Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
Let us worship the King of Glory today!
Featured Hymns: #270 & 431
Featured excerpts and lessons from SCBC Pulpit
In cases of difficulties or differences, either in point of doctrine or administration, wherein either the churches in general are concerned, or any one church, in their peace, union and edification; or any member or members of any church are injured, in or by any proceedings in censures not agreeable to truth and order: it is according to the mind of Christ, that many churches holding communion together, do, by their messengers, meet to consider and give their advice in or about that matter in difference, to be reported to all the churches concerned;1 howbeit these messengers assembled are not entrusted with any church-power properly so called; or with any jurisdiction over the churches themselves, to exercise any censures either over any churches or persons; or to impose their determination on the churches or officers.Sunday School: 1689 LBCF 26.15
In this regard, churches can build a temporary and advisory council-committee to solve a particular inter-church issues composed of wise men in the ministry not to imposose but to give an advise. The fellowship between churches is non-denominational. There is no ecclesiastical agency above the church. The fellowship is fraternal, not an exercise of power or jurisdiction of one over the others.
There is a terrible consequence when the Lord judicially abandons a sinner. The biblical gospel inflict wounds but it also offers the cure.Morning Message: God’s Judicial Abandonment -Romans 9:25-29
The LORD Himself alone is our portion. We do not come to the LORD for anything else. We come to Him to have Him. If you do not have the LORD, you have none.Afternoon Message: The LORD is our portion – Psalm 119:57
True freedom is in Christ alone, and this causes us to rejoice serving the Lord and one another. This is ‘faith working through love’. This frees us from antinomianism, which is an extreme liberty and legalism, which dissolves liberty.OFW Community: Freedom in Christ – Galatians 5:1
Blessed Lord’s Day!
SOLI DEO GLORIA!