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Also on Rumble January 15, 2023 Worship service, sermon by Ed Dickinson (Nahum one)

Also on Rumble, Watch our January 15, 2023 Worship service including prayers, singing, announcements, special music, and a sermon by Ed Dickinson from Nahum one.

Ed, a missionary to Israel from the chapel, connected this chapter of the Bible to Dunkirk, Narnia, Ninavah in relationship to Jonah and Nineveh in relationship to the prophet Nahum, the end times and return of Christ, and multicultural evangelism. As he concluded “God wins!”

Watch our January 15, 2023 Worship service, sermon by Ed Dickinson (Nahum 1)

Watch our January 15, 2023 Worship service including prayers, singing, announcements, special music, and a sermon by Ed Dickinson from Nahum 1. Ed, a missionary to Israel from the chapel, connected this chapter of the Bible to Dunkirk, Narnia, Nineveh in relationship to Jonah and Nineveh in relationship to the prophet Nahum, the end times and return of Christ, and multicultural evangelism. As he concluded “God wins!”

Watch our August 26, 2022 Friday family night service (Thailand)

Watch our August 26, 2022 Friday family night service with a focus Thailand by missionary Ron Myers.

This service includes hymn singing, prayer, and the presentation by Thailand by missionary Ron Myers. He discussed his ministry there, Buddhism, evangelism, and the importance of grounding the gospel in creation (God the creator) for Buddhists.

Read more on Ron Myers creation evangelism for Buddhists HERE

Watch our May 8, 2022 Worship service, sermon by Sam Burton (John 10:1-10)

Watch our May 8, 2022 Worship service. It includes singing, announcements, special music, a missionary report, and a sermon by retired missionary Dr. Sam Burton from John 10:1-10.

We sang the hymns “We’re Marching to Zion,” “Near to the Heart of God,” The Light of the World is Jesus,” and “Have You any Room for Jesus?”

We had a missionary report from Brazil. Dan told about the training of pastors, how churches were doing, and the teaching of children.

Next, retired missionary Sam Burton gave a sermon from The gospel of John (John 10:1-10), “The Door of Salvation.” Sam showed that Jesus is the great I Am (Exodus 3:14). He noted that this verse was in the present tense. He also taught from Isaiah 53:6, and compared Jesus the door to the door of the ark of safety and salvation.

Sam pointed out that there are two doors. Jesus is the door of salvation. Also, there is the door of our hearts that we are to open (Revelation 3:20). He also pointed out that Jesus coming into our hearts is not just our salvation but a daily pattern.

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Watch our March 20, 2022 Worship service, sermon by Tom Cantor (Micah 5)

Watch our March 20, 2022 Worship service (Micah chapter 5) including singing, announcements, special music, a sermon by Tom Cantor. The special music was hey song in Portuguese by a Ruthie, missionary that we help support to Brazil.

Scott wasn’t here, so he didn’t record it. But you can watch our live stream on FACEBOOK

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Tom Cantor taught from Micah 5 how this chapter pointed to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. He connected it with passages from other books including the Gospel of John. Tom also gave an example of an experience of is when witnessing to a fellow Jew, a rabbi, about Jesus the Christ (the Messiah).

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I Bind Unto Myself Today (Saint Patrick’s Breastplate)

For the St. Patrick’s Day, “I Bind Unto Myself Today  (Saint Patrick’s Breastplate)”. This hymn or poem is adapted from a work attributed to Saint Patrick.

Saint Patrick was a missionary to Ireland in the fifth century. He is known as the Apostle of Ireland. You can listen to a free recording of the “Confession of Saint Patrick” On LibriVox. In it he tells of being captured by pirates, being a slave in Ireland, becoming a Christian, and becoming a missionary to Ireland.

The lyrics below were adapted by Cecil Francis Alexander (1818-1895). She was born in Ireland. Not only was she a poet and hymnwriter, she also cared for the poor and opened a school for the deaf.

You can find lyrics along with sheet music Online Here.

As with many hymns, there are different versions with different verses. Below is one. You can listen to a slightly different one than the one below here on YouTube.

I Bind Unto Myself Today  (Saint Patrick’s Breastplate)

Words St. Patrick adapted by Cecil Frances Alexander & music by Charles V. Stanford

I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same
The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this day to me forever
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan river,
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb,
His riding up the heav’nly way,
His coming at the day of doom
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the star lit heaven,
The glorious sun’s life giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea
Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
The word of God to give me speech,
His heav’nly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility
I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart’s idolatry,
Against the wizard’s evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
By Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord

This poem or lyric is in iambic pentameter with four feet per line (de-um, de-um, de-um, de-dum). Often at the end of the last line there is an extra unstressed beat (de-dum-de).

Stanza one about the trinity has four lines and a rhyme scheme of second and fourth line rhyming.  

Stanza two through six are eight lines each with an aba’b’cdc’d’ rhyme scheme. That is, the first and third line rhyme, the second and fourth line rhyme, the fifth and seventh line rhyme, and the sixth and eighth line rhyme.

Stanza seven is different from the other stanzas with its poetic power from the repeated words “Christ” and “me”.

Stanza seven concludes with a repetition of stanza one with four more aba’b’ rhyming  lines added.

I do not think a summary of I Bind Unto Myself Today  (Saint Patrick’s Breastplate) would do it justice. But note the scope of subjects brought up and how they all fit together with each other, Christ’s work, and the Trinity in our Christian life. It can also be helpful to see what the focus of the poem is about and what each stanza is about. The focus of the poem is taking on God and his good for Christian life and work, even battle. There are eight stanzas. The first and the last focus on the Trinity. In between these bookends, the stanzas cover the work of Christ, God’s creation, the power of God, two stanzas increasing an emphasis as to the threats to be resisted, and an interlude of sorts about Christ. Again, it concludes with the Trinity; this time in more detail. The best way to understand a poem is to read it and reread it with enjoyment.

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Watch our March 13, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor

Watch our March 13, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor from the Gospel of Matthew. Tom taught from Matthew 21:28–32. He taught on what has been called the parable of the two sons.

Watch our March 13, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor from the Gospel of Matthew. Tom taught from Matthew 21:28–32.

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Tom spoke about this passage and connected it to Nathan‘s parable to king David, the parable of the prodigal son, and even Homer’s description of the ancient Greek’s understanding of the afterlife to show how hopeless everyone is without the Lord Jesus Christ. He pointed out that the God of Israel is the God for all nations, and the only one that can give people of all nations hope in the life to come. He also gave examples of his time that he spent in Japan. He talked about a missionary to Japan that he knew, Albert T. Poole. Poole had written to hymn from his experience is called “Tell Them of One.“ This hymn is number 811 in our hymnal. He also pointed out the importance of using the time we have now to make a difference in the world for the Lord.

 

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Watch our February 27, 2021 Worship service, sermon by Ed Gross

Watch our February 27, 2022 Worship service, including singing, announcements, special music, and missionary report and sermon by visiting missionary Ed Gross.

Ed gave a brief missionary report and then taught from the Gospel of Mark 1:1–39, “Jesus Christ the Son of God.”