Sermon Series: 1 Kings

May-June Sermon Series
Our sermon series in May and June will focus on 1 Kings.  As Christians, we are reminded in 1 Kings of God’s faithfulness to us as his covenant people.  When God calls us covenant people, he means that – through the work and person of Christ – he has connected himself to us the way a tree is connected to branches or the way an unborn baby is connected to its mother.  We are his “kinship” people.  And God keeps this connection to us, in spite of our own transgressions and covenant infidelity.  We may run away from him, but he will never run away from us.

We need to understand that, in the book of Kings, God’s grace and mercy to us is rooted in the same hope expressed as in the New Testament.  1 Kings is just as much about the good news of Jesus as the the gospels.  Because of the faithfulness of our True King, Jesus Christ, God does not treat us as our sins deserve.  You may not realize this, but Jesus is the great grandson and offspring of David.  Yet, Jesus is not just any grandson of David. He is the True and Better King David. Not only did Jesus’ obedience earn our righteousness before God, but he also bore the consequences of our covenant breaking.  So, Christ is the First King above all others!

In 1 Kings 8:56, God makes this promise: “Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promises, which he spoke by Moses his servant.”  That promise is completely fulfilled in King Jeus.  In fact, in Matthew 11:28, Jesus tell us plainly, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  So, through King Jesus, we are guaranteed that our rest in God’s steadfast love will never run out, because the necessary curse for covenant disobedience has been endured by King Jesus on our behalf.  Now, we rest in God’s faithfulness, for he has kept all of his covenant promises, and therefore “all the promises of God find their Yes and Amen in him” (2 Cor. 1:20)!  Praise be to God for our First and Only King!

Other Announcements

Singles Ministry
Sunday, May 21st the singles will have a luncheon at California Dreaming. We will meet at the restaurant after church at 12:45 PM. Please RSVP to Zella Smith by May 19th. Call 843-651-0570.

Redeeming Eve End-of Year Brunch
All ladies are invited!  Saturday, June 3rd at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Please sign up on the Women’s Ministry bulletin board if you plan to attend.

Visitation Ministry
Next Thursday, May 25th will be our next visit. We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 1:45, visiting from 2:00-4:00. We then meet for a Fellowship dinner, if you would like to join us. If you have questions,  call Darlene Frushour at 843-655-0431. Thank you for your faithfulness!

Short Term Mission Trip
There will be an informational meeting June 4th for those going to Costa Rica October 10-17.  We will be meeting at 12:30 pm after the third service in the Fellowship Hall.  any questions call Bill Day at 843-503-0205.

Wednesday Night Adult Study
Pastor Riddle will be finishing his Bible Study on Matt Chandler’s “Exodus” study beginning Wednesday, May 24th from 6:45-8:00 pm in the sanctuary, the study will run through Wednesday, June 28th.

New Members Class
Pastor Riddle will be teaching a New Members Class, meeting for 2 Sundays, Sunday, May 28th & Sunday, June 4th at 4:30 pm, in room #116.  Anyone that desires to become a member or would like to know more about our doctrine is welcome to come to the classes.

Graduation Sunday
Upcoming high school and college graduates get ready to be celebrated at Surfside PCA in just a few weeks!  On Sunday, May 28th we will recognize and honor our high school seniors during each of our services. In our slideshow we also like to include our college graduates. We don’t want to miss anyone. If you are graduating or have a student who is graduating please contact Martha Jo Melton by e-mail at or text or call her at 843-267-8879 if you have questions.

Minute to Win It – Family Game Show Night
When?  Friday Night, June 2nd at 6:30 pm
Who?  The entire family. . . FUN for all ages
Where?  Surfside Presbyterian Church
What?  Grouped into three big teams
Hosted by Children’s and Youth Ministry!  Participate or be a part of the audience!


  1. Thanks Tim.
    What a needed reminder that we are secure in what Jesus has purchased for us through His shed blood. To remember that nothing can steal us away, not even our own rebelliousness encourages my heart . In the crazy world we need to keep our focus on Jesus Who can present us without blemish to the Father. The older I get the more I look forward to that day ! 😊

    The news from here in Ontario is not good. The government has just voted down a bill to protect doctors rights to refuse to refer for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Christian docs and other conscientious objector palliative care doctors may have to pull their services to protect their medical licences.

    What a twisted world we live in !

    Hope that this finds you and Martha Jo and the kids are well. I see that you had a joyful wedding of your daughter. Our granddaughter is getting married to a fine Christian man in October. What a blessing.

    Lord willing we will be able to be in MB next winter for a couple months.

    May the God of all Comfort be your Portion and your Strength.

    Doug and Mary Turner


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