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Our desire is to be of service to you as an individual and to our community as a whole. We are a fellowship of Christians from Pembroke and the surrounding regions of the Upper Ottawa Valley of Ontario, Canada.
The Pembroke Bible Chapel is an autonomous church which is part of a loosely knit association of brethren churches throughout the world.
Some of our distinctives are that we: are evangelistic, believe in the necessity of being "born again", are shepherded by a plurality of elders, enjoy Bible ministry by a variety of gifted brethren, and, meet weekly for communion.
At PBC, we know that we are not the only people who love God and who are seeking to follow Him; but together, we have found a warm and caring fellowship that seeks to fully embrace each person with grace and truth.
None But the Hungry Heart
The following daily devotional is a compilation of writings by various people of faith. It was compiled by Miles Stanford. In reading these devotionals day-by-day our desire is that you will be encouraged in your faith and learn to depend on the Lord Jesus in all circumstances. To find out more about these devotionals click here.
HARVEST CONDITIONS - December 5, 2013
"The God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after ye have suffered awhile, make you mature, establish, strengthen, settle you" (1 Peter 5:10).
The type of plow employed has much to do with the resultant harvest. The primitive stick-plow places quite a limitation upon what will be harvested if anything. But if the Husbandman's plow is cutting deep into our lives, we can expect a rich harvest. As Samuel Rutherford said, "Why should I start at the plow of my Lord, that maketh deep furrows on my soul? He purposeth a crop!"
"'Doth he that ploweth to sow plow continually? Doth he continually open and harrow his ground?' (Isaiah 28:24). No, of course not! It is a job that has got to be done the breaking up, the turning over, the exposing to the elements, the harrowing. The Lord is speaking to His faithful people who are feeling that they are under the plow; furrows are being cut deep into their souls; they are being turned up and turned over, laid bare, exposed, broken, harrowed. The Father says, even to faithful people, 'This is necessary, we are looking ahead to a harvest, to real values; this is an essential aspect of the work. But. . . take comfort this is not going on forever.'"
"No matter what we may encounter in this life, we who belong to the Lord Jesus have this definite knowledge our Father will use it all in love as an instrument in the carrying out of the glorious purpose to which He has destined us. If that purpose is to be wrought by delivering us from a trial, He will do so. But if it is to be accomplished by means of the trial, He, in His perfect love, will not free us from it but strengthen us to go through it and be victorious over it." -A.M.
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time" (1 Peter 5:6).
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