THE PERQUIMANS YffiEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1951
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GOD'S COVENANT, WITH
International Sunday School Lesson
- " for April 15, 1951
Memory .Selection : "I am hy shield,
and. thy exceeding . great reward."
Genesis-15: ll. "
Lesson Text: Genesis 15: 1-6;
, - . . 17: 5-8,' 18-19..
The first eleven chapters of Gene
sis are devoted to the thousands of
years of the world's hMtory, which
transpired before the time of Abram.
The next fourteen chapters relate some
of the events during the 175 years of
Atom's life. They tell the story of
;hH preparation for the great desidny
of beginning the chosen race of God's
people, as the Jews regard themselves.
Many people have . the impression
that lAbram was a rude, desert chief
tain when he migrated from Ur, of the
Chaldaes, but this is not the case. Ex
cavations have fairly well revealed the
life of his day and they show a high
type of civilisation, with two-story
houses of ibumt brick, drains, factor
ies and other relics of an advanced cul
ture. From Dhe written records of
the tablets, we gain some idea of their
intellectual interests and, among other
things, find mathemaical formulas
dealing with square and cube roots.
The contemporaries of lAbram were
not half-savage, but represented, in all
probability, one of the advanced spots
of civilization of the time. v -.
lAbram .was a very unusual man.
Surrounded by people who had the
usual religious ideas of their day, he
was a radical and liberal in religious
thought. To him bad come the con
viction that the heavenly bodies were
not gods, and he formed the determi
nation to worship the one, true Cod,
who had made all things, Prom this
diety, whom be worshipped, had come
a command to break away from his
native country and go to a new land.
Through whatever means the command
was conveyed-to lAbram, along with it
came ft promise that God would bless
him and that he would be a blessing
to others. ';
Although Abram was Marly a hun
dred years old, he had no son, which
was about the : worst tragedy that
could befall a man or a family in
Israel, for it meant that the family
name was to die. lAbram wept to God
with his problem and God renewed the
covenant he had previously made with
himthat God would make of him
(Abram) "a great nation,, and I will
bless thee and make thy name great;
and thou shalt be a blessing; . . ." Up
to this time, lAbram, the f'friend of
God," knew that he would have a son
and numerous descendants and that
the Lord would use him to bless all
nations. " , '. y .:
j 'After .the covenant, Abram 's name
was changed to 'Abraham. He rea
lized (1 ) that he was to be the father
of many nations, (2) that one of these
nations was to occupy the land of
iCaaaan, and (3) that the Lord was to
be their God. Was God's promise that
Abraham was to be the father of
"many nations" fulfilled , Certainly.
(Nations came from Israel (Gen. 21:
I12-H8) and also from Esau (Gen. 36:
1-43). These were in addition to the
Hebrew nation which- came through
Abraham's son, Isaac, and bis grand
son, Jacob. Kings have come from the
descendants of Abraham and Jesus,
the Xing of kings, came through his
God promised to renew his covenant
to future generations, (Gen. 17:7). The
covenant was to be everlasting. It
has haver been suspended but has, in
If act, been enriched and expanded.
Thou Israel has never occupied- all
the fond God promised them. It may
be expected that they will yet have
this possession.- - ,
Jesus ' and 1 Paul both taught that
God's covenant of grace applies, not
"only to the Jews, God's chosen people,
but to all people. y'" Paul, in Romans
9: IS-VS: "I will call .tham my peo
ple, which are not iny people; and her
beloved, which was not beloved. And
M Aal come to pass that in the place
whew it was said unto them, Ye are
not my peopla,ihere ; BhaJL they be
galled the children of the living God."
AH those "who' turn, to God through
Jesus Christ wiH be used of God to
Mess all nations. ' The promise of God
is to us, ; iWe must accept it and share
it aftd thus we shall be & blessing to
all nations. We do' this by spreading
the gospel ox Salvation, through faith
in Jeaus IChrist.. .,
Someone has aptly said: Eadh per
son must do bis part in keeping God's
eovnutnt, if the blessings promised "Ab
raham are to continue to reach God's
chiWren." --, - . .
of early infancy 1 Au88
of tottering old aS nl 6 shuffle
has folln,ii I? S ?uman process
turer as man has SSjL adn'
tiers and pushed ll t S "6W W
of the world. " hls inquest
Thev onn im - iana and sea.
ence. Thus man's inner if. "pe7"
and is develoned L iJe. ?x?anfc
In all his advent,Vr " n,s body
Innumerable dangers ?"l """""or.
Paths of life and M "k--aIonS th
nand. God isahVhf J ." . on every
who trus? H,W.a.!hleld thosS
the weary and Mtl fr Strenth
'-iKe tne little boy
aangerous places. L
we walk in
its rt r . .
(. SayfflKSWS w . me
THE CHURCH FOR ALL . . .
ALL FOR THE CHURCH
The Church is the greatest lac
tor on earth for the building oi
character and good citizenship. It
is a storehouse oi spiritual values.
Without a strong Church, neither
democracy nor civilization can
survive. There are lour sound
reasons why every person should
attend services regularly and sup
port the Church. They are- (1)
For his own sake. (2) For his
M his community and nation. (4)
. ... .uu ui me v.nurcn itsell,
which needs his moral and ma
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C. W. Dulintr, Pwtor
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M.
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11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
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Rev. J. R. Bywly, Pastor
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Rev. Carl Bjork, Pastor
Sunday School, 11 A. M. every Sun
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Elizabeth White, Pastoi
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M
Church Services, 11 A. M.
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Sunday School, 10 A. M.
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G. M. Singletary, Pastor
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Church services, 3:00 P. M. on sec
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A. L. Chaplin, Pastor
Church School. 9:45 A. M
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Walker Perry, Pastor .
2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30 A. M.
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Sundays at 11 A. M.
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Sundays at 7:30 P. M.
CHAPPELL HELL BAPTIST
A. H. Outlaw, Pastor
Sunday School, 2 P. M. every first
Sunday. , .
. Church Service 8 P. M. eVery first
' Sunday School at 11 A. M. every
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