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We trust that you will receive a blessing from learning a little about Calvary Baptist Church, and how we can be a help to you in your relationship with the LORD God.
Calvary Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church located in Australind, Western Australia, 8km North of the port city of Bunbury.
It would be our privilege to have you attend one of our church services, should you be in our area. It is our prayer that you will be able to worship God with us in a simple, God-honouring manner. In our services you will find Biblical preaching and practical teaching for all ages, the singing of time honoured hymns and opportunities to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Calvary Baptist Church desires that people should come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and find a Bible preaching church home to worship and serve God in. If we can be of any help toward this end, please contact us using the information below.
Services held at at Riverlinks Family Centre, Australind All ages Sunday School, 9:00am Sunday Main Service, 10:00am Wednesday Evening, 7:00pm
Services held at at CWA Hall, Collie Sunday Afternoon Service, 2:00pm
Phone: (08) 9797 0056 or 0439 970 059 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: PO Box 8, Australind, Western Australia 6233
... line upon line ... Isaiah 28:10
Isaiah 37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. …
Spread it before the LORD. What a great thing for Hezekiah to do, and what a wise thing for you to do. As a little child, Hezekiah takes the letter his enemy has sent him, and spreads it before the LORD as if showing Him something He does not know. Of course, Jehovah God sees all things, and knew of this letter before Hezekiah ever received it. The word ‘spread’ mean: chop in pieces, lay open, scatter.
Hezekiah wanted the LORD to see in full detail the terrible situation he was facing. A child does not want you to merely look at a toy they offer to you, rather they want you to hold it, examine it and even play with it. They want you to experience the toy as they have – so also Hezekiah desired that the LORD experience all of the detail of the threatening letter in his hand. Isn’t the LORD God gracious?!
That He takes an interest in the affairs of the life of his children, and that He wants us to come as little children and share our life with Him was reason enough for Hezekiah to boldly approach his Father. But what is really instructive is how quickly Hezekiah takes this problem before the LORD in the house of the LORD and prayed about it to the LORD.
Do you see my point here? Straight away take it to the LORD. To the LORD take your problems straight away. Your problems, take to the LORD straight way. How else can I state this? Don’t stew on a problem, don’t wait for the enemy to draw nearer, don’t seek other counsel before the LORD, rather spread your problems out before the LORD in His House.
And might I add, if you want to follow Hezekiah’s model, look where he spread out his problems: in the House of the LORD. If it was good enough for Hezekiah to take his problems into the House of the LORD, I dare say it would be quite appropriate to lay your problems before the LORD during one of your visits to the House of the LORD – your church!!
Like the little boy was overheard to pray to the LORD before he went to bed: Lord, if you watch me in church tomorrow, I’ll show you my new shoes’. And what do you think that little boy did on Sunday? I have often wondered about how little used our altars are at church – kneeling before the LORD during an invitation, attending the place appointed as an altar for prayer, pouring out our hearts before Him in church, the House of the LORD.
Do not forsake your own mercies, don’t let stubbornness and self-conceitedness stop you from following Hezekiah’s model.