Saturday, December 3, 2011

God's Presence At Berean!

We have enjoyed many wonderful blessings from the Lord in the past three months at Berean! On Wednesday night we have been going through an amazing book by Chuck Bentley The Root of Riches. The blessing that this book has been to our mid-week church family has been tremendous. Anyone who may wish to increase their income in these tough economic times or who is wanting to have another job to supplement their income should definitely read this book. Bentley's book will clarify many important biblical issues for you and will give you a proper perspective on money, wealth, and the pursuit of happiness. Many people do not have a biblical understanding of these important subjects. This book challenges the reader with this provocative question, "What if everything you think about money is wrong?" Read the book and you will find that much of the teaching on money today is warped with the world's wisdom rather than the wisdom that is from the Lord.

Our attendance at our mid-week service has exploded! Our morning Bible study has also been such a blessing to all who have been coming. The spirit in our church has been the best it has been in years. I am so grateful to the Lord for His presence and blessing among us. These have been days of joy and encouragement from the presence of the Lord. Peter, the apostle, talks about such days as these in Acts 3:19, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."

When there is unity and love in the family of God it makes all the difference in the world. We have been enjoying such blessings these past months and Pastor Stewart and myself have been very excited about the things we see happening and developing in our church family.

The recent visit of our friends from Brazil was a breath of fresh air from Heaven! We have been so blessed to have such wonderful friends as these dear brothers as well as our wonderful friends from England and Wales. I cannot praise the Lord enough for all that He has done through the years through His servants who have come among us. Dr. Edgar Andrews, Pastors Vernon Higham and Dewi Higham just to name a few of those choice servants of the Lord whose ministry among us has been so powerful and compelling.

We look forward to having Chuck Bentley coming this year to minister to our flock as well. May all of us as Bereans give our Lord praise for the wonderful things He is doing in our midst. When He is present there are certainly times of refreshing that gently stirs within our hearts.

God bless you all,
Pastor Robert L. Dickie