2Sam. 23:8 These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite; he was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against eight hundred whom he killed at one time.
2Sam. 23:9 ¶ And next to him among the three mighty men was Eleazar the son of Dodo, son of Ahohi. He was with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel withdrew.
2Sam. 23:10 He rose and struck down the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clung to the sword. And the Lord brought about a great victory that day, and the men returned after him only to strip the slain.
2Sam. 23:11 ¶ And next to him was Shammah, the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines gathered together at Lehi, where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the men fled from the Philistines.
2Sam. 23:12 But he took his stand in the midst of the plot and defended it and struck down the Philistines, and the Lord worked a great victory. 1Chr. 11:10 ¶ Now these are the chiefs of David’s mighty men, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Israel.
1Chr. 11:11 This is an account of David’s mighty men: Jashobeam, a Hachmonite, was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against 300 whom he killed at one time.
1Chr. 11:12 ¶ And next to him among the three mighty men was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite.
1Chr. 11:13 He was with David at Pas-dammim when the Philistines were gathered there for battle. There was a plot of ground full of barley, and the men fled from the Philistines.
1Chr. 11:14 But he took his stand in the midst of the plot and defended it and killed the Philistines. And the Lord saved them by a great victory. 2Sam. 21:19 And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, struck down Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
2Sam. 21:20 And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.
2Sam. 21:21 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David’s brother, struck him down.
2Sam. 21:22 These four were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants. 1Chr. 20:5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
1Chr. 20:6 And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.
1Chr. 20:7 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, struck him down.
1Chr. 20:8 These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants. 2Sam. 10:1 ¶ After this the king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son reigned in his place.
2Sam. 10:2 And David said, “I will deal loyally with Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father dealt loyally with me.” So David sent by his servants to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the Ammonites.
2Sam. 10:3 But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Has not David sent his servants to you to search the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it?”
2Sam. 10:4 So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved off half the beard of each and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away.
2Sam. 10:5 When it was told David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.”
2Sam. 10:6 ¶ When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, the Ammonites sent and hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, 20,000 foot soldiers, and the king of Maacah with 1,000 men, and the men of Tob, 12,000 men.
2Sam. 10:7 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the host of the mighty men.
2Sam. 10:8 And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the gate, and the Syrians of Zobah and of Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the open country.
2Sam. 10:9 ¶ When Joab saw that the battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Syrians.
2Sam. 10:10 The rest of his men he put in the charge of Abishai his brother, and he arrayed them against the Ammonites.
2Sam. 10:11 And he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come and help you.
2Sam. 10:12 Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”
2Sam. 10:13 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to battle against the Syrians, and they fled before him.
2Sam. 10:14 And when the Ammonites saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab returned from fighting against the Ammonites and came to Jerusalem.
2Sam. 10:15 ¶ But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they gathered themselves together.
2Sam. 10:16 And Hadadezer sent and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates. They came to Helam, with Shobach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.
2Sam. 10:17 And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan and came to Helam. The Syrians arrayed themselves against David and fought with him.
2Sam. 10:18 And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 700 chariots, and 40,000 horsemen, and wounded Shobach the commander of their army, so that he died there.
2Sam. 10:19 And when all the kings who were servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became subject to them. So the Syrians were afraid to save the Ammonites anymore. 1Chr. 19:1 ¶ Now after this Nahash the king of the Ammonites died, and his son reigned in his place.
1Chr. 19:2 And David said, “I will deal kindly with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt kindly with me.” So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came to the land of the Ammonites to Hanun to console him.
1Chr. 19:3 But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?”
1Chr. 19:4 So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away;
1Chr. 19:5 and they departed. When David was told concerning the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.”
1Chr. 19:6 ¶ When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent 1,000 talents of silver to hire chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, from Aram-maacah, and from Zobah.
1Chr. 19:7 They hired 32,000 chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and encamped before Medeba. And the Ammonites were mustered from their cities and came to battle.
1Chr. 19:8 When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men.
1Chr. 19:9 And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.
1Chr. 19:10 ¶ When Joab saw that the battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Syrians.
1Chr. 19:11 The rest of his men he put in the charge of Abishai his brother, and they were arrayed against the Ammonites.
1Chr. 19:12 And he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you.
1Chr. 19:13 Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”
1Chr. 19:14 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians for battle, and they fled before him.
1Chr. 19:15 And when the Ammonites saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before Abishai, Joab’s brother, and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
1Chr. 19:16 ¶ But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.
1Chr. 19:17 And when it was told to David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan and came to them and drew up his forces against them. And when David set the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.
1Chr. 19:18 And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 7,000 chariots and 40,000 foot soldiers, and put to death also Shophach the commander of their army.
1Chr. 19:19 And when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became subject to him. So the Syrians were not willing to save the Ammonites anymore. Psa. 33:1 ¶ Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
Psa. 33:2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Psa. 33:3 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
Psa. 33:4 ¶ For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
Psa. 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Psa. 33:6 ¶ By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
Psa. 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
he puts the deeps in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8 ¶ Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
Psa. 33:9 For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
Psa. 33:10 ¶ The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
Psa. 33:11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
Psa. 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
Psa. 33:13 ¶ The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
Psa. 33:14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
Psa. 33:15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
Psa. 33:16 The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
Psa. 33:17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
Psa. 33:18 ¶ Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
Psa. 33:19 that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
Psa. 33:20 ¶ Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
Psa. 33:21 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Psa. 33:22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you. 2Sam. 11:1 ¶ In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 1Chr. 20:1 ¶ In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led out the army and ravaged the country of the Ammonites and came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. And Joab struck down Rabbah and overthrew it.
2018. 4. 29 West Franklin Charge News
~ Music by “Gone Fishing” ~ SERMON “Ongoing Spiritual Journey” (Pastor Choi)Scripture: 1 John 1:6-8Let’s Read the Bible Together in 2018 April 29: 2 Samuel 6:12-23; 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:43; Psalm 15:1-5April 30: Psalm 24:1-10; Psalm 65:1-13; Psalm 68:1-35; Psalm 110:1-7; Psalm 19:1-14; 2 Samuel 8:1; 1 Chronicles 18:1; 2 Samuel 21:15-18; 1 Chronicles 20:4May 1: 2 Samuel 23:8-12; 1 Chronicles 11:10-14; 2 Samuel 21:19-22; 1 Chronicles 20:5-8; 2 Samuel 10:1-19; 1 Chronicles 19:1-19; Psalm 33:1-22; 2 Samuel 11:1; 1 Chronicles 20:1aMay 2: 2 Samuel 11:2-12:24a; Psalm 6:1-10; Psalm 32:1-11; Psalm 38:1-22May 3:Psalm 51:1-19; Psalm 103:1-22; 2 Samuel 12:26-31; 1 Chronicles 20:1b-3; Psalm 21:1-13; 2 Samuel 12:24b-25; 2 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 18:2; 2 Samuel 23:20a; 1 Chronicles 11:22a; 2 Samuel 8:3-4; 1 Chronicles 18:3-4; 2 Samuel 8:7-8; 1 Chronicles 18:7-8; 2 Samuel 8:5-6; 1 Chronicles 18:5-6May 4:Psalm 124:1-8; Psalm 108:1-13; Psalm 60:1-12; 2 Samuel 8:9-14; 1 Chronicles 18:9-13; Psalm 44:1-26; Psalm 20:1-9; 2 Samuel 23:18-19; 1 Chronicles 11:20-21May 5:2 Samuel 23:20b-39; 1 Chronicles 11:22b-47; 2 Samuel 8:15-18; 1 Chronicles 18:14-17; 2 Samuel 7:1-29; 1 Chronicles 17:1-27May 6:Psalm 138:1-8; Psalm 139:1-24; Psalm 145:1-21; 2 Samuel 21:1-14; 2 Samuel 9:1-13; Psalm 8:1-9 Please include in your Prayers:Pastor and Family – Peter, Andrea, & Joyce ChoiFamilies of: Otha Quinn, Carolyn Evans Hart; Hazel Rakes Shively Ann and Layman Sigmon Sharon Young Ralph Shank (friend of the Keith’s) Larry Dalton Judy Johnson Marty Hatcher Morris Allen B.L. FurrowKeith Ferguson Coy ShivelyMary Mullins Cheryl’s sister, Deborah Karen (Peters) Shivar Ruth & Tucker TapscottSarah & Oatha Reid (and their expected twins)Lisa McCaul Jamie Goad Ruth Nichols Jean Spencer Amanda (Wuntke) Knicely Marie ShivelyWayne Thompson Denver & Virginia AdkinsLinda Arrington Diamond BoydOlivia Quinn Iva Guilliams Linda and Odell Midkiff Richard & Glendola Our Nation Our Servicemen & Women Our Pastor and family Casey and Conner Brandon Kowinski Mary MullinsOne Another Rose Dillon Vick Mary Hodges Harold Willis Judy ShivelyKim Dulaney Rick and Lori Sloan Ed and Sandra Jackson The Chowning Family Robin Garrett Allen Dillon WayneOur Church/Members/Ferrum CommunityOur Military/Police Depts./Fire & Rescue TeamsLeaders of our Church and Country
March 2018 Maple Grove UMC
Earl Austin Elaine Blankenship
Carl Lowe Edward Peters
Ruby Whorley Sharon Young
Dean Blankenship - bone marrow transplant March 1
Family and friends of Howard Beumer, Gary’s brother-in-law
Saturday Prayer Time, 8 -10 a.m.
Today, Feb 25 – Church Conference following worship - rescheduled from Feb 4
Mar 6 – Choir Practice, 6:30 p.m.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Prayer at the Lord’s House
Bethany and Maple Grove United Methodist Churches have prayer time on every Saturday morning. This is precious time to come and listen God’s voice through our prayer in the house of the Lord. Praying at the house of the Lord is very significant because it brings God’s powerful presence that eventually blesses our daily life journey. We have many concerns and worries about our present and future life. However, we also experience that we are very limited to handle each of our and others worries except keep worrying without stopping, which we do not want.
2 Chr. 7:1-3 says, As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshipped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
This is a powerful example that we need to pray at the house of the Lord because this church could be filled with the glory of the Lord. Then people in the world should be able to see it and they will naturally and automatically bow down before the Lord and worship the Lord. This is the way our God brings revival into our lives. We need to pray, pray at each household, pray at our work place, and pray at the house of the Lord. I, as your pastor, would like to encourage and challenge each of you to come, come to the house of the Lord on each Saturday and seek the glory of the Lord and our churches shall be filled with God’s presence. Come, just come and pray to our Lord. People in the world will see the glory of the Lord, which will bring them to our Lord Jesus Christ very naturally; because, we all were created in his image that we were designed to worship our Lord.
CHURCH CONFERENCE – Today (Feb 25), following worship service, there will be a Church Conference meeting regarding the sale of a small portion of church property. This is the rescheduled meeting, due to weather, from February 4.
CHURCH COUNCIL - A significant outreach program for Vacation Bible School and the children was discussed. The date/time will be announced soon, after checking with nearby churches to avoid overlap or conflicting schedules.
With the Fellowship Hall loan now paid off, a 'Note-Burning' service is being planned to celebrate the 'debt-free' Fellowship Hall. More details regarding the date and plans will be forthcoming.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AND BE INVOLVED – Maple Grove currently needs a person willing to prepare the weekly church bulletin. Guidance and training provided. If willing or if you have questions, please see Joyce Scott or let Becky Sigmon know.
Maple Grove also needs a person to monitor and program the thermostat controls for the sanctuary and Sunday school rooms and the Fellowship Hall for services and various activities. Our thermostats are programmable by the week. Again, guidance and training is available. If willing, please see Cheryl Hundley.
FROM THE CHOIR LOFT - Next practice is Tuesday evening, March 6 at 6:30 -- when the choir returns to the twice-monthly practices. Come help celebrate Easter in song, spirit and joy of the Risen Christ.
If you have questions, see Joyce Scott.
Mission Fund – Current Balance $ 1, 339.96
Feb 25 Phyllis Scott
March 4 Sandra Jackson
March 11 Bobby Thompson
March 18 Patty Spencer
March 25 Beth Shively
April 1 Terri Doss
April 8 Edward Jackson
April 15 Phyllis Scott
Remember the Small Money Jar – We have little Lamb of God money jars at the back of sanctuary for your use. Jesus asked us to remember our people who are in need (Lev. 19:18; Matt 22:39; Mark 12:3). God has blessed each of us and He wants us to be a blessing to others too. We can all be a missionary who cares for our community and people by sharing God’s blessing with them. Giving itself is a blessing and it brings abundant joy from the Lord.
Saturday Morning Prayer – Each Saturday morning from 8 – 10, the sanctuary is open at Maple Grove for individual prayer time. COME, kneel at the altar, sit on a pew; PRAY, share your worries and thoughts with God for our families, our church, and our community; SEEK, His guidance for each area of your life. Each prayer will be counted by our God and we will experience His goodness. Please COME PRAY.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – March 25
CONGREGATIONAL BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
We are reading the Bible chronologically in 2018 together. You will find more information about this on our weekly bulletin and website (www.mgumc.com).
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4
What are you building with your life—a reputation, an ability to help others, a name for faithfulness? Or are you building a career that will make your name?
The people of Babel were building their own name and future on their own terms. They wanted the world to know them, and for many centuries it did. But the Tower of Babel and the city were finally destroyed. Eventually the Persians conquered the Babylonians. The people who wanted to be engraved on others’ memories became part of history.
Our careers easily become part of history, too. A few years from now, no matter how much we do for our companies, our only trophy may be, “Oh, do you remember so-and-so?” Like the Tower of Babel, we fall into the back of others’ memories.
We can seek to become important to other people, or we can seek to be important to God, To do that, we build up His name, not our own; we try to build His kingdom instead of our own reputation. Which are you building today?
Lord, I want Your name to be greater than mine. Help me build Your Kingdom, not my own.
Daily Wisdom for the Workplace
Reading for February 23
March 25 – Palm Sunday
April 1 – Easter Sunday