of his life. Here is one of his more popular poems from his collection.”

Love (III)
By George Herbert

Love bade me welcome; Yet my soul drew back
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lacked any thing.

“A guest,” I answered, “worthy to be here.”
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”

“Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not,” says Love, “who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down,” says Love, “and taste my meat.
So I did sit and eat.

Note how Herbert is able to make very good poetry while still being positive and gentle. So often the great plays and poems are tragedies and about tragic subjects. I think there is something Christian about redeeming tragedy.

Love by George Herbert, like all of the poems in “The Temple,” has a unique structure to the collection. It has three stanzas, though the content does not seem structured strictly on the stanzas. This is a flowing conversation back-and-forth between the author and Love (I John 4:16). The line lengths are 5 feet, 3 feet, repeated three times per stanza. Again, the feet are iambic (de-dum, de-dum), this is very popular in poetry especially from the Elizabethan time. The  rhyme scheme is a b a’ b’ c c’. If we want to improve our poetry, looking at how the experts did it as one way.

Christian Poetry