North Augusta, South Carolina
From the Pastor’s Desk …..October 2016
It is with great pleasure; I pen this documentary for the month of October. As we pen this documentary, we must say that we are living in a time of uncertainties and disappointments. It appears that in every direction we turn, we see and experience trials, tribulations, letdowns, put downs and denials.
Some of us, if not all of us, often find ourselves at a point whereas, we are drooping our head and wondering in our heart, where is God? And, whether or not God can provide the necessary strength and stamina to help us hold out unto the end.
Well, if you are one of those persons whose head is drooped, and you are wondering where God is, and, you are wondering if God can provide you with the strength and stamina to hold out unto the end, I got some good news for you. God is saying to you, and all who read this documentary, help is on the way.
Yes! God is saying that help is on the way because He is sending forth a message this month to give hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak by and through letting us know, through the bloodshed of Jesus Christ, that He will always provide. So, lift up your head!
I know God will provide because we are told in Psalm 145 and verses 13-16, that the Lord is faithful to his promises; He is merciful in all His acts. Therefore, the eyes of all who wait upon the Lord, he will give them their food in due season. The Lord will open his hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing on earth.
I know this to be true because Psalm 24:1 tells us that the earth is the Lord’s and they that dwell therein. If the earth is the Lord’s, then, everything in it belongs to Him. Therefore, the Lord will open his hand to satisfy every living thing on earth, if their eyes are fixed on Him.
I say unto you, the Lord will provide, so lift up your head, and let the king of glory come into your life. Let the king of glory come into your life because He
helps those who are troubled. He lifts those who have fallen, and He makes a way for those who have no way.
I know He will because Jesus said in Matthew 28 and verse 11, “Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus said, in other words, lift up your head, stop worrying about those things you cannot change. Instead, bring them to the problem solver, who can and will always provide for you in the time of need.
I know God will provide in the time of need because Jesus said in Luke 12 and verse 24, “Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God keepeth them; how much more are ye better than the fowls?”
Think about it! If God provides for the raven, why can’t he provide for you and me? I know we are going through; I know our unarmed men are being senselessly murdered in the street by the ones who wear uniforms to supposedly protect us; I know we are the last hired, first laid off and fired; I know we are provided substandard medical treatment; I know we pay more for commodities, we purchase; I know we are denied medical coverage. And yes, I know our good ideas are rejected. When you pause and think of all these negative things, they are more than enough to make the best of us droop our head, and ponder within our heart where is God?
As I sought the Lord on these things, He led me to Philippians 4:13. It is there apostle Paul penned the words, “But my God shall supply (provide) all your needs according to His riches in glory!
So, when the trials, tribulations, letdowns, putdowns, denials and all the negative things come upon us as a result of enemies’ attacks, join me, and let us lift up our head because God, the righteous judge will provide for us in due season, if we faint not. To God be the glory!
Rev. Dr. Alexander Pope, Jr.
Sermon Topic for October 2016
God Always Provide
A wise son maketh a glad father
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666