A child of God stands before the Father. Christ pleads our case before Him. Everyone He represents is guilty. He pleads with the Father based on His payment for our sin. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Morning Sermon “Do Not Sin” from 1 John 2:1-2)
“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” -Proverbs 20:7
Anxiety about our family is natural, but we shall be wise if we turn it into care about our own character. If we walk before the Lord in integrity, we shall do more to bless our descendants than if we bequeathed them large estates. A father’s holy life is a rich legacy for his sons.
The upright man leaves his heirs his example, and this in itself will be a mine of true wealth, How many men may trace their success in life to the example of their parents!
He leaves them also his repute. Men think better of us as the sons of a man who could be trusted, the successors of a tradesman of excellent repute, Oh, that all young men were anxious to keep up the family name!
Above all, he leaves his children his prayers and the blessing of a prayer-hearing God, and these make our offspring to be favored among the sons of men. God will save them even after we are dead. Oh, that they might be saved at once!
Our integrity may be God’s means of saving our sons and daughters. If they see the truth of our religion proved by our lives, it may be that they will believe in Jesus for themselves. Lord, fulfill this word to my household!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday School | Jude 1:1-16 | Bro. Roger Harden
“Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called…” -Jude 1:1
Jude defined himself spiritually before he defined himself in the flesh. He was a half brother of Jesus, but called himself a servant of Christ.
Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.” -1 Corinthians 4:15-16
*We need more spiritual parents, which means leading more people to Christ.
*What example are you setting in the lives of others? Are you practicing what you preach?
Evening Worship | Leviticus 8:10-36 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” -Revelation 1:5-6
God has called each of us to be priests to minister and serve in the Name of Jesus Christ. Are you being a faithful priest?