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November 12, 2018, 2:00 PM

Psalm 90:12 (KJV)

Psalm 90: 12 (KJV) states, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

"Let us deeply consider our own frailty, and the shortness and uncertainty of life, that we may live for eternity, acquaint ourselves with the Spiritual life that God has prepare for us, and be at peace; that we may die in favor and live and reign with God eternally." quote by Adam Clarke

Bro. Steve Gray

October 29, 2018, 12:53 PM

Fall Season

As the fall season begins to show its colors, we are reminded once again that……….

Psalm 19:  1–2  "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge."

Psalm 8:  3–4  "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"

Bro. Steve Gray

October 23, 2018, 1:22 PM

Proverbs 6:9-11 (KJV)

Proverbs 6:9-11 states, “How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”  These verses offer up a great question.  With all the wonderful things that God has to offer and all the negativity and destruction the devils has for your life, how long will you put off serving the Lord?

Life is serious and we need to treat it seriously!  You cannot be lazy in finding a relationship with God or you will find yourself in spiritual poverty. 

The world today (actually the devil) would have you focus on the temporary things of this world that give you momentary satisfaction and put off the one thing that provides ultimate joy and happiness, which is a relationship with God. 

Distractions of the world will distract one from serving the Lord and ultimately never obtaining eternal life.  This simple distraction is what the enemy desires and will lead to eternal death which is what the Bible describes as Hell.  So yes, life is very serious!  Don’t delay!  It is time to come clean with God and make things right with your Creator who holds the keys to Heaven and Hell!

October 15, 2018, 3:17 PM

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 we read, "“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”   The fourth verse in that chapter says “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”

As a young man growing up, I always wondered why the writer drew such stark contrasts in the comparisons in this passage of scripture. Add years of life experience and now the scripture becomes a little clearer. We all go through different seasons in our lives. We don’t all experience the same seasons together. Some go through a time to mourn or weep, while others are in their time to dance or laugh. That is life and our seasons can and will change quickly.

If you are in a season of weeping or mourning, remember soon will come seasons of laughter and dancing. Be patient, be loving and trust in God! He will give you what you need to make it through.

If you are in a season of laughing or dancing, remember how challenging it was going through the tougher seasons of your life. When you see tougher seasons occurring in other people’s lives, remember to be loving, patient, compassionate and in much prayer to God for them!

October 9, 2018, 12:59 PM

Forgiveness Among Men

As we live in the world, but are not part of the world, the scriptures warn that offenses are bound to come, but woe unto him by whom they come.  We might agree there are intentional offenses, but there are also accidental offenses and misjudgments.  The scriptures don’t really differentiate.

The place of forgiveness in a sanctified life is in several passages.  Colossians 3:13 tells us “if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye”.  Ephesians 4 tells us “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”.  Matthew 18, in Jesus’ words tell us we must forgive until seventy times seven trespasses; so it seems there is no option to withhold forgiveness in the sanctified life. 

However, in contemporary theology the forgiveness discussion often seems to demand unbounded forgiveness, without acknowledging the example of God’s forgiveness and the other biblical requirements.  1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins”.  In the example of our relationship with God, we have to confess.  Luke 17:3-4 says “Take heed to yourselves:  If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”  Jesus in Matthew 5 said “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the alter, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the alter, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. “  Earlier in Mathew 18 it says “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church….”  Borrowing from Paul Harvey, perhaps this tells “the rest of the story”.

Bro. David Cosby

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