An adult Bible Study for the Fall Season will begin Saturday, September 9th, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m., and will be held at the NSUMC at 389 N. Main St., Salem, NH. The Study will continue for 8 weeks, ending Saturday October 28.
The Letter of Paul to the church in Rome (the Book of Romans) will be the focus of the study. Paul's letter will be explored in the order it was written, as is assumed the Romans themselves received it. To support and further the understanding of Romans, there will be occasional focus on other Bible topics while the study's focus nonetheless remains on the Book of Romans itself.
The Book of Romans is a rich and revealing work that teaches much that is the essence of the Christian Faith, and the study is open to any and all wishing a to explore what Paul has to teach, guiding one through their Christian walk.
Anyone interested in this adult Bible study is invited to participate by just arriving at the NSUMC at 389 N. Main St., Salem, NH on Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m.
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September 20, 2017
This week fall arrives and soon cooler nights, shorter days and the for us the blessings of colorful panoramas. Be good to yourself and pause at some points and simply look with gratitude. In quiet awareness apart from the "noise" of our lives we meet an ever present friend, our God. Mother Treresa put it this way, "We need to find God and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature- trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence, see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls."
...but do you know about God's Week, God's seven day/seven thousand year Week? Consider what Peter wrote in his letter: 2 Peter, Chapter 3:3-4,8-9
"...scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.' "
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness..."
To read a series of essays on this fundamental and important doctrine of God's biblical 7000 year plan for mankind...
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A Sign of the Times
Paul once wrote to the believers in Thessalonica a message concerning our Lord's return for his church that needs to be repeated here -- repeated here loudly and clearly. It is as follows:
"Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." (2 Thess 5:1-18)
At Pentecost Peter said something deeply prophetic. And, that is as follows:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:17-21)
Years later Peter wrote:
"...knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4)
At this very writing many of our sons and daughters, in opposition to the "scoffers in these last days", are having the Holy Spirit poured out upon them. Many are prophesying. Many of our young men are seeing visions, and many old men are dreaming dreams. And remarkably, a Great Wonder is now appearing in the heavens above our very heads.
Consider the following messages (displayed below) of just a few of those speaking under the influence of the Holy Spirit in these, the Last Days -- and, with more to follow...
North Salem United Methodist Church
How Great Thou Art
Below is a video presentation by a Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew. And, his message is unique and quite revealing. As Gentile Christians, I am convinced we are simply not "Jewish enough" to readily or adequately understand all the customs, traditions, meanings, analogies, metaphors, nuances, and, more importantly, the ins and outs of the Mosaic Law as we pursue our biblical studies. The Scriptures were, by far, written by Hebrews to Hebrews, and to those Hebrews living in a unique Hebrew culture. Much of what is presented in Scripture is simply lost to us Gentiles living out our lives in a modern Gentile world. I feel, as Disciples of Jesus, we would be well served in serving our Lord, if we took advantage of the uniquely Jewish perspective on the Scriptures that Jewish Messianic believers can provided. The video below is a message that is to our advantage to understand.
We have recently come across some interesting history of the North Salem United Methodist Church. To check out some milestone dates and a list of past and present pastors...