Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr., interim president of Erskine College And Seminary, will share the pulpit with Pastor Barron during November and December. Dr. Gustafson is a former head of Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, N.Y., and Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, Miss. Gustafson holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a master of theological studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass., a master of arts degree in educational administration from Columbia University Teachers College, New York, N.Y., and a doctor of ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary. His wife is Marjorie Graham Gustafson; they have two children. (from Erskine College News)
Wednesday Bible Study Looks At ‘Praise And Thanksgiving’
Pastor Barron will present to us the scriptural commands to God’s people to engage in praise and thanksgiving. Join us at 7:00 today at The Woodlands Orchid Room for a time of prayer and study.
Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal: NGC has much to be thankful for this November. Just as we saw Samuel exhort the people to thank God and remember his mighty acts of redemption to avoid relying on earthly power, we as a people are concentrating on His blessings upon us, particularly our unity in the face of much uncertainty and upheaval. Our upcoming Wednesday Bible Studies will focus on thanksgiving to God, and we will enjoy a fellowship gathering on the evening of Wednesday, November 23, to corporately express our thanks to God and remember what he has done among us. Details are to follow.
Sunday School: We are studying the ARPC’s Fall 2016 Adult Quarterly on I and II Samuel, “The Triumph Of God’s Anointed.” This Sunday we will study II Samuel 11: 1–17 and 12: 1–15. Dr. Ross’ lesson is titled, “The Abounding Grace Of God.” Part of this is a study of how David bears the image not only of Jesus, but also of Jesus’ saved church; we who fail and must repent, be corrected, chastised and restored. Naturally, this lesson looks at David’s sin with Bathsheba and its aftermath. A good background is reading Chapters 8–10 this week.