What should a minister speak? Titus 2:1–2 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that ministers should speak not just sound doctrine, but application appropriate to the people, beginning with the elderly men.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 " Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 ¶ We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 ¶ And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."
If there is one thing the modern church needs today it is sound doctrine. Join us as we look into the command that Paul gave Titus 2000 years ago concerning this important topic. God's word is quick and powerful, and it is able to penetrate into people's hearts and minds.
Today we celebrate and honor our Grandparents and remember that our inheritance begins now. Not one of money or property, but the gift and example of love, joy, character, wisdom, humility, obedience, legacy, a good name, knowledge, temperance, patience and so many other qualities. Grandparents, are you giving your inheritance now to your children; children are you receiving the inheritance by example? Always remember the spiritual inheritance we have through Christ Jesus, our salvation.
Working on Making wise Steps Proverbs 14:23;6:6-11; 24:30-34;
Since this is Labor Day, this is the perfect time to examine what Proverbs mentions about work. Some people work, and some only talk about working. Still others talk when they should be working. The clear-cut contrasts in this proverb are…labor versus talk .profit versus poverty. This is a simple proverb contrasting productive performance with mere talk. People who work hard are rewarded with profit, but those who do not work lack life's necessities. Laziness is a problem within society, no matter where it is uncovered. Lazy people are inefficient, less productive, more likely to have accidents, and fail to contribute all they can to society. Lazy workers produce less; lazy students learn less; and lazy property owners have unkempt, unattractive, and deteriorating properties. These proverbs should speak to the heart of the lazy. A tekton was 'someone who could work with wood, metal, or stone. He could be a builder, a mason, or a carpenter. In Jesus' Palestinian context, it probably denoted a woodworking handyman.'' Jesus knew what it was like to do difficult work. The creator of the universe (John 1:3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2) was a laborer.
On the night of his arrest, Jesus prayed to the Father, ''I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do'' (John 17:4). In all of his work-whether it was his work as a carpenter, his work as a teacher, or his work as a Savior dying for the sins of the world-Jesus glorified the Father.
"When you have trusted the Lord personally, you must proclaim His faithfulness to others in order to perpetuate a living faith." ~ Pastor Ken Endean
Watch this Sunday morning's message from Genesis 48 entitled "A Legacy of Faith," a message of encouragement and exhortation.
Paul meeting with the Elders from Ephesus was a precious time of giving them final instructions reminding them of the example he set for them which demonstrated Paul's style of ministry and provides qualities for those who would serve the Lord and His people.