Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pastor Doug's January 2016 Newsletter

The Bible:

"In the poorest of cottages are books: is one book, wherein for several thousands of years the spirit of man has found light, and nourishment, and an interpreting response to whatever is deepest in him."

Thomas Carlyle

"What is a home without the Bible?
'Tis a home where daily bread
For the Body is provided,
But the soul is never fed."

C.D. Meigs

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

Psalm 119: 105

"The stars, that in their courses roll,
How much instruction given;
But Thy good Word informs my soul,
How I may climb to heaven."

Isaac Watts

"The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of religion, of special relevation from God; but it is also a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own dignity, and his equality with his fellow man."

Daniel Webster

How to read the scriptures

1) Set aside a little time, if you can, every morning and every evening for this purpose.
2) At each time, if you have leisure, read a chapter out of Old and one outt of the New Testament. (If you cannot do this, take a single chapter, or part of one)
3) Read it with a single eye, to know the whole will of God, and a fixed rresolution to do it.
4) Have a constant eye on the analogy of faith, the connection and harmony there is between those grand, fundamental doctrines; original sin, justification by faith, the new birrth, inward and outward holiness.

John Wesley

May God's blessing be upon you. See you next month.

Pastor Doug