Sunday, June 22, 2008

Infinite Fullness

"And of His fullness have all we received."
John 1:16

It is Christ alone, who supplies all the
spiritual needs of all believers.

There is an infinite fullness in Jesus Christ.

There is laid up in Jesus, as in a treasury,
a boundless supply of all that any sinner
can need--either in time or eternity.

He is rich in . . .
and redemption.

Out of Christ's fullness, all believers in every age
of the world, have been supplied. Every saint in glory
will at last acknowledge that he is Christ's debtor for
all that he is.

(J. C. Ryle, "The Gospel of John")

Friday, June 20, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day---A Gift of Support and Submission To Our Husbands

Those of us who are married can definitely see God's kindness in our lives through how He has blessed us with husbands who love God and us! No matter what the condition of our marriage, though, as wives, we have a Biblical command to be a blessing to our husbands through our submissive and supportive attitude towards them.

Start now, by affirming to your husband the attributes that you are thankful for. Show him that you support him and submit to his leadership. Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock say something very beneficial and helpful to us all in their book, Designing A Lifestyle That Pleases God:

We should be our husband's greatest cheerleader, confidante, and encourager. We should be quick to affirm him. God has delegated a great responsibility to our husbands--they are called to lead and love as Christ (Ephesians 5:25-29). We should take time daily, weekly, and monthly to affirm his leadership in our lives and home. I would encourage you to identify specific character traits you are thankful for and then take the time to affirm him regularly. Ideas for ways you can affirm your husband include:

1) Write him notes, letters, or cards affirming specific character attributes.

2)Give him gifts representing your love and admiration for him(think of gifts that would have meaning to him--not you.)

3)Complete tasks or "do things" for your husband that communicate your love for him (e.g., running errands or completing chores that are helpful to him).

4) Listen to him. Yes, listening is a great gift to your husband and can be a tool for affirming him. Listen carefully so you can learn your husband's heart. Give him your honest input after you understand his perspective.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

An Opportunity to Attend a Women's Conference


An invitation has been extended for the ladies of BCLR to participate (via tele-conference) in a seminar being held at Grace Bible Church in Brandon Florida. The information about the seminar, With The Master Is Fullness Of Joy, can be viewed here and here. Susan Heck is teaching the conference and her bio is included in the attachments.

Capacity in the TES classroom at BCLR is twenty five persons, so the first twenty five women who make a commitment to attend both Friday and Saturday will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. There will be no registration fee. One item to note is the time difference between Brandon and Little Rock with Little Rock being one hour behind Brandon.

This looks like a great opportunity to look at the book of Philippians in a unique manner.

If you have these dates available and wish to attend, send an e-mail to, and the initial 25 ladies to request a spot will be able to participate.