Bulletin and Newsletter for Sunday 8/6/2017

Bulletin and Newsletter for Sunday 8/6/2017

Bulletin for Sunday 8/6/17

Newsletter for Sunday 8/6/17

The relationship between belief and understanding has long been a topic of debate. Must we know before we can
believe, or vice versa? Does one stand in opposition to the other? Can they be in harmony? Perhaps the simple hymn
we sing today says it best: “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word; Just to rest upon His promise,
just to know ‘Thus saith the Lord.’ Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er. Jesus, Jesus,
precious Jesus. Oh, for grace to trust Him more.” “Which is more important?” is an impossible question! Faith is not
a content-less gift. Neither does faith disappear as knowledge grows. The Christian must trust, believe, rest, know,
and prove. Augustine’s maxim, “understanding is the reward of faith,” retains the beauty of the gracious gift of faith,
a faith which grows in understanding and confidence. —Nathan
Key Words: Know, Heart, Confidence, Commandment, Believe, Abide
Keystone Verse: God is greater than our heart and He knows everything. (1 John 3:20)