We should seek the truth (Jn. 8:31-32), the narrow path (Mt. 7:13-14), pleasing God in worship (Jn. 4:24), united in fellowship with the faithful saints (Acts 2:42), this day of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:7). For we ought not soon forget the source of our blessings bestowed upon us (Heb. 2:1).
"Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me -- one who is eating with Me." - Jesus
Our Lord and Master, a man spoken of by the prophets, capable of making whole the lame, curing the sick, controlling the weather, casting out demons, raising the dead, and knowing the inner most thoughts of the people. This man was betrayed by a friend, abandoned by His disciples, shunned and rejected from many of His kin, brought to death within the hands of godless men by His own Jewish family. They bore false witness against Him, they slandered Him, they corrupted the courts, they spoke all manners of evil against Him, falsely charging Him with baseless accusations. They labeled Him a deceiver, the Devil, a liar and murderer. He was innocent yet still they mocked, spat upon, flogged, whipped, ridiculed, slapped, and ultimately crucified Him in naked shame between guilty souls. His body bled, ripped, torn, and battered, before being buried.
For His remembrance commanded this hour, we partake of the communion, proclaiming His death until His return (1 Cor. 11:26). Only the foolish heaping burning coals among us would dare take His sacrifice for granted.
Yet through all He experienced, still He selflessly loved the soul of a repentant recipient (Lk. 23:43). And so now we have hope, the forgiveness of sins. Our Master Teacher did not remain within the confines of death. Our Lord and King conquered the evil one, and gave us a path into eternal life, spite the cost (ref. Acts 1&2).
"He paid a debt He did not owe
I owed a debt I could not pay
I needed someone to wash my sins away
And now I sing a brand new song
Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay"
Be humble, brethren.
Learn to discern.
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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