Some brethren among us today are so idle and ignorant they’d be quick to rebuke Jesus for dealing with Pharisees the way He did (Mt. 23). They’d also be quick to rebuke John for exposing Diotrephese (3rd John), or Paul exposing Alexander (2 Tim. 4:14). They’d tell them “stop diminishing someone else’s light just to exalt yourself. Why can’t you just get along like brethren and reason with each other?!” These misguided souls have no discernment, though by now they should know better, they still defend selfish ambition and attack the faithful. They believe the lies and hate the truth, they are easily manipulated and so easily led astray. This breaks our hearts, discourages us, and can tempt us to depart from the faith.
We must understand, dear brethren, being faithful makes us a target for all sorts of persecution, sadly from our own kind more often than not. “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come!” (Lk. 17:1). God is not blind to our trials and sorrows, He will justly avenge those who have been unjustly treated. The Devil wants us distracted from our goal to reach souls, but we must remain focused on the mission and persevere. We must learn to heal and stay on target.
We must cling to brethren who love the truth, our souls, and friendship. We must remain humble towards our fellow man, even our enemies. We must find joy in our blessings, and pray without ceasing.
All of this will soon come to an end, and the only thing that will matter is our independent accountability before our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
To all of you who understand this wisdom, who can discern this language and recognize its substance, may God bless you.
Paul knew some of his brethren in Colossae were being deluded and taken captive by all sorts of persuasive deceptions, and so he instructed them what to do in order to protect themselves from such spiritual threats. Join us in this study of Colossians 2:4-8.
The kingdom of His beloved Son, the body, the church; was proclaimed in all creation. Join us in our studies this session as we journey Paul's pen within the minds of his brethren in Colossae.
Sermon Sunday: John 2:13-25
EastCoast church of Christ
Moncton, NB, Canada.
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2022.
In 1 Peter 3:21, we see the explicit inspired words of Peter the Apostle of Jesus the Christ. Was he teaching the Christians of the 1st Century that they were saved by "water?" What exactly did Peter mean within the context? This and more we explore in this exclusive LOCALS podcast session.
POLL question: "was Peter the Apostle married?"
Gooood morning, brothers & sisters! Happy October! May your day be blessed with love, peace & happiness. much love to all 🥰🤟🏾
"Every morning when I look outside the walls of my house and peer into the world, I see the power of God. He holds the world together and yet longs to hold my heart." -Rachel Wojo
Thank You, Lord. \O/♥
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