“But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” -1 Peter 3:4
“Does your lifestyle make others want to follow Christ?” (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “A Life That Will Preach” from 1 Peter 3:1-6)
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” -Romans 6:14
“Grace does not grant permission to live in the flesh; it supplies power to live in the Spirit.” -John MacArthur
“Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.” -1 Peter 2:12
Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you. -Anonymous
“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.” -Titus 3:8
“Wrong doctrine will lead to wrong living.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Wanderers & Restorers” from James 5:19-20)
“Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.” -Titus 2:10
Are you an ornament of God’s grace? Are you beautifying the teaching of our Lord? Don’t underestimate how God can use your witness even when you’re not speaking.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: “Are You an Ornament?“
Boasting in God While Blaspheming God | Romans 2:23-24 | Steve Wainright
You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” -Romans 2:23-24
The way you live your life is showing unbelievers who your God is and what He’s like. How are you living?
The Jews were blaspheming God’s Name by their lifestyle. When people see your life, do they have reason to blaspheme God? People should thirst for what you’ve got because you are different. -excerpts from “Boasting in God While Blaspheming God” by Steve Wainright
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Boasting in God While Blaspheming God | Romans 2:23-24 | Steve Wainright
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Nicodemus the Representative | John 3:1-15 | Anthony Vance
Sunday School | John 16:1-33 ~ “The Pain and The Joy” | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.” -John 16:20
If they had known about the resurrection at the time of the crucifixion, their joy probably wouldn’t have been as great at His resurrection. [HT: Becky Dawson]
Morning Worship | “Good News from the Graveyard” | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel…” -2 Timothy 1:10
For the unbeliever, death means leaving the land of the living and going to the land of the dying. For the Christian, death means leaving the land of the dying and going to the land of the living.
Evening Worship | Leviticus 27:1-34 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“…but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.” -1 Corinthians 8:5
vs. 1-8 Dedicating of Lives: As you give to the Lord, you must give of yourself to the Lord first. (2 Corinthians 8:1-5- Able to give above and beyond because they gave wholeheartedly to the Lord first.)
vs. 9-25 Dedicating Posessions: vow offerings were a celebration of the fulfillment of the vows
vs. 26-34 Addressing issues that might arise with pledges (For example, no firstborn can be vowed, they already belong to the Lord…)
*Promises made in our giving shows our spiritual condition.
*Read our church covenant to remind yourself what you have promised God and your fellow members you will be responsible for.