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Grace Bible Chapel of Springfield, Illinois
JULY 2, 2017
MARK DOSSETT
JULY 9, 2017
DAVID COOLEY
JULY 16, 2017
RICHARD COOLEY
JULY 23, 2017
PHILIP DOSSETT
JULY 30, 2016
FLOYD PIERCE
SPEAKERS IN JULY
“…as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike. “(1
Sam. 30:24)

When David recovered the city of Ziklag from the Amalekites, some of his men did not want to share the spoil with
200 who had stayed behind at the brook Besor. David ruled that those who stayed by the supplies should share
equally with those who went into the battle.

For every soldier who engages in combat, there are several who work behind the lines. In the U. S. Army in World
War II, only about 30% of the troops were in combatant units. The others were support personnel, serving in such
units as engineer, quartermaster, ordnance, communications, chemical, transportation and military government.

There is a parallel to this situation in the work of the Lord. Although all Christians are soldiers, not all are in the front
line of battle. Not all are preachers, or evangelists, or teachers, or pastors. Not all are missionaries serving on the
battle fronts of the world.

God has support personnel in His army too. There are His faithful prayer warriors who agonize daily until the tide of
battle turns. There are His devoted stewards who live sacrificially so that they can send more money to the front.
There are those who provide food and accommodations for those who are in face-to-face conflict with the enemy.
Then think of those who type manuscripts that will one day carry the message to distant lands. Think of those who
edit, translate and print Christian literature. Think of the women of excellence who minister in the home, raising sons
and daughters for the service of the King. For every one in the thick of the battle, there are several others serving as
support personnel.

When the rewards are passed out, those who had supportive roles will share equally with those who were acclaimed
as war heroes. Those who served quietly behind the lines will share equal honors with the evangelical celebrities.

God is able to sort it all out. He can accurately measure the importance of everyone’s contribution. There will be
plenty of surprises. Inconspicuous people whom we thought to be fairly unimportant will be seen to have occupied
crucial positions. Without them, we ourselves would have been powerless.
Below is a meditation written, by Mr. William MacDonald. 1917-2007
FLOYD PIERCE will be our speaker at our 11 a.m.
Family Bible Hour on Sunday, J
ULY 30, 2017.  Along
with his wife Helen, Floyd served the Lord as a
Missionary in Brazil for 35 years.  The Helen Leticia
Pierce Christian Schools may be seen at
www.escolacrista.com  Floyd serves as an elder and
Sunday School teacher in o
ur adult class that
currently studies th
e book of Exodus.  They have
three grown children and many foster children in
Brazil.  They are grandparents to nine grandchildren
and s
ix great grandchildren. They offer free Bible
correspondence courses in English and Portuguese
at this site.
Click here