Provided by Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church
and Sorrells Springs Primitive Baptist Church
The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.
I suppose there is no Bible subject that I love any more than that of the sufficiency of the Lord. When David tells us he shall not want, the cause for this condition is the Lord being his Shepherd.
In the Gospel of John chapter six we read of a time when five thousand besides the women and children were gathered together having nothing to eat. In Matthew 14:15 the disciples tell Jesus to send them away that they may go into the villages and buy themselves victuals. In John 6:5 Jesus asked Philip, “Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” and Philip’s response was that, “Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them”, but the One he spoke to had no insufficiencies. Two hundred pennyworth of bread may not have been enough but the Living Bread (Jesus) that came down from heaven was, because in John 6:12 we read that they were filled.
In Hebrews 10:11,12 we read, “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” When I read this text I am prone to think about the priests of the Old Testament times and how they would offer one sacrifice, only to have to offer another and another. The reason they would have to offer another is the sacrifices that they were offering were never able to put away sins. Hebrews 10:3 says, “But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.” The beginning of verse twelve says, “But this man” and this is none other than Jesus our Lord. When He had made the sacrifice of His own self He was able to sit down because He made a complete and sufficient sacrifice for sins. In John 19:30 Jesus said “It is finished”. When those words came from His blessed lips the sacrifice for the sins of His people was sufficiently paid in full when He died on the cross for them. By this statement I am saying that Jesus needs no help in getting His people to heaven because He has done it all.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 we read about the resurrection of the saints of God on the last day. Paul teaches us in this text that the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. Then Paul, without any reservation, tells us that the dead in Christ will rise. Paul did not say that Jesus would look for help, but that He Himself would raise the dead and would change those that are alive and remain. In Philippians 3:20, 21 Paul tells us that He is able and when I consider what the Bible teaches me about this great day and all that the Lord will do, how could I consider Him anything other than sufficient?
In conclusion I would like to say not only is the Lord sufficient in all the things previously mentioned but He has also given us a sufficient worship service in the New Testament Church. He has given us a sufficient Bible, the Word of God, and He always has been and always will be a sufficient strength for all His people when they are in time of need.
Elder Ronnie Loudermilk
Sunday, May 4, 2008, Mt. Paran will hold its annual song service. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch in the fellowship building. The song service will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Services are held at Park Place Nursing Home, Monroe, every 4th Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Sister Cleo Autry
Sister Jean Swords
Sister Nora Haralson
Sister Mary Moss
Brother Mike Puckett
Brother Neal Robertson
Brother Charles Autry
Elder Edward Cagle
Sister Joanne Reeves
and always for each other
Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church is located in Monroe, Georgia on Mt. Paran Church Road. Services are held each 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Sorrells Springs Primitive Baptist Church is located in Monroe, Georgia on Bold Springs Road. Services are held each 4th Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Elder Ronnie Loudermilk at