3:33 PM and change
February 2, 2021, 8:00 AM

1 February 2021

Sarasota, Florida

Shalom,

Another Sunday of awesome worship. We had a great time singing, praying, Bible study, and fellowship. We were blessed by the original special music that Tom wrote just for this occasion based on our Worship text. We are so blessed by our musicians.   A Sunday school lesson that energized everyone. Counting noses and nickles-We saw the highest attendance that we've had during the pandemic and folks were faithful in their giving. The evening worship was a great concert from Chris Golden. You should have seen the desserts at the fellowship that followed.   What a day!

Borrowing the thought from a retired pastor I have encouraged our church to engage in regular prayer for our Nation and its elected officials.  To pray for our Church and its Pastor.  And to lift up themself and their families to the Lord.    No matter what we are doing or where we are at 3:33 PM…. every day we pray.  On our knees or silently in the crowd….we pray.  Really want to make a difference?   Then pray.   Earnestly, fervently and regularly.  Every day we come together in Spirit and we pray.  If you have not already done so won’t you join us in prayer every day at 3:33 PM

Some have asked the meaning of 3:33.  And depending on what source you read you can get a broad interpretation of the number or a combination of threes.  Below are two excerpts that I chose to help with that understanding.  The link will take you to a broader discussion of Biblical Numerology.   Or do your specific research.  It can be fun and enlightening. Or better yet spend your time researching Jesus.  Numbers will not lead to change…Christ will!

The number three;

 signifies completion or perfection, and unity. Three Persons are in the Trinity. Just as three witnesses would firmly prove a matter to be true, a threefold repetition seems to establish it firmly or emphasize it. Ezekiel 21:27; Acts 10:9-16; Revelation 4:8; 8:13.

The number 33

 is connected to certain promises made by God. The 33rd time Noah's name is used in Scripture is when God makes a special covenant or promise with him. The Eternal promises to not destroy the entire world again with a flood and seals His pledge with the sign of the rainbow (Genesis 9:12 - 16).

Meaning of the Number 3 in the Bible (biblestudy.org)

Meaning of the Number 33 in the Bible (biblestudy.org)

 

Sunday, February 7th we will observe the Lord’s Supper and continue with our study of 2 Corinthians 5:17 and the change promised to us by God as we enter into Christ.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)

Last week we learned about

*The PATHWAY   to change.

*The PROMISE    for change.

*The PRODUCT   of change.

Wednesday, February 2 during the midweek prayer and Bible study our topic will be “New Things in the New Creation”   Should be fun.   Don’t miss it.  Bring a friend we have ample room or social distancing.  😊

Don’t forget to sign up for the Walk for Life sponsored by Pregnancy Solutions.  Must sign up and note your size to receive a Tee shirt.  Sign up sheet is in the vestibule.  Sunday is the final day to sign up.  I will turn them in Monday, Feb 8th.

I am humbled and happy  to be your Pastor

Shalom

Bob

Pastor.nhbc@outlook.com


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