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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.

SM

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"one Lord, one faith, one baptism,"

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Baptisms

On this day, by His grace, through faith (Eph. 2:8), calling on His name, Jesus saved Ron and Reo (Mk. 16:16), as repentant believers confessing Christ, qualifying for immersion as legal citizens of the kingdom, they are now washed of sins (Acts 22:16) and added to His church (Acts 2:41). To God be the glory!

They had been studying with us for several months. We are truly blessed to now call them brother and sister. We are a beautiful and growing family 📜✝️❤️🙏

The love of Christ continues to bring studies, baptisms, and renewals. We thank God for all who support the work 😇

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"Justified by Law"

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"Cleansing the Temple"

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"Water Baptism, Saves?"

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.

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Rescued - Transferred - Redeemed
The Kingdom of His beloved Son

You've fallen asleep comfy in your bed, and a fire started in your house. You wake to panic as you become aware of your surroundings, trapped by a wall of lavalike heat. You find yourself in danger, where smoke and flames threaten your life. Your neighbors were capable of seeing the threat and had since called for help. The firefighters arrive on the scene and immediately find you in your bedroom--time for a rescue. Are you yet seen in a location of satety? No, not yet. There still needs to be a transfer from the site of dakness, smoke, and fire to an area of light, fresh air, and safety. And so the firefighters guide you out of certain death into a secure location. You have now been saved, not without damage, trauma, and loss. But you've gained your life and get to learn fowared another day.

You've become idle in your sinful behavior and practices. You wake to panic as you become aware of your eternal punishment. A neighbor cares for you enough to share Jesus with you. Will you obey the gospel?

The reception of forgivness was the desired result of all who willfully gave their lives to Christ, submissive to His spiritual operation (Col. 2:11-12). Paul, the apostle, speaking to his brethren in Colossae, was accurate in reminding them of their reconciliation. And how the Word of God they had chosen to hear produced fruit for the Kingdom. The Kingdom was God's preplanned location where all found within would have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

A domain needs a King, Christ Jesus. A Kingdom has boundaries, borders, law and order, and justice. This Kingdom is of a peculiar kind, and we should all seek first legal citizenry (Mt. 6:33). His Kingdom is the body, the church (Col. 2:1,18,24). The body for it has organic members all united for the purposed function--the church fo its assembly, it's family. The way in? Being a repentant believer confessing Christ, immersed into water calling on His name, in order to receive the forgiveness of your sins, being added to His Kingdom, local assembly (i.e. "rescued, transferred, redeemed"). 

This good news of Jesus Christ "was proclaimed in all creation" to give humankind a way out of the flames and sinful consequences. And we are wise to hear its call.

Is your house on fire?

Ref. Colossians 2:13-24

Your servant,

SM

 

 

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