“If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; 14 then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”Isaiah 58:13-14 ESV
SOME Excerpts and Lessons from TODAY’s MEssages
"BASIC DISCIPLINES OF A CHRISTIAN LIFE: HOW TO READ SCRIPTURE" Reading of Scripture should be alongside prayer and meditation 1. Prayer (beforereading the Bible) 2. Reading 3. Meditation 4. Longer Prayer READ PRAYERFULLY READ EXPECTANTLY READ CONSISTENTLY
“People will not be at the pains to seek into what they do not value. If men did not prize gold, they would not rip up the bowels of the earth for it. It is the undervaluing of the scriptures that makes people so little to study and seek into them.Thomas Boston
PRINCIPLES OF SANCTIFICATION: DISCERNING THE WILL OF GOD Text: Romans 12: 1-2 1. TESTING AND PROVING GOD's WILL 2. KNOWING THE VALUE OF GOD's WILL "God is not concerned only with the right doctrine but with right living" "We ought to test everything based on the eye and revealed will of God." "There should be no truce between us and the world. We should stand up for Jesus."
“Obedience is the organ of spiritual knowledge.”HGCBC Pulpit
"DIVINITY, DEITY AND HUMANITY OF CHIRST" Heb 2:10-13 "Christ is not just the author of our salvation and the justifier of sinners, He is also the sanctifier of justified sinners." "Sanctification is a process wherein we are coworkers of God but His divine help does not annul our responsibility" "A believer's holiness is in accordance to our obedience and submission to God's will."
"CHRISTIANS ARE BORN OF GOD" Text: 1 John 3:9 Message: Since Christians are born of God, they should sin no more I. A True Christian is Potentially sinless II. A True Christian is Divinely Regenerated Application: - In our daily mortification, let us aim to please the Father. - Let us not forget the Author of our spiritual life. Nothing less than the power of God in causing us to be born again makes the Christian life a life that lives against sin.
The Christians must be convinced that sinning is none of our business.
Blessed Lord’s Day!
SOLI DEO GLORIA!