Welcome to the Bronte Church Family today. We have gathered this last Sabbath to study, worship, fellowship and give thanks together. It is an exciting and yet solemn time as we are on the eve of a New Year. Where has time elapsed? What have we accomplished this past year? Have we invested more in the kingdom of God? Are we further on in our journey with Jesus? Have we laid aside those impediments that affect our communion with God? Are we too distracted by the world that we are not preparing enough for the world to come? This past year we have seen so many changes in our lives and in our world that indicate we are one year closer to coming of our Lord. This last day of the year 2016 falls on a Sabbath, and what a grand opportunity we have to review, reflect, remember and renew our commitment and covenant to our God. I desire to have a closer walk, a deeper experience, a fresh appreciation of salvation, a revival in my soul, and more love to God and others through service. How about you? May we “seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near…” (Isaiah 55:6). Lord, make me over again and “restore unto me the joy of your salvation” (Psalm 51:12) today and from this day forward, Amen.
Good morning! We trust your experience today will be uplifting as we study, worship, and fellowship. We have lived to see the last month of the year of 2016! Where has the time gone? As we reflect this month, we will explore the theme, “the Man for all seasons” and hope that we will desire a closer walk, a deeper experience, and fresher appreciation of Jesus. May we also inquire more about Him. May all of our wants, needs, desires, dreams, and hope be wrapped up in Him. So many people will allow another month and year to go by, but will not pause to think about the One who without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). May our prayer be, “give me Jesus in the morning, at noon, in the evening, and all day long.” Let us never leave home or our lives without Him!