October 1-7th Family Worship Guide 2023

The Guide for the Week
October 1-7th  2023 AD.
18th Sunday After Pentecost

Bible Passage for the Week
Proverbs 10:22-32
1 Samuel 10
James 1
Psalm 92

Verse to Memorize
Psalm 119: 89

Catechism Questions

Q.  How many books are in the New Testament?
A. There are 27 books in the New Testament.

Q.  What are the books of the New Testament?
A. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, The Acts of the Apostles, Romans, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, Jude, and Revelation.
People to Pray for:
Church: Syracuse Baptist Church
                Pastor Tim Bushong
Ministry: All Hallows Reformation Festival
Civil Magistrate: Clark County Deputy Prosecutor
                                STEVEN D. STEWART
Notes for Parents
 Catechism/ Memory Verse
In a world filled with opinions, half truths, biased fake news, and constant bombardment of propaganda, it is such a blessing to know that the word of God is settled.  It won’t change.  Men change their opinions.  Fads come and go.  But the word of God is forever.  
Build your house on God’s word and you will be built on a firm foundation.

How to Pray for Those we are praying for:
Syracuse Baptist Church-Pastor Tim Bushong

  •  Wisdom as they grow
  • To be able to find a larger meeting place
  • They are hosting a conference called Politics and Jesus.  Pastor Joseph will preach at it the third Saturday of October
All Hallow’s Reformation Festival
  •  That we would have good weather.
  • For  those who will volunteer to be in good health, to be a light to each other and to the community.
  • For those who will be vendors or perform who are not a part of our church that they may be encouraged and also hear the gospel.
  • For those that will attend to hear the gospel, to be encouraged in the faith, and that there will be many of them from the community.
Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Steven Stewart
  •  He is responsible for training other deputy prosecutors and officers of the court.
  • Pray that he will know the Lord Jesus and desire to do his work in service of Jesus.
  • Pray for him to have wisdom and strength in his work.

Church History Spotlight
William Tyndale
1495-October 6 1536

William Tyndale was born about 1495 at Slymbridge near the Welsh border. He received his degrees from Magdalen College, Oxford, and also studied at Cambridge. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1521, and soon began to speak of his desire, which eventually became his life's obsession, to translate the Scriptures into English. It is reported that, in the course of a dispute with a promminent clergyman who disparaged this proposal, he said, "If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth the plow to know more of the Scriptures than thou dost."
The remainder of his life was devoted to keeping that vow, or boast. Finding that the King, Henry VIII, was firmly set against any English version of the Scriptures, he fled to Germany (visiting Martin Luther in 1525), and there travelled from city to city, in exile, poverty, persecution, and constant danger. Tyndale understood the commonly received doctrine -- the popular theology -- of his time to imply that men earn their salvation by good behavior and by penance. He wrote eloquently in favor of the view that salvation is a gift of God, freely bestowed, and not a response to any good act on the part of the receiver.

 His views are expressed in numerous pamphlets, and in the introductions to and commentaries on various books of the Bible that accompanied his translations. He completed his translation of the New Testament in 1525, and it was printed at Worms and smuggled into England. Of 18,000 copies, only two survive. In 1534, he produced a revised version, and began work on the Old Testament. In the next two years he completed and published the Pentateuch and Jonah, and translated the books from Joshua through Second Chronicles, but then he was captured (betrayed by one he had befriended), tried for heresy, and put to death. He was burned at the stake, but, as was often done, the officer strangled him before lighting the fire. His last words were, "Lord, open the King of England's eyes."

Miles Coverdale continued Tyndale's work by translating those portions of the Bible (including the Apocrypha) which Tyndale had not lived to translate himself, and publishing the complete work. In 1537, the "Matthew Bible" (essentially the Tyndale-Coverdale Bible under another man's name to spare the government embarrassment) was published in England with the Royal Permission. Six copies were set up for public reading in Old St. Paul's Church, and throughout the daylight hours the church was crowded with those who had come to hear it. One man would stand at the lectern and read until his voice gave out, and then he would stand down and another would take his place. All English translations of the Bible from that time to the present century are essentially revisions of the Tyndale-Coverdale work.

A Prayer thanking God for William Tyndale
Almighty God, who planted in the heart of your servant William Tyndale a consuming passion to bring the Scriptures to the people in their native tongue, and endowed him with the gift of powerful and graceful expression and with strength to persevere against all obstacles: Reveal to us your saving Word, as we read and study the Scriptures, and hear them calling us to repentance and life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Upcoming Events:
October 8 New Members Class
October 11 Women’s Bible Study
October 15 Genevan Pub
October 18 King’s Men and Daughters of the King
October 28 All Hallows Reformation Festival
November 3-4 Men’s Retreat
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