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March 21, 2024

News from Isabel Acheson for issue of March 21, 2024

Somerset Bible Chapel 

Sunday March 17, the announcements were led by Jamie Grenier. Katie DeRoo gave an update on the refugee family the church is connected with. 

The music team was the Friesen family. “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”, a reading from Psalm 105:3-6, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “What He’s Done” opened the singing. 

Byron Timmerman served as usher. “Yet Not I, but Through Christ in Me” was followed by the Prayer Focus led by Rick Ross. “Only a Holy God” preceded Pastor Jeff Peacock giving the sermon. 

“The Truly Statements” of Matthew chapter 26 were selected for study. The King James Version uses the term “Verily, verily I say unto you”. More recent translations often say “Truly I say to you” and are derived from the familiar “Amen” word, meaning “So be it”. 

The three statements from the chapter begin with an incident where Jesus is at a supper. The disciples complained about a woman’s use of expensive perfume to anoint Jesus’ feet. Jesus accepted the deed as an act of worship, recognizing him as divine and worthy of worship; also as preparation for his soon coming death. Vs 6-13 conclude with “Truly I say to you…” prophesying that her story will continue to be told. 

The second one is in verse 21: “Truly I say to you, one of you will betray me” fore-telling Judas’ action. Yet Jesus still desires to share the Passover meal with Judas, before dismissing him to his chosen mission. 

The third “Truly, I tell you” comes in verse 34 when Jesus tells the disciple Peter that he will deny three times that night that he knows Jesus. All the disciples insist that they never would, yet the prophecy would be fulfilled in a few hours. Jesus also indicates that the disciples will all abandon him, and, that he will meet them later in Galilee. 

Fulfillment comes in Matthew 26:56, Matt. 28:7 and Matt. 26:69-75. 

The Gospel of John chapter 17 gives Jesus’ prayer for his disciples and for those that will come after them. Pastor Jeff read a portion in concluding his discourse; then closed in prayer. 

The closing song was “Refiner’s Fire”. 

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