Video of Patrick’s Message 4/22/12

Posted: April 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

 

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  1. Laurie Wilson says:

    Heb 11:1 In faith Patrict , I am adding you to the list in this chaper. Thank you for your clear message of hope.

  2. Tom & MaryEllen Newman says:

    Dear Patrick, we have been holding you, Dena and the kids in our hearts and prayers along with our church here. Our fervent prayer that you finish your race strong and give our Lord all the glory was answered today as we watched your video. You are surely God’s living testimony to PR 3:5-6. As you continue this journey know that we will faithfully lift you up because He is soveriegn and that’s what He calls us to do. We love you. Uncle Tom, ME, Josh, Kelly, and the kids…

  3. Mel Stull says:

    Read this in Charles Spurgeon Morning & Evening Series. This so encouraged me and I wanted to pass it on to you:

    How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
    Psalms 139:17

    Divine omniscience provides no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking about us, never turns His mind from us, always has us before His eyes; and this is precisely how we would want it, because it would be dreadful to exist for a moment outside the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring countless benefits to us: It is consequently a supreme delight to remember them. The Lord always thought about His people: hence their election and the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured. He will always think upon them: hence their final perseverance by which they shall be brought safely to their final rest.

    In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is constantly fixed upon us—we never roam beyond the Shepherd’s eye. In our sorrows He observes us incessantly, and not a painful emotion escapes Him; in our toils He notices all our weariness, and He writes all the struggles of His faithful ones in His book. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel of our bodily frame is uncared for; all the details of our little world are thought upon by the great God.

    Dear reader, is this precious to you? Then hold to it. Do not be led astray by those philosophical fools who preach an impersonal God and talk of self-existent, self-governing matter. The Lord lives and thinks upon us; this is a far too precious truth for us to be easily robbed of it. To be noticed by a nobleman is valued so highly that he who has it counts his fortune made; but how much greater is it to be thought of by the King of kings! If the Lord thinks upon us, all is well, and we may rejoice evermore.

    The Stulls love you guys!!!

  4. Karen Winner Sed says:

    Patrick – your message was a blessing to me! The message is so true and I thank you for sharing it in your story. You are in my prayers – along with Dena and the children. Thank you for spending time with me a few weeks ago…I so enjoyed our visit..Love, Karen

  5. Michelle Klassen Jones says:

    Dear Pastor Pat,
    Thank you for your faithfulness to preach Christ and his sovereignty in all things. Thank you for running your race to win the prize, your Savior. I am so proud of you in Christ. I am so excited for you to see the King when that day comes and I am so thankful He is preparing such a wonderful place for you. Thank you for your testimony of no fear of death. Thank you for the power of Christ we can see in you. You have taught me so much and helped lead so many to Christ. I love you and Dena and am forever thankful.
    Michelle Klassen Jones

  6. Mel Stull says:

    My dear brother, This is for you! Enjoy!

    May 18, 2012

    Later

    . . . later . . .
    Hebrews 12:11

    How happy are tested Christians, later. There is no deeper calm than that which follows the storm. Who has not rejoiced in clear shinings after rain?

    Victorious banquets are for well-accomplished soldiers. After killing the lion we eat the honey; after climbing the Hill Difficulty,1 we sit down in the arbor to rest; after traversing the Valley of Humiliation, after fighting with Apollyon, the shining one appears, with the healing branch from the tree of life. Our sorrows, like the passing hulls of the ships upon the sea, leave a silver line of holy light behind them “later.” It is peace, sweet, deep peace, that follows the horrible turmoil that once reigned in our tormented, guilty souls.

    Consider, then, the happy condition of a Christian! He has his best things last, and therefore in this world he receives his worst things first. But even his worst things are “later” good things, hard plowings yielding joyful harvests. Even now he grows rich by his losses, he rises by his falls, he lives by dying, and he becomes full by being emptied; if, then, his grievous afflictions yield him so much peaceable fruit in this life, what will be the full vintage of joy “later” in heaven? If his dark nights are as bright as the world’s days, what shall his days be? If even his starlight is more splendid than the sun, what must his sunlight be? If he can sing in a dungeon, how sweetly will he sing in heaven! If he can praise the Lord in the fires, how will he extol Him before the eternal throne! If evil be good to him now, what will the overflowing goodness of God be to him then?

    Oh, blessed “later”! Who would not be a Christian? Who would not bear the present cross for the crown that comes afterwards? But here is work for patience, for the rest is not for today, nor the triumph for the present, but “later.” Wait, my soul, and let patience have her perfect work.

    1Pilgrim’s Progress

  7. Devon Linton says:

    Patrick, Dena, Paige and Parker,
    My family and I are deeply moved by us just learning of the difficulties you are facing. However we are very joyful that from the first day we met you and your family, you demonstrated faith and trust in Christ and love for all people, especially children and teens.

    Your many trips to Jamaica to work with Calvary Baptist Church and the ministry enthrusted to us have not been in vain and I know you and your family will be rewarded.

    So now in your time of difficulties we are standing with you in all the ways we possibly can.

    Ephesians 3:20 tells us that we serve a God that can do “exceedingly, abundantly all that we ask or even think.” He is faithful to His promises.

    I love you Patrick and will be following your blog and keeping in touch in other ways.

    Devon, Patricia and Divonell

  8. Mel Stull says:

    Hey Bro, read this in my quiet time this morning, and I hope it encourages you! It is by Charles Spurgeon:

    Healing of a Divine Physician

    . . . Who heals all your diseases.
    Psalms 103:3

    Humbling as this statement is, yet the fact is certain that we are all more or less suffering under the disease of sin. What a comfort to know that we have a great Physician who is both able and willing to heal us! Let us think of Him for a moment tonight.

    His cures are very speedy—there is life for a look at Him; His cures are radical—He strikes at the center of the disease; and so His cures are sure and certain. He never fails, and the disease never returns. There is no relapse where Christ heals, no fear that His patients should be merely patched up for a season. He makes new men of them: He also gives them a new heart and puts a right spirit within them.

    He is well skilled in all diseases. Physicians generally have some specialty. Although they may know a little about almost all our pains and ills, there is usually one disease that they have studied more than others; but Jesus Christ is thoroughly acquainted with the whole of human nature. He is as much at home with one sinner as with another, and He never yet met an unusual case that was difficult for Him. He has had extraordinary complications of strange diseases to deal with, but He has known exactly with one glance of His eye how to treat the patient. He is the only universal doctor; and the medicine He gives is the only true panacea, healing in every instance.

    Whatever our spiritual malady may be, we should apply at once to this Divine Physician. There is no brokenness of heart that Jesus cannot bind up. “The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”1 We have only to think of the myriads who have been delivered from all sorts of diseases through the power and virtue of His touch, and we will joyfully put ourselves in His hands. We trust Him, and sin dies; we love Him, and grace lives; we wait for Him, and grace is strengthened; we see Him as he is, and grace is perfected forever.

  9. Kerry Stanton says:

    That was AWESOME, Pat. We love you in San Jose!

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