A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!Psalms 133:1 ESV
The 22nd LORD’s Day is filled with a reminder through messages that our fight with sin is not easy but it is victorious in Christ by the Spirit’s power. I talked to a couple and a lady who has been attending the church, it’s a blessed encounter to be able to share the gospel that truly saves. God is to be praised indeed! He saves!
SOME Excerpts and Lessons from TODAY’s MEssages
"THE BIBLICAL WARRANT OF THE DIACONATE MINISTRY" "Deacons are gift to the poor and needy, Deacons are gift to the pastor and Deacons are gift to the church." 1. The Biblical Roots of the Diaconate Ministry 2. The Nature and Responsibilities of the Diaconate Ministry - 2a. It is a helping office delegated by the church in managing essential and mundane affairs of the church. - 2b. The diaconate cares and prepares the church where the congregation meets. - 2c. The deacons were appointed to care and account the church's money and properties - 2d. It handles and takes care of church utilities - 2e. They handle the benevolence fund of the church - 2e. They provide the elders and the church with a financial report. 3. Qualifications for the Diaconate - 3a. Deacons must be men of proven integrity - 3b. Deacons must be men who are living in an uncompromised home situation - 3c. Deacons must be men with a proven ability to rule - 3d. Deacons must be men with a proven reputation for serving others - 3e. Deacons must be men of pervasive spirituality full of the spirit and of wisdom Romans 12: 1-2: "PRINCIPLES OF SANCTIFICATION: BEING SET APART FROM THE WORLD" "We are called not to conform to the pattern of the world. If your aspiration is only for this present age then you are a child of THIS AGE and you not a child of the AGE TO COME" "Examine ourselves if we have already conformed to this world: Examine our understanding Examine our affection Examine our conscience. The only way that we will not be conformed to this world is to LOOK unto GOD and His RIGHTEOUSNESS. Believers are IN the world but ARE NOT OF the world." "Worldliness does not happen overnight. The world's smiles are more dangerous than its frowns" THE RICH YOUNG RULER: HOW TO GAIN ETERNAL LIFE? Text: Mark 10:17-22 Message: Since the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil, Christians should live against sin 1. DO NOT PUT YOR TRUST IN THE LAW 2. FOLLOW CHRIST WHO FULFILLED THE LAW APPLICATION: - "It is dangerous to put our trust in our strenght and possesions" - Everything that we trust apart from Christ will bring destruction. - Christ is the only way for our salvation. - "The Law points us to Christ for our salvation, Christ points us back to the law for our obligation"
The Son of God Came to Destroy the Works of the Devil Text: 1 John 3:8 Message: Since the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil, Christians should live against sin We should not sin because... I. Sinning is the Devil's works II. Sinning is destroyed in Christ
‘He that practices sin is of the devil.’ It is no use making excuses and apologies; if you are a lover of sin, you shall go where sinners go. [You shall go where the devil will go] If you, who live after this fashion, say that you have believed in the precious blood of Christ, I do not believe you, sir. If you had a true faith in that precious blood, you would hate sin. If you dare to say you are trusting in the atonement while you live in sin, you lie, sir; you do not trust in the atonement; for where there is a real faith in the atoning sacrifice, it purifies the man, and makes him hate the sin which shed the Redeemer’s blood.”Charles Spurgeon
Blessed Lord’s Day!
SOLI DEO GLORIA!