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THE MICHIGAN CITY BRANCH WELCOMES YOU To ZION GOSPEL CHAPEL' Decatur and Sanborn LORD’S DAY: ' Bible School. 9:45 A.M. Worship Service 10:45 A.M. Fellowship . 7:00 P.M. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:45 P.M. FAITH IS THE VICTORY The CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ZION IN CHICAGO KIMBALL BLDG* Room 730 Wabash and Jackson Blvd. Services Each Lord’s Day at 3:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME • Leave;? of Healing and other Zion Literature Available. Elder Arthur A. Wright Officer in Charge. 2918 Edina Blvd., Zion, ML Phone Zion 2339 PHOENIX BRANCH Regular services held in the ZION MOUNTAIN VIEW CHAPEL 915 East Dunlap Sunnyslope, Phoenix, Arizona Lord’s Day: 9:30 A. M.Bible School • (Classes for all ages) | 11:00 A. M.Worship Service 7:30 P. M.Evening Service Wednesday: 7:30 P. M.Regular Mid-Week Service Special Services as announced. LELAND W. BARTON Elder-in-charge Phone 5-3829 ALL WELCOME_ BETHEL CHAPEL Branch of the CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Monrovia, California Lord’s Day Services Bible School. 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Evening Devotionals . 7:30 P.M. Wednesdays Cottage Prayer Meetings (as announced) 7:45 P.M. Overseer F. Robinson Officer in Charge. 1549 S. California Ave. (4 blocks S. of U. S. Highway No. 66) Telephone Monrovia 10934. Local Hauling Local and And Delivery Long Distance Service Moving DAVIS TRUCK SERVICE CHICAGO TO ZION And All Points Along The NORTH SHORE Phone Zion 8507 or 734 2621 ELIM AVE. ZION, ILL. AVON PRODUCTS, Inc. GRACE RAY 2913 Gabriel Phone 2886. % THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Zechariah 4:6; Luke 4:16-21; I John 5:6-8 Memory Verse - II Peter 1:21 Prepared by Anton Darms, Overseer in the Christian Catholic Church Headquarters - Zion, Illinois 36-36 In the Scriptures, the Per son, Mission and Ministry of the Holy Spirit is emphasized. From the first Chapter in Genesis to the last Chapter in Revelation, the Holy Spirit’s presence and power is mani fested. The Holy Spirit should not be referred to as an imper sonal “influence.” He is a dis tinct Person, one of the bless ed Trinity. Proceeding from the Father and the Son, He therefore has a very important part to perform in the carry ing out of God's Plan of Di vine Redemption. He deserves the homage and worship of all mankind, equal to that ac corded the two other Persons of the Divine Trinity. Every child of God should make I himself familiar with the Per son, Mission and Ministry of | the Holy Spirit. This Lesson (also the one to follow) will open up some of the treasures of the Sacred Scriptures on this subject. I THE HOLY SPIRIT'S MIS SION IN THE OLD TES TAMENT. Gen. 1:2; 6:3; 41:38; Ex. 31 :l-5; I Chron. 28:11, 12; Psalm 51:11; 106:33; Is. 32:15; 40:13; Zach. 4:6. The work of the Holy Spirit reaches back to the beginning of creation. When the earth was “without form” and* “darkness was upon the face of the deep,” the Word of God says that “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” bringing order out of universal chaos. The Holy Spirit had an active part in the creation of man, for into man’s nostrils was breathed “the breath of life, and man , became a living soul.” Since man’s fall into sin, the Holy Spirit has exercised a restrain ing power in the world. Although no definite teach ing is given in the Old Testa ment on the separate mission of the Holy Spirit, many ex amples are given where the Holy Spirit came intermittent ly upon men, enabling them to carry out their special mission and work. A definite example of this is seen in the life of Joseph, who, as he stood be fore Pharoah, interpreted the dream concerning the seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine; and in consequence, the , preplexed Pharaoh was obliged to say, “Can we find such an one as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?” During the period of the Judges, many interesting in stances are given of how the Spirit of God came upon such men as Gideon, Jephthah, Sam son and others, who were thereby Divinely empowered to deliver Israel from their op pressors. II THE HOLY SPIRITS MIN ISTRY IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST. Matt. 1:18; 3:11 17; 4:1; Luke 1:15; 4:18, 19; 11:13; John 3: 34; Acts 10: 38; Rom. 8:11; Hebr. 9: 13, 14. The Holy Spirit ii closely in tertwined with the entire life of Christ. The first chapter of the New Testament speaks of the Virgin Mary being “found with child of the Holy Spirit.” Of the forerunner of Christ, John the Baptist, it was told before his birth, “He shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, ev en from his mother’s womb.” When John began to witness of Christ, he declared, “He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” As Jesus was being baptiz ed in the Jordan, “The heav ens were opened unto Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him.” When Je sus stood up for to preach His first discourse in the Syna gogue of Nazafeth, He read the program of His mission as recorded in the prophecy of Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; ... To proclaim the ac ceptable year of the Lord. It is indeed wonderful to know that the entire ministry of Jesus was directed and in spired by the Holy Spirit. In summing up the Savior’s min istry, Peter declared that He “was anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all that were oppress ed of the Devil: for God was with Him.” Jesus taught His disciples that the Heavenly Father shall give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him. Before His departure, Je sus gave much teaching to His disciples regarding “the promise of the Holy Spirit.” Of Jesus’ atoning work upon the Cross, it is said that “through the Spirit He offered Himself without spot unto God.” And of the resurrection of Jesus it is said, “the Spirit raised up Jesus from the dead.” Ill THE HOLY SPIRIT IN SPIRED THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. Nehemiah 9:20; I Cor. 2:10-14; Hebr. 2:4; II Peter 1:19-21; I John 5:6-8. The natural man with all his wisdom could never have giv en the sacred oracles of the Scriptures, but “holy men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit” to record for us the revelations given to them. The Holy Spirit is therefore the real Author of all the Scrip tures, with their treasures of wisdom and knowledge. We today need the guid ance of the Holy Spirit in or der to understand and to put into practice the teachings of God’s Inspired Word. Pray that the Holy Spirit will il lumine your mind, strengthen your will, and incline your heart to meditate upon the Word of God day by day, and give you power to put its teach ings into daily practice. DO YOU LONG FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FILL YOUR HEART AND LIFE WITH HIS DIVINE PRES ENCE AND POWER? These weekly Bible lessons, punch ed for loose leaf folder, may be ob tained by mail for $1.00 a year. NEWS FROM ENGLAND (Continued from Page 1) too, is enjoying his trip. He seems absolutely at home here —he might have been here years, he is just one of us. He has a very sincere desire to see God’s work in Zion prosper and he loves the Christian Catholic Church. I am sure by ; God’s guidance he will prove a blessing in Zion. It’s been grand to have some one from Zion to talk to and ask ques tions. I am afraid we have all had many late nights talking. He has been to Lancashire and visited several families. We REPAIRS AND SERVICE On Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Motors and nearly all home or office Appliances and Fixtures. Bring them in or call, Zion 3368 - 2557 MODERNAIRE SALES & ENGINEERING SERVICE 2924 Sheridan Road had a nice service there and little Marion was consecrated on the Lord’s Day. We witness ed “Zion’s Living Word” films. They are beautiful. I was im pressed that so much of God’s Word is included, in fact, it is practically all “The Wotd” — so different from other reli gious films. Charles has been to Yorkshire to visit Deacon Murton, and to Edinburgh. Last Sunday there was a cheap train trip to Eresham, Worcester shire. Mother, Charles, and myself went on this trip to visit dear old Mrs. Norledge, a rela tive of Mrs. Peterson. She was h^ppy to see us. Charles, I knew, was anxious to visit Stratford - on Avon, Shake speare’s country, and so her grandson drove us over. I was so glad he did-that. God sure ly overrules marvelously. He went to Canterbury and Doveh, Monday. Tuesday he remained home. Today, he and Mother have gone to Ipswich and Thet ford, Norfolk. I am expecting them in now for supper. I think he goes to Birmingham tomor row and Cambridge, Friday. This will be a busy weekend. We have several coming, in cluding Mrs. Ray. We shall have a meeting Sunday. Mon day the films are being shown in London again. Saturday we have to get in some sightsee ing in London. He has seen very little of London yet. You can see how full the days are. We want him to see all he can be fore he Returns. I am sure he will tell you all about his trip when he is back again in Zion. We were so happy to get your last letter and we pray God to bless and strengthen you. . . God bless you is our praper. Love, Iris. (Mrs. Iris Peto Laytham)