This sure is a hard Sunday to sum up! There were so many quotable quotes and precious truths, but I’ll skim the surface and give you a few nuggets to chew on for the week!
Sunday Morning | Bro. Anthony Vance | Acts 20:17-25
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” -Acts 20:24
1)The Christian’s Priority: Finish the race!
2)The Christian’s Self-Perspective: See your life as not your own, but as the life God has given you.
3)The Christian’s Practical Work: To testify the Gospel of the grace of God. You know you’re living for eternity if you’re continually talking about eternal things.
Sunday Evening | Bro. Jason Estes | Numbers 15:1-41
“And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after. So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord your God.” -Numbers 15:39-41
>There is a purpose in God stating all these details. His ultimate goal of His divine and sovereign plan is for us to not desire evil, but to believe He will do what He says He will do. (1 Corinthians 10:6, 11) It was not His will for the Israelites to enter the Promised Land at that particular time. He was refining them and disciplining them for their own good.
>Nothing is random with God. No detail exists outside His plan.
>(A little connection to this morning’s message!) Moses dying in the desert was not failure, it was victory! That was his course—his race that God had laid out for him. He had learned to love God and love his neighbors.
>So…make tassels for your clothes! Remember what the Lord has done for you. He is the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of sinsickness to be your God!