1 Peter 4:7-8
But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."
What do young, Christian men need? Titus 2:6–8 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that young, Christian men need to persist in sober-minded living, after the pattern of exemplary ministers.
This week we want to move on to Peter's next thought, that the end is at hand. He has been telling the scattered Jews about how they are to live in submission to God and other, then how to arm themselves to be ready to suffer. Finally he reminds them again to be holy. They have sinned enough already. Now he addresses their hearts. Are they to be cast down in gloom with the coming persecution and the commands to live in obedience? No, they are to rejoice in the Lord because He is near. Join us as we look at this next section of scripture.
Genesis 32:22-32 " And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 ¶ And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 ¶ And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 ¶ And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 ¶ And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank."
In this second segment on establishing our thoughts, we deal with our thought life and see that we must building upon the foundation of learning God's word while taking action to clean house and pray because this battle is spiritual at it's core.
Also Reference: 1 John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:8
Visiting pastor, Brother Darrell Weaver, exhorts the congregation to not let the glory of God depart from our church as it did in Israel in the days of the prophet Hosea, but that we should prepare our hearts to seek the Lord and have a passion to do His will.
Scripture: I Corinthians 10:14-22; 11:17-32
Heidelberg Catechism 30, Q&A 81-82
Sermon Title: Communion and Membership
Sermon Theme: CHRIST WELCOMES HIS FRIENDS TO HOLY COMMUNION
I. A Warning to Unbelievers
II. An Admonishment to the Straying
III. An Encouragement to the Sincere
IV. A Welcome to the Godly
If you want to be a man of God it begins with yourself. You need to take God seriously - the definition of fearing the LORD. In concert with that you need to be serious about your relationship with your family, specifically your wife and then your children. In this lesson we discuss how we do that.
The apostle Paul identified false believers as a real and present danger to his ministry and his person, and so should we. In this brief study, we examine the leading charactereistics of false teachers and their followers in order to sharpen our discerment and avoid the spiritual, mental, physical, and relational danger these false believers present.
What are the primary qualifications of a deacon? 1Timothy 3:8–9 looks forward to the second reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that deacons must be dignified men who live consistently with their sound doctrine.