Bulletin 2/21/2021

Order of Service

10:45 AM

6:00 PM

10:45 AM

 Hymn:  He Is Able to Deliver Thee (144)

 Hymn:  Come, Christians, Join to Sing (35)

 Special Music:  Daniel Griffin

 Message By:  Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.

6:00 PM

 Hymn: Grace Greater Than Our Sin (402)

 Hymn: Brethren, We Have Met to Worship (53)

 Special Music:  Kellie Muller

 Message By:  Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.

Announcements

ROYAL BLUE CLASS VISITATION:  Monday, February 22, the Royal Blue Class will meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. for visitation. 

Please remember to wear a mask.

From My Heart

     The Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, is often called “the Golden Tongued” prophet.  There are 66 chapters in this great book and there are also 66 books in our Bibles.  Every major Bible doctrine can be found in the Book of Isaiah: atonement, the Cross of Calvary, the resurrection, the Virgin Birth of Christ, the Second Coming, the inspiration of the Scriptures… every major doctrine in the Bible is dealt with somewhere in the Book.  That is why just about every commentary you read on Isaiah says this Book is the Bible in miniature.

     The Book is filled with prophecies about the Second Coming of Christ and the judgments that God will pour out upon the nations during the Tribulation Period and especially at the Battle of Armageddon.  There are also several references to the man whom the Book of the Revelation calls the Beast, and whom the Apostle Paul calls the Antichrist.

     In chapter 23:13, Isaiah calls the Antichrist, “the Assyrian.”  Again, in chapter 10:5, Isaiah calls the Antichrist, “the Assyrian.”  In chapter 31:8, Isaiah again calls the Antichrist “the Assyrian.”  In chapter 27:1, Isaiah calls the Antichrist, “leviathan,” “the piercing serpent,” “that crooked serpent.”  These verses lead me to believe the Antichrist will be a Muslim.  There are other names given in Jeremiah's prophecy, where the Antichrist is called “the Pharaoh,” (Ezekiel 29:9).  The Antichrist is also called the “king of Tyre,” which is still today a major seaport in southern Lebanon.

     So, how can the Antichrist be called these various names, indicating he will rule over several different countries and peoples?  How can he be the Babylonian, the Pharaoh, the Assyrian, the king of the south, the king of Tyre, and a few other names and rule over each of these nations at the same time?  The answer is because he is ruling as the king of all these nations at once.  The thing that binds the nations together is the fact that each country mentioned is today, a Muslim nation.  When the Lord comes back at the Rapture, and the Christians are taken to Heaven, the Muslim Antichrist will quickly rise and the Koran teaches he will immediately be the king of all the Muslim nations.

     Their Koran, and other “sacred” writings have prophesied about a man called “the Mahdi,” coming in the “end times,” to lead the Islamic jihad (holy war) where their writings say Islam will conquer the world for Allah.  However, the Bible tells us that the Antichrist (the Muslim Mahdi) will be defeated at the Battle of Armageddon and Christ will reign on the Throne of David.  The Antichrist does not win…the Lord Jesus wins.

     And Isaiah speaks prophetically about these matters and shows us how the victory of the Savior will unfold.  Isaiah names the names of the countries, calls out the specific sins of those nations, and even describes the judgments they will have to endure.  What an amazing Book is the Book of Isaiah!


Hospitalizations

Greg Allen - Dove House Rm #4

Pastor Bill Bartlett - Hospital in Charleston, WV

Mildred Elderkin - Sinai Hospital Rm #312

Han Ting Huang - Hospital in Hong Kong

Rebecca Kibler - Northwest Hospital Rm #352

Linda Lawson - Johns Hopkins Rm #345

Myrtle Martin - Encompass Rehab of York Rm #309B

Brenda Mehdi - Lorien in Taneytown

Anthony (Bud) Schuiling - Harbor Hospital ICU

Sue Voelkel - CHC Rm #321S