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Sunday July 21, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

My sweet brothers and sisters in Christ,

Once again I'm a bit behind in getting out this week's study notes. Our move has me a bit behind and I appreciate you consideration of these circumstances. The Ladies Fellowship met this week and had a wonderful time together, and I know they'll be looking forward to their next get together on August 26th. Ladies, if you didn't make it, plan on joining for the next gathering.

On this Lord's Day we begin our second leadership section in 1 Timothy 3:8-12 as we examine Scripture's admonition to Church Deacons. This vital office has been well coined as those carrying forward the ministry of mercy. You'll definitely have some wonderful opportunity to consider this important role, those who fill it, and how your role in the church impacts this important ministry.

Our songs for the morning will be: I Will Sing of My Redeemer, #210; O Great God, #35; Before the Throne of God, #187; I Love Thy Kingdom Lord, #352. Take time to read through the rich theology in these songs and to sing them together as a family. All of these songs can be found on YouTube as well as other locations so that you can familiarize yourself with the music. We also encourage you to get your own copy of Hymns of Grace so that you can read through the great theology in these hymns and familiarize yourself with the words for your growth and to bolster our congregational singing. Copies are available at church. If you're interested see one of the church leadership members.

Please take some focused time to prepare for our worship by reading and studying our text from God's Word, studying the hymns which we'll be singing, and spending time in prayer for all the elements of the Lord's Day and the needs of our blessed church family.

Please consider the following ways to better use these details to prepare for our corporate worship.

1. Read the texts over the next couple of days & pray through them.
2. Gather with the family (wife/children) and read the texts to them ahead of time, talk through it.
3. Consider the lyrics to one (or all) of the songs listed in the weekly email of preparation)
4. Think of gathering together with another member/family from The Master's Church to prepare together (e.g., Sat night, Sunday brunch) and pray for the service, the sermon, the building up of the flock, power in preaching)
5. Study the texts suggested from the pulpit as additional devotional material and make them part of your weekly reading (1 Timothy 3-5; Acts 6:1-7; Titus 1:5-9).

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott

Sunday July 14, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dearly loved of our Lord,

 I am tardy getting out this week's study notes and I pray that you'll understand and extend your wonderful grace in my oversight. This has been a wonderful week with youth group starting. We had a very good turnout, and despite a bit of inclement weather (it rained buckets Thursday evening such as I've rarely seen even during hurricanes in the South) we still had a great time together and look forward to more of the same this coming week. The Ladies Fellowship as well will be meeting on Friday evening so make sure dear sisters that you make plans for this outing.

This Sunday we'll conclude our study from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 on the overseer or elders in the church. it has been a great time together as we've looked at God's high calling to the office of elder and the leaders biblical qualifications to pursue this office.

We will also be celebrating the Lord's Table this Sunday. Please make sure to rightly prepare your heart for this special occasion. I know you are faithful to read and study and pray each day and in preparation for Sunday, but make certain that you've spent purposeful time before our Heavenly Father in confession and seeking His gift of repentance such that you may turn from your sins to the cleansing of the Lord.

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott

4th of July letter and Sunday July 7, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dearest Citizens of an eternal inheritance holy and undefiled,

Happy 4th of July to you all! May today be a day of extra thanksgiving to our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His unspeakable gift of salvation and eternal life.

May we also give yet greater praise today and every day to our Father who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places and bestowed upon us the gift of living in this country.

We as citizens of the United States of America are among the most well to do people ever to walk upon this glorious creation. Even the least well to do are more affluent. Yet, let that not be a source of complacency, but a charge to pursue those of our country who do not enjoy the abundance that so many of us possess.

May we consider the downtrodden and afflicted, those without sufficient food or shelter and may we strive to give of our resources in a wise and overly generous way to the truly needy. It was for those righteous among our forefathers that the consideration of the needs of our populous as a whole drove them to pursue religious and personal freedom.

May we resolve to be more diligent in going out to the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ as well as our hands to the needy. The darkness of our world grows exponentially more severe, but in this the light of gospel blasts through that darkness to show the way of God through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Go today in the power and might of Jesus Christ to your parades, fireworks, barbecues, and other celebrations and take with you the gospel. Our world does not know our Savior and they will not hear unless you use your mouths to speak the truth of the gospel. Do not let this celebration of the birth of our nation pass without sharing the birth, death, and resurrection of your Savior. It is this effort in which He commands you today. Go in the power and might of Christ!

This week we continue on in our study in 1 Timothy 3. We continue to look at Paul's important teaching on how the church is to be run, and the qualification of her leaders, the overseers. Our text addresses the important formal aspects of the church with our church leadership. In preparation for our study please spend some time looking over the following chapters and verses: 1 Timothy 3-5; Ephesians 5:25-33; Titus 1:1-9; and Genesis 1-3.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott

Sunday June 30, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Church Family,

This Sunday we continue on in our discussion of the requirements for church elders. A vital part of a God-honoring church is biblically sound and qualified leadership. Without this foundation the church is likely to veer off course to follow the desires of the world and mournfully today this is where a great many churches are. Our text will be 1 Tim 3:1-7 and it will be a wonderful weekend of worship and we're looking forward to having you join us.

 This week our Sunday school begins our series on the books of the Bible where we'll do an overview of each book of the Bible looking at the outline, theme, key chapters and verses and the major players in each book beginning in Genesis. We'll cover several books each week as time and questions allow. It will be a great study and we hope to have you with us starting at 9:00 A. M.

Study the texts suggested from the pulpit as additional devotional material and make them part of your weekly reading (1 Timothy 3-5; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 4:1-12; 1 Peter 5).

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

 In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott




Sunday June 23, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This week we continue on in our study in 1 Timothy as we move to Chapter 3. We endeavor into Paul's next important teaching on how the church is to be run. Our text takes into the important formal aspects of the church with our church leadership. In preparation for our study please spend some time looking over the following chapters and verses: 1 Timothy 3-5; Acts 6:1-7; Acts 20:17-38; Ephesians 4:1-12; 1 Peter 5.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott




Sunday June 16, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dearly Beloved and Chosen of our King,

Each week as we send out this note to you it contains our upcoming Scripture passage, the songs that we will be singing, and some additional Scripture verses. The goal of this is three-fold. First and foremost it is to prepare you for worship. The hope being you will review all these materials and that your hearts will be better prepared to meet with the living God when we come together to corporately worship Him.

The second is for your family. My prayer is that that you would have a copy of our hymnal, Hymns of Grace, and that you would read through the song lyrics with your family and that you would practice singing these songs so that our congregational worship would be as pleasing as possible to Christ as we've studied these words (you can listen to the music of the songs at hymnsofgrace.com and can further find them with vocals on YouTube).

Our third goal is that you would take time to fellowship about our service details with other members of our beloved church family. Our world is becoming more and more isolated due to many factors and as Christians we must strive to have the glorious fellowship here on earth that we will have one day in heaven and so be encouraged by these blessings. Please consider these as you prepare your hearts individually, familialy, and congregationally. What a wonderful consideration and opportunity for husbands and fathers as we approach this Father's Day weekend.

 Our text for the morning will be 1 Tim 2:8-15. We continue in this our 3rd session of this incredible portion of Scripture. If you've missed one of these consider going back to our  website and catching up or even refreshing yourself on this important area of God's Word. Our special versus for study this week are 1 Timothy 1-3, 1 Peter 3:1-12; Genesis 1-3, 1 Corinthians 14.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott




Sunday June 9, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Ones,

As we embarked upon a new section last week after the wonderful, but deep section on The Will of God, we found ourselves again deep in the glorious truths of God's Word regarding the proper role of men to lead the public prayer of the church. It was a thought provoking time rich in theology and ponderous regarding the proper working of Christ's Church. We continue this week with similar discussions as we move forward in 1 Timothy 2:8-15. It will be another provoking discussion which you'll not want to miss. (Additional study 1 Tim 1-3, 1 Pet 3:1-12; Isa 3:16-26; Gen 18:12; Eph 5:15-33).

What a blessing it was to be meeting in the morning with our traditional Sunday School hour at 9 A. M. prior to our sweet fellowship and main service at 10:30. We look forward to seeing you all this weekend for both. If you missed our 1st membership class it is not too late as we've recorded the class and you can make it up on your own time and we'll discuss that this coming Sunday.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him.

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott

Sunday June 2, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Ones in Christ,

We've had a couple of enriching and challenging weeks as we've gone through our two-part series on The Will of God. I know this has stretched me in my understanding of this topic and likely this has been the same for you. These are vital subjects for us to endeavor into as we seek to know more about our glorious Savior and God. Additionally, as we've discussed this material cannot be simply head knowledge, but it is vital that it become the heart knowledge which we put into practice as we pursue greater holiness and obedience to Christ. I pray these messages have stirred you to this end and as mentioned I am always available to discuss this wonderful subject with you, to answer any questions that you may have as we grow together in the incredible blessings of our common salvation.

This week we transition to Sunday mornings services. We'll meet in our current location at the Senior Center in Richboro and will be having Sunday school beginning at 9:00 A. M. followed by 30 minutes of fellowship time and our morning church service at 10:30 A.M. Please adjust your schedules and make sure to join us. Sunday school will begin with the 1st of four classes in our membership series. Bring your Bibles and a pen and get ready for some wonderful interaction on what we believe at The Master's Church and what membership looks like. 

Following Sunday School and our 30 minutes of fellowship we'll move to our morning service where we'll continue in our series on 1 Timothy 2:8-15. Paul continues to instruct young Timothy, the church at Ephesus, and us on the important matters of how churches are to function. It will be an important and informative study that you won't want to miss.  I encourage you to read the following passages to enrich your understanding of the text we will cover.  

1 Timothy chapters 1-3
1 Peter 3:1-12
Isaiah 3:16-26
Genesis 18:12
Ephesians 5:15-33


May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day,

Our country celebrates this special day in many ways. Some enjoy the opportunity to go to the Shore, while others spend a relaxing extra day of the weekend at home; both are wonderful endeavors that the Bible and the benefits of living in this country encourage us to enjoy. However, this day is also a very importantly a day to remember. This is a day to focus on the men, women, and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom for this great country. It is a day for us to spend a solemn time of reflection for those who have given so much. The Scripture says in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” We are those who have received such a gift born on the sacrifices of these men and women. For this we must reflect on what we have been given and consider what our role is to be in the tapestry of the history of this land.

Our country has many ills which plague it and may well be in an irreconcilable position under divine mandate as was the nation of Israel, under Josiah’s reign. Yet, let us consider that reign as we reflect upon our condition and our role. It is never too late to strive for reforms in order to honor our great God and Father. This was the message of King Josiah’s time in power. He followed in the footsteps of the most wicked king in Israel’s history. Yet, he was undaunted by this inheritance and strove with all his being for reforms that would honor God regardless of the confirmed coming judgment of God. We know that our country is participating in many evil deeds that are contrary to Scripture, yet that does not mean that we are to individually abandon any effort to right these wrongs. Even though spiritual reform will not arise through political means, the proclamations of God’s Holy Word which we are commanded to obey and proclaim may well be the mechanism by which the Lord might open the eyes of some to the truth of His glorious Gospel as we stand against the ills of our world.

While attending an incredible Memorial Day celebration concert of the Philadelphia Pops I learned of one of our country’s traditions regarding our flag of which I was unaware. I thought as a Boy Scout I had learned every detail of how our flag is to be honored and respected, yet one very important and particularly applicable element escaped me. It is the flag tradition which is mandated by the U. S. Code regarding the flying of our flag on Memorial Day. The flag is to be flown at half-staff until noon; then at 12:00 the flag is to be swiftly raised to full-staff. The Army General that presided over the flag ceremony at the concert described this requirement explaining that the purpose of this was that in first half of the day the flag at half-staff was to honor our fallen Veterans. She further described that the swift raising to full-staff was a call to the rest of our servicemen and women that they must quickly stand in the stead of these fallen to honor their sacrifice and carry forward the work which the deceased had given their lives for such the sacrifices would never be in vain.

What a wonderful tradition and reminder to each of us as Christians of our duty under God to obey and proclaim His Holy Word and the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must remember that we, too, are to carry on in the stead of godly men and women who have gone before us and carry the torch of eternal life and freedom as we stand against the evil of this world and raise high the light of our great God to shine in this darkness.

May today be a day in which we rightly pause and remember; then may it be a day where we, with fresh resolve, commit to going forth in the strength of Jesus Christ to win the lost and to stand firm against evil. We know that the ruler of this world, against whom we war, shall not be triumphant, and that Jesus Christ is coming to claim His own and to right all wrongs. May we be found actively engaged in the battle on the side of our triumphant King to whom belongs all the honor, glory, and praise.

Love,

Pastor Scott


Sunday May 26, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Church Family,

 

This week we continue in our message series on The Will of God. In this topical message we're examining many different Scriptures that address the nature of God's will and allow us to better understand this complex topic, particularly as it relates to God's gracious offer of salvation to all people and His divine appointment of those whom He chooses to be saved. We have several verses that we've shared over the past weeks in consideration of this topic and more are listed in our study verses at the end of this week's update. If you missed last week's message I strongly encourage you to go to our website and listen to the message so that you have the important background information in preparation for this week's sermon. Also, it is always good to listen again to these messages when we have such wonderful and deep elements of our great God to consider.

Speaking of great things, we transition to Sunday mornings next week June 2nd, in our current location at the Senior Center in Richboro! We will have Sunday school beginning at 9:00 A. M. followed by 30 minutes of fellowship time and our morning church service at 10:30 A. M.

Please adjust your schedules and make sure to join us. Sunday school will begin with the 1st of four classes in our membership series. 

If you attend this class you are not committed to membership, but it is a chance for you to get a more in-depth understanding of who we are at The Master's Church in a warm environment where there is ample opportunity to ask questions in an interactive learning environment. We will be printing up a syllabus with our doctrinal statement that will serve as the basis for our study , of course along with your Bibles :). With this in mind, please contact the church to let us know of your desire to attend so that we have adequate materials for everyone. If you have children, they should be included in this class as they too will benefit greatly, can interact with questions (particularly if the parents are unwilling to ask), and Lord willing will one day if not immediately become members. I look forward to seeing you all Sunday morning at our Sunday school class and morning church services.

Study the texts suggested from the pulpit as additional devotional material and make them part of your weekly reading (1 Tim 2; 4:10; John 3:16-17; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2; Isaiah 53:4, 10; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28; Romans 8-11 [particularly 9:1-33; 11:1-24]).

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

 

Pastor Scott


Sunday May 19, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 I pray that you all enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day celebration. I am so thankful to Pastor Matt Feldi and his congregation from Baltimore Bible Church for allowing him to come and bless us with his teaching from Psalm 127. I am also thankful to each of you and the leadership for allowing me to go to California for our youngest son Peter's college graduation from The Master's University. It was also a blessing to spend Mother's Day with my beautiful wife and kids, plus my mom. In addition to this we had the wonderful blessing of our son Averyl's engagement to Hannah Lowery. It was a full and wonderful week and thank you to all for their roles.

 This week we come to the much anticipated message on The Will of God. In this topical message we'll be examining many different Scriptures that address the nature of God's will and allow us to better understand this complex topic, particularly as it relates to God's gracious offer of salvation to all people and His divine appointment of those whom He chooses to be saved. We have several verses that we've shared over the past weeks in consideration of this topic and more are listed in our study verses at the end of this week's update.

 Study the texts suggested from the pulpit as additional devotional material and make them part of your weekly reading

(1 Tim 2; 4:10; John 3:16-17; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2; Isaiah 53:4, 10; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28; Romans 8-11 [particularly 9:1-33; 11:1-24]).

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

 

Pastor Scott


Sunday May 12, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Family,

 

This past week in our conclusion to the discussion on prayer I mentioned a few resources for you to consider in an effort to advance your prayer lives. Here they are again in case you missed them: 
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
The Autobiography of George Mueller;
Adoniram Judsom: A Biography; 
E. M. Bounds on Prayer; The Hour that Changes the World, Dick Eastman.

The resources give great examples and practical application to increase your prayer life.

 

This week we will be blessed to have a dear friend of mine Matt Feldi who is Associate Pastor at Baltimore Bible Church. Matt will be preaching on Psalm 127 and it will be a wonderful time together. I am so grateful to Matt the church leadership team in allowing me to attend my son's college graduation from The Master's University in California this weekend and look forward to being with you all next week.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him.

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday May 5, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dearly loved of the Lord,

 

This week on Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. This is a time for us to remember and pray for our nation including its leaders, national, state, and local as well as our military and emergency service providers. Please take time to pray for our President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, also our other national leaders particularly in light of the political events in our country. Pray for our Governor Thomas Wolf, State Senators Robert Casey and Patrick Toomey, U. S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, and our state senators and congressman as well as local officials.

As we remember our military I was struck today (Wednesday) to see of the Carry the Load march moving into Yardley and then on to Philadelphia. This 40 mile walk is the longest endeavored into by a community in the events history. A huge praise to these who are keeping before us and our community the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and its freedom both at home and abroad.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday april 28, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Brothers and Sisters in arms for our Lord,

 This week we launch into the second chapter of the book of 1 Timothy. Intrigue continues. We will be looking at 1 Timothy 2:1-7 over the next couple weeks and I trust that you're as excited as I am to get back into this wonderful book after an outstanding Resurrection weekend with our Good Friday and Easter Services. Thank you to all who did so much to make this a rousing success for both services.
Our second chapter launches us into a wonderful discussion of God's plan of salvation amidst his exhortation to prayer. 1 Timothy is a manual on how to do church properly, but it is in no way to be considered an elementary treatise, but delves us further into the deep things of God in line with what we've already experienced. What a great blessing! You won't want to miss our services.

 

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday april 21, 2019 Resurrection Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear lovers of our Christ,

 I wanted to send you a devotional for the Passion Week. I have included the appropriate Scripture reading for each day of the week so that you can read, meditate, and pray about all that our Lord went through on our behalf.

I have included the day and any particularly important details about the day and the Scriptures from the Gospel accounts. If you notice the anomaly I mentioned in our message, or have any questions, you can email the church or share it with me our services later in the week.

Sunday (often labeled as Palm Sunday): John 12:2-11 (this is a critical link in understanding the timing of the Passion week.

Monday (10th of Nissan per Jewish calendar, see Exodus 12:1-3): Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19.

Tuesday: Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:12-19; Luke 19:45-48.

Wednesday: Matthew 21:18-26:16; Mark 11:20-14:11; Luke 20:1-22:2.

Thursday (the 1st day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread): Matthew 26:17-75; Mark 14:12-72; Luke 22:3-65; John 12:20-18:27.

Friday (14th of Nissan per Jewish calendar [day began at sunset on Thursday, the day before], see Exodus 12:6-13): Matthew 27:1-66; Mark 15:1-47; Luke 22:66-23:56; John 18:28-19:42.

Saturday (Sabbath began at Sunset on Friday, the day before).

Sunday (Resurrection Day-Praise the Lord, He is Risen!!!): Matthew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-49; John 20:1-25.

Delight in your studies and marvel at the gift our King has given to us as we praise our great God and Father.

 

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday april 14, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Church Family,

This week we come to the close of the first chapter of the book of 1 Timothy. Already it has been a rousing study with a unique and wonderful introduction, exhortations against false teachers and those living contrary to God's word, and Paul's incredibly personal expression of his own salvation as one of the most thorough and emotional in the Bible. This week in 1 Timothy 1:18-20 this beauty and intrigue continues.

As you consider preparation for next week let me encourage you with a daily devotional idea. Take time to look at detailed accounts of the Lord's life during this week as recorded in Matthew 21-28; Mark 11-16; Luke 19-24; and John 12-21. Each day focus on the details of Jesus' life as given in the Gospel accounts and allow these to be the details that you meditate on as you consider what our Lord went through each day in preparation to bear our sins on the cross at Calvary.

 May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday april 7, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

My Dear Family,

I write today being half way between my old and new home as we are on the road with some of our worldly belongings. Although I've only been gone since Monday morning to move my family to Bucks County I already miss being with each of you. This is a great feeling and as one whom the Lord has blessed to minister to you his dear flock.

We continue on this week through in 1 Timothy 1:12-17. If you missed last week I'd strongly encourage you to go to our website and listen to the message from last Sunday so that you're up to speed as we carry on into the second half of this great text. You may want to go back and listen even if you were there, as it will solidify many of the wonderful components of that section of Scripture. Paul's approach to this text is so personal and passionate as we saw last week. That passion only increases still more as we move ahead. Don't miss this great Sunday together. It's going to be a great Lord's Day celebration and I sincerely hope that you'll join us.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday march 31, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Sons & Daughters of our King,

We continue on this week through this wonderful first chapter of 1 Timothy. What a blessing it has already been and there is still a mountain of rich treasure for us to unearth as we continue to move along. This week we'll be looking at the first part of 1 Timothy 1:12-17. Paul continues to express his desire for young Timothy as he leads the church and helps us to know how we're to guide our young church. He does that in our text this week by becoming intensely personal about his faith and ours. This will be a rich discussion in understanding how incredibly abundant and beyond full comprehension is the glorious gospel of Christ Jesus our Lord which has been given to us. Don't miss this great Sunday together.

Also, after our service we'll have some light snacks and a Q & A where we'll talk about all the exciting things going on in our church and some of the future plans. It's going to be a great Lord's Day celebration and I sincerely hope that you'll join us.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday march 24, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Church Family,

What a joy it is to be at home in Buck's County again. I look forward to seeing each of you this Lord's Day as we gather to worship our King. Our text for the service will be 1 Timothy 1:8-11. We will also be celebrating the Lord's Table this Sunday. I am so excited to be sharing with you in Communion and I want us to direct our thoughts back to 1 Timothy 1:5 as we consider the gift of our faith in our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday march 17, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Ones,

This week I write to amidst the fury of packing up our worldly possessions as we prepare for our move to Buck's Co. in a few weeks. I look forward to being back with you next Sunday to continue on in 1 Timothy, but we have Justin Peters as very special guest to break forth the Word of God this Sunday. Justin is a wonderfully gifted and humble man who has endured much from the world and from the hands of false teachers in his younger years. You will be blessed to hear from him this week.

As we prepare for our glorious Lord's Day celebration Justin will be preaching on Luke 16:19-31 and the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. This is an incredible message and during the time Justin will be focusing on the power of the gospel and the Word of God.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday march 10, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

My brothers and sisters in arms,

 I write to you from the Shepherd's Conference in Southern California where I have been daily feasting on a heavenly banquet of God's Holy Word. I have been blessed to be strengthened, humbled, and extraordinary fed from the Words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I encourage you to go onto the conference website and listen to the messages, both past and present, and if possible, the daily messages are also being live streamed today for your viewing.

 As we prepare for our glorious Lord's Day celebration we'll be expositing 1 Timothy 1:3-7 (you'll remember from last week where we discussed that in its basic form, exposition is explaining God's Word). Our continuation in 1 Timothy is going to be a great opportunity for us to get into the meat of this wonderful letter and we carry on from our introductory message last week. If you missed that message you can go to our website and refresh yourself on those rich introductory verses.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday march 3, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Family,

The last five weeks have been a virtual feast of wonderful teaching from God's Word from several godly men who have blessed us to come and open the Scriptures. This week we begin our first Expository Preaching series from the book of 1 Timothy. If the term Expository Preaching is somewhat, unfamiliar don't worry as we'll be explaining exactly what that means. Our text will be 1 Timothy 1:1-2. You can look down to the end of the email to see the associated texts that I'd like to have you read and consider as we prepare to worship our great God and King Christ Jesus on this upcoming Lord's Day. 

Our songs for the morning will be: 

Great is Thy Faithfulness, #86;

Rock of Ages, #209;

Blessed Assurance, #403;

Immortal Invisible, #36. 

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him.

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday February 24, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the King,

The abundant blessings of God are ours each day and particularly as we gather on the Lord's Day, and this week will be a highlight to those blessings. We will be hearing from Dr. Carl Hargrove, one of the elders of our church plant from our sending church Grace Community. Carl will be teaching us from Colossians 3:14-17 as he discusses The Guidelines for a Healthy Church. In addition to this wonderful text focusing on the our unity of Christ and its results, Carl will be leading us in celebrating the Lord's Supper. Communion is a sacred ordinance commanded of all Christ's children. Please take focused time before our services to prepare your heart for this wonderful celebration.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday February 17, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Children of the King,

 This week we will be blessed to hear from James Dolezal. James is going to be bringing one of my favorite passages of Scripture which will be a wonderful time in God's Word and a great opportunity to grow together in the power of our most holy faith. Make sure you plan on joining us as we gather.

 This week we'll be looking at Psalm 19. A brilliant text that looks at both God's General Revelation and His Special Revelation. In addition to these incredible themes there is a multitude of vivid aspects of creation, salvation, and many other wonderful treasures.

My usual guidance for studying the Scripture is to read the passage through several times to get the sense and write down repeated and key themes that present themselves to you as you read. Then go back and go through and look up all the cross references from the verses. This process will give you a wonderful idea about the texts which we're studying.   

Our songs for the morning will be: Praise to the Lord, The Almighty, #2; I Sing the Mighty Power of God, #26; Holy, Holy, Holy, #48;

How Great Thou Art, #5.

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday February 10, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Church family,

 Jonathan Master is teaching this weekend and it is going to be a wonderful time in God's Word as we come to glorify our great God and Savior. Make sure you plan on joining us as we gather.

 Here are our worship details for this week's services. This week we'll be looking at Daniel Chapter 2. This text focuses on so many wonderful attributes of God, such as His omniscience, omnipotence, and sovereignty. It also helps us see how important is the vital element of prayer, and reinforces for us that the goal of our lives is to bring glory to God. You can see the texts I'd suggest you read and consider alongside of these great themes in preparation for this message at the end of the email.

 Our songs for the morning will be:  Immortal Invisible, #36; How Firm a Foundation, #364; I Love Thy Kingdom Lord, #352; On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand, #423… (complete letters through our email updates)

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2019 LORD’S DAY PREPARATION

Dearly loved of the Lord,

 The Lord gave us an exceptional day of worship last Sunday as we launched in our new facility at the Council Rock Senior Center in Richboro. It was a time of wonderful singing and honoring Christ with the reading and teaching of His Word. I pray that all of you who attended were as encouraged as I was, and those that were not able to attend will be able to do so this upcoming weekend. Matt Tarr is teaching this weekend and it is going to be an excellent time of worship that you will not want to miss.

 Here are our worship details for this week's services. This week we'll be looking at several texts of Scripture, but primarily Philippians 2:1-18. This text focuses on the important element of unity within the church and those things which help build unity as well as those which are contrary to this vital element of the church. Please read through these verses as well as those highlighted at the end of this email and consider what other sections of the Bible the Lord brings to mind during your reading. If you have time, go to those Scriptures and use all of this as you consider our time together on the Lord's Day afternoon.

 Our songs for the morning will be: Before the Throne of God Above, #187; Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery, #184; In Christ Alone, #177; All Glory Be to Christ, #133…(for complete letters please sign up for our weekly email)

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott


Sunday January 27, 2019 Lord’s Day Preparation

Dear Congregation of The Master's Church,

Here are our worship details for this week's services. It is my prayer that you will look at our text and the hymns for this week and use them as a devotional and preparatory materials as we prepare for our wonderful first Sunday at 3:30 P. M. in the new facility at the Northampton Senior Center in Richboro. The Lord has been doing great things through these preparations, as He always does, and we want to be ready to worship Him with all our hearts and souls.

 This week we'll be looking at 2 Chronicles 5-7. This text examines King Solomon's dedication of the temple and will serve as a great place for us to focus our thoughts as we consider what the Lord has in store for us as we seek to minister to His chosen people here in Buck's County and to one another. Please read through these chapters and consider what other sections of the Bible the Lord brings to mind during your reading. If you have time, go to those Scriptures and use all of this as you consider our time together on the Lord's Day afternoon.

 Our songs for the morning will be: Great is Thy Faithfulness, #86; I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord, #352; Take My Life and Let it Be, #37; My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness, #374. …( for complete letters please sign up for our weekly emails)

May the Lord richly bless your study and preparation as we come together to serve Him.

In HIS Hands-

Pastor Scott